Picture Archiving and Exchange (PACS/RIS)

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Reading rooms in clinical areas add value to radiology

Integrating radiology rooms into clinical areas can provide a number of benefits to referring physicians and patients, and even help reduce the number of unnecessary repeat imaging studies, according to an article in the  Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Researchers to build children's brain imaging data bank

Johns Hopkins University researchers are building a digital library of MRI scans they've collected from children with normal and abnormal brains with the goal of developing a system that will help diagnose and treat younger patients who are dealing with brain disorders.

Special report: 4 reasons for radiology administrators to embrace image sharing

At a meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine in Dallas in June,  David Mendelson, M.D., a professor of radiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, attended a roundtable in which a small radiology group talked about what happened when it gave its patients access to its picture archiving and communication system so they could see their images and reports. Click here to read the full report...

VNA and PACS market to hit $3.5 billion by 2018

The global vendor neutral archive (VNA) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market is expected to be worth $3.48 billion by 2018, according to a new report from research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Radiology managers: Involve radiologic technologists in PACS adoption

Radiology manager need to meet the needs and perceptions of radiologic technologists (RTs), as well as radiologists and referring physicians, when it comes to adopting PACS solutions, according to a team of researchers  writing  in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Radiologists: PACS workstations hamper efficiency

Despite the omnipresence of picture archiving and communication systems in today's radiology environment, radiologists remain dissatisfied with the efficiency of PACS software, according to a research study by the American College of Radiology's Image Metric imaging contract research organization.

Merge chairman resigns, considers bid to take company private

Merge Healthcare chairman Michael Ferro announced his resignation last Monday, and is considering a bid to take the company private.

The growing role of mobile technology in radiology

If you ask Elliot Fishman, M.D., a professor of radiology, oncology, and surgery at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, mobile devices like tablets and smartphones have, in a very short time, had...

Radiologist: Next-gen PACS will enhance CT image viewing

CT image review will be greatly enhanced by the adoption of next-generation PACS technology, according to Eliot Siegel, a professor of diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Radiologists unhappy with PACS ultrasound functions

Many radiologists with a special interest in ultrasound believe that PACS are not entirely suiting their needs when it comes to ultrasound imaging.