Diagnostic Reading #44: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

IDOR2018, AI and radiologist burnout make news this week.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: ACR releases use cases to advance AI adoption in medical imaging; radiologist burnout; thought leaders worldwide weigh in on the future of diagnostic imaging on IDOR2018; 3D mammography detects more breast cancer than traditional mammography; and incomplete ultrasound radiology reports cause confusion and discrepancies.

ACR releases use cases to advance the development of AI adoption – Radiology Business

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute (DSI) announced the release of its first series of freely available standardized artificial intelligence (AI) use cases to increase the utilization of AI adoption in medical imaging. The use cases are designed to guarantee that algorithms are applied to address clinical questions, used across several different electronic workflow systems and allow for quality assessment measures and comply with legal, regulatory and ethical measures.

Has radiologist burnout finally reached a tipping point? – Health Imaging

Has it come to the point where no improvements in clinical workflow can be made without sacrificing the well-being of radiologists and increasing burnout? According to a recent editorial in Academic Radiology, the answer is yes. Declining per-case reimbursement has intensified radiologist’s workloads to keep department and hospital revenues from declining. Read how one radiologist practices meditation to help him cope with the increased workload.

IDOR2018 Part 2: A global perspective on the future of medical imaging – Everything Rad

To note the occasion of the International Day of Radiology this year, we asked thought leaders around the globe to share their insights on diagnostic imagine. Read the blog to see what the future holds for radiology. And see Part 1 to read their opinions on the biggest developments in medical imaging in the past decade.

3D mammography detected 34% more breast cancers in screening – Healthcare in Europe

A major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, detects over 30% more cancers compared to traditional mammography—with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers. In traditional mammography screening, all breast tissue is captured in a single image. Breast tomosynthesis is three-dimensional and works according to the same principle as what is known as tomography, when several low-dose X-ray images are taken of the breast from different angles, which are reconstructed by a computer to show thin layers of the breast.

Incomplete US radiology reports lead to confusion, unnecessary biopsies – Radiology Business

Incomplete thyroid ultrasound (US) radiology reports cause “confusion and discrepancy” among specialists about the risk of malignancy and the necessity of biopsy, according to findings reported in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The study’s authors stated that their findings reinforce that there is a need to adhere to standardized reporting guidelines in radiology reports “to ensure completeness and appropriate recommendations.”

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