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Diagnostic Reading #19: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

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What are ACR’s legislative priorities? Learn this and more in our weekly news summary.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: ACR legislative priorities for Capitol Hill Advocacy Day; a new way to battle radiology burnout; five research priorities to advance AI; a promising new stroke therapy; and AI speeds up emergency X-ray ID of pacemakers, defibrillators.

Legislative priorities set for ACR Capitol Hill Advocacy Day – American College of Radiology

More than 400 ACR members will visit their elected federal representatives on May 22 to emphasize four major legislative priorities selected by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for discussions during Capitol Hill Advocacy Day at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting. This article includes links to summaries highlighting the College’s position on these issues and legislation.

A new way to battle burnout in radiology – Radiology Business

As burnout continues to be a problem in radiology, what can be done to prevent it from getting even worse? According to a recent commentary published in Academic Radiology, it’s time for the specialty to approach this issue from a new, more positive point of view. The author suggested that radiology embrace appreciative inquiry, a problem-solving method that involves focusing on the positive side of any situation instead of dwelling on the negative. Read the blog by a radiographer who practices meditation to help with burn out.

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Diagnostic Reading summarizes the week’s news in healthcare IT and radiology.

New roadmap outlines 5 research priorities for AI in radiology  – Health Imaging

This article spotlights a new collaborative research roadmap that was published in Radiology. It outlines five priority areas for researchers to advance artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. The roadmap is a product of a 2018 workshop held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that was co-sponsored by the NIH, RSNA, the American College of Radiology, and The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research. Read the blog by Dr. Seigel to understand what’s accelerating the development of AI apps for radiology.

Promising new stroke therapy in development – Healthcare-in-Europe

Researchers have developed a novel stroke therapy that—when tested in mice and dogs—has proven superior to the standard of care therapy now offered to patients suffering a stroke, according to a study published online in Molecular Therapy. The lead researcher states this may result in the first new drug in more than 20 years to treat patients with stroke.

Artificial intelligence can improve emergency X-ray identification of pacemakers – Imaging Technology News

A research team believes a new software could speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients with faulty cardiac rhythm devices in an emergency setting, according to a study published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. The software has been able to identify the make and model of different devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, within seconds. This new algorithm identifies the manufacturer of a pacemaker with 99 percent accuracy, compared to 72 percent for traditional methods.

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