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VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019

Radiology Business | August 02, 2019

Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS)artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. 

Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019.

Information Technology

PACS | January 08, 2017

A value based care mindset calls for a value based care toolset. Conserus Workflow Intelligence helps radiologists demonstrate their value to the rest of the enterprise. It’s a rules engine that helps you get information and tasks to the right people at the right time. With this automated solution in place, you can match demand to supply and use your available resources and talents most effectively.

This solution is flexible, configurable and vendor-neutral. It consolidates a radiologist’s entire set of everyday tasks into a dynamic worklist and uses up to 99 levels of priority to determine which ones should be read first. The user interface is color coded so users can easily see which studies are the most urgent. It’s also dynamic, so a study’s priority level automatically adjusts and it moves to the top of the list as it becomes more urgent. It can even be configured to send alerts if studies aren’t read within your defined time period. It helps you close communication loops between departments and facilities

Whether your healthcare system involves one facility with a single PACS, or is a complex, distributed environment, Conserus Workflow Intelligence can help you make impactful, measurable improvements in areas like turnaround times and case prioritization. And once you’ve measured your progress, you can easily reconfigure your rules so your workflows can get more efficient.

Conserus Workflow Intelligence helps you improve quality and efficiency, all within your regular PACS workflow. To learn more about how it can help you improve communication and turnaround times in your health system, watch this brief video. 

A value based care mindset calls for a value based care toolset. Conserus Workflow Intelligence helps radiologists demonstrate their value to the rest of the enterprise. It’s a rules engine that helps you get information and tasks to the right people at the right time. With this automated solution in place, you can match demand to supply and use your available resources and talents most effectively.

This solution is flexible, configurable and vendor-neutral. It consolidates a radiologist’s entire set of everyday tasks into a dynamic worklist and uses up to 99 levels of priority to determine which ones should be read first. The user interface is color coded so users can easily see which studies are the most urgent. It’s also dynamic, so a study’s priority level automatically adjusts and it moves to the top of the list as it becomes more urgent. It can even be configured to send alerts if studies aren’t read within your defined time period. It helps you close communication loops between departments and facilities

Whether your healthcare system involves one facility with a single PACS, or is a complex, distributed environment, Conserus Workflow Intelligence can help you make impactful, measurable improvements in areas like turnaround times and case prioritization. And once you’ve measured your progress, you can easily reconfigure your rules so your workflows can get more efficient.

Conserus Workflow Intelligence helps you improve quality and efficiency, all within your regular PACS workflow. To learn more about how it can help you improve communication and turnaround times in your health system, watch this brief video. 

Radiation Oncology | January 05, 2017

Join Chris Toth, president, Oncology Systems Americas, for a look at Varian’s new product introductions and major initiatives highlighted at ASTRO this year:

  • The 360 Oncology care management platform, the first software system designed to integrate and coordinate integrates relevant health information so cancer patients and their care teams can collaborate on the best care. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaborative and coordinated care.
  • HyperArc high definition radiotherapy, technology that unlocks the potential of using highly non-coplanar treatment strategies to usher in a new era of precision. HyperArc is designed to automate and simplify sophisticated treatments such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and make them available to more cancer patients around the world.
  • Varian’s cyber-security initiative, which is transforming the company’s software platforms to help maximize the security of patient information, maintain the integrity of treatment delivery, and enhance clinical uptime by helping defend against cyber-attacks.
Radiology Business | December 23, 2016

Kim Garriott, principal consultant for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, explains the concept of value-based imaging and how it fits into healthcare reforms at RSNA 2016. Watch the related VIDEO "Value–based Imaging,” an interview with Daniel Berman, M.D., FACC, chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology, professor of imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 
 

 

Quality Assurance (QA) | December 20, 2016

Learn more about myQA, IBA’s unique platform that connects QA applications, people, and know-how through a central database and the Cloud. It offers full support throughout all of your QA, and enables you access to the different software modules and all of your data from one intuitive interface – anywhere and anytime.

RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 meeting. For key take away trends at RSNA, watch the video "Key Trends, New Technology at RSNA 2016."

CT Angiography (CTA) | December 19, 2016

A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to evaluate chest pain patients in the emergency department. He is chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Health System and a professor of Medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He discussed the first year of experience with FFR-CT at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the article “Clinical Applications of FFR-CT.”

Artificial Intelligence | December 16, 2016

At RSNA 2016, the key buzzwords were “deep learning,” “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence.” Vendors and major academic centers are developing a wide array of artificial intelligence neural networks to aid radiologists in clinical diagnosis and clinical decision support. In the future, AI may also be able to help train radiologists on both normal and abnormal presentations of various organs and body systems so as to more easily identify related disease states and conditions. The following video offers two examples of how the IBM Watson system examines imaging studies.

