How an Integrated CVIS Elevates Cardiology: A Success Story

The Washington Health SystemThe Washington Health System (WHS) in Washington, Pennsylvania, is an independent, multi-facility hospital operating just outside of Pittsburgh. Despite their proximity to a city with a reputation for top-notch cardiology programs, WHS is able to maintain its market share through the forward-thinking mindset of their community-based organization.

 

Cardiology Roundup: Advancements in Imaging

As cardiology evolves, less invasive imaging and treatment is becoming just as effective, if not more so, than more invasive options. It’s a welcome development: The more patients who can avoid surgical intervention and its accompanying complications, the better.

New developments in imaging technology hold the promise of capturing more data, more quickly, with fewer side effects for the patient. This month’s cardiology roundup takes a look at the state of the art, and what’s just around the corner. Read on to explore advances in 3D printing, 3D imaging, ultrasound, and more.

 

Radiology Roundup: New Research, Tools, & Guidelines

New innovations in radiology are emerging at an astonishing rate, frequently from unexpected places. The same technology that powers Pokemon Go may soon have a place in the radiology lab. A simple sugar solution might help reduce patient’s radiation exposure. These breakthroughs, both high and low tech, are stealthily shaping the way radiologists will work in the very near future.

This month’s roundup features an assessment of the current state of 3D imaging, a video on the emergence of artificial intelligence as a “radiologist’s assistant,” and the results of remarkable research into unconventional, radiation-free contrast agents.

 

Imaging and Interoperability: 3 Reasons Why the Tie Can’t Be Broken

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on the DotMed website and is reprinted here with permission.

We’ve been on this journey of interoperability for quite a while now; yet, even in our modern healthcare environment, the discussion will never go away because there’s always going to be new types of information that needs to be exchanged.

 

Radiology Roundup: Mammography Trends and Breakthroughs

Radiology is a rapidly-advancing, ever-evolving field, and mammography is no exception to the rule. In the past decade, researchers and practitioners have added to the breadth and depth of mammography study at a steady pace, from new technologies like digital breast tomosynthesis to new research on breast density.

This roundup explores the current state of mammography, the latest research, and breakthroughs that are waiting just over the horizon.

1. Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

 



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