Andrew Dallas is all charged up to attend RSNA. The editorial advisory board member and frequent contributor has agreed to represent MD+DI on this mission, and will report throughout next week. Check back frequently to get his personal take on this improtant event. To start, here is Dallas' first blog on what he is most looking forward to at the event:
This year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting starts this Sunday and it looks to be a smash. With new technologies in imaging, patient management, and treatment, there is bound to be a feast for the eyes and mind.
As my company has had the privilege of working in this space for some time, I am particularly eager to see the latest product announcements and advancements.
3D reconstruction imaging is a fairly mature industry with some fabulous open-source tools. These allow us to easily integrate visualizations, read DICOM data and quickly deliver products. Performance of the tools is always advancing and leading product manufacturers are finding novel ways of using these technologies all the time. This may be a break-out year for companies adopting higher resolutions, doing more automated structure analysis and providing higher precision in their tools. There are a host of companies that I’m watching here including Hologic, Inc.
On top of these types of technical advancements, I’m also keenly interested in observing trends in workflow. As the treatment room can be a busy place, working to ensure systems are intuitive, efficient and reduce the likelihood of error are key to well designed products. I’ll be interested to see Medicalis’ presentations in this area. LifeImage’s sharing solution is also an interesting play.
I look forward to reporting back on those discussions, technologies and products that stole the show.
—Andrew Dallas, Full Spectrum Software
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