vRad radiologists and technologists work together to advance AI

Why radiologists are essential to AI imaging

Early hype implied that artificial intelligence would replace radiologists. Turns out the opposite is closer to the truth. Without radiologists there is zero potential for the future of AI in diagnostic imaging. Radiologists are integral to model development, testing and validation. AI is helping improve care We are beyond theory and academic papers and are…

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Cyber & Application Security: The 6th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome once again to the vRad Technology Quest series – let’s dive in. Cyber Security is a hot topic. The frequency of notable events – ranging from the compromise of large corporations to possible state-sponsored security breaches – is increasing. Security has become particularly important in health care: research suggests that patient information is now…

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Build Automation DevOps

Deploying Better Build Automation: The 5th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest Series. We’ve shared how vRad builds and deploys code (vRad Development Pipeline (#2)). This article is an in-depth look at our build automation strategy: how we build the system that builds the code. This is one of my favorite topics and I’ll be explaining some of the…

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Smarter Test Automation

Smarter Test Automation: The 4th Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  vRad’s philosophy around frequently deploying software updates relies heavily on test automation, which ensures adequate test coverage for each release. Test automation is one of the most challenging aspects of software development at vRad; and we’ve tackled it in a multi-pronged approach that is continually evolving. Test Automation: Finding ways to test software in…

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The 3rd Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: Dev Environments on a Dime

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Today in the vRad technology quest we set forth to understand Dev (or test) Environments. Let’s jump right in.   Why Dev Environments? vRad’s agility in the market is fueled by our ability to develop and test code – so naturally, all of that developing and testing needs environments to run in. We maintain…

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vRad Software Development Pipeline

The 2nd Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: The vRad Development Pipeline

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest. At vRad, we value our ability to deliver frequent, regular, and minimally interruptive releases and today I’ll provide an overview of the development pipeline we utilize to achieve those releases. What is a development pipeline?  The development pipeline is the chain of tools and processes that we…

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The 1st Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: Agile Software Development

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest. Today we’ll cover our development approach to maintaining vRad’s radiology platform. At vRad, our development team uses the Agile Methodology, with most teams adhering more or less to Scrum. If you aren’t familiar with software development, don’t fret; understanding how vRad develops software doesn’t require in-depth knowledge…

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7 Keys to Unlocking a Devops Culture: Introducing the vRad Radiology Platform

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  At vRad, we have a passion for connecting – with each other, with clients, and with patients. In technology, we strive to break down the language barrier between geek-speak and common users to share our tools and processes. Go ahead, chuckle a little. You have probably found yourself in a meeting with an engineer…

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