RIS and PACS

A radiology information system (RIS) is a networked software platform capable of storing, analyzing, and distributing radiology data. A picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is an image archiving system that offers advanced visualization and interpretation functionality. Integration with existing hospital information systems and future EHR installations is a key focus of successful RIS and PACS utilization.

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Speech recognition technology makes life easier for radiologists and other clinicians -- except when it doesn't. Earlier this week at RSNA 2011, David L. Weiss, MD, of Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. offered some helpful tips for optimizing its use.
December 1, 2011
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Heart IT and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced the award of a $2.25M grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable the inclusion of medical images in the Nationwide Health Information Network.
December 1, 2011
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At RSNA 2011 in Chicago on Tuesday, a packed roomful of curious radiologists sought to educate themselves -- trying to decide whether it was worth their while to take the meaningful use plunge.
November 30, 2011
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Patients at three major medical institutions can control the sharing of their medical images and reports with their doctors and medical providers, which potentially reduces unnecessary exams, minimizes patient radiation exposure and makes for better informed medical decisions.
November 29, 2011
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At RSNA 2011 on Monday, radiologists and imaging professionals from across the country and around the world prepped themselves to make the most of a fast-changing healthcare landscape -- one in which health IT will play an increasing and pivotal role.
November 29, 2011
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GE Healthcare will invest an additional $300 million in low-dose technologies, the company announced Monday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The $300 million adds up to an $800 million of investment over 15 years, GE officials said.
November 28, 2011
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In a new survey of 216 radiologists, nearly 40 percent of participants cited concerns about either the lack of clarity in meaningful use guidelines or decreased efficiency as a result of adopting the guidelines.
November 28, 2011
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The global market for 3D medical imaging is forecast to reach $5.9 billion by 2017, primarily driven by technological advancements resulting in improved equipment, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts.
November 23, 2011
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A new analysis by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) finds that Medicare spending on medical imaging continues to decline, and that Medicare patients are receiving fewer imaging procedures.
November 21, 2011
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RSNA 2011, the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, convenes at McCormick Place in Chicago from Nov 27 to Dec. 2. Prepare to think big, learn more and walk miles.
November 21, 2011
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RSNA Image Share will provide demonstrations on how best to share medical images all week during exhibit hours at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 22-Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, where commercial vendors and research organizations will use IHE profiles for image exchange.
November 21, 2011
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Earlier this year, research firm KLAS put out a report on the ambulatory RIS/PACS market that summed up the sector's mood this way: "Waiting for the other shoe to drop."
November 21, 2011
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