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

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

Chest X-ray. Using an explainable artificial intelligence (AI) model, researchers were recently able to accomplish highly accurate labeling on large datasets of publicly available chest radiograph X-rays.. 

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. 

April 3, 2023

Structured reports with a 'forcing function' for recommendations improve follow-up adherence

In a study that included hundreds of radiologist recommendations for additional imaging, there was a threefold increase in follow-up adherence when radiologists utilized a voluntary closed-loop communication tool that required structured recommendations. 

March 31, 2023

Exposure to ionizing radiation can increase risk of heart disease

“The effect of lower doses of radiation on the heart and blood vessels may have been underestimated in the past,” experts explained in BMJ.

March 29, 2023
MRI safety zone warning sign at entrance into an MRI imaging room at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital.

Details emerge on yet another MRI accident

The accident happened on February 23, and it has since been revealed that it occurred at Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City Medical Center facility.

March 23, 2023
probably benign abnormalities on mammogram

Is it OK to delay follow-ups for 'probably benign' abnormalities on mammography screening?

Many were concerned that delays in care inflicted by COVID restrictions also would potentially delay diagnoses, causing undue harm for patients.

March 22, 2023
Iodine contrast being loaded into a contrast injector in preparation for a cardiac CT scan at Duly Health and Care in Lisle, Illinois. The contrast shortage is causing some healthcare organizations to postpone exams and procedures and ration contrast supplies. Photo by Dave Fornell

How to manage patients in need of contrast-enhanced imaging following an allergic-like reaction

Up to one-third or more of patients who experience moderate or severe allergic-like reactions to ICM must have their imaging protocols revised when subsequent exams involving contrast are requested.

March 22, 2023
Options for choosing transgender gender sex or gender choice are now offered in most PACS and RIS systems.

Residents support radiology-based transgender curriculum

The curriculum could improve patient care in this group of individuals who have historically experienced healthcare disparities.

March 21, 2023
Transvaginal ultrasound of a fetus in early development during the first trimester. Image courtesy of RSNA

Women in India are sometimes denied vital imaging due to their marital status

An independent news media company based in India recently detailed the stories of 12 different women who, despite their documented clinical need, were unable to obtain a transvaginal ultrasound because they were unmarried at the time.

March 21, 2023
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