Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
10 golden rules when sharing patient info by email
December 12, 2019 -- Electronic systems make it quick and easy to transfer patient data and images, but it's vital to ensure sensitive information remains secure. In a new report about patient confidentiality, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists gives 10 simple email rules to follow.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 4, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on 2 December that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Dose management culture boosts clinical excellence
October 22, 2019 -- Collecting the data from dose tracking software can help optimize and further reduce dose, but resources and a European effort must help raise awareness, a leading medical physicist said at the recent European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 21, 2019 -- Does the rapid growth of electronic medical records (EMRs) mean that specialist software like PACS is heading toward extinction? Not so fast, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research. Hospitals are finding there is still a role for imaging IT, despite EMRs' rise to prominence.  Discuss
Utrecht showcases flagship AI infrastructure
October 18, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure developed at the Utrecht University Medical Center has enabled easier deployment of AI algorithms and enhanced workflow in daily routine practice, according to a presentation at the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics annual meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
JFR: How to fight fear of peer review
October 16, 2019 -- More must be done to make peer review systematic and better integrated into workflow, delegates heard at the recent French national radiology congress (JFR). Furthermore, many French radiologists may fear review but unwittingly are doing it anyway, resulting in wide variation.  Discuss
JFR: New teleradiology scheme set to revolutionize public imaging
October 14, 2019 -- Members of the French radiology professional council speaking at the French national radiology congress (JFR) announced a new organizational strategy that they hope will galvanize teleradiology across state hospitals.  Discuss
JFR: France strives for local teleradiology alliances
October 11, 2019 -- A new teleradiology strategy looks set to galvanize collaboration between hospitals in western France, according to a presentation at the French national radiology congress (JFR). Dr. Jean-Yves Gauvrit told attendees how his hospital in Brittany is spearheading a new strategy to build a closer-knit teleradiology community among local radiologists.  Discuss