News, Events and Articles

 

Teleradiology software, teleradiology service and PACS system news, events & articles for radiologists and teleradiology services are listed below. Teleradiology industry events and resources for teleradiology professionals are available by clicking on the links below.

 

Teleradiology Service News, Teleradiology Service Provider Articles and Radiology Coverage Articles:

 

New Web Site Launched at www.becomeanxraytechnician.com Focusing on X-Ray Technician Schools Online and Becoming an X-Ray Tech

 

WorldRad.com Positions USARAD.com in the Global Radiology Marketplace
Successful Joint Commission-Accredited US Teleradiology Firm Expands with New International Division
BusinessWire
October 11, 2011

 

Teleradiology Firms Move in on PACS
Diagnostic Imaging
October 26, 2011

 

"Evaluating Your Reputation in the Medical Imaging Industry"
Diagnostic Imaging Magazine
October 25, 2011
 

 

The Invisible Radiologist Meets the New Math, Climate Change, and Business 101
by Michael A. Silver, PhD
imagingBiz

 

Filling a Void — Subspecialty Teleradiology’s Universe Is Expanding
Radiology Today
October 20, 2008

 

Virtual Radiologic and NightHawk Radiology Announce Merger
PRNewswire

 

NDI Adds New Clients and New Teleradiologists Nationwide
National Diagnostic Imaging News
March 20, 2008

 

Report of the ACR Task Force on International Teleradiology
American College of Radiology

 

Teleradiology: Images from Here to There...Now
Health Imaging

 

National Diagnostic Imaging - News: NDI to ADD RADAR for Critical Test Results Management
www.ndximaging.com

 

Teleradiology's Role: Radiology Today Interview — Joe Moock, managing partner of StatRad
Radiology Today Magazine

 

2011 Top Teleradiology Services Companies
HealthTech

 

FDA clears first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices: Provides wireless access to medical images for iPhone, iPad users
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
February 4, 2011

CMS may take aim at interpretation services
Diagnostic Imaging

 

The Decision to Nighthawk Isn't Always Crystal Clear
Hospitals & Health Networks

 

"Thriving in the Era of Teleradiology"
Diagnostic Imaging Magazine
February 10, 2011
 

 

National Diagnostic Imaging - News - Natioinal Diagnostic Imaging (NDI) deploys PACSSTAR Teleradiology Workflow System
January 25, 2011

 

"Teleradiology in the Crosshairs"
Health Imaging

 

"NDI adds technologist consultant to compliment teleradiology services"
National Diagnostic Imaging News
October 20, 2008

 

Conferences and Meetings on Radiology
Conference Online-Management System (COMS)

 

CDS Goes Live on eRAD's Hosted Teleradiology Software Platform
Telehealth: MedicExchange's Teleradiology Community

 

"Teleradiology Market Undergoing Change"
Healthcare Informatics
10/11/2011

 

CapSite: Providers reevaluating teleradiology services, hospitals replacing PACS
Healthcare IT News
February 28, 2011

 

Room for growth in teleradiology, says KLAS
Healthcare IT News
October 11, 2011

 

"Beware predatory practices in teleradiology"
Healthcare Finance News
June 16, 2011

 

Remote Reading Services: Answering the Call for Better Quality & Lower Cost

 

DOTmed News - vRad partners with Doctors Without Borders

 

"Teleradiologists tap neglected long-distance breast imaging"
Article from Diagnostic Imaging Magazine

 

"Teleradiology's financial forecast shows chance of rain"
Article from Diagnostic Imaging Magazine

 

"New KLAS Report Examines Effects of Recent Consolidation on Teleradiology Market and Vendor Performance"
Article Posted on Digital Journal

 

Report: vRad’s NightHawk Acquisition Brings Growing Pains
Article from Diagnostic Imaging Magazine

 

Q&A: Maximizing Profits in Hospital-Based Radiology Practices, Part 3
Article from Diagnostic Imaging Magazine

 

"As teleradiology evolves, it changes dramatically, plays growing role in practice"
Article from Diagnostic Imaging Magazine

 


Radiology and Teleradiology Industry Events:

RSNA 2010, Radiological Society of North America Annual Conference, November 29th to December 4th, 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago (Event Concluded)

The Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) 2011 Convention, March 27-30, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago

2011 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) Spring Conference April 19-21, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Boston, MA

Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Saturday, March 26 -31, 2011 in Chicago

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, February, 20-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2011 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Maryland

 

SNM Annual Meeting, June 4-8, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Center


Radiology and Teleradiology Professionals Resources:

SIIM: Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
 

MyPACS.net: This is the leading teaching file authoring management software system for creating radiology teaching files, cardiology teaching files, and pathology teaching files. It is a free service offered to the international radiology community by McKesson Medical Imaging Group in order to help clinicians share knowledge through the use of content management technology and is funded in part by a Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

rt image:  National, weekly magazine for radiology professionals and serving the radiology and imaging industry.

