Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have replaced conventional radiographic films as the digital image-viewing hub over the past two decades and now serve as the primary communication bridge between radiologists, radiologic technologists and referring providers. PACS enables all authorized clinicians to access medical images and reports quickly, easily and from virtually any location. Some health systems have integrated PACS into the electronic medical record (EMR). Others have moved to enterprise image systems to replace radiology PACS and allow all departments to now store images and reports in one location for easier health system-wide access.

Signify Research analyst Amy Thompson discusses connecting pathology and others with enterprise imaging systems.

Interest rising to connect pathology, other departments to enterprise imaging systems

Signify Research senior analyst Amy Thompson explains the trend of connecting various departments to enterprise imaging systems. She said digital pathology may soon become the third largest user of these systems.

May 31, 2023
Automated AI measurements for Pediatric X-ray for hip dysplasia, Sectra HIMSS23.

PHOTO GALLERY of radiology technologies at HIMSS 2023

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

May 8, 2023
HIMSS VP of Informatics Christine Caraballo on enterprise imaging interoperability.

HIMSS: New interoperability standard aids movement to enterprise imaging

HIMSS Vice President of Informatics Christina Caraballo, MBA, explains new interoperability standards have been proposed to enable better image sharing across hospital IT systems.

May 2, 2023
David Gruen radiologist and Merative Merge CMO speaking on radiology IT trends at HIMSS 2023. #HIMSS #HIMSS2023 #HIMSS23

Key radiology IT trends at HIMSS 2023

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

April 25, 2023
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Lessons learned from 7 years of structured radiology reporting at 1 institution

The University Medical Center Mainz recently surveyed radiologists and referrers to gather feedback on the change. 

April 13, 2023
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How one radiology department increased use of its alert system for critical imaging findings

Almost 10% of radiology reports contain such an alert and communication of them is crucial to keeping patients safe and avoiding malpractice lawsuits. 

March 24, 2023
Attendees at RSNA 2022 in the Sectra booth learning about how enterprise imaging can help with workflows and connect numerous departments together for imaging. Photo by Dave Fornell

Rankings of radiology IT solutions by end-users in the 2023 Best in KLAS program

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

February 22, 2023
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into radiology PACS and enterprise imaging systems has become a big topic of discussion with IT vendors over the past couple years. This has become a bigger question from hospitals and radiology groups as there are now about 400 radiology related AI algorithms that have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. Amy Thompson, a senior analyst at Signify Research, is monitoring radiology AI trends. Photo by Dave Fornell

Trends in the adoption and integration of AI into radiology workflows

Amy Thompson, a senior analyst at Signify Research, explains why AI adoption has been slow in radiology, common barriers and trends in the market.

February 17, 2023
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