Tag: medical imaging

Half of Imaging Patients are in Fear

Reducing Fear in Imaging Patients Diagnostic imaging is the umbrella term used to describe the X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs that doctors use to confirm a patient’s diagnosis or to monitor treatment. Imaging is an invaluable tool for clinicians. Since we cannot easily open the body up to see what is wrong, imaging does the […]

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 […]

The Truth About Cyber-Security in Healthcare Imaging

Despite the recent increases in large-scale cyber attacks all over various industries, radiology has come out relatively unscathed. Still, experts state that providers need to remain vigilant or else they are next. Cyber-security Dangers within Medical Imaging Last year highlighted the need for strong cyber-security systems in this digital era as major cyber crimes such as WannaCry earned headlines […]

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 […]