Implementing clinical decision support for advanced medical imaging studies

Clinical decision support solutions fall broadly into two categories: Solutions that assist with ordering advanced medical imaging studies and solutions that assist with interpretation and reading. It is the former that are required by PAMA 2014 and Meaningful Use Stage 3. Currently, several solutions are commercially available. <read more>

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Radiology Roundup: New Research, Tools, & Guidelines

New innovations in radiology are emerging at an astonishing rate, frequently from unexpected places. The same technology that powers Pokemon Go may soon have a place in the radiology lab. A simple sugar solution might help reduce patient’s radiation exposure. These breakthroughs, both high and low tech, are stealthily shaping the way radiologists will work […]

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White Paper: Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Like all medical procedures, computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and nuclear medicine imaging exams present both benefits and risks. These types of imaging procedures have led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions. At the same time, these types of exams expose patients to ionizing radiation (hereinafter “radiation”), which may elevate a […]

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Best Practices in Digital Radiography

As radiographers have adjusted to the advent of digital radiography, they have had to refine exposure technique selection and pay closer attention to radiation protection. Newer digital technologies offer many benefits over film-screen technology, such as time savings, greater dynamic range, wider exposure latitude and postprocessing capabilities, plus advantages such as image manipulation that enable […]

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New Image Wisely® Radiation Safety Materials Released

The 10th Image Wisely® Radiation Safety Case — Childsizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement – Pediatric and Adult Imaging — is now available to help radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists assess their understanding of important radiation safety concepts, including dose monitoring and management. <read more>

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Enterprise Imaging: Embracing the Enterprise

This article in Applied Imaging by Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, Imaging is the center of the healthcare universe in more ways than we know. Ever since Wilhelm Conrad Röentgen produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays almost 120 years ago, radiology has become fundamental to diagnostics and integral to […]

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Improving Communication and Trust

In Applied Radiology and article by Sara Conway, MD discusses how radiology resides at the very center of the healthcare continuum, and communication, at the very core of diagnostic radiology. Communication plays an especially important role in breast imaging. The fluid transfer of information among referring physicians, radiologists and patients is critical to ensuring timely […]

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Worldwide Implementation of Digital Imaging in Radiology

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization worked together to develop this publication about the worldwide implementation of digital imaginging in radiology. The publication covers topics such as: Introducing information technology Diagnostic radiology is more dependable by removing film processing Digital dectors reduce costs when compared to chemicals, film, and film […]

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Balancing People, Process and Technology to Drive Effective Transformation in Health Care

We found this article on the McKesson Medial Imaging Talk Blog. It raises a few very interesting points regarding the integration of people, processes and technology. Transformative change in health care requires the right combination of people, process and technology. Adding technology addresses individual problems but may ultimately create unnecessary complexity. Adding processes can standardize workflow, […]

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Advanced Practice in Radiation Therapy

This white paper describes ASRT activities, discussions and findings to date concerning advanced practice for radiation therapists, as well as reports on advanced practice in other countries and professions. Examination of the literature and of other professions can provide important comparisons, successful approaches to advanced practice and lessons learned.  

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