 

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT): ARRT is the world's largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality patient care in radiologic technology. The ARRT tests and certifies technologists and administers continuing education and ethics requirements for their annual registration.

 

American Board of Imaging Informatics, Inc. (ABII): The ABII was founded in 2007 and is the non-profit independent organization that sponsors the Imaging Informatics Professional Certification Program and awards the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional designation to qualified candidates.  Its founders are the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The ABII's mission is to enhance patient care, professionalism, and competence in imaging informatics. They offer a national certification program that defines the standard for demonstrated knowledge and competence in medical imaging informatics. Their organization has created and manages the Imaging Informatics Professional (IIP) certification program and awards the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) designation to qualified candidates.

RSNA: Radiological Society of North America

OTech, Inc.:  Provider of HL7, PACS, DICOM Training and Consulting.


Otech provides training and consulting in medical imaging and compliance including HIPAA and quality systems. The healthcare technology company also provides PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) consulting and training. They provide PACS Administrators many educational opportunities using computer-based training, seminars and hands-on workshops, books, and study guides, You can learn about HL7, DICOM, and PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) System Administration along with Advanced PACS Troubleshooting techniques.

 

ALLAlliedHealthchools.com: A Guide to Medical Imaging Schools and Allied Health Care Career Training.


Find out about medical imaging schools with online and campus programs and review a directory of medical imaging programs. You can request information from any school. Medical imaging schools include the Pima Medical Institute and Remington College. A list of radiologic technologist, or X-ray tech, schools is also available.

 

Image Management and PACS: Discussion of normal issues surrounding PACS.

 

It provides tips on cost justification, implementation, and configuration. It is important to know that a PACS should allow the functional ability not only to distribute images to the requestor but communicate to physicians for patient scheduling. Picture archiving and communication systems have tremendous benefits and values outside of radiology as well as internally. The justification to use a PACS should not depend entirely on reducing expenses. The implementation of a radiology PACS system involves a great deal of planning regarding radiology operations and decisions. Cost justification, resource utilization, and assessment and integration are important. The PACS archive functions of identifying, storing and protecting data are discussed. The installation of a radiology PACS also involves RIS to archive integration, a RIS to Modality interface and an inexpensive way of networking images to the end users and the communications network.

 

State Radiology Licensure Information from RTstudents.com: In addition to the national registry, many states require additional radiologic licensing. These requirements vary from state to state.

 

American College of Radiology (ACR): The principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States, with more than 30000 members.

SNM- Advancing Molecular Imaging and Therapy: An international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine.

Radiology Today: Thie newsmagazine reaches radiology professionals nationwide on a biweekly basis.

Imaging Technology News: The technology solutions resource for medical imaging and radiology oncology professionals

Molecularimaging.net: For Physicians and Executives in Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine


Healthcare IT News: Timely, pertinent news every month for healthcare IT executives.


Health Imaging and IT: Images, information & knowledge across the enterprise

Radiology PACS Administrator Site: Picture Archiving and Communication System Administrators (Admin) Information including DICOM tools, resources, articles and job listings

DICOM: Information on Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine from Wikipedia


PACS Software: Information on Picture Archiving and Communication System Software from Wikipedia

RTstudents.com:  Radiology Information, Radiology Schools and Radiology Jobs

Telemedicine: Information from Wikipedia

Radiologyeducation.com: A digital library of radiology education resources

Teleradiology: Information from Wikipdia

The American Telemedicine Association

Diagnostic Imaging: Radiology news, resources, and special reports from the authoritative voice of the medical imaging community

imagingBiz: An electronic monthly journal for leaders in medical imaging services

Medical Imaging International: Daily radiology news that meets the need for a worldwide journal on the latest techniques in medical imaging.

Natioinal Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA):  The trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry.


Imaging Economics:  Dedicated to helping radiologists, radiology administrators, and health care executives meet the increasingly complex economic challenges of providing quality imaging in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA):  A division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators, and product developers.

The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM): The standard for distributing and viewing any kind of medical image.

Free Radiology Software Resources from www.rtstudents.com: Free Radiology Software including a free software package called IDICON (DOS and Unix), AMIDE, Dicom2, Dicom3Tools, DICOM Works, Universal PACS, eViewbox, and ezDICOM.

Radiology and Teleradiology Jobs from SimplyHired.com: Job postings for teleradiology systems specialists, billing/coding, sales managers, sales professionals, physicians, general diagnostic radiologists, X-ray technicians, general radiologists, interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, and breast imaging radiologist.


Radiology.org: News and Information for Radiological Professionals including journals and publications, associations and societies and companies. Radiology.org provides radiology directory and custom search services to radiologists and professionals in the medical imaging industry.

Radiology Organizations and Societies from RTstudents.com


PACS History Website: PACShistory.org provides a list of documents that offer information about the development of teleradiology, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), medical image displays and related technology such as compression, and medical image communication standards like DICOM.

PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) Buyers Guide for Teleradiology Components and Software from AuntMinnie.com:

 

The largest and most comprehensive community Web site for medical imaging professionals worldwide provides information about teleradiology PACS routers, importing portable media into any PACS using a DICOMReader, teleradiology using DICOM e-mail, PACS web servers, software for hospitals, imaging centers, physician practices, PACS enterprise software, scalable PACS software, diagnostic workstations, PACS workstations, admin workstations that show PACS statistics, client/server PACS workstations, RIS-PACS software, teleradiology WAN management systems,  integrated PACS/RIS systems, teleradiology components, medical imaging and PACS SDK, teleradiology software, PACS archives, web-based surgical PACS viewers, web enabled Dicom Viewing for PACS, web-based teleradiology and PACS, RIS/PACS software, breast imaging PACS with optimized workflow, PACS workstations optimized for large stacks, micro-PACS (micro PACS), and digital imaging PACS.

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) caBIG (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid): This initiative was developed to speed research discoveries and improve patient outcomes by linking researchers, physicians, and patients throughout the cancer community.

eXtensible Imaging Platform (XIP): The eXtensible Imaging Platform (XIP) project is an Open Source framework and platform for rapidly developing Medical Imaging applications.



Articles on Radiology Software, PACS for Teleradiology, Hosted PACS Solutions, Teleradiology PACS Software, and Radiology Workflow Management:

 

Diagnostic Imaging: PACS and Radiology Infomation Systems
Healthcare Informatics Research Report Available from the Vendome Group, LLC
 
"What Can A RIS PACS System And Teleradiology Do For Your Medical Facility?"
Read this article on RadiologyArticles.com

 

"Radiologists mixed on Virtual Radiologic/NightHawk merger"
December 15, 2010
Written by By Rebekah Moan
http://www.diagnosticimaging.com

 

Virtual Radiologic recently merged with and NightHawk. Radiologists have mixed feelings about the new merger and their are a wide range of opinions.  Privately held Virtual Radiologic is a publicly traded technology-enabled national radiology practice and a leader in the development of radiologist workflow technology. vRad acquired all of the outstanding shares of NightHawk. The merger will provide enhanced services to radiology groups and hospitals nationwide, accelerating vRad’s stated commitment to optimize radiology’s critical role in the delivery of patient care.  The new entity will have 325 radiologists serving nearly 2700 healthcare facilities across all 50 states and reading approximately six million studies annually. Additionally, more than 75% of the affiliated radiologists will be fellowship-trained subspecialists. “NightHawk” has become synonymous with “teleradiology." 

 

Read "vRad and NightHawk Radiology Complete Merger (PDF)" for more information.

 

"Web Technology and Its Relevance to PACS: Web Technology in PACS and Teleradiology Applications"
www.medscape.com


"As teleradiology evolves, it changes dramatically, plays growing role in practice"
December 15, 2010
www.diagnostic Imaging.com

 

"Case Study: Using Teleradiology to Grow an Image Reading Business-ARA provides anywhere access to radiologists"
Written by Craig Cunningham
September 21, 2009
www.rt-image.com


"PACS: ‘Thinnovation’ - Boosting your PACS workflow with thin-client technology"
By Hartmut Schirmacher, PhD, and Keith Dreyer, MD, PhD
www.rt-image.com


"PACS – PACS Evolution - When IT meets workflow in radiology"
By Gary Reed
www.rt-image.com


