Latest Blog Posts in Imaging
There is no estimate of how many unnecessary imaging examinations are requested, performed, and reimbursed. Unofficially, professionals agree that the proportion is as high as one fourth to one third of all CT examinations performed in adult patients. Requests for CT imaging are driven by clinical need, patients' attitudes, fear of litigation and are... Read more
I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more
U.S. healthcare payment policy is finally shifting towards rewarding value not volume and radiologists are a critical part of the transformation. The healthcare delivery system in the United States has been notoriously expensive with marked variability in quality. The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare” has led to more Americans being insured, but has... Read more
Zoom On Richard L. Baron, president, Radiological Society of North America, 2016 Richard L. Baron, MD, FACR, is president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors (2016). As RSNA president, Dr. Baron’s priorities are to foster the development of new radiological innovations, and facilitate education into the daily practices... Read more
Prof. Gábor Forrai is the current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (2015-2018). He is Head of the Department of Radiology at Duna Medical Center - Hospital & Clinics, and Managing Director of GÉ-RAD Kft. Prof. Forrai previously worked as Head of Radiology Department at the Defence Forces Hospital/Teaching Hospital University Semmelweis... Read more
What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Lean management. New technologies, new regulations and new opportunities make very frequent changes to our daily tasks. In order to maintain and improve quality, it’s very important to keep monitoring and adapting all of the processes. What are the major challenges in your field? Customer... Read more
What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Every day, I put all my efforts into making patient care and patient quality of care more efficient, comfortable and safe. Since I’m not in direct contact with patients, I strive to fulfill this mission by providing healthcare professionals with innovative solutions that safeguard the... Read more
1.What are your key areas of interest and research? Patient safety is the most important. The goal of medicine is to take care of our patients and to monitor them for the rest of their lives. What a pity if they develop radiation-induced pathologies or significant nephropathy through ignorance. Our patient dose management software RadiationDose Monitor... Read more
What are your key areas of interest and research? My major area of interest is to build a community set of tools to improve the interoperability of Health Information System What are the major challenges in your field? Sustainability of such a project project What is your top management tip? Create an environment of constant learning and development—be... Read more
Prof. Laura Oleaga, MD PhD, serves on the ESR Executive Council as chair of the ESR Education Committee. Since 2009, she is the Head of Radiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Also, Prof. Oleaga is Editor for the journals Radiologia, European Radiology and Neuroradiology. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research? During... Read more
The SonoSite SII features a new touchscreen user interface with a clinician-driven menu logic that adaptively adjusts to your imaging needs – “what you need, is what you see”. An embedded dual transducer connector allows you to quickly switch between...
For users who value state-of-the art technology: Power and flexibility of a PC in a portable ECG Bidirectional Wi-Fi communication Culprit Coronary Artery AlgorithmTM for early STEMI detection The CARDIOVIT FT-1 is ultra-portable:...
Sectra's reporting module, developed with complex oncology cases in mind, facilitates overview of relevant priors together with the current request and report text. It also offers support for resident workflows and embedded links to images in the rep...
The iViz is a lightweight Point Of Care (POC) ultrasound solution, specifically designed for emerging sub-segments where there is need for a highly accessible and mobile solution that is capable throughout key areas of the patient care path. The iViz...