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A recent study published in European Radiology highlights a significant increase in the use of cardiac imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT scans between 2011 and 2022 across 32 countries. The data, gathered from the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology’s MR-CT registry, showed a 3.8-fold increase in MRIs and a 4.5-fold increase in CT … Continue reading “Latest in Cardiac Imaging and Interpretation Challenges”

Outpatient radiology centers play a crucial role in the healthcare landscape by providing convenient, efficient, and cost-effective access to diagnostic imaging services for patients across a wide range of medical conditions. These services include X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, mammography, and fluoroscopy, among others. Patients typically visit these centers for imaging tests prescribed by their … Continue reading “Latest News in Outpatient Radiology Centers”

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has released new projections indicating a physician shortage of up to 86,000 physicians in the United States by 2036. This underscores the critical need for sustained and increased investments in training new physicians to address the country’s healthcare needs. The report, conducted by GlobalData Plc, includes various scenarios … Continue reading “An Update to the Physician Shortage Problem”

The Biden administration’s recent executive order on artificial intelligence (AI) has significant implications for radiology, as discussed in a review published in JACR. The order aims to ensure responsible use of AI in healthcare and establish a federal program to address unsafe practices. While immediate changes to radiology practice may not be expected, the order … Continue reading “AI in Radiology: Biden’s New Executive Order and Latest News”

When experts study health across various U.S. demographics, one particular metric often falls into sharp relief: there is a significant health burden weighing on American Indians and Alaska Natives. The AI/AN population accounts for about 9.7 million people in the United States (about 2.9% of the population), and this group routinely ranks near the bottom … Continue reading “History of the IHS: Indian Health Services”

Finding the right teleradiology partner becomes paramount, especially when faced with staffing shortages at hospitals, urgent care centers, or other healthcare facilities. As these institutions strive to maintain high-quality patient care amidst limited resources, outsourcing radiology services can provide a lifeline and has many benefits. However, the decision to engage a teleradiology partner demands careful … Continue reading “Key Concerns When Finding a Teleradiology Partner”

FDA clearance for a diagnostic imaging machine indicates that the device has been deemed safe and effective for its intended use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. This clearance process involves thorough evaluation of the device’s design, performance, and manufacturing processes to ensure that it meets regulatory standards for quality, … Continue reading “New FDA Clearances for Imaging Systems and Solutions”

New Research by Harvard Medical School, MIT and Stanford on AI and Clinician Performance The potential of medical artificial intelligence (AI) tools to enhance clinicians’ performance in interpreting medical images varies among individual clinicians, as highlighted by recent research led by Harvard Medical School, MIT, and Stanford. Published in Nature Medicine, the study underscores the … Continue reading “March AI News in Diagnostic Imaging”

brain studies news

In recent years, awareness surrounding brain injuries has steadily risen, prompting significant strides in diagnostic technologies and treatment modalities. As we delve into the latest developments in this critical area of healthcare, it becomes increasingly apparent that advancements in medical imaging, particularly in the realm of neurological disorders, are poised to revolutionize the landscape of … Continue reading “The Latest in Brain Imaging News”

Native American healthcare

Physician Shortages The Indian Health Service (IHS) faces significant physician shortages, with a vacancy rate of 25% in 2018. To address this, the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends creating an office of academic affiliations to establish partnerships with medical schools and residency programs. Currently, the IHS lacks formalized connections with academic medical centers, unlike other … Continue reading “The Latest in Native American Health News: Healthcare Worker Challenges”

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Brain Tumor Spotted on PET Imaging An AI algorithm named “JuST_BrainPET” identified a glioblastoma in a patient that had been missed by physicians. This finding, reported in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, underscores the potential of AI-based decision support in diagnostic and treatment planning. The algorithm automatically segments metabolic tumor volume from healthy tissue on … Continue reading “February AI News in Radiology”

As the demand for healthcare services continues to surge and the shortage of healthcare workers persists, particularly in specialized fields, such as radiology, hospitals and healthcare centers find themselves facing the challenge of ensuring timely and accurate interpretations of medical imaging studies. The critical role of radiologists in diagnosing illnesses and guiding treatment decisions underscores … Continue reading “How to Pick the Best Teleradiology Company”

In the pursuit of equitable healthcare in the United States, it is imperative to address the unique needs and challenges faced by all populations, including Native American communities. Despite advancements in healthcare delivery, disparities persist, particularly among Indigenous peoples. Research additionally indicates that the life expectancy of Native Americans falls short by 5.5 years compared … Continue reading “Healthcare Services for Native Americans (IHS)”

fda-cleared xray

AI Enabled Software Program for Lung CT Scans: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for LungQ 3.0.0., an updated version of an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled software platform designed for lung computed tomography (CT) scans. Developed by Thirona and currently utilized in over 600 hospitals, the enhanced software offers improved visualization and … Continue reading “New FDA Clearances: Imaging Technology”

