Editors Note: We asked Meike Lerner, managing editor of European Hospital Magazine,  for her thoughts on the hot topics she expects at RSNA 2011. Quo vadis PACS? It was the central issue at the Annual Scientific Meeting Management in Radiology (MIR) of the European Society of Radiology

There is a common misconception that dedicated 3D Workstations are required for successful interpretation of advanced imaging results.  However, the annual “Workstation Faceoff,” part of the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT, proved otherwise. [caption id="attachment_1367" align="alignleft" width="300"] Radiologist Michalle Soudack presenting cases at the Workstation Faceoff.

CARESTREAM Vue Motion is the new mobile, zero-footprint viewer from Carestream Health. Michael Hornback demonstrated this new system on-site at SIIM 2011, highlighting the ability to view and manipulate images, reports and prior studies on any device or browser.

A recent CapSite study[1] revealed that some 20 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations will be replacing their PACS either this year or next. As with any IT system replacement there are many factors to be considered, ranging from physician and department workflow to revenue cycles

Dr. David Channin of Northwestern University Medical School speaks to us about workstation-enabled radiologist productivity. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmchwMAGb7M] Do you agree / disagree with Dr. Channin? What are your keys to productivity?