Search Tag: CDSS

Image Interpretation Principles of 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound – A Case Based Introduction

2022 02 Jun

Ingolf Karst, MD, PhD, MA 1 ; Nadine Gottschalk, MD 2 ; Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FACR 2 ; Erin I. Neuschler, MD 3 1 Breast Imaging, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA 2 Department of Radiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA 3 Department of Radiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of... Read more

Titanium Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (TiCEM): Mammography Becomes a Functional Technique

2022 02 Jun

Arlette Elizalde, MD and Luis J. Pina Insausti, MD, PhD Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain Abstract Digital Mammography has evolved into more accurate techniques, such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Contrast Enhanced Dual Energy Mammography (CEDEM). CEDEM combines the high spatial resolution of Digital Mammography and the... Read more

Executive Health Management

2022 05 May

Traditionally, the use of healthcare services begins with an in-person appointment with a primary care physician, but being seen often takes days or weeks. As a consequence of the evolution of information technology infrastructure, the ability to deliver digital access to healthcare services has developed. The advantages are many, including eliminating... Read more

A Pharmacogenomic Decision Support System for Palliative Care

2022 05 May

A study published in Journal of Palliative Medicine describes the development and testing of a decision support system for palliative care based on pharmacogenomics.   Pharmacogenomics describes the variation in drug response due to individual genetics. Learning how genetics affect the pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics of specific drugs will... Read more

AI System Helps Physicians Classify Oesophageal Lesions

2022 27 Apr

Japanese researchers testing an artificial intelligence (AI) system found that it could classify oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) with higher accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity than endoscopists.   Oesophageal cancer (OC) is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, with OSCC as the most common subtype, accounting... Read more

How PET/CT Scans Aid in Early Detection of Diseases

2022 13 Apr

PET/CT is a hybrid imaging procedure that visualizes metabolic processes. Since tumor cells have a different metabolism from normal cells, PET/CT is primarily used to aid in cancer diagnosis. PET/CT scans can also be used to evaluate Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.  This short film shows how this hybrid procedure works and how metabolic... Read more

Evaluating AI-Supported CDS Systems with Real-World Evidence

2022 30 Mar

A new analysis from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy details the data elements that real-world data (RWD) sources need when evaluating the performance of artificial intelligence (AI)-supported clinical decision support (CDS) tools.   Non-standardised electronic health record (EHR) systems and continually changing clinical workflows are... Read more

CDS Improves Cardiovascular Health in Patients with Mental Health Disorders

2022 30 Mar

In a study appearing in JAMA Network Open , researchers found that primary care clinicians can significantly lower cardiovascular risk for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) when using a clinical decision support (CDS) system.   Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for those with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and... Read more

Clinical Decision Support Improve Pneumonia Outcomes

2022 21 Mar

A study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine  found that using a clinical decision support (CDS) tool can improve patient care and lower the mortality risk for pneumonia patients receiving emergency department (ED) care.   Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pneumonia was a leading cause of death from infectious... Read more

ED Decision Support for Discharging Suspected COVID-19 Patients

2022 11 Feb

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers recently evaluated the performance of a prognostic clinical decision-making tool to facilitate emergency department discharges of suspected COVID-19 patients. The University of Minnesota developed this logistic regression tool to alleviate some of the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on... Read more