2024 radiology conferences

It’s a new year! Every January we look forward to marking down notable diagnostic imaging conferences worthy of attending. These events provide a platform for experts in each imaging domain to share groundbreaking research, exchange innovative ideas, and explore the latest technological advancements in various modalities such as X-ray, MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, and nuclear … Continue reading ” 2024 Imaging Conferences You Don’t Want To Miss”

Radiology and imaging news of 2023

As we bid adieu to the final moments of 2023, it’s a great time to reflect on advancements and studies that have redefined the world of imaging this year. In this article, we’ll delve into the hottest news and breakthroughs in imaging, highlighting the remarkable strides that have made the headlines. Study Suggest that Cancer … Continue reading “Top Imaging News of 2023”

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ChatGPT has quickly moved beyond its niche beginnings and become an integral part of everyday life. Its reach extends well past casual conversation, now penetrating various industries, notably the intricate world of radiology. As we close out 2023, we take a look at some headlines that show how far ChatGPT has advanced in the realm … Continue reading “A Look at 2023 and ChatGPT In Radiology”

radiology for hospitals

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the prominence and necessity of teleradiology have surged to the forefront. With advancements in technology and the growing demand for efficient, timely, and accurate diagnostic services, especially in light of staffing shortages, teleradiology has emerged as a pivotal solution. Teleradiology not only addresses the increasing demand for imaging interpretations … Continue reading “How Does Teleradiology Actually Work?”

radiology conference

The RSNA annual meeting draws tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in medical imaging, offering a comprehensive platform for unveiling groundbreaking innovations and fostering discussions among industry leaders. This year’s conference just ended, so if you didn’t get to join, we’ll be highlighting some interesting takeaways from this amazing event. New Technology Royal Philips introduces … Continue reading “What You Missed at RSNA 2023”

Every year, hospitals experience an influx of patients during winter due to respiratory illnesses, falls, and accidents. However, with the ongoing pandemic, the winter season brings extra challenges for the medical staff. Preparing ahead is crucial to ensure that hospitals can cope with the surge in the winter season. What to Expect The winter season … Continue reading “Winter Influx of Patients: What Hospitals Can Expect This Year”

radiology conference

The RSNA Annual Meeting stands as a pivotal event in the realm of radiology, serving as a dynamic nexus where cutting-edge advancements, emerging trends, and transformative innovations converge. This annual gathering not only showcases the latest breakthroughs in medical imaging but also fosters a collaborative environment where radiology professionals from various subspecialties can engage with … Continue reading “RSNA 2023 Annual Meeting Highlights and Special Exhibits”

augmented reality news

Medical imaging is crucial in diagnosing and treating various medical conditions. These technologies have transformed the medical field from X-rays to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scans. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital data, such as images or sounds, onto real-world objects or locations. In the medical field, AR … Continue reading “The Future of Medical Imaging: Latest Augmented Reality Advancements”

chat gpt in radiology

The emergence of ChatGPT in the medical field, particularly in radiology, has generated a mix of excitement and concern about its role. But is it accurate enough to put into use? Can we trust artificial intelligence (AI) with the health of our patients? How Could ChatGPT be Used? An article in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging … Continue reading “ChatGPT in Radiology: Is it a Pro or Con?”

strikes

Around 75,000 healthcare workers, including radiology professionals, were on strike at Kaiser Permanente across five states and Washington, D.C. This strike is considered one of the largest in U.S. healthcare history. Unions had been negotiating since April and overwhelmingly voted to authorize the strike if no resolution was reached by September 30. The strike affected … Continue reading “Healthcare Strikes Can Burden Hospitals this Fall”

breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when individuals and organizations around the world unite to raise awareness about one of the most prevalent and potentially life-threatening diseases affecting women and, in some cases, men. Throughout this month, campaigns, events, and educational initiatives aim to promote early detection, support those impacted by breast cancer, … Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off Now: The Latest in Breast Cancer Studies”

In the bustling environment of a modern hospital, where urgency is the norm and every moment counts, the radiology department serves as a critical hub of diagnostic decision-making. Radiologists, entrusted with the vital task of interpreting medical images, navigate a constant stream of interruptions that disrupt their focused analysis. These interruptions, though often necessary for … Continue reading “Are Interruptions Impacting Radiologists’ Work?”

imaging interpretation

The role of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) in healthcare, including radiology, is growing due to physician shortages. A study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology examines the increasing trend of NPPs taking on imaging interpretation responsibilities. The study analyzed data from over 3 million imaging claims between 2016 and 2020 and found that 3% were … Continue reading “Non-Physician Providers Increasingly Used in Imaging Interpretations”

diagnostic imaging

A recent qualitative study aimed to investigate the factors influencing general practitioners’ (GPs) decisions to fulfill patient requests for imaging studies during clinical consultations. Ten GPs from private medical centers in Northwest Sydney were interviewed, and their perspectives were analyzed through content analysis. On the other side of the spectrum, we explore an American study … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Studies: Are Doctors Fulfilling too Many Imaging Requests?”

