Diagnostic Reading #47: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology
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Headlines from RSNA 2018 dominate the news.
This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: using AI to protect imaging equipment; a rad tech/administrator reflects on biggest advancements in medical imaging; RSNA president discusses significance of AI; youth football may affect brain development; and the growing importance of patient-centric radiology.
RSNA 2018: researchers turn to AI to protect imaging equipment from cyberattacks – Radiology Business
Medical imaging equipment is highly susceptible to cyberattacks, putting hospitals and imaging centers at a serious risk of losing functionality of those systems and even having data stolen by an outside entity. This issue was the focus of two studies recently presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago. One study comes from a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, who examined ways to improve the security of CT equipment. The second study comes from a team at University Hospital Zurich and ETC Zurich in Switzerland, where they are working to prevent attackers from tampering with mammography results.
As rad techs, radiologists, and radiographers carry out their day-to-day work in diagnostic imaging, it’s easy to take technology advancements for granted. Steve Murdoch, a former radiology technologist and radiology administrator, took time to consider the biggest changes in medical imaging that he has witnessed during his career.
RSNA 2018: radiologists must use AI to create their future – Health Imaging
Over the past year, 2018 RSNA President Vijay Rao, MD, has heard radiologists across the globe express their “hype, hope and fear” of the sudden rise in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). During her presidential address at RSNA 2018, she put those fears to rest, while placing the onus on radiologists to help do the same. Dr. Rao said radiologists need to embrace AI and focus on key initiatives.
Young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of the sport, according to a recent study presented at RSNA 2018. “This research demonstrates that playing a season of contact sports may affect normal gray matter pruning in high school and youth football players,” according to a research assistant.
RSNA 2018: the growing importance of patient-centric radiology – Radiology Business
Patient-centric radiology is critical to providing high-quality patient care, and radiologists are beginning to take note. A key theme within patient-centric radiology is ensuring patients receive their health information in a timely manner, and patient portals are an important part of this care. Patient-centric radiology and patient portals were spotlighted during RSNA 2018.
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