How an Academic Imaging Center Connects Work Flows

May 16, 2012

The drive for improved system integration and decreased turnaround time has led to a continuous analysis of procedures and a never-ending cycle of trying to get the work flow to work.

Three RSNA Exhibits You Don’t Want to Miss

November 16, 2011

In preparation of RSNA this year I reviewed each of the technical exhibitors. This was over 700 sites and took several days. I reached out to several in advance to meet with them while I am in Chicago. Here are three of my favorites with a focus on the business, financial or billing aspect of imaging.

Be An Innovator in the Medical Imaging Industry

October 12, 2011

In imaging there will always be opportunities to innovate on important issues. This industry knowledge that each of us has is valuable. Those crazy ideas you have may seem intuitive to you, but they are not widely known. Take those ideas and do something.

Delivering Medical Images Through Pony Express

October 05, 2011

Today burning a CD/DVD and sending them via FedEx or a courier is the most common method to transfer images. Really? If you were not familiar with this method, would you ever think that this is how we transfer information? When we think of what is happening on the consumer side with books, movies and music, we can see it isn't a question of technology or bandwidth.

Curbside Consult: A Recipe for Disaster?

May 04, 2011

Everybody has a medical question or a family member who needs help. I’ve gone from being enthralled by these conversations as an eager medical student to becoming concerned about how helpful I am actually being and about how much risk I am exposing myself to.

Curbside Consult: A Recipe for Disaster?

January 04, 2011

When I tell people I’m a physician, I feel like I’m at risk. Everybody has a medical question or a family member who needs help.

Society touts highlights of upcoming meeting

December 08, 2010

The Society of Thoracic Radiology will host its 29th annual meeting March 6 to 9, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point resort in Bonita Springs, FL. The program committee, headed by Dr. Gerald F. Abbott, has designed a comprehensive course of value to all physicians with an interest in cardiopulmonary disease.

NightShift radiology eclipses two million mark in cases read

December 08, 2010

NightShift Radiology, a national on-call teleradiology practice, reports it has passed the two million studies read mark after a decade of service. The milestone reflects the stability of NightShift Radiology in the ever-changing landscape of the teleradiology industry, the company said.

MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

December 03, 2010

People at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that can be visualized by MRI, a study by neuroscientists at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center finds. The results may help identify those who would most benefit from early intervention.