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Siemens Healthineers Completes Acquisition of Varian

Siemens Healthineers AG has successfully completed the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems Inc. The acquisition was previously announced on August 2, 2020.

American Cancer Society Names Dr. Karen Knudsen as its Next CEO

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021.

ACR Launches National Clinical Imaging Research Registry

The six current and eight planned ANCIRR registries can collect and curate images and diverse clinical data from multiple practice settings to produce large data sets that enable researchers to address complex scientific questions and produce results applicable across various care settings, geographic locations and multiple populations.

Philips Showcases Tele-Ultrasound at AIUM Virtual Event

Royal Philips announced its participation in the upcoming Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting (AIUM) virtual event, April 11-14, hosted by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

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Algorithms and Biorhythms

Algorithms and Biorhythms

The most used form of comprehensive systematic analysis among Joint Commission-accredited organizations is root cause analysis, a process for identifying variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence.

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Seeing Color and Diversity with Imaging AI

Seeing Color and Diversity with Imaging AI

Considering the growing role that AI plays in organizations’ business processes, in the development of products and in the products themselves, the lack of diversity in AI and the invisibility of people of color will grow into a cascade of crises.

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Fog and Health Care at Home

Fog and Health Care at Home

Accepting change in health care is not easy. To understand the health care of tomorrow we must teach our doctors and nurses to trust the information they are using to make decisions.

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Auscultation and Remote AI

Auscultation and Remote AI

An AI-powered stethoscope at one’s home could give a peace of mind to parents. In the long run it could also save time for doctors and money for hospitals.

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Giving AI a Home

Giving AI a Home

By Mark Watts As I gazed down on the blueprints for the new medical center the chief medical officer asked me if I wanted the signage to read Radiology or Medical Imaging? I was being given an opportunity to design a new medical center....

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Good Boss vs. Bad Boss

Lessons Learned at 2020 ECR

By Mark Watts I attended the European Society of Radiology’s virtual 2020 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). It was striking to see the 100 exhibits with imaging artificial intelligence being offered. There were 113 posters listed...

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Good Boss vs. Bad Boss

Black Box vs. Usefulness

By Mark Watts My wife calls me in a panic, “the mechanic said our car could have blown up!” It was the five-year checkup for our Honda hybrid. It gets 45 miles to the gallon, gets me from point A to point B and starts every time I push...

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Changing for Good! Part 2

Changing for Good! Part 2

By Mark Watts EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Click here for Part 1. As health care imaging leaders strive to guide their organizations through complex and uncertain times, they face increasing workloads, conflicts...

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