NSA-created cyber tool spawns global attacks — and victims include Russia

Antonio González Canda PACS, Radiology, RIS, Seguridad 0 Comments

The unique malware causing the attacks — which been spotted in tens of thousands of incidents in 99 countries, according to the cyber firm Avast — have forced some hospitals to stop admitting new patients with serious medical conditions and driven other companies to shut down their networks, leaving valuable files unavailable. The source of the worldwide digital assault seems …

The Invisible War on the Brain.

Antonio González Canda Radiology, Resonancia Magnética 0 Comments

INSIDE THE PROTECTIVE BUNKER I waited with the explosives team, fingers wedged firmly in my ears. Outside, shot number 52, trailing a 20-foot length of yellow-and-green-striped detonating cord, was securely taped to the wall of a one-room plywood building with a steel fire door. There was a countdown from five, a low “pow,” and a dull thump in the center of …

Why open source, medical imaging software matters?

Antonio González Canda dcm4che, Horos, Open Source, OsiriX, PACS, Radiology 0 Comments

Most radiologists have at least heard of a radiology viewing software product called OsiriX.  While they may not know a whole lot about the product, it is the most popular medical image viewing software in the world. OsiriX was produced in Switzerland by several radiologists who had the foresight to distribute it via an open source LGPL license.  And now …

The Benefits of Electronic Image Sharing for Radiologic Technologists.

Antonio González Canda Image Sharing, PACS, Radiology 0 Comments

So how has this process improved and how are radiologic technologists taking advantage of electronic image sharing? Let’s start by explaining the responsibilities of a rad tech. These individuals are responsible for operating medical imaging equipment, acquiring diagnostic medical images and sending the images to the diagnosing physician. Often, they specialize in a particular subfield of medical imaging, such as …