Beyond the hype: How practical AI is enhancing radiology

Moving past the initial media hype, practitioners are beginning to demonstrate how AI applications can enhance the ability of radiologists to support better patient outcomes. It’s a fact of life in our digital age that emerging technologies are often accompanied by overinflated expectations about their potential to transform the world. Consider drones. Early supporters predicted…

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Shedding light on the “Dark Side” of radiology

  Some radiologists perceive vRad as dwelling on the “Dark Side” of our profession. In the past, I may have counted myself among those skeptics. Today I see the light and am happy to share a place among the converts.   We’re not so different  I’m not certain how vRad may have earned such a sinister reputation among traditional practitioners. My guess would be they see…

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Learn the 3 study types that may account for up to 80% of radiology claim denials

Claim denials drive up the cost of healthcare and divert resources from the primary goal of delivering quality patient care. When it comes to radiology services, the vast majority of claim denials can be attributed to insufficient documentation of medical necessity for three types of studies. Increased awareness of claims requirements among ordering clinicians, technologists…

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I wanted more family time. How vRad helped me find it.

  One in a series from people sharing their experiences as vRad teleradiologists. In this entry, Jonathon Lee, MD, explains what he discovered after stepping away from a partnership position to set sail toward a better work/life balance.   As was my primary goal when I finished med school, I achieved partnership in a successful…

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How Finding Nemo is Helping Find Better Ways to Diagnose and Treat Cardiac Disease

  Through CGI (computer-generated imagery), the folks at Pixar – creators of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc. – allow audiences to explore and experience incredible worlds of perceptible dimension, nuanced shading and subtle detail. By applying similar technology to medical imaging, cinematic rendering enables the mapping of internal organs and structures with precise…

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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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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’s Expanded Radiologist Education Platform Provides More Free Radiology CME

vRad Education

  Since 2010, vRad has provided high-quality, free continuing medical education – but I’ve always thought that there was an opportunity to share more with the radiology community. My background has allowed me to collect thousands of interesting cases, including many rare cases some radiologists may never have the chance to see in practice. This…

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month and vRad’s Impact

  May is both Stoke and Trauma awareness month.  In recognition of this, we will be publishing a series of 3 posts covering: Stroke information and our impact; Trauma information and our impact; Critical relay times and the future of stroke and trauma treatment. Each May, the American Stroke Association, the National Stroke Association and…

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