Recent Articles


The 3rd Key to Developing 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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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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MEDNAX Announces First Acquisition of On-Site Radiology Practice: Radiology Alliance, PC.

MEDNAX expanded its radiology strategy to include both on-site and teleradiology services with the acquisition of Radiology Alliance, PC and Infinity Management, LLC based in Nashville, Tenn. Founded in 2001, Radiology Alliance, PC is the largest private practice radiology group in Tennessee. Comprised of 64 physicians and 6 clinical support staff, the practice provides diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, women’s imaging, and…

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Cisco Powers vRad Live Video Diagnostics Solution Site to Eliminate Geographic Boundaries for Breast Imaging, Improve Patient Care with
Face-to-Face Collaboration

Today vRad announced that it has implemented its first breast imaging Live Video Diagnostics solution site at the Center for Women’s Imaging at Medical Center Hospital (MCH) using Cisco® technology. MCH is a 402-bed regional medical center providing advanced medical services to over 100,000 patients in Odessa, Texas, and the surrounding 17 counties. The solution…

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vRad Upgrades Radiology Patient Care Indices with Expanded Data and Artificial Intelligence

We have updated our RPC (Radiology Patient Care) Indices to now include five years of data, from 2011-2015.  In addition, we have enhanced the precision of RPC findings definitions using natural language processing (NLP) to differentiate between positive, critical, incidental, negative and/or normal findings. vRad’s RPC Indices are derived from our clinical database of imaging studies from…

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