Deconstructed PACS: It's not all bad news August 24, 2016 -- Next time an enterprise IT vendor asks you at a tradeshow if you want to deconstruct your PACS, interface your workflow, free your data, and enable enterprise interoperability, it might be worth sticking around, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway in his latest column.
How to make full image sharing a reality August 8, 2016 -- The barriers to true, seamless image sharing are many and varied, but the solutions are within our grasp, notes Dr. Stephen Fenn in a guest column. It's vital to push to get full sharing functionality in place, covering each of the scheduling, scanning, reporting, and subsequent clinical care steps.
U.K. issues standards on image reading by nonradiologists August 4, 2016 -- While radiologists are of course best-suited to report on imaging studies, they may not always be immediately available due to staff shortages. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines on how nonradiologists can interpret these examinations.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
Mobile App Spotlight: CMR Pocket Guide July 12, 2016 -- Cardiac MRI can be an intimidating modality to learn, but the CMR Pocket Guide aims to simplify tasks and can be useful both for education and in daily practice. We interviewed one of the app's co-developers, Dr. Bernhard Herzog from Lucerne, Switzerland.
What Brexit means for imaging June 24, 2016 -- The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway writes in a monthly market trends column.
Solve delays in accessing images, urges RCR June 22, 2016 -- Systems for sharing medical images and reports between hospitals require a major overhaul because delays in accessing data online are causing immense harm to patients, a new 31-page report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has found.
UKRC: Quality system minimizes PACS errors June 15, 2016 -- Errors in imaging studies sent to PACS represent a high clinical risk, and an efficient, effective, and safe system needs to be in place to initiate action, delegates heard at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC).
Brexit: What would it mean for imaging? June 13, 2016 -- On 23 June, the U.K. will vote to remain in or leave the European Union. If Brexit (British exit) goes ahead, great uncertainty awaits, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, writes Stephen Holloway in his new monthly market trends column.
Datarrhea: The great data revolution June 8, 2016 -- Many opinion makers in medical imaging have accepted as gospel that the future of imaging medicine is digital and that one has to collect all kinds of data available to process and reprocess. They try to sell the concept that images are data. In his latest column, the Maverinck tries to demystify this "datarrhea."