The healthcare market is experiencing a shift towards outpatient care, driven by reimbursement changes, pandemic effects, and patient preferences, particularly prominent in the U.S. Providers are diversifying into sub-specializations like neurology and oncology, raising the demand for advanced imaging like MRI and CT. This trend has led to increased utilization of outpatient imaging and teleradiology … Continue reading “Growth in Demand for Imaging Procedures Will Increase Need for Teleradiology”

mammogram technology

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has made remarkable strides in revolutionizing the landscape of the medical field, offering unprecedented opportunities for enhanced patient care, diagnosis, and treatment. From accelerating the analysis of medical imagery to predicting disease outcomes with unparalleled accuracy, AI-powered technologies have swiftly established themselves as indispensable tools for healthcare professionals. Beyond … Continue reading “Mammography: Is AI Better than Humans?”

fda warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers on July 17 about avoiding the use of ultrasound devices from a Texas-based manufacturer and distributor called RoyalVibe Health. The company sells direct-to-consumer ultrasound scanners, marketing them to be used for various medical purposes, including diagnosing and treating serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart … Continue reading “FDA Cautions Consumers Against Use of RoyalVibe Ultrasound Devices”

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Burnout in the medical setting refers to a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion experienced by healthcare professionals. It arises from chronic and excessive stress caused by demanding work environments, long hours, high patient loads, and the emotional toll of dealing with patient suffering. Symptoms of burnout include feelings of cynicism, detachment from work, … Continue reading “Healthcare Burnout: Update for 2023”

radiology peer review

A teleradiology company is a healthcare organization that provides remote radiology services using telecommunication technology. It connects radiologists with healthcare facilities, allowing them to interpret and analyze medical images remotely, regardless of geographical locations. These companies facilitate the transmission of medical images and reports, enabling timely diagnoses, expert consultations, and improved access to radiology services. … Continue reading “How Does Working With a Teleradiology Company Enhance Diagnostic Accuracy?”

artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the medical industry, transforming the way healthcare is delivered, diagnosed, and managed. With its ability to analyze vast amounts of data quickly and accurately, AI is reshaping various aspects of healthcare. From aiding in disease diagnosis to personalized treatment recommendations, AI is enhancing the precision and efficiency of medical practices. … Continue reading “How is Teleradiology and AI Impacting the Medical Industry Today?”

reporting for radiology

A healthcare facility – hospital, private practice, imaging center – may choose to utilize the services of a teleradiology company to enhance their radiology capabilities and streamline their diagnostic imaging processes. Teleradiology services offers numerous advantages, such as increased access to specialized radiologists, expedited turnaround times, reduced waiting time for patients, and improved patient care. … Continue reading “Teleradiology FAQ: How Are Teleradiology Reports Delivered?”

increase in patients during summer at ER

Emergency rooms (ERs) play a critical and indispensable role in the healthcare system, serving as the front line of medical care for individuals experiencing urgent and life-threatening situations. These bustling hubs of medical expertise and resources are designed to provide immediate and comprehensive care to patients who require immediate attention, regardless of their condition or … Continue reading “Why ERs Can See an Influx of Patients this Summer”

role of pediatric radiologist

In 2011, a large study examined the use of x-rays and other radiation imaging on children—they estimated that the average child would get more than seven radiation scans by the age of 18. No doubt, then, that the role of a pediatric radiologist is important in accurately diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions in children. … Continue reading “The Role of a Pediatric Radiologist”

hospital closures

It’s a staggering statistic. Healthcare company bankruptcies were up 84% in 2022 as compared to 2021. Things are getting so severe that in California, there are legislative proposals for offering emergency loans for hospitals facing closure or that are trying to reopen. Why is this happening? COVID’s Impact The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant … Continue reading “How Has COVID Affected Hospitals Financially?”

preliminary reading

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a medical imaging technology that has become increasingly important in modern healthcare. PACS is a digital platform that allows medical images, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, to be stored, viewed, and shared electronically between healthcare professionals. This technology has revolutionized the way medical images are managed … Continue reading “What is the Function of PACS in Hospitals and How are They Improving?”

2023 healthcare expos

As a healthcare professional, events like conferences serve as opportunities to learn and grow professionally while expanding our network. If you want to achieve new insights and techniques in imaging and healthcare, 2023 Imaging and Healthcare Conferences are among the best opportunities. Here are the top conferences in the United States. RSNA (Radiological Society of … Continue reading “The Top 2023 Imaging and Healthcare Conferences In the United States”

diagnostic imaging

Medical science makes incredible strides every year, finding new ways to heal the sick and injured. One of the most exciting of these new frontiers is ultrasound technology. With its ability to safely and painlessly penetrate the human body, scientists and doctors are discovering new possibilities in diagnosing and treating conditions that previously required more … Continue reading “New Studies in Ultrasound – An Exciting Frontier in Medical Research”

Being told that you need diagnostic imaging can be scary. Healthcare professionals deal with diagnostic imaging every day, so they may become immune to the concerns of patients. Still, amidst patients’ fear of diagnostic imaging, healthcare professionals can set their minds at ease. The main thing to remember is to simply treat your patients like … Continue reading “Practice Management: How to Soothe Patient Concerns over Diagnostic Imaging”

women in medicine

March is a month set aside to celebrate women. During this month, Women’s History month, people are encouraged to learn about and celebrate the strong women in their lives and throughout history. But women’s history is wide reaching and all encompassing. There are thousands of women in hundreds of different industries that have made lasting … Continue reading “Women in Imaging: Historical and Contemporary Figures Advancing Medicine”

building social media

Social media is an ever-changing landscape, but it remains one of the best ways for healthcare facilities to reach and engage with current and potential patients. If you’re a healthcare facility looking to get started on social media, here are a few tips to help. Listen First, Talk Later Before creating content or engaging with … Continue reading “Social Media Tips to Help Healthcare Facilities Connect with Patients”

covid imaging tests

So many aspects of our lives have changed since the outbreak of COVID19; shopping, working, education, entertainment, and our everyday lives look pretty different, even from a few years ago. The pandemic has also impacted our health and the way we approach medicine. Advancements in technology are moving quickly in medicine. Telehealth and remote medical … Continue reading “How Covid Impacted Vital Health Screenings”

ct scanning

Medical imaging is a powerful tool for diagnosing and treating medical conditions; however, it can also expose patients to excess radiation levels. Fortunately, recent technological advancements have resulted in the development of new ways to reduce radiation exposure during imaging. Here are a few ways these advancements are helping patients receive the care they need … Continue reading “Reduced Radiation Exposure in Imaging”

3d printer

3D printing is an incredible technological tool both in and out of the medical world. Fortunately, this revolutionary technology has opened up an entirely new realm of possibilities for medical professionals to better their patient’s care.  Why Is 3D Printing Important To Medical Professionals? 3D printing has enabled doctors to create models of patients’ organs, … Continue reading “The Role of 3D Printing in Radiology”

5g and imaging

If you’ve been to the doctor’s office, hospital, or any healthcare building recently, you might have noticed an upgrade in technology. Instead of a sign-in sheet, you may have been handed a fingerprint scanner. In lieu of a paper and pen, a nurse may have an iPad or desktop computer to take your medical history. … Continue reading “The Future of Radiology with 5G”

imaging trends in new year

There is no doubt that radiology and imaging will have a few challenges in 2023. With Medicare pay reductions, hospital closures, worker burnout, and a shortage of radiologists, the industry must be creative to continue to provide exceptional patient care. The industry leaders remain optimistic about their services. There have been more technological advancements, and … Continue reading “Top Trends for Radiology and Imaging in 2023”

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Artificial intelligence is a young field of study that has been growing exponentially as experts try to identify ways to integrate the help of machines to solve human problems. Computer systems have great potential to become facilitators in helping detect cancers and other medical conditions. It is clear that in order to advance our capabilities … Continue reading “Vesta Teleradiology Partners with MIT for AI Research”

imaging for colorectal cancer

In the past, colorectal cancer was familiar as a disease to affect the older generation. However, advancements in treating and detecting colorectal cancer have shown the risk is prevalent in those younger, too. Now more than ever, screening tests are important so treatment can start sooner for better outcomes.   What Is Colorectal Cancer? The Centers … Continue reading “Advancements in Imaging: Colorectal Cancer”

what is a smart hospital?

Today’s smart hospital is not just a paperless organization with digitized charting. Although being digitized is an excellent start to a smart hospital, the process is much more advanced. The goal of a smart hospital is better patient care while streamlining operational efficiency and costs. Three essential layers need to be addressed by a hospital … Continue reading “What is a Smart Hospital?”

radiology for hospitals

The many benefits of teleradiology have become increasingly important to urban and rural hospitals. Not only has the service greatly improved patient care, but it has also been a tremendous cost-saving for hospitals. Teleradiology transmits X-rays and other diagnostic images from one location to another. The transmission allows medical information to be interpreted or consulted … Continue reading “The Benefits of Teleradiology for Hospitals”

medical technology

The COVID-19 pandemic may seem never ending. While the exposure and infection numbers may be shrinking, the long-lasting effects of this illness are revealing themselves. One of the biggest and most concerning shortages is the labor shortage. Of course, labor shortage can be vague. What industries are seeing these shortages, and how do those shortages … Continue reading “How is Technology Helping with the Healthcare Labor Shortage?”

