PACS servers remain vulnerable in parts of Europe
January 20, 2020 -- Hospitals across Europe are continuing to leak tens of thousands of medical images into the public domain every week, and Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland are among the countries that still have unprotected PACS servers, new analysis from Germany has found.  Discuss
Structured reporting yields clearer radiology reports
January 9, 2020 -- Structured reporting enables radiologists to produce reports that are more standardized and easier to understand by referring physicians than those produced in traditional prose style, according to researchers from University Hospital Basel in Switzerland.  Discuss
Instagram can help radiology thrive in social media era
January 8, 2020 -- Radiology staff members at a general hospital in Spain have discovered that Instagram has enormous potential to raise their profile and make their work more visible in healthcare. The social networking platform can also serve as a valuable teaching and communication tool.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
10 golden rules when sharing patient info by email
December 12, 2019 -- Electronic systems make it quick and easy to transfer patient data and images, but it's vital to ensure sensitive information remains secure. In a new report about patient confidentiality, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists gives 10 simple email rules to follow.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 4, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on 2 December that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Dose management culture boosts clinical excellence
October 22, 2019 -- Collecting the data from dose tracking software can help optimize and further reduce dose, but resources and a European effort must help raise awareness, a leading medical physicist said at the recent European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 21, 2019 -- Does the rapid growth of electronic medical records (EMRs) mean that specialist software like PACS is heading toward extinction? Not so fast, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research. Hospitals are finding there is still a role for imaging IT, despite EMRs' rise to prominence.  Discuss
Utrecht showcases flagship AI infrastructure
October 18, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure developed at the Utrecht University Medical Center has enabled easier deployment of AI algorithms and enhanced workflow in daily routine practice, according to a presentation at the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics annual meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss