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The Top 5 Benefits of a PACS System

5 Benefits of a Picture Archiving and Communication System The Picture Archiving and Communication System, also known as the PACS system has literally changed the game for healthcare organizations today. It is invaluable tool that allows physicians to easily and quickly share medical imaging reports electronically, and has become the standard system in place [...]

What is HIPAA Complaint Cloud Storage?

HIPAA Complaint Cloud StorageHIPAA compliant cloud storage basically has to meet the requirements set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It basically ensures the safety of healthcare patients in regards to their data that is stored on different servers that can be accessed from the internet. The HIPAA basically looks at [...]

The Top 3 Benefits of Radiology PACS

The Top 3 Benefits of a PACS in Radiology There are numerous benefits of a PACS in radiology, but below are the top 3: Improved Management of Patient Data With PACS, radiologists have been able to store, retrieve, and manage patient radiology reports in a more organized manner. Because PACS allows images and reports [...]

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems

PACS Imaging and Reporting System A Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a computer operating system that is used in medical imaging. The purpose of this system is to help capture, store, distribute, and display images in hospitals. This system transfers electronic images and reports, offering superior convenience. The PACS was designed to [...]

Radiology Information Systems

What Is The Purpose?A complete management system, the Radiology Information System or the RIS is a computerized database that is used to facilitate the workflow and management of imagining department equipment and services. Considered the core system for electronically maintaining medical records and associated data, the RIS allows healthcare facilities, to document services and procedure performance, [...]

Hand-Held Cardiac Ultrasounds with Web Based Interpretation

Studycast Was Featured in a Recent Article The Heart journal published by the British Cardiovascular Society summarized a research study lead by Evangelista A, Galuppo V, Méndez J, et al. that focused on "the usefulness of hand-held cardiac ultrasound performed by family doctors in primary care, with web-based remote expert support interpretation, in a cohort [...]

Medical Imaging Improves Patient Care

A new study from the Journal of the American College of Radiology says that medical imaging improves patient care and decision making for physicians.

Save Time and Money with Cloud PACS

Cloud PACS have made it easier and more cost-effective for radiologists to gain better image access. They are ideal for practices looking for a new radiology workflow solution that has a low cost-of-entry.

Increasing Cost and Usage of Echocardiograms

A recent New York Times article was written about the increasing costs and usage of echocardiograms in the United States. The piece questioned why the same patient getting an outpatient echocardiogram at two different hospitals would have a large discrepancy in cost billed. The article also references the diminished size and increased portability of echocardiograms.

Neuroimaging Detects Vascular Diseases

A new study shows that brain changes associated with vascular disease can be detected via neuroimaging tests—even before a patient presents with symptoms or signs of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease. This has positive implications for the prevention, identification, and advancement of vascular disease in patients.