The focus of quality improvement in healthcare is to bolster performance and processes related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Leaders in this space also ensure the proper selection of imaging exams and procedures, and monitor the safety of services, among other duties. Reimbursement programs such as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) utilize financial incentives to improve quality. This also includes setting and maintaining care quality initiatives, such as the requirements set by the Joint Commission.

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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.


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Radiologists interpreting screening mammograms may be especially susceptible to falling victim to automation bias, as these exams are repetitive in nature.

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AI algorithm reduces metal artifacts on CT imaging of metallic implants

This is the first study to use paired, real-world clinical CT images to evaluate deep learning-based artifact reduction techniques.

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Results from the world’s first study on the use of portable MRI equipment during pediatric ECMO therapy were published April 4 in Critical Care.

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Printable X-ray detectors are on the horizon

One benefit of these new detectors is that they can operate efficiently across multiple energy levels.

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Radiologists develop point-of-care AI for chest X-rays

Radiologists used an AI tool-building platform to create their model(s), which allows clinicians the opportunity to develop AI models without any prior training in data sciences or computer programming. 

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Is ultra low-dose CT a feasible option for identifying fractures?

Such scans offer significant reductions in radiation exposure, but there is concern that lower dosage might sacrifice image quality, causing readers to miss important findings. 

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Dual source CT scanners shown to expedite treatment in emergency settings

Dual source CT scanners can eliminate the need for beta blockers to control heart rates during coronary CTA exams.  

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Robot-assisted needle positioning in CT-guided procedures improves accuracy, reduces repeats

Compared to freehand techniques during procedures requiring needle positioning, robot assistance results in fewer adjustments, even for seasoned interventional radiologists.

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