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RSNA 2014: Patients embracing image sharing

Patients not only want to take control of their medical records, such as radiology exams, but providing them with access to those exams helps avoid problems related to quality of care and increasing costs, according to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

Radiologists outline 'commandments' for effective imaging CDS

A group of radiologists led by Ramin Khorasani of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have published a list of 10 best practices--or "commandments" as they call them--for effective imaging clinical decision support.

Why radiologists value CAD

Radiologists share with  FierceMedicalImaging  the how's and why's behind CAD use in medical imaging, as well as how they hope to see the technology evolve. Feature

Radiology practices use data analytics to boost performance

The use of data analytics is becoming increasingly common in the world of radiology, as demonstrated in a recent article in  Diagnostic Imaging  that examined how radiology practices can use data in real-world situations to improve their performance.

CAD has little effect on radiologists' diagnoses

Radiologists rarely change their diagnoses after using computer-aided detection systems with digital mammography, according to a study published this month in the  American Journal of Roentgenology.

CDS increasingly important in struggle to manage imaging utilization

The use of computerized physician order entry software supplemented by real-time clinical decision support is becoming an increasingly important tool in efforts to manage imaging utilization.

Emergency CT angiography can slash unnecessary hospitalizations

The use of CT angiography to diagnose emergency department patients presenting with chest pain can reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, according to a study published in the September issue of  Radiology.

'FAST' MRI speedier, more accurate than digital mammo

An abbreviated MRI screening protocol for breast cancer results in an exam that takes just three minutes, is just as good as a regular MRI that takes an average of 21 minutes and is more accurate than digital mammography, according to a study in the  Journal of Clinical Oncology.

VHA project a middle approach toward low dose CT lung cancer screening

Amid the continuing debate over whether there is sufficient evidence to support the widespread use of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening, the Veteran's Health Administration has launched a demonstration project to assess its initial experience in implementing a screening program.

Balancing the risks and rewards of imaging with ionizing radiation

A new report from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment in the UK reminds us that efforts are underway to continue to understand and balance the risks and rewards of medical imaging with ionizing radiation.