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 - Candy and Soda
Overweight children’s brains literally light up over sugar
Dec 17, 2014 - Obese children tend to have an exceptionally responsive sweet tooth—and it shows up as a visible signal in their brains.
 - Smoking Couple
Brain PET shows how smoking affects men and women differently
Dec 17, 2014 - It’s well established that smoking affects the male brain one way and the female brain another. New research at Yale using movies produced by PET shows some of the key differences in action.
 - Crowdsourcing
RSNA’s template library brings crowdsourcing to bear on structured reporting
Dec 17, 2014 - RSNA, CHICAGO—The numbers tell the story of the early successes of RSNA’s radiology reporting initiative: 268 report templates available in the library, including a handful in such languages as Turkish and Chinese—and more than 106 million views and downloads of...
 - Patient Portal
Veterans’ patient-portal usage—or lack thereof—points to missed opportunities
Dec 17, 2014 - Millions of American veterans have registered to access their patient records on My HealtheVet, the VA’s patient portal, but actual use has been spotty—and many who need it the most are using it the least.
 - Claudette Lew
Trending for 2015: Collaboration
Dec 17, 2014 - From the floor of the 100th Annual Meeting of the RSNA, buzzwords were a-flying—value-based medicine, Internet-based systems, storage in the cloud, zero-footprint viewers and plenty of compact imaging technologies. Attendees were deluged with demonstrations of new and updated...
 - 2015
Radiology: What to watch for in 2015
Sponsored by: Zotec
Dec 17, 2014 - In the year ahead, radiologists must continue to adapt to changes and rise to the evolving challenges delivered by health care reform, including better utilization of available data that are necessary to inform practice decisions and make long-term, significant changes to sustain...
 - zerofootprint
Zero-footprint viewer + server-side rendering: Building a true Web PACS
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
Dec 17, 2014 - When the development team at Viztek convened to reimagine its current PACS release, the first thing that went onto the white board was “zero footprint viewer—no exceptions.” To make that happen, Viztek approached the company that holds the exclusive patent on the idea of presenting...
 - interoperability
Interoperability top focus of ONC strategic plan
Dec 17, 2014 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC) on Monday released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 with a definitive focus on interoperability. 
 - Eric Heath
Effects of the Most Recent Reimbursement Cuts to Diagnostic Imaging
Sponsored by: VMG
Dec 17, 2014 - The ever changing landscape of outpatient diagnostic imaging is compelling operators to have a keen understanding of market conditions in order to appropriately assess the potential return on investment on capital investments to upgrade or replace major imaging equipment.