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July 2018

FEATURES

Mobile DR Advances
Refinements to DR portability, connectivity, and reliability are making it easier for X-ray technologists to consistently produce impressive results.

Pressing Issue
Patient comfort is a paramount factor influencing a woman's decision to undergo potentially life-saving mammography. Practices are taking this into account and seeing an uptick in image quantity and quality.

It Takes Two
Combining imaging and surgery units into one convenient location, hybrid operating rooms are transforming medical practice by streamlining the patient—and health care provider—experience.

Clean Sweep
Reducing health care–associated infection, as prioritized by The Joint Commission and others, presents specific challenges and opportunities to the radiology industry.

departments

Editor's Note
Smoothing Out the Bumps

Imaging Informatics
Critical Connection

Managing to Succeed
Radiology's Cybersecurity Landscape

On the Case

Molecular Imaging News

Ultrasound News

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

June 2018

FEATURES

Team Perspective
In the hope that no red flag goes unheeded, industry professionals are communicating with health care team members at every stage—even after radiological services are rendered.

Traveling Companion
Recent advances in portability, clarity, battery technology, and cloud computing are being greeted warmly among imaging professionals, who are finding that ultrasound technology can be harnessed under novel circumstances and at substantial savings.

PET Projects
An uptick in AI-focused clinical research, which could herald a quantum leap forward in PET imaging, is catching the attention of nuclear medicine professionals. 

Safety First
Despite an increased focus on MRI safety over the past decade, accidents still occur, sometimes with tragic consequences. We speak with some safety experts to outline best practices for the MRI suite. 

departments

Editor's Note
Refocusing Radiology

CT Slice
Scoring Opportunity

Interventional News
Advanced Neuroradiology Techniques Improve Children's Outcomes

Billing and Coding
Medicare to Mandate Appropriate Use Criteria

News Scan

Products and Services

On the Case

Target on Therapy
Hydrogel Reduces Prostate Cancer Treatment Complications

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

May 2018

FEATURES

Cross-Pollinating the Enterprise
Businesses specializing in artificial intelligence continue to forge alliances with enterprise imaging companies. Image interpretation remains the long-term goal, but, amid a flurry of groundbreaking algorithms, some tangible AI-centric innovations are gaining traction in the enterprise. 

Diagnosis: Paralysis by Analysis
When it comes to radiologic devices, precision is quantifiable to the smallest subatomic particle. In the larger context of health care, however, third parties and regulatory agencies demand a different, more elusive, quantification of value. 

On Display
Mobility and medical-grade functionality are among the topics driving the radiology display and monitor industry. We check in with some experts to see what's trending upward and making the radiologist's job a little bit easier.

Building Blocks
Like seemingly all aspects of the profession, CT technology is susceptible to the growing influence of AI. Learn what refinements are being made to existing applications and what innovations are poised to revolutionize CT workflow.

departments

Editor's Note
New Growth

Imaging Informatics
Democratizing Data

Reporter's Notebook
News From SIR 2018

Ultrasound News
Smooth Flow

MRI Monitor
Welcome to the Machine

Products and Services

On the Case

Imaging IT Spotlight

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

April 2018

FEATURES

Bridging the Gaps
Mergers, acquisitions, expansions, disparate data systems—all in a day's work for breast imaging enterprises looking to adapt to ever-changing regulatory standards while maintaining impeccable customer service. Learn how savvy facilities are applying IT to stay ahead of the curve.

Evolving Expectations
Radiologists are unanimous that artificial intelligence will be integral to the practices of the future. Find out some novel applications being eyed for the near term, and others coming to fruition in the here and now.

Measuring Up
Echocardiography is an invaluable but nuanced tool in the fight against heart disease. When every second counts, diagnostic insight facilitated by deep learning technology can be the difference that it makes.

Sharp Insight
Combining a linear accelerator with MRI technology, MR-linacs are affording radiologists an unprecedented assessment of tumors, particularly those most affected by the ebb and flow of respiration, and promising ultratargeted radiation therapy.

departments

Editor's Note
Ways and Means

Imaging Informatics
Virtually Done

Oncology News
Closer to the Heart

Managing to Succeed
If You Buy It, Will They Come?

Inside View
Alternate Career Pathways

On the Case

News Scan

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

March 2018

FEATURES

Another View of Breast Density
Amid the challenges associated with screening dense breast tissue, ultrasound modalities dedicated to breast diagnosis are gaining traction as a complement to traditional X-ray-based mammography.

Ascending to the Next Level
A landmark study making the first-ever comparison between low dose rate prostate brachytherapy and traditional dose-escalated therapy has physicians rethinking their approach to patients with prostate cancer.

Extended Reach
Flat-panel detectors, 3D imaging, and motorization are a few trending topics in the mobile C-arm industry. Find out where things stand and where the industry is headed.

In the Flow: Part 2 — Equitable Scheduling Prevents Burnout, Delivers Better Patient Care
The second segment of our two-part series examines the personnel issues surrounding the modern radiology facility—subspecialties, timeliness, automation, wear and tear—and offers strategies to synchronize the many moving parts.

departments

Editor's Note
Shifting Perspectives

Imaging Informatics
Expanding EHR Horizons Require Effective IG

Interventional News
New Conception

Billing and Coding
Double-Check Your Chemoembolization Coding

MRI Monitor

On the Case

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

February 2018

FEATURES

3D Printing Takes Shape
The demand for 3D-printed models is only getting bigger, and radiologists promise to figure prominently as the awe-inspiring possibilities unfold.

Expanded Coverage
As legislation continues to influence radiology practice and manufacturers refine their products to stay ahead of the curve, CT is making a difference for radiologists in new and unexpected ways.

Balancing Act
Experts agree that even modest dose reductions can have a measurable impact on population health. To secure the best outcomes for patients and providers, best practices must figure prominently in the dose management discussion.

In the Flow: Part 1 — New Technology Helps Keep Radiology Work Flowing
In the first installment of a two-part series, we find out how radiology experts are staying ahead of their ever-growing quantities of imaging data and examine the ways artificial intelligence, cloud-based technology, and other innovations play heavily into their daily workflow.

departments

Editor's Note
Technologically Speaking

Imaging Informatics
AI Speeds Brain Hemorrhage Detection

Molecular Imaging News
Nuclear Medicine 'Coming of Age' With Total-Body PET

Managing to Succeed
Advancing Value-Based Cancer Care

Inside View
The Next Evolution of Medical Imaging

On the Case
 
News Scan

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

January 2018

FEATURES

Putting the AI in Radiology
Can deep learning enhance the synergy between man and machine? Industry luminaries ponder the ways artificial intelligence is currently being applied to radiology and the prospects they consider most fascinating.

A New Look
While 2D mammography remains the gold standard for breast screening, some say breast CT with contrast is poised to surpass it—and all of the other modalities that are presently in favor.

Surveying the Field
Traumatic brain injury continues to take a heavy toll on modern athletes. A biomedical engineer is developing innovative MRI-generated computer models that may lead to better concussion diagnoses and possibly a time-saving sideline protocol for athletes.

5 Things to Watch in 2018
RSNA offered a wealth of insights on developments in the industry. Here are several we will be keeping an eye on.

departments

Editor's Note
What's New?

Reporter's Notebook
RSNA 2017

Billing and Coding
Reduce Friction in the Revenue Cycle

On the Case

Interventional News

Winter Product Showcase

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions