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Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:00

Medical imaging professionals plan to use new imaging IT tools, according to a new report[1] from peer60, Healthcare IT News[2] reports (Miliard, Healthcare IT News, 11/25). 

Report Details

For the "Trends in Medical Imaging Technology 2015" report, the Internet software and services company surveyed 554 providers representing 15% of imaging departments across the U.S., including:

  • Chiefs of radiology;
  • Executives;
  • Imaging directors;
  • IT managers; and
  • Picture archiving and communications systems administrators (peer60 report[3], November 2015).

Report Findings

When respondents were asked what technologies they plan to purchase:

  • 49% said radiation dose monitoring;
  • 28% said speech recognition;
  • 18% said image sharing;
  • 16% said vendor neutral archives;
  • 15% said PACS; and
  • 7% said enterprise imaging platforms.

Respondents also shared which new imaging IT tools they are excited about, including:

  • 26% who said cloud-based image sharing;
  • 23% who said vendor neutral archives;
  • 11% who said clinical decision support;
  • 9% who said universal viewers; and
  • 7% who said analytics (Pallardy, Becker's Health IT & CIO Review[4], 11/25). 

In the report, peer60 researchers Chris Jensen and Taylor Madsen wrote, "Medical imaging is one of those segments in health care that has been (and is still) advancing extremely fast but not always fast enough for providers." They added, "Technology advancements in PACS and now with an increasing adoption of [vendor neutral archives], much higher volumes of images can be captured, analyzed, shared and stored. Unfortunately, in some cases, this is actually increasing the workload of imaging professionals" (Healthcare IT News, 11/25). 


  1. ^ according to a new report (www.peer60.com)
  2. ^ Healthcare IT News (www.healthcareitnews.com)
  3. ^ peer60 report (www.peer60.com)
  4. ^ Becker's Health IT & CIO Review (www.beckershospitalreview.com)

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