Radiology trends for 2017 include AI, wearable technology, the internet of things, and 3D printing
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What can radiologists and others in the health imaging profession expect for 2017?
Hot radiology trends and topics in 2017 will reflect many of the discussions we overheard in the hallways at RSNA 2016. Technology will continue its race forward in artificial intelligence, wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. Some of these technologies are impacting radiology now. Others have gained a foothold in the medical profession and might trickle into diagnostic imaging.
“This is the most interesting time in the history of healthcare and medicine,” Zen Chu said in an interview with Medical Marketing and Media. Chu is Medical Director of Accelerated Medical Ventures and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “We’ve got so many new technologies and redesigned experiences impacting both the value we deliver as well as the value patients are getting from healthcare.” Continue reading
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In the news: medical devices might pose HIT risk; increase in radiology jobs
Articles include: medical devices offer risks for authorized access; ACR projects 16% job growth for radiologists in 2016; Stanford’s radiology department uses patient input to improve processes; FDA issued updated requirements
regarding 510(k) submissions for medical devices and software changes; and RSNA teams with The Sequoia Project to support the electronic exchange of medical images and related diagnostic reports.
Medical devices offer new risks for network access – Health Data Management
Hospitals typically have hundreds of medical devices, which represent an easy gateway for hackers. Newer medical devices might be more robust in the types and amounts of data they collect, and they might connect not only to the core network but also through Wi-Fi networks. A security consulting firm recommends healthcare facilities use “network segmentation,” so that devices are linked to a separate network.
ACR projects 16% job growth for radiologists in 2016 – Auntminnie
The number of new jobs available for radiologists in 2016 will be 16% higher than those available in 2015, according to the fifth annual workforce survey by the Commission on Human Resources at the American College of Radiology (ACR). The study was published online August 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Continue reading
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As a research scientist at Carestream Health, my recent work has focused on pediatric X-ray imaging – specifically, on the goal of achieving high-quality diagnostic images while minimizing dose. To explore potential solutions to this challenge, I initiated a study in collaboration with Samuel Richard, PhD, a fellow researcher at Carestream, and Sosamma T. Methratta, MD, of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. The study had two specific goals: 1) Determine the impact of a simulated reduced dose rendering on the detection of skeletal fractures in children, and 2) Evaluate the effect of enhanced skeletal processing on the same detection task. The methodology and results of this study were on display at RSNA 2015.