Category: RIS system

Larger Rad Practice Burnout. How to Prepare?

According to the Journal of the American College of Radiology, burnout syndrome is quite common in the field of radiology. More than half of the practicing leaders have regarded this situation as one of the significant problems in radiology. As the number of the cases starts to increase, the potential threats also increase accordingly. According […]

MRI Study Finds Men, “Blushing Individuals” More Sensitive to Alcohol

According to the reports of research conducted at China’s Shantou University, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, March edition, men are more sensitive to alcohol consumption with viewable signs like blushing. Scanning report from different types of MRI techniques shows that regular alcohol intake correlated with certain regional changes […]

Debate on AI Ethics

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an important turning point in radiology, the ethical aspects are debatable. The American College of Radiology (ACR) together with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and other imaging societies together published a draft document entailing the future of AI and its ethical uses. The European Society of Radiology, European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, RSNA, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and Canadian […]

FDA Grants Clearance to AI-Powered Imaging System

Subtle Medical Inc., a California-based medical device company, has received clearance 510(k) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SubtlePET solution. SubtlePET is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered advanced imaging system that allows the healthcare providers to improve image quality with the aid of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans. This would lead […]

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 […]

Radiologist Base Pay At 371K and 5th Most Needed Specialty

Radiologists or radiologic technologists are in huge demand. It is evident from many latest reports that place radiology among the top medical specialties year after year. Here’s what the 2018 Report of Merritt Hawkins presents: Another citation is from the Medscape Radiologist Compensation Report 2018 that shows: All these reports confirm that more numbers of […]

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 […]

EMR: Good or bad for medicine?

Aesop said that we often despise what’s most useful to us, but Aesop also said that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Perhaps, no two quotes could be more relevant to how EMRs and EHRs are impacting healthcare workers. What do doctors and nurses really think? What do the numbers […]

Ultrasound Structured Reports

Unlike the old days when health practitioners used to infill ultrasound reports manually, currently, there is an emerging technology that records, encodes, stores and presents ultrasound data automatically in documents known as structured reports. While these systems has not been adopted and supported across the board all around the globe, it comes with a wide […]