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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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Portable MRI achieves 'immense success' in study of critically ill children

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.

April 6, 2023
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AI work list prioritization tool significantly decreases PE turnaround times

The FDA-approved tool works by reprioritizing CTPA exams to the top of a radiologist’s work list when the scan is positive for PE.

April 5, 2023
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Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration: How the latest MRI data describe the condition

 Although rare, SIRVA made its way into headlines following the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines. This prompted a renewed push among the medical community to better define the side effect.

April 4, 2023
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
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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
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