Feature | January 30, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane

Top 10 Articles of 2014

ITN relies on its readers for input as to what trends and topics you are interested in and are affecting your business. We continuously monitor what the audience is viewing online at itnonline.com, and also through social media channels. This year, topics on women’s health and dose monitoring dominated the list.  

ITN’s mission is to serve as a time-saving, go-to source for information on the latest in imaging technology and help readers keep up-to-date on trends in the market. This year’s list is a reflection of that goal, and what readers considered important this past year.

1. Breast Density: Are You Informed?

A primer for questions your patients may ask.

2. Joint Commission Releases Imaging Standards 

With new radiation management spreading throughout the industry, the expectation and demand for optimized radiation safety practices will drive healthcare organizations to implement new methodologies and programs to keep up with highly competitive, industry-wide initiatives.

3. Managing Dose: Radiation Exposure on the Rise

Physicians, hospital leadership and vendors come together to manage dose.

4. Joint Commission Calls for Use of Radiation Dose Monitoring

There is a general feeling in radiology that it is only a matter of time before more states legislate the use of radiation dose monitoring software.

5. The Great Integration

Advances in IGRT and advanced imaging coincide at the Elsie and Robert Pierson
Radiation Oncology Center.

6. Is Breast Brachytherapy Still Relevant?

Overwhelming evidence supports brachytherapy as a standard of care for early-stage breast cancer.

7. CMS Issues Ruling on 2015 Mammography Screening Reimbursement Rate

Separate codes have been created for screening mammography versus diagnostic mammography.

8. The Business Case for VNA

Medical image-object management provides an incredible business opportunity, but healthcare executives need to define the requirements, benefits and costs in a manner that justifies the investment.

9. The Evolution of Digital Radiography

From smaller and lighter detectors for specific applications, to the development of features for dose monitoring and recording, DR is evolving to become more efficient for radiologists. 

10. Trends in Mobile C-arms

As manufacturers address image quality and efficiency issues, mobile C-arms will continue to become more standard in the OR, especially as healthcare organizations seek more versatile, economical options.

Comparison charts continue to top the list, as well. The topics most important to you in 2014 included:

CT Systems

Ultrasound Systems

Digital Radiography Systems

MRI Systems

PET/CT

Mobile C-arms

PACS

Digital Mammography Systems

CT Dose Management

Radiation Dose Management

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