The first case seen here demonstrates how Watson can arrive at a differential diagnosis of an aortic dissection by analyzing an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. The second case involves the discovery of a fibroadenoma of the breast from Watson’s analysis of a mammogram.

Watson first analyzes the text of the radiology report, identifying and pulling out key words or phrases that may indicate the potential diagnosis. It then examines the CT scan to locate relevant visible anatomic structures such as the heart, aorta and pulmonary artery. Each structure is examined for anomalies, which identifies a possible aortic dissection; the dissection is displayed within the context of the entire 3-D CT scan. Finally, Watson applies its existing clinical knowledge to the findings from the CT scan and the radiology report, establishing pathways to numerous possible conclusions until arriving at the right one.

See examples of real products using AI at RSNA 2017 in the VIDEO "Examples of How Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Medical Imaging."  ITN also created an in-depth VIDEO: Technology Report — Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2017,  with interviews with numerous AI vendors.

Watch the VIDEO: “Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology,” an interview with Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explaining the basis of artificial intelligence in radiology.

Radiation Dose Management | December 14, 2016

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., chief physicist and professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins Hospital, explains the basics of medical imaging dose monitoring technologies. This includes monitoring and recording software meet new Joint Commission requirements, state dose laws and to improve patient safety regarding X-ray radiation exposure. Read the article “The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs.”
 

 

Neuro Imaging | December 12, 2016

Max Wintermark, M.D., professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, explains trends and recent advances in neuroradiology at RSNA 2016.

Artificial Intelligence | December 08, 2016

Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the basis of the utilization of artificial intelligence (aka deep learning and machine learning) in radiology. He also explains where things are at in development of these neuro networks at RSNA 2016. Watch the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.” 
 

Advanced Visualization | December 06, 2016

Carestream offers a choice of deployment models to match your fiscal strategy — with low cost and low financial risk. MyVue Center saves money by reducing capital and operational costs for printers, CD/DVD publishing and maintenance.   

Learn about patient-enabled imaging in this brief video.

Information Technology | November 11, 2016

Leveraging RESTful web services to unify communications between various health IT platforms the Unifier solves a wide range of interoperability challenges. Visit Dicom Systems’ RSNA Booth 1508 for a live demo.

Radiation Dose Management | October 12, 2016

The medical imaging staff of Salem Community Hospital has expanded the value their Medrad Stellant Injection System delivers. Learn about this radiology team's experience in eliminating guesswork, driving consistent image quality, and benefiting from CT workflow efficiencies.

Printers | September 19, 2016

See how Carestream's exclusive Web Portal and personalized dashboard can give users peace of mind.

Enterprise Imaging | August 16, 2016

Interview with Jef Williams, managing partner, Paragon Consulting Partners, on the essential elements of building an enterprise imaging strategy, at the 2016 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.  For more information on enterprise imaging technology, watch the video “Enterprise Imaging - RSNA 2015 Technology Report.”
 

Analytics Software | August 16, 2016

Interview with Kent Hutson, M.D., CPE, of Radiology Alliance in Nashville, Tenn., on the principles of data mining and how they can be used in radiology, at the 2016 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting. For more information, read the article "Analytics: The Next Big Health IT Undertaking."
 

Enterprise Imaging | July 21, 2016

The performance, feature and scalability gap between today’s enterprise viewers cannot be understated. Nearly all viewers provide image access from the EHR, but can your viewer also provide diagnostic interpretation at massive scale, with sophisticated interoperability to replace your PACS? itnTV captured Visage 7 in action at SIIM 2016, and if you watch closely, you’ll see Visage 7 explain:  Fast. Powerful. Enterprise Imaging.

Information Technology | July 19, 2016

At SIIM 2016, itnTV caught up with opening keynote speaker and SIIM treasurer Rasu B. Shrestha, M.D., MBA, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, to discuss the dynamic changes that imaging is facing today.

Information Technology | July 19, 2016

New this year is the SIIM Innovation Challenge, which offered a prize of $10,000 to the winning team to help support innovation exploration and development to raise awareness and engagement in innovation efforts that will help shape the present and future of imaging informatics. Co-chairs Ram Chadalavada, M.D., MS, CIIP and Adam Kaye, M.D., MBA, CIIP, discussed some of the innovative ideas presented at this year’s challenge, and future plans, with itnTV.

Information Technology | July 19, 2016

2016 marks the third year for the SIIM Hackathon. itnTV sat down with Marc D. Kohli, M.D., Hackathon Committee-Co-Chair, SIIM Board of Directors and director of clinical informatics at UCSF to discuss some of its new objectives and future plans.

Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2016

Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., Dwyer Lecturer; Closing Keynote Speaker, Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Maryland and the Chief of Radiology for VA Maryland Healthcare System, talks about the current state of the industry in computer-aided detection and diagnosis at SIIM 2016.  Watch the VIDEO “Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology,” an interview with Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explaining the basis of artificial intelligence in radiology. Watch the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.”

Information Technology | July 19, 2016

At SIIM 2016, Paul G. Nagy, Ph.D., CIIP, FSIIM, discussed the main challenges to adaptive change in healthcare IT, and the adaptive leadership skills necessary to complement technological changes in a clinical setting. He also discussed his vision for SIIM as he assumes leadership as incoming chair.

Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016

An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting. Leipsic is heavily involved with the procedural planning and anatomical assessments for TAVR and clinical trials for new transcatheter mitral valves and annulus repairs. 

Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | June 08, 2016

Consolidate disparate imaging systems and provide physicians with enterprise-wide access to all medical data with Unifier Archive, a natively Vendor Neutral Archive from Dicom Systems.

HIMSS | May 13, 2016

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies (IT) on the expo floor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting. Technologies include radiation dose management, wearables, patient engagement, admission kiosks, analytics software and imaging workflow aids.

CT Angiography (CTA) | April 12, 2016

A discussion on the adoption rate of FFR-CT with Campbell Rogers, M.D., chief medical officer of HeartFlow. It is the first vendor to gain FDA approval for noninvasive, virtual fractional flow reserve measurements derived from cardiac computed tomography scans.

Related FFR-CT Content:

Clinical Applications of FFR-CT

VIDEO: Implementation and the Science Behind FFR-CT — interview with James Min, M.D.

VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation — interview with Simon Dixon, M.D.

VIDEO: Status of FFR-CT Adoption in the United States — interview with Campbell Rogers, M.D.

Clinical Decision Support | March 24, 2016

Examples of clinical decision support software currently on the market that might be leveraged to address Stage 3 Meaningful Use from the expo floor of HIMSS 2016. Ascendian Healthcare Consulting CEO Shawn McKenzie also discusses how and why CDS should be integrated into the radiology workflow.

Patient Engagement | March 21, 2016

Examples of patient engagement technologies for medical imaging to meet health IT Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. Discussion includes examples from the expo floor at HIMSS 2016 and Ascendian Healthcare Consulting CEO Shawn McKenzie explaining ways radiology can leverage technology to engage patients with images, reports and radiation dose records. 

PACS | March 11, 2016

Examples of technologies on the market and a discussion of what to look for in PACS and CVIS workflow efficiencies with Ascendian Healthcare Consultant Jef Williams. Editor Dave Fornell takes viewers on a tour of some of the key workflow improvements offered by health IT vendors in their software on the expo floor at Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting.

 

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Enterprise Imaging | February 29, 2016

Learn more about McKesson's Conserus Clinical Data Exchange.

Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | January 26, 2016

Bill Lacy, division vice president of Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, showcases the new products in its medical informatics portfolio including Synapse VNA and the introduction of Synapse 5 visualization technology.

Flat Panel Displays | January 06, 2016

Eizo showcased its latest image display technology during the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. Technologies included the latest radiology imaging screens for mammography, video management solutions for the operating room and cath lab, and remote quality control monitoring software.

Digital Radiography (DR) | January 05, 2016

RSNA 2015 was the first time Konica Minolta and Viztek displayed as a combined company. David Widmann, president and CEO, and Joe Cermin, president of healthcare IT, explain how the merger will help clinicians and how health IT plays a major role in imaging today.

Enterprise Imaging | January 04, 2016

Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015.

RSNA 2015 | December 14, 2015

Video discussion of new technology and trend highlights at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting with ITN editor Dave Fornell and ITN contributing editor Greg Freiherr.

RSNA 2015 | December 11, 2015

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo floor at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

Enterprise Imaging | December 11, 2015

Interview with Kim Garriott, principal consultant, Logicalis Inc., and Jef Williams, COO Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, explaining details of how to create an enterprise imaging system at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting. For more information, watch the video “Six Tenets of Enterprise Imaging Strategy.”
 

 

Information Technology | August 07, 2015

Interview with Melody Mulaik, MSHS, Coding Strategies Inc., Powder Springs, Ga., explains what to look for to avoid coding and reimbursement issues following the implementation of ICD-10 coding after Oct . 1, 2015.

Radiology Imaging | August 07, 2015

Interview with Dave Fox, AHRA president, and president of the North Campus, system vice president of statewide network development, St. Vincent Health, Little Rock, Ark.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in sessions at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting.