Teleradiology platform use expands in networks
March 31, 2015 -- The working patterns of radiologists have undergone enormous change. Remote or home-working is gaining acceptance, but some observers think radiologists must be located within radiology departments to support radiographers, says Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Fuji wins PACS/RIS contract in Turkey
March 23, 2015 -- Fujifilm Europe said that its subsidiary in Turkey, Fujifilm Dis Ticaret, has won a PACS/RIS replacement project in the Medical Park Healthcare Group, one of the largest private hospital groups in Turkey.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems
March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.
Interview with new ESR president: Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach
March 11, 2015 -- The incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) president, Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach, PhD, from Barcelona, Spain, discusses his priorities for the year ahead, the threats facing radiology, and e-health, as well as the other issues on the society's agenda.
Vigilant planning aids radiation dose tracking
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose tracking software can provide many benefits, but it's important to be aware of some key issues to yield meaningful evaluation and optimization of patient dose from CT studies, according to a Saturday presentation at ECR 2015.
Tracking software tackles CT dose monitoring
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Dose tracking software can automatically monitor the radiation dose patients receive from their CT studies, yielding valuable data for quality assurance purposes and supporting the quest for dose optimization, according to a pair of presentations on Thursday at ECR 2015.
Philips' IT system makes European debut
March 5, 2015 -- Philips Healthcare is showing for the first time in Europe its IntelliSpace Portal 7.0 at ECR 2015 in Vienna.
Decision support in Europe moves ahead with iGuide launch
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - The concept of European-wide clinical decision support for radiology took another step forward at this week's ECR meeting with the official launch of ESR iGuide, a collaboration between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and U.S. software developer National Decision Support Company.
Standardization moves streamline Europe's reporting structures
March 4, 2015 -- Advances in data mining from radiological cases can be made only if the global imaging community adopts lexicon and formatting standards for their reports, and radiologists must ask their IT providers for reporting tools.