Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?
Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use... Read more
MIR 2015: Radiology Societies Step Up to Develop Radiology Leaders
Worldwide there is a mandate for providing value healthcare, and radiologists play a key role in leading the team approach to high quality, high... Read more
MIR 2015: Creating High Value Patient-Centred Radiological Care
Creating a culture of high value patient-centred radiological care is achievable and has a strong business case, says Geraldine McGinty, New... Read more
New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit
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
2016 13 Dec
Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review and those that do not will soon as a result of upcoming legislation. However, many radiologists claim that previous attempts at peer review failed to accomplish the goals of identifying and meeting learning objectives, enhancing performance and improving patient outcome. Instead,... Read more
2016 05 Oct
We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and how they would rate different changes. Better communication stands out as key in taking cancer care to the next level.As the number and complexity of cancer cases increase, radiology spends more and more time providing service to oncologists. It is therefore vital that oncologists,... Read more
2016 23 Jul
Samsung Applies Deep Learning from Big Data in World-FirstThe Samsung RS80A with Prestige premium ultrasound device now includes S-Detect™, which applies deep learning to breast lesion analysis using ultrasound.Background Breast ultrasound can be hard to read and interpret and the reader may experience fatigue and attention lapses. Computer-aided diagnosis... Read more
Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay
Many patients presenting to the hospital emergency department do not need... Read more
Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine
During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced... Read more
Healthcare Executive Alliance: Insights For Healthcare Leadership
Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number... Read more
Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology. The solution includes archiving and storage solutions together with high-end review workstations. It allows pathologists to make their diagnoses and reports with higher precision...
The SonoSite X-Porte is a high resolution, all digital ultrasound kiosk designed to meet the needs of the demanding clinical environment. The X-Porte Kiosk includes: a capacitive multi-touch panel user interface, adjustable high resolution 19” LED monitor...
Sectra PACS is designed for a high production environment with stability and usability in focus. Highlights include functions to speed up oncology workflows such as anatomical linking and support for reviewing complex multiparametric MRI studies such...
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...
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