imaging tests
The best way to detect breast cancer in its early stages is by mammograms–merely an X-ray of the breast. There is no financial strain because health insurance plans are required to cover the costs of mammograms every one or two years. When you reach your forties, you should begin conversing with your medical providers about … Continue reading "What to Expect During a Breast Cancer Screening at an Imaging Center"
campaigns to increase mammogram awareness
Just before October 2022–Breast Cancer Awareness Month–Katie Couric publicly revealed that her mammogram a few months earlier had alerted her doctors that she needed further medical tests, and this testing led to her diagnosis of breast cancer. Fortunately, she and her doctors had caught her cancer early on and had time to act on the … Continue reading "Creative Mammogram Awareness Campaigns  "
shortage of radiologists
Association of American Medical Colleges states that radiologist burnout and the demographics of the workforce have been critical for years. For example, 82% of the 20,950 currently active radiologists are over 45 and over, while 53%  are 55 or over. According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, radiologists ranked fifth out of 23 specialties that … Continue reading "Why is There a Radiologist Shortage and What Can Be Done?"
encourage patient screenings
It’s a topic not many people enjoy talking about, or even thinking about. Cancer, of any kind, is complicated, and ovarian cancer is, arguably, one of the most complicated and aggressive cancers there is. About 20% of women receive an early diagnosis, and of those detected early, 94% live longer than 5 years after their … Continue reading "Ovarian Cancer: Encouraging Patients to Get Screened"
teleradiologist
A radiology report interprets images into words. The requesting physician who requests the radiology reports recommends treatment to their patient based on the findings a radiologist provides in these reports. A patient’s understanding of preliminary or final radiology interpretations is critical in treatment decisions. An on-call radiology resident or technician may be issuing the preliminary … Continue reading "Differences Between Preliminary and Final Radiology Interpretations  "
advancements in nuclear medicine
The medical community is always looking for new and better ways to serve patients and save lives. Science, medicine, and technology often intersect to break barriers and create innovative new treatments – and nowhere is that truer than in the field of nuclear medicine. What is Nuclear Medicine? The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and … Continue reading "Recent Advancements in Nuclear Medicine"
dexa scans
Bone density is the ratio of skeletal weight (mass) to the volume or area of the bones. The heavier the bones, the stronger they will be. It affects physical activity levels, menopause, nerve signals, and more. A bone mineral density (BMD) scan compares your bone mass to an established norm and produces a score unique … Continue reading "Bone Health with BMD and DEXA Scans"
radiology for outpatient
Most of the healthcare provided by physicians involves some method of imaging. In the past, technicians have performed diagnostic services in the imaging departments of hospitals. Today, imaging services are brought to the patient with the help of mobile imaging.   Since there is such a high demand for x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, CT scans, and … Continue reading "Benefits of Mobile Imaging for Outpatient Healthcare"
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Pediatric radiology covers a wide range of uses. From broken bones to dental exams to chronic conditions, it’s arguably one of the most important advancements in medical history. Even more impressive, the improvement hasn't stopped there. Pediatric radiology has made multiple advancements over time, many of them in the past few years, including lower exposure … Continue reading "Pediatric Radiology Trends"
artificial intelligence in imaging
The fields of science and medicine are always progressing. This progression intends to help both patients and providers. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming common as a way to diagnose patients. It provides a more efficient way to collect and store information. The software can even analyze imaging to a high level of accuracy. This … Continue reading "How AI is Making an Impact on Radiology and Imaging"
telehealth
The pandemic changed many ways we function in today’s society, but the most significant changes came in the healthcare industry. Many of our doctor visits and consults were via the internet on one of many telehealth websites developed during the pandemic time frame. The telehealth websites allowed physicians and other medical professionals to manage their … Continue reading "The State of Telehealth Today"
diagnostic imaging center
It’s safe to say that every medical professional wants the best care and treatment for their patients. From the time a patient steps foot into a medical facility to the time he or she leaves, accuracy and timeliness are key factors in their treatment plans. But what if those two things weren’t available right away? … Continue reading "How Diagnostic Imaging Centers Can Benefit from Teleradiology"
men's health
Studies show that men are more likely to develop an illness than women. They also die an average of 5 years sooner than women. Despite this, women go to the doctor twice as much as men. June is Men’s Health Month, and as such, it’s important to highlight the struggles that men go through in … Continue reading "Encouraging Your Male Patients To Get Screened"
hospital supply chain
The healthcare industry continues to experience supply chain challenges brought to the surface during the recent global pandemic. There are still medical supplies, equipment, devices, and labor shortages. The shortages of supplies have had a domino effect on the stability of the healthcare system. The consequences of hospital supply problems have caused shortages in personnel, … Continue reading "Hospital Supply Chain Challenges"
mammogram technology
Mammography is one of the necessary tests physicians use to detect the early stages of breast cancer and other breast diseases. Fortunately, mammogram technology has advanced rapidly within the last few years and has positively impacted women's health and wellness. Radiological mammography has been in use through most of the 1900s, but the FDA didn’t … Continue reading "Advancements in Mammography"
safety of xrays
Over 125 years ago, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen made a monumental discovery that changed medical practices forever. He was the first man to see the results of using radiological rays as a non-invasive way to investigate inside a human being’s body. With the help of Röntgen’s discovery of what is today commonly known as X-rays, medical … Continue reading "Are X-Rays Safe?"
what is arthritis?
In the United States, arthritis is the leading cause of disability. Older adults are living longer, but as a result, chronic conditions like arthritis are increasing. Arthritis symptoms vary from person to person. Testing and treatments performed by a medical professional will depend on the type of arthritis and the intensity of pain. Osteoarthritis usually … Continue reading "Promoting Arthritis Awareness"
radiology breakthroughs
Since the 19th century, radiology and imaging have been making breakthroughs in clinical practice, allowing for safer and more effective treatment for millions of patients. Recent breakthroughs have made the field of radiology more dependable, cost-effective, and practical. In the healthcare realm, radiology has become the standard for modern equipment used for preventive care, surgical … Continue reading "Recent Breakthroughs in Radiology and Imaging"
why should you hire a teleradiologist?
Teleradiology is an industry on the rise. Reports from Emergen Research project that the industry's market size will reach $40 billion globally by 2028. But why are so many medical clinics adopting teleradiology? It's because this type of imaging offers many significant benefits. Today, let's discuss just a few ways that teleradiology can benefit your … Continue reading "Why Hire a Teleradiology Company? The Benefits of Teleradiology"
healthcare staffing
If you work in healthcare, there's a good chance you're currently hiring. The industry has been struggling with a labor shortage for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic caused the number of job openings to climb even more.   Across the country, hospitals and healthcare clinics are desperate for employees, and they are recruiting as hard … Continue reading "Are you Hiring Healthcare Staff The Right Way?"
covid treatments
The Covid-19 pandemic has partially crippled the world as we once knew it. Everyone has experienced taking precautions, isolating, vaccinations, and boosters for over two years. Are we making progress? The contagious virus SARS-CoV-2, also named Covid-19, has been responsible for over 970,000 deaths in the United States alone. New variants have emerged from the … Continue reading "Recent Developments in Covid-19"
ambulance radiology
When an emergency happens, riding in an ambulance may be necessary. Life may be at stake, and the ambulance must get the patient to the hospital as quickly as possible to receive care. Many people understand the ambulance ride is a transitional time, and the medical care begins once the patient arrives at the hospital. … Continue reading "Trends in Ambulatory Care"
patient safety
The foundation of health care lies with a diagnosis. Sometimes, medical professionals have barriers to providing an accurate diagnosis because they do not have the lab space or time. This is where medical imaging centers offer invaluable assistance. What are Imaging Centers? Imaging centers are medical facilities run by board-certified and trained radiologists, emphasizing diagnostic … Continue reading "Patient Safety Awareness Week: What Can Imaging Centers Do?"
outsource radiology for hospital
Urgent care facility service use has increased substantially in recent years. Urgent care services' popularity has provided conveniences and cost reductions of medical care needs. When a patient enters an urgent care facility, the treating provider determines if radiology services will aid in the diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. A medical assistant or … Continue reading "Benefits of Teleradiology Services for Urgent Care Facilities"
overcoming fatigue
Healthcare workers on the brink of burnout often feel overwhelmed and out of control. It is difficult for them to describe the exhaustion and fatigue they experience–even at the beginning of a work shift. These feelings intensify as the relentless weeks continue.  A worker’s burnout symptoms can surface in many ways. It can be recognized … Continue reading "Professional Healthcare Workers: Overcoming Burnout"
heart xray
In 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen accidentally discovered X-rays. Since then, imaging technology has drastically advanced in all areas of healthcare, including cardiac imaging. Medical professionals in the 1960s were using ultrasound imaging, and technicians developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography in the 1970s. With these tools, the advancement of cardiac imaging escalated, creating real-time … Continue reading "Innovations in Cardiac Imaging"
Cancer Patients
Having cancer is terrifying. No matter how brave a person can seem on the outside, inside they are scared. When an oncology patient goes to see their doctor, they are vulnerable and have deep expectations.  Ultimately, patients expect their doctor(s) to help them. This pertains to emotional support, health and medical concerns, legal rights, and … Continue reading "What Cancer Patients Expect From Doctors"
hospital radiology
Practically every healthcare delivery system has had staffing challenges. The financial impact has seriously stressed resources, staff safety, and the quality of patient care. Survey data shows a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2033 and the need for an additional 200,000 nurses per year to replace the retiring nursing staff alone. These numbers … Continue reading "Busy Hospital Staffing Challenges and Solutions"
tech and patient care
Tech in Hospitals Today Physicians in private practice continually seek new ways to improve their patient’s care. Technology has provided an efficient and cost-effective way to maximize the delivery of health care services. Medical communication between primary care, specialists, laboratory analysts, and hospitals has been improved and expedited through the efficiency of mobile technology and … Continue reading "Improving Patient Care with Innovative Technology"
patient comfort imaging
The role of the radiologist has changed over recent years. The health care world once thought of these professionals as sitting in a dark room interpreting imaging data and writing reports. Today, diagnostic imaging is used by physicians more, and the radiologist’s role has become more centrally involved with patient care. There are opportunities to … Continue reading "Patient Comfort During Diagnostic Imaging"
regional community hospitals
Rural hospitals are the cornerstones of many rural communities. Not only are these facilities access points of care, but they are also significant financial support to rural areas by being primary employers. These facilities are essential to the rural communities and make them vulnerable to financial difficulties. There are limited resources to comply with the … Continue reading "Solution and Ideas for Rural Hospital Challenges"
3d printing diagnostic imaging
Medical Imaging is one of the most visionary and engaging fields in the healthcare industry. As technology grows and develops in this burgeoning field, now is an exciting time to be a part of it. We’ve compiled a few of the latest and most exciting innovations that have the potential to enhance medical imaging and … Continue reading "Medical Imaging Tech and Trends to Look Forward to in 2022"
Radiology history
Pillars in Radiology History, Past, and Present Radiology is a phenomenal tool. Medical teams depend on it to guide diagnosis and treatments. As a product of the early twentieth century, it is hard to imagine how medicine functioned without it. Today, our world is a much better place thanks to the people who discovered and … Continue reading "Pillars in Radiology History, Past, and Present"
women's cancer screening
Thanking Radiology Technicians Earlier this month, the nation observed National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) but we believe this celebration really should be all year round. Radiology technicians are wonderful. They are also smart to have chosen their profession. In addition to having one of the most diverse and interesting jobs, the median annual wage for … Continue reading "Totally Rad: Thanking Those in Radiology"
xray lungs
They’re the words no one ever wants to hear: “You’ve got cancer.” Luckily, these days our healthcare system has many available tools to help fight off “the big C,” but those words still hold the power to make someone’s life flash before their eyes, bringing the things that matter most into sharp relief. November is … Continue reading "Lung Cancer Awareness Month"
quality radiology
This week, your mind might be on the upcoming Halloween holiday and fall festivities that come around this time of year. But did you know that October 17-23 is actually Healthcare Quality Week?  This week of observance is “a dedicated time to celebrate the profession and raise awareness of the positive impact healthcare quality professionals … Continue reading "Healthcare Quality Week: Thank you Radiology and Imaging"
