5 tips to drive adoption of patient portals in radiology
August 13, 2015 -- The establishment of patient portals has blurred the lines of what is considered to be appropriate doctor-patient communication outside of the medical office. Patients may be wary of portals, but DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner shares five tips for allaying their concerns and driving higher adoption.
Portuguese make progress on patient dose tracking
August 5, 2015 -- To help tackle the challenging task of monitoring cumulative patient radiation dose from imaging studies across institutions, a Portuguese research team has developed a Web-based system that automatically extracts, processes, and analyzes dose data.
Win over radiographers to succeed in outsourcing
July 22, 2015 -- Until local networks can cope with out-of-hours work, teleradiology outsourcing is here to stay, writes Dr. George McInnes. He has five tips to ensure radiographers remain on board, including establishing better referral guidelines.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Digitization poses threat to radiographers, says Engelhorn
June 23, 2015 -- MAINZ - Digitization is having a big effect on midlevel professionals, and some radiographers' jobs will disappear due to the rising level of automation in image acquisition and the availability of more nursing staff for handling patient positioning according to preset profiles.
Europe's appetite grows for larger screen sizes
June 19, 2015 -- More radiologists are demanding higher-resolution display monitors and larger screen sizes, enabling them to read images more efficiently. Greater use of fusion imaging is boosting demand for larger screens, according to market analyst Kelly Patrick.
iPads can handle on-the-go diagnostic interpretation
June 17, 2015 -- On-call radiologists should feel comfortable using an iPad for interpreting MRI, CT, and radiography studies, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the June issue of the British Journal of Radiology.
Some DICOM deidentification toolkits pose privacy risk
June 16, 2015 -- If you're using free DICOM toolkit software to deidentify patient personal health information on images for clinical research purposes, a little caution may be in order. A team of Dutch researchers recently found very few of the toolkits they tested performed well using default settings.
Low-res monitors not so low after all in breast scans
June 12, 2015 -- Experience is not a factor when it comes to interpreting mammograms on lower resolution, cheaper viewing devices. And LCD monitors with image manipulation software are suitable for viewing mammograms for training purposes, found a U.K. study that included findings on iPhone use.
DRK: Support grows for cloud-based dose monitoring
May 13, 2015 -- Cloud-based solutions allow for effective analysis and comparison of radiation dose in CT exams across multiple sites, and represent a major step forward in ensuring patient safety, according to research presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK), which began today in Hamburg.