Regional Health Systems are experiencing an unprecedented consolidation as they try to establish an Enterprise Imaging (EI) strategy to take advantage of their newfound scale in their local markets. Development of an EI strategy has proven to be very challenging due to segregated informatics systems and isolated imaging silos and the reality of incorporating the next acquisition hospital or imaging center around the corner. Workflow Manager/Engine (WFM) technology, whether procured as a single application or already available with an implemented platform, allows healthcare providers to leverage existing imaging technology and establish early stages of an EI environment without major systems replacements.
A static image drawn from a stack of brain MR images may illustrate the results of a study. But a GIF (or MP4 movie), created by the Cinebot plug-in, can scroll through that stack, providing teaching moments for residents and fellows at Georgetown University. Image courtesy of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The DeepAAA algorithm, developed at the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, accurately detected and measured an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a CT image even though appearance of the AAA was complicated by a blood clot. (The algorithm drew a green circle around the aneurysm.) Image courtesy of Varun Buch, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science