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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.

The ACC released a new guideline asking interventional cardiologists to use intravascular imaging to improve outcomes in percutanous coronary intervention (PCI). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a catheter-based imaging technology that allows physicians to visualize blood vessels from the inside out. Image courtesy of Philips. 

ACC urges all interventional cardiologists to use intravascular imaging during PCI

New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology detail how intravascular imaging can help clinicians before, during and after PCI procedures. 

February 16, 2023

Which risk stratification system is best for classifying thyroid nodules?

A new analysis compared the results of 39 published studies and nearly 50,000 patient cases to rank the performances of six different thyroid nodule stratification systems.

February 8, 2023

Risk model-based lung cancer screening more cost-effective than USPSTF guidelines

Using risk model-based strategies to determine who should undergo low-dose CT lung cancer screening is more cost effective than current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines.

February 7, 2023
DiA Imaging Analysis, an Israel-based healthcare technology company, has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for LVivo IQS, a new software solution designed to help users acquire high-quality echocardiography images.

FDA clears new AI-powered cardiac imaging solution

The newly approved software uses artificial intelligence to provide users with real-time feedback related to image quality.

February 6, 2023

6 tips for integrating NPPs into imaging practice

The role of non-physician practitioners will inevitably continue to grow in healthcare, but how will their presence impact radiology?  

February 6, 2023
An example of an FDA cleared radiology AI algorithm to automatically take a cardiac CT scan and identify, contour and quantify soft plaque in the coronary arteries. The Cleerly software then generates an automated report with images, measurements and a risk assessment for the patient. This type of quantification is too time consuming and complex for human readers to bother with, but AI assisted reports like this may become a new normal over the next decade. Example from Cleerly Imaging at SCCT 2022.

Legal considerations for artificial intelligence in radiology and cardiology

There are now more than 520 FDA-cleared AI algorithms and the majority are for radiology and cardiology, raising the question of who is liable if the AI gets something wrong.

February 3, 2023

Scientific misconduct and bias in cardiovascular imaging research among concerns reported in new survey

The data, published in Clinical Imaging, reveal that more than 20% of respondents have witnessed scientific fraud within their department and more than 85% reported the issue of publication bias. 

February 3, 2023

AI program ChatGPT now has a published article in Radiology—is it any good?

The human author reviewing the article wrote about the benefits and inherent risks of utilizing AI in a medical publication setting, concluding that, overall, it could be “a powerful tool” used in the future of medical publishing—when used with caution.

February 2, 2023
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