Dose-monitoring software proves value in trauma cases September 29, 2016 -- Automatic radiation dose monitoring software is feasible and accurate for monitoring CT doses for trauma patients, Swiss researchers have reported in Clinical Radiology. They also judged it to be quite useful for assessing the impact of dose-reduction initiatives over time.
Sybermedica secures U.K. PACSMail Cloud contract September 29, 2016 -- U.K. healthcare software developer Sybermedica has secured a contract for its PACSMail Cloud network with the Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital in Wolverhampton, U.K.
HIMSS Europe launches IT mentoring program September 19, 2016 -- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Europe has launched a new international initiative to support the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Digital Exemplars in finding partners to help guide them in IT projects.
DITTA says medical tech should be a priority September 13, 2016 -- Medical technologies should be included in a set of goals created by the United Nations to guide governments in achieving sustainable development, according to the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA).
Structured reporting finds little traction in Italy September 13, 2016 -- Although many radiologists in Italy are open to adopting structured reporting, technical and professional concerns have largely limited the technology's use in daily practice so far, Italian researchers reported recently in an article published online in European Radiology.
Paris gears up to expand image-sharing project August 30, 2016 -- The regional health authority for the Île-de-France region has agreed to a new cloud-based data sharing project that goes beyond the remit of the existing Region Without Film project, a massive effort that digitized the public hospital network in the Paris region that ended last year.
Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500 August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.
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.