Top 10 Everything Rad Posts of 2013

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10.  Patient Engagement – A Healthcare Reform Topic Everyone Can Agree On

This post discusses the path to patient engagement and health impact in radiology with the use of patient portals. These portals not only allow patients easy and secure access to their X-ray exams and diagnosis on the radiology report, but it gives them the freedom to share the information freely with other physicians or specialists and become proactive in managing their healthcare treatments.

9. Rebooting Radiology at SIIM 2013 June 6-9: Five Things to Look for in Dallas

SIIM 2013 addressed the many issues and technology tools required by 21st century radiologists and their colleagues. This post discussed the multiple themes of the program and broke down specific sessions that were held throughout the annual meeting.

8. Getting the Most out of RSNA By Using the RSNA 2013 Mobile App

This post breaks down the RSNA mobile app and all the helpful features available on it. You have all the access you need at your fingertips, which makes navigating the show a breeze.

7. ECR 2013: Q&A with Dr. Les Folio, Radiologist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Dr. Les Folio presented his work on “Automated Registration, Segmentation, and Measurement of Metastatic Melanoma Tumors in Serial CT Scans” at ECR 2013. We caught up with him before the event to learn more about his research and his thoughts on radiologists being more quantitative in reports.

6. Detailed and Precise Measurement with Lesion Management

Lesion Management is an embedded application tool in our Vue PACS that provides native oncology follow-up capabilities. Larry Ray, one of the creators of the application, discusses the features and benefits of the tool for both the patient and healthcare provider.

5. What Features Should You Analyze When Shopping for a Mobile X-ray System?

This post outlines the key features radiology departments should look into when analyzing mobile X-ray systems. Those features include: visibility and ease of transportation, image processing speed and preview, and reliability and flawless implementation process.

4. The Invisible Gorilla Study and Inattentional Blindness: Are Radiologists at Risk?

The Invisible Gorilla Study explains inattentional blindness, which happens when a person’s attention narrows and blocks out certain things. A similar study was conducted with radiologists and 83% missed the gorilla in the image due to the fact that they were focused on finding lesions, tumors, etc., not a gorilla. This post further discusses inattentional blindness and what radiologists can do to combat it.

3. [INFOGRAPHIC] HIMSS 2013: The Need for Patient Access and Patient Portal Adoption

Patients are gaining more access to their medical records and therefore taking a more invested interest in their own health. Health facilities that implement patient engagement technologies are seeing benefits on both patient satisfaction and financial fronts. This infographic breaks down patient engagement through the use of patient portals and the results of our MyVue portal from two trials we conducted with Houston Medical Imaging and Ferrara Hospital in Italy.

2. [INFOGRAPHIC] Portals, Access, and Engagement –Patients Are Demanding It

To understand patient’s perceptions and needs, we partnered with IDR Medical to conduct a direct survey, which asked what patients are looking for in terms of medical images, patient portals, and online access to those images. The infographic provides an overview of the key insights from the study.

1. Section 179 Tax Deduction: The Hidden Benefit of Capital Equipment Purchases

This post breaks down U.S. tax benefits for small business owners through this year’s Section 179 deduction and is equipped with a table to easily highlight the potential deductions.


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