"Radiology’s Best-kept Secret: RIS-driven PACS Workflow"
By Lisa Fratt
www.healthimaging.com

"Costs and benefits of picture archiving and communication systems"
By S H Becker and R L Arenson

"PACS: Enhancing Radiology Workflow - Integrating PACS is key"
By John Sole
www.rt-imaging.com

"Linking Advanced Visualization and PACS"
By Lisa Fratt
www.healthimaging.com

"What’s Next for Teleradiology? An inside look at this service’s growing demand and importance"
By: Greg Rose, MD, PhD
www.rt-image.com

"Teleradiology: Credentialing Is the Gateway to Quality"
By Michael Melville
www.imagingeconomics.com

"Proposed CMS Credentialing Rule Sideswipes Teleradiology Providers"
www.imagingbiz.com

"Teleradiology requires effective management - Contracts, insurance, costs, and quality assurance must be addressed"
By Frits Barneveld Binkhuysen
www.diagnosticimaging.com

"PACS vendors target workflow, integration - Companies expand breadth of technology to support smaller healthcare institutions"
By By Kathy Kincade and Erik L. Ridley

Leveraging PACS for Teleradiology
By Anne Rawland Gabriel
www.imagingeconomics.com

"The pros and cons of implementing PACS and speech recognition systems"
By David B. Hayt and Steven Alexander
www.springerlink.com

 

"The Prophet Motive: How PACS Was Developed and Sold"
By George Wiley
Imaging Economics, May 2005
www.imagingeconomics.com

"Use a DICOM Web Server, DICOM Web Viewer and PACS Teleradiology for All Your Medical Digital Imaging Needs"
By Wayne Hemrick, Yahoo! Contributor Network, Aug 25, 2009
www.associatedcontent.com

 

"What Can a RIS PACS System and Teleradiology Do for Your Medical Facility?"
By Wayne Hemrick, Yahoo! Contributor Network, Jun 25, 2009
www.associatedcontent.com

 

A "RIS-less" Teleradiology Solution: A New Vocabulary Takes Hold in Radiology IT
By Bruce Friedman
http://labsoftnews.typepad.com


"Teleradiology - a More Effective Use of Resources"
by Jonathon Blocker, Yahoo! Contributor Network, Mar 25, 2009
www.associatedcontent.com

 

"Allied Telesis, Hosted PACS Solutions Join Forces to Deliver Managed Cloud-Based Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) Services"
September 13, 2010
www.prnewswire.com
 

 

Teleradiology Software News:

 

"RadNet Inc. to buy Imaging on Call teleradiology group for up to $8M"
December 22nd, 2010
Written by Brendon Nafziger
www.dotmed.com
 

 

Read ""RadNet Inc. to buy Imaging on Call teleradiology group for up to $8M" written by Brendon Nafsiger and published on December 22nd, 2010 at http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/15038 to learn about RadNet's intention to purchase Imaging on Call. Radnet, Inc. is a Los Angeles, California -based, 198-imaging center chain imaging center chain and Imaging on Call LLC is a Poughkeepsie, New York based teleradiology group. Teleradiology is a billion dollar business in the United States. RadNet will save money on licensing software and will make money selling eRad's PACS and workflow systems to imaging centers and imaging departments. 

 

"Diagnostic Imaging International Corp. (CTS) Begins New Contract with Hospital"
March 15, 2010
http://www.diig.biz/news100315.html

 

Diagnostic Imaging International Corp. announced the news that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Teleradiology Services has started full service on a previously announced contract for a new client hospital in Ontario. DIIG owns and operates CTS, a Teleradiology company. CTS provides remote radiology (teleradiology) technology to hospitals and practices, on-call 24 hours a day, 7days a week. CTS connects clients with a global teleradiology network, providing access to global partner facilities and American and Canadian board-certified radiologists.

 

Teleradiology Service News:


"National Diagnostic Imaging (NDI) Deploys PACSStar Teleradiology Workflow System - Enables NDI to improve level of speed and customized teleradiology services it provides to its diagnostic imaging service provider clients."
www.prweb.com
January 26th, 2011


"NDI offers Locums via Teleradiology"
www.ndximaging.com
July 24, 2009

 

Teleradiology PACS Software Prices, Radiology Software Prices, and PACS System Cost Information:
 

"PACS prices, performance showing improvement"
www.findarticles.com

 

Hospitals Demand PACS Technologies At Lower Prices. KLAS Report.
Monday, 29 November 2010
www.healthimaginghub.com