Category: PACS system

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Health Information

  Did you know that about 10% of the $2.6 billion spent on healthcare annually goes toward waste and fraud? According to a statement released by Verizon, “This fraud comes in many forms, including falsified billings, false coding of services, billing for services not delivered or excessive, and billing separately for elements that should be […]

First-Ever Color X-Ray Images are Coming

Imagine, instead of a typical black and white X-ray picture, a physician reviews color images to identify the tissues being scanned! The color X-ray imaging technique is capable to produce more accurate and clearer pictures, assisting the doctors in giving a more precise diagnosis to their patients. X-ray color images are coming into reality; thanks […]

Transparency and Change in the FDA Approval Process

FDA Transparency Initiative, which was launched back in the year 2009, has started achieving the desired results. The main goal of launching the initiative was to make the agency’s decision-making, procedures and actions more transparent and hence, more useful and comprehensible. In other words, it is aimed at disclosing FDA’s information in a controlled manner […]

AI – Will It Hack Us?

Artificial intelligence is a buzzword in the world of medicines and healthcare. Among the top beneficiaries is the field of radiology in which the AI tools have just begun to prove absolutely beneficial in comprehending the diagnostic imaging results for improved decision-making and patient care. At the 2017 meeting of Radiological Society of North America […]

Better Communication In Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology stands at the center of the healthcare system. Almost everyone passes through the imaging department at one point in their life whether it’s for a simple medical test or advanced treatment techniques. In most cases, the department’s overall efficiency is highly dependent on effective communication between physicians. But why does this seem to be […]

Is Your PACS HIPAA & HITECH Compliant

While the integration of technology into the healthcare industry came with a myriad of benefits including scalability, flexibility, easier communication, and cost efficiency, it also brought a plethora of security risks that compromise the safety of patients’ private information and data. Medical images now existing in a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, […]

7T MRI Approved for Diagnostic Use

The FDA has recently approved the Magnetom Terra 7-Tesla, or 7T, MRI machine for diagnostic use. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines have been used as diagnostic tools since 1977 when the first case of cancer was identified using the device. Since then, the machines have been prescribed for use by internists, orthopedists and many other […]

Choosing a PACS

The PACS  Every radiology practice and hospital eventually ends up with a PACS that is out of date or no longer meets the requirements of their patients. Replacing your current system probably feels like a daunting task. Despite this, once you become concerned about updates and new software, it is generally less expensive to simply […]

How Medical Imaging is Being Threatened by Cyber Attackers and What You Can do to Prevent it

The University of North Texas just performed this survey to investigate PACS security usage and architectures in over 40 institutions. The organizations varied in size from 100-1,000 bed facilities and represented 50,000-1,000,000 examinations each year. The information in the UNT survey displayed several potential vulnerabilities in regards to security plans. Because of the Federal HIPAA […]

Top Concerns a PACS-Using Health Facility Must Address

While PACS (picture archiving and communication system) continues to gain prominence, numerous concerns piggyback the technology’s benefits. By choosing cloud-based or hybrid PACS software, you keep many of the concerns at bay; still few risks, vulnerabilities and threats can’t be overlooked. Considering the increasing number of cases in which the mishandling of the technology led […]