Legalities in health care can often make the practice of radiology muddled at best—especially for facilities using Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS). In the second of a two-part series, Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite’s Chief Technology Officer, discusses whether to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) software to highlight suspicious findings, which could have important medicolegal implications. To access the recording directly, click here.
Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized radiologist who serves as Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD. He also oversees and promotes the integrity of all technical and quality-based programs as well as the research initiatives of RadSite. In addition, Dr. Siegel provides guidance for RadSite’s accreditation programs and internal quality improvement initiatives. He has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS and digital imaging and has edited six books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. Dr. Siegel has been named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.
In this webinar, you can expect to learn:
- Where are we today with clinical use of CAD?
- Legal issues of CAD with mammography.
- Reimbursement for CAD.
- Archiving CAD markings and legal concerns.
- Non-competes in the digital era.
- Dr. Siegel’s answers to attendees’ questions such as:
- What about the rights of patients to access their CAD markings?
- Can you explain more about requirements compare for mammography CAD versus 3D rendering for other modalities?
- Do you recommend documenting which version of CAD was used?
Final Thoughts on Quality Equipment at an Accredited Radiology Facility
With any screening, it is important to have the exam done on quality equipment at an accredited radiology facility. RadSite can help you evaluate your CT imaging systems and certify they are operating at the optimal level of performance, so you can provide quality care for your patients.