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 Imagine trying to find a white rabbit in a field of snow. This scenario is similar to what radiologists go through when looking for tumors in a woman with dense breasts, as both normal fibroglandular tissue and abnormal masses appear white on a mammogram.

Leaders in imaging, and all other healthcare specialties, should pay close attention to survey results published by Black Book Market Research earlier this month. The numbers raise red flags about the current state of technology in healthcare, and there are some important lessons to be learned.

 

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The Case for 3D Breast Ultrasound: Improving Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction while Cutting Costs

 Imagine trying to find a white rabbit in a field of snow. This scenario is similar to what radiologists go through when looking for tumors in a woman with dense breasts, as both normal fibroglandular tissue and abnormal masses appear white on a mammogram.

To truly demonstrate value, providers must gain patient trust

Leaders in imaging, and all other healthcare specialties, should pay close attention to survey results published by Black Book Market Research earlier this month. The numbers raise red flags about the current state of technology in healthcare, and there are some important lessons to be learned.

Kohli: Don’t let the web-services revolution start without you

If you’ve ever booked a trip online using a site such as Kayak or Expedia, you’ve seen something of the future of healthcare computing. 

Med schools urged to prepare tomorrow’s docs for a fast-changing field

Intensifying pressure to meet accreditation competencies. Heated calls from consumer groups for absolute transparency in medical costing and decision-making. The exploding displacement of fee-for-service by riskier, ever-more-frugal payment models. It’s enough to chase a modern medical student into another line of work.

Virtual dissection making med students better at the real thing

Wearing 3-D glasses and brandishing styluses, students at a small medical school are dissecting holograms of virtual body systems in ways they can’t when using actual human cadavers.

Brain-surgery simulator so lifelike, it’s ‘eerie’—medical student

NASA doesn’t send astronauts into space until they’ve logged a certain number of hours in capsule simulators equipped with full control panels. The day may be coming when hospitals won’t send neurosurgeons into the OR until they’ve honed their skills in brain surgery simulators outfitted with diffusion tensor MRI.

It’s a buyer’s market for CT—sort of

The average price healthcare providers are paying to acquire CT systems has dropped by 20.9 percent since this time last year.

Fujifilm TeraMedica—a VNA player capable of reining in the ‘United Nations of vendors’?

Fujifilm’s acquisition of TeraMedica, the 14-year-old, Milwaukee-based developer of vendor-neutral archive (VNA) products and services, has sent a formidable new vendor entity—Fujifilm TeraMedica Inc.—straight to the head of the VNA class. Few healthcare-technology watchers would deny as much. 

Tech exec: no true interoperability without imaging

Healthcare provider organizations working out interoperability strategies must include medical imaging in their tactical initiatives. 

VNA now a strategic necessity: Timing is the only question

Hospital CIOs now recognize that it’s no longer a question of whether vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a technology they should consider, but rather when is the right time to introduce VNA to their IT organization.

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