mammograms
Without a doubt, it is far better to catch any disease in its earliest stages. Screening allows for early detection and more effective treatment. Below are the top five screenings every woman should have to detect and prevent diseases. Mammogram- 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. For … Continue reading "Top 5 Essential Health Screenings For Women"
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Ultrasounds—to many not in the medical field, the image of a woman getting her pregnant belly examined is often something that comes to mind first. However, as medical industry professionals, we understand that ultrasounds go way beyond that. It’s really amazing to actually look at the history and advancement of such an important diagnostic tool … Continue reading "Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month: Advancements Through the Ages"
radiology advancements
Over recent years, radiology has seen many advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). Since medical imaging produces 90% of all healthcare data, radiologists have experienced a heavy workload for years. The COVID pandemic increased the backlog of radiologists, due to shutdowns and COVID regulations.  Many have turned to AI as a solution to this problem, citing … Continue reading "AI Advancements to Watch for in Radiology"
health facilities and covid
As we head into the last quarter of the year, it’s good to review safety procedures and protocols especially as they relate to COVID-19 and emerging variants. Are you operating a nursing home, women’s wellness center, community clinic, outpatient imaging center? Let’s take care to make sure our workers and patients are safe and feel … Continue reading "Covid: Maintaining Safety in the Workplace"
prostate exam
Prostate cancer kills 34,130 men each year. With screening, this number can be dramatically decreased. Early detection allows for more treatment options and increased efficacy of treatment. However, many men are reluctant to get screened. So, the question healthcare providers (and organizations that service them like diagnostic imaging centers, mobile imaging, wellness centers, radiology centers, … Continue reading "Prostate Cancer Awareness: Encouraging Patients to Get Screened"
teleradiology services
Teleradiology Benefits Teleradiology--what an innovative solution for healthcare providers and patients alike! You can simply think of teleradiology like having a radiologist on-call 24/7 for reading and interpreting all types of scans: MRIs, X-rays, CTs, DEXA, PET, DR, mammograms and other images. What’s more, is that teleradiology enhances the level of patient care and support, … Continue reading "Benefits of Teleradiology"
failure to read
Every single day, healthcare facilities across America perform countless diagnostic procedures. These include x-rays, mammograms, CAT scans, and more, but they all have a common goal: to help healthcare workers gain a better understanding of their patients’ conditions. Imaging reading errors   Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. While many hospitals and doctor’s offices are … Continue reading "Failure to Properly Read Xrays, Mammograms, CAT Scans, and Other Diagnostic Tools: The Dangers"
burnout radiologist
Working in healthcare is certainly not for the faint of heart. The doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals in our hospitals today are constantly facing high-pressure, high-stakes situations — and their work undoubtedly takes a toll on their mental health. How can mental health issues impact the healthcare workers in your office? What can … Continue reading "The Importance of Mental Health for Healthcare Workers"
teleradiology service for women's clinic
The fitness and wellness industry has become one of the biggest markets in the world. If you are the owner of a women’s health or wellness center, there is great potential for growth in this $3.4 trillion industry. This competitive industry is constantly creating new approaches to attract patients. If you are searching for new … Continue reading "5 Tips for Women’s Wellness Healthcare Facilities"
teleradiology for nursing home
As radiography technology has evolved, so has the experience of the typical resident in a nursing home or assisted living facility. X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds are commonly needed to help diagnose residents of these communities with an appropriate treatment plan. The availability of mobile imaging improves patient care and quality of life in a … Continue reading "How Does Mobile Imaging Help Improve Patient Care at an Assisted Living Facility?"
bone cancer
July is Bone Cancer and Sarcoma Awareness Month. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, in 2021, around 13,000 Americans will be diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma, while 3,600 will be diagnosed with bone cancer. Luckily, the 5-year survival rate of both types of cancer is fairly high (65 for soft tissue and 66.8 … Continue reading "Sarcoma & Bone Cancer Awareness Month: Newest Technology in Imaging"
Vesta Teleradiology Acquires Momentum Healthcare Staffing The acquisition of Momentum Healthcare Staffing offers a new opportunity for growth as it prepares to offer both onsite and remote care physician services. LAKE MARY, FL, January 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vesta Teleradiology is pleased to announce its acquisition of Momentum Healthcare Staffing. Through this acquisition, Vesta Teleradiology … Continue reading "Vesta Teleradiology Acquires Momentum Healthcare Staffing"
Vesta Teleradiology Named A Top 20 Innovator in Telemedicine by Technology Innovators Honor includes Vesta Teleradiology article highlighting telemedicine as the new frontier of healthcare. Technology Innovators, a knowledge-sharing platform frequently highlighting the best of the best in various industries, has named Vesta Teleradiology, already a Top 10 Telemedicine Service Company in the United States, … Continue reading "Vesta Teleradiology Named A Top 20 Innovator in Telemedicine by Technology Innovators Honor"
Vesta Teleradiology Press Release
Vesta Teleradiology to Remain Open and Waive Setup Costs to Serve Clinics Highlighting Benefits of Telemedicine Practices. Vesta through its Teleradiology and Telemedicine departments is working with partners 24×7 to help them handle issues during the COVID-19 crisis. Vesta Teleradiology has announced today that, despite the recent events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), operations … Continue reading "Press Release COVID19"
tele radiologists
Lake Mary, FL, March 17th 2020. Vesta Teleradiology to Remain Open and Waive Setup Costs to Serve Clinics, Highlighting Benefits of Telemedicine Practices. Vesta through its Teleradiology and Telemedicine departments is working with partners 24×7 to help them handle issues during the COVID-19 crisis. Vesta Teleradiology has announced today that, despite the recent events related … Continue reading "Press Release COVID19"
healthcare review 2019
2019 Healthcare in Review Health care continued as the hot-button topic for the American public and its policymakers in 2019. Congress had significant legislative activity around surprise bills and drug costs; we saw an appeals court decision on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate; nearly all Democratic presidential primary candidates discussed reform and, while … Continue reading "2019 Healthcare in Review"
rsna
The top radiological minds meet every year at RSNA. Will you be one of them next month? If you plan to join Vesta Teleradiology and other key radiology thought leaders pioneering the field, take note of these attendee tips below to make the most of your trip! Secure your bed! Chicago is a big city, … Continue reading "6 Tips to Make the Most of Your RSNA Trip!"

