November 02, 2009
Advanced computing architectures are necessary to support the demands of wide area radiology.
September 16, 2009
When economic hard times hit, the instinct of most companies is to take shelter, reduce spending, and wait for good times to return.
May 01, 2009
Old imaging equipment never dies, it just falls into the hands of refurbishers. The practice of refurbishing imaging equipment is not new.
April 01, 2009
Like devout joggers, thin-client technology keeps getting thinner and thinner. Some clients are now so thin they are virtually transparent.
November 24, 2008
A five-year hospital audit showed PACS use leads to sustained improvements in productivity and reporting times, according to a recent U.K. study.
November 19, 2008
Gains attributed directly to healthcare IT are difficult to quantify. A large U.K. study that recently attempted to assess the impact of PACS and computerized physician order entry on clinical and operational efficiencies within the National Health System found each component associated with both increases and decreases in clinical tests and examinations.
November 14, 2008
Accessing patient information remains a challenge in teleradiology settings, but researchers have found a way to incorporate this information in DICOM image files.
November 11, 2008
Finding an acceptable way to facilitate distance learning can be a challenge, especially for multicenter residency programs. These programs require residents to rotate through offsite locations, meaning they are frequently unavailable to attend conferences held at the central site.
November 07, 2008
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act safeguards patient personal health information, but it also tends to complicate medical research by inhibiting access to medical records necessary to develop public health measures.
November 04, 2008
Major discrepancies in interpretations by teleradiologists and in-house radiologists occur in approximately 6% of commonly ordered CT scans, according to a new paper.