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There was a familiar cast at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging informatics in Medicine in Orlando, Fla. As in previous years, Katherine Andriole, Paul Chang, Keith Dreyer, Ramin Khorasani and Eliot Siegel and other imaging informatics giants shared their knowledge with an eager audience. This year, the statesmen (or statespeople) of SIIM shared the stage with a group of newcomersthe millennials, who offered a fresh and futuristic perspective.

Research presented as a scientific poster at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., concluded that careful analysis of physician radiographic image viewing preferences and appropriate display monitor selection will help enhance patient care in the operating room, particularly when medical-grade monitors are unavailable.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Its necessary to understand the use cases and advantages and disadvantages of tablets to use them in a powerful way, said Carl Miller, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, during a June 9 presentation about mobile technologies at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, home to the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, is a clinical decision support (CDS) pioneer and may be the original CDS success story. For more than a decade, the hospital has been building and implementing CDS systems, and its architects have learned more than few lessons along the way.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.What does it take to improve performance? Some of the simplest strategies include competition and observation. Both angles apply to the American College of Radiology (ACR) dose index registry.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Perspective is critical in the radiation exposure discussion. Aaron D. Sodickson, MD, PhD, of Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, shared the bucket analogy during a June 9 session at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). [Cancer] risk from radiation exposure is a drop in the bucket. But we need to know how full the bucket is, how quickly we are adding to it and the size of drops.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Samuel J. Dwyer, PhD, the father of PACS, might be surprised by the slow rate of innovation in PACS, RIS and speech recognition systems, Eliot L. Siegel, MD, told the audience during the 2012 Dwyer Lecture June 8 at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). While Siegel outlined his specifications for a next-generation PACS, Paul J. Chang, MD, was much less patient, stating: I want it now.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Since its launch more than two years ago, meaningful use (MU) has been plagued by myths. One of the more pervasive, detrimental and long-standing myths is that radiology practices cannot fulfill the criteria, said Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, during a June 7 session at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. However, practices can and have met MU. Whats more, Stage 2 could prove additionally meaningful for radiology, according to Keith J. Dreyer, DO, PhD, vice chair of informatics at MGH.

 

A study examining chest CT exams ordered using a decision support system has found studies with a high utility score in the clinical decision support (CDS) system also have a high probability of positive findings, according to a research abstract accepted at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.Quantitative imaging represents imagings next great frontier, according to its proponents. Skeptics, however, question whether these techniques are ready for prime time. Luciano M.S. Prevedello, MD, of Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, and Adam E. Flanders, MD, of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, shared the optimists and pessimists views on quantitative imaging during a June 8 session at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).