A device recently approved by the U.S. FDA made extremely precise images of a postmortem sample

Vesta Recognized as top 10 Telemedicine Company in the US
https://telemedicine.healthcaretechoutlook.com/vendor/vesta-teleradiology-modernizing-the-diagnostic-landscape-cid-912-mid-83.html Ten years ago, who would have thought that the future of medical care would include smartphones, virtual clinics, and doctor visits more than taking medicines? Not many people, for sure. But today, healthcare sector has drastically transformed the way medical care is being provided to patients by adopting various types of telemedicine techniques. Be … Continue reading "Vesta Recognized as top 10 Telemedicine Company in the US"
Vesta Radiology
Vesta Teleradiology, is pleased to announce the industry’s first ‘Three Year Rate Guarantee.’ Imaging facilities are facing tremendous financial pressure with falling reimbursements, stricter billing requirements and consumerism of healthcare. In this environment of reduced profit margins, Vesta is announcing the industry’s first, ‘Three Year Rate Guarantee’ to all current and new clients. Vesta's Guarantee … Continue reading "Vesta Teleradiology Announces Industry’s First Rate Guarantee"
radiology news and blog
Vesta Teleradiology has announced the launch of a new blog covering trending topics of interest in radiology such as ICD-10, Meaningful Use, Ultrasound scans in Primary Care settings, Interoperability, Affordable Care Act, and the latest developments in the radiology industry. The blog, vestarad.com/mediablog/blog has posts and articles from radiologists and other staff members of Vesta … Continue reading "Vesta Teleradiology Launches New Blog for Radiologists and Healthcare Providers"

Vesta Teleradiology released an informative White Paper, which examines the important industry drivers of 2015 and forecasts for 2016 in the interface of radiology and the current healthcare landscape. The White Paper located at http://vestarad.com/mediablog/blog/examines the impact of ACA constructs such as meaningful use and the patient-centered medical home on the workflow of the radiology … Continue reading “Vesta Teleradiology released an informative White Paper, in review 2015 & look forawrd to 2016”

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The United States spends 2.7 trillion dollars annually on healthcare, more than any other country. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA) when it was signed into law in 2010…

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ICD-10 coding system has been the talk of the town for quite a while. The latest deadline for its hospitals and practices to upgrade from ICD-9 to ICD-10…