The Current and Future Landscape of Diagnostic Imaging

2015-12-17
 

Diagnostic imaging trendsWhat does the future look like for radiology? In many ways, we’re already seeing it.

Radiology has steadily evolved to meet the challenges of modern healthcare systems. As providers shift from fee-for-service care to value-based care, advanced diagnostic imaging technologies must evolve to better track and quantify the value of care. The requirements of a radiologist are also evolving, as the health system seeks more insights from imaging services.

We’ve compiled a glimpse at how the diagnostic imaging industry is shaping the future, and how current technologies are being used to realize it.

  1. Non-DICOM Imaging Studies Should be Accessible Thru the EMR

In this article, Michael J. Gray explains how an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution is the ideal way to manage unstructured data associated with patients. Gray also discusses why any strategy for image-enabling in an EMR should include a methodology and timetable for accessing DICOM and non-DICOM images.

  1. Radiology must ‘go boldly’ into its future

Technology and collaboration are the new frontiers of radiology, according to AuntMinnie.com staff writer Kate Madden Yee and RSNA President Dr. Ronald Arenson. This means developing and using advanced imaging solutions such as metabolic and molecular imaging, high-intensity focused ultrasound, steerable catheters and wearable devices.

  1. New Trends Ahead for Imaging Informatics

Mike Miliard, editor at Healthcare IT News, discusses new trends and developments in imaging informatics and their implication on the future of healthcare. Among the trends he identified are cloud-based image sharing, vendor neutral archives, clinical decision support, and universal viewers.

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