Diagnostic Reading #5: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

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Use of chest imaging soars in the ED; and AI expands its influence in diagnostic imaging.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: key observations from RSNA and what to watch in 2019; the healthcare industry will be radically changed by AI; DBT may help improve patient outcomes and save money; a local resident offers recommendations for ECR 2019 attendees; and the use of chest imaging in the ED soars.

Five things to watch in 2019—observations from RSNA 2018 – Radiology Today

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This article spotlights some of the notable news and trends from RSNA 2018, and five things to watch in the upcoming year. One important observation was how discussions of artificial intelligence (AI) are beginning to move from the “what” phase to the “how” phase—more talk about how AI can be integrated into radiology practice.

Healthcare 1 of 13 industries to be radically changed by AI – Radiology Business

Healthcare, including imaging, is one of 13 industries that will soon be “revolutionized” by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, according to a recent report published in Forbes. The listing was developed by a group of chief information officers, chief technology officers and executives from the Forbes Technology Council. Other industries listed included cybersecurity, manufacturing and construction.

DBT reduces recall rates, number of patients for short-term follow up – Health Imaging

Implementing three-dimensional (3D) digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to standard digital mammography (DM) can reduce the number of patients committed to short-term follow-up screening, according to research published online in Academic Radiology. The researchers noted that the combination of DM and DBT exposes patients to higher levels of radiation; however, the method may result in both economic savings and improved patient outcomes.

ECR attendees – plan your visit to Vienna with these recommendations from a local resident – Everything Rad

It is February and ECR 2019 is fast approaching. In addition to scheduling your sessions and exhibits to see during the Congress, include time for sightseeing and dining in “the most livable city in the world.” Read the blog for recommendations from a local resident to make the best use of your free time.

Use of chest imaging in emergency department soars, study finds – Axis Imaging News

A recent Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published in the Journal of American College of Radiology has found that the use of chest imaging in the emergency department (ED) has grown markedly in the past two decades. Across states, utilization was highly variable, with 2015 radiography utilization per 1,000 ED visits ranging from 82 (Wyoming) to 731 (Hawaii) and CT utilization ranging from 18 (Wyoming) to 76 (Hawaii). Moreover, between 2004 and 2015, most states demonstrated increases in the utilization of both radiography and CT.

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