Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have replaced conventional radiographic films as the digital image-viewing hub over the past two decades and now serve as the primary communication bridge between radiologists, radiologic technologists and referring providers. PACS enables all authorized clinicians to access medical images and reports quickly, easily and from virtually any location. Some health systems have integrated PACS into the electronic medical record (EMR). Others have moved to enterprise image systems to replace radiology PACS and allow all departments to now store images and reports in one location for easier health system-wide access.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.


Managing incidental radiologic findings: ACR-led initiative proposes several recommendations

Authors of the JACR paper noted the timeliness of the proposed measures, referring to CMS’ prioritization of measures of patient outcomes.

June 1, 2022
Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, explained how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing at the 2022 Radiology Business Management (RBMA) meeting.

VIDEO: Approaches to intelligent radiologist worklist orchestration

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s Board of Directors, explains how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing using an AI-driven IT system for its work lists.

June 1, 2022
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Are video radiology reports the wave of the future?

Video reports could play an important role in increasing radiologists’ roles in patient-centered care, experts have suggested. 

April 28, 2022
Examples of a radiology report embedded video and text explaining the video for the patient in the report. This is from an AJR study that found embedding short videos from the radiologist explaining the images greatly enhanced patient engagement and satisfaction.

Video radiology reports add value, improve patient care

A new study found embedding videos in radiology reports aimed at patients had a big impact and may improve radiologist communication with patients. 

April 21, 2022
Options for choosing transgender gender sex or gender choice are now offered in most PACS and RIS systems.

Radiology departments are adapting to offer inclusive environments for transgender individuals

Most radiological hardware and software systems now offer gender options beyond female/male classification, a recent analysis shows. 

April 19, 2022

What impact do clinical histories have on radiologists' diagnostic performance?

The availability of clinical histories is beneficial to radiologists but has previously been shown to create bias and increase false positives in some cases.

March 22, 2022

This Is Enterprise Imaging

Sponsored by Sectra

First there was PACS: picture archiving and communications systems. Over the last decade, as managing medical imaging has expanded far beyond radiology, enterprise imaging was born. But what is enterprise imaging in its best form?

March 7, 2022
Sectra PACS was named Best in KLAS in 2022 based on customer feedback.

Hospitals share top health IT vendors to work with in the Best in KLAS 2022 list

KLAS Research's 2022 report covers more than 1,000 health IT informatics solutions focused on EMRs, staffing, revenue cycle management, patient portals, and more.

February 17, 2022
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