Most Efficient and Latest Radiology Solution: Teleradiology

Teleradiology refers to the technology of transmitting digital patient images such as PET scans, ultrasounds, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and EHRs electronically. These images are then used by radiologists and other professional physicians involved in the wellbeing of the patient for diagnostic purposes. The benefit of this technology is that it can be viewed anywhere by the authorized personnel. With a proper solutions provider, the security is outstanding as well. Teleradiology is one technology that has all encompassing benefits from physicians, radiologists and patients.

The following are some benefits that this solution can offer to everyone –

Reduction in Costs – Costs are saved in multiple areas and this isn’t just in terms of maintaining a hard copy of patient’s medical history and diagnosis. First of all, radiologists can easily access images from a remote location which saves time and money. There is no travelling involved. Secondly, remote working is also made possible because of teleradiology.

Faster Diagnosis – The results of teleradiology are instant in nature because images are viewed instantly by the radiologist. There is no wastage of time and this leads to a faster diagnosis for the patient. Usually, DICOM viewers are used by hospitals and clinics for viewing these images. Because the diagnosis is faster, patient care improves manifold.

Better Consultation – It is easy for physicians and subspecialty radiologists to access the images, view them and work together to find the best solution for the patient’s woes. If a clinical radiologist wishes to obtain second opinion about a particular patient, the images can be easily transferred to a subspecialty radiologist like neuroradiologist, musculoskeletal radiologist, MRI radiologist, et al. The time saved in transferring images can be utilized in collaboration between specialists and experts.

Simple Solution for Staffing Problems – There is a shortage of radiology staff in various medical establishments. However, teleradiology is a quick fix to this problem because radiologists do not require to be on-site for offering a diagnosis. The functions can be discharged from anywhere, thereby leading to an end of staffing issues. Less staff also directly equates to less costs for the establishment.

Easy to Provide Emergency Services – Catastrophe can strike at any time, whether it is after hours for a practice, a holiday, weekend, holiday period, vacation time or anything else. With the help of teleradiology, round the clock patient care becomes a very real possibility.

Facilitates Rural Patient Care – In certain rural areas, expansion of network is not always feasible. The technology of teleradiology makes it a reality. Small hospitals in rural areas can simply send their images to subspecialists and physicians without any hassles.

Teleradiology also offers educational opportunities. In order to reap all these benefits, it is important to choose a great solutions provider like Imaging Advantage. The technology of teleradiology is still in the foetal stage and as such, only reputed and experienced solutions provider should be trusted with the job. Imaging Advantage offers various teleradiology solutions that reduce costs, offer onsite staffing, cover subspecialties, and so much more. Find more information on Imaging Advantage on their twitter page.

Amazing Breakthrough in Bionics With a Thought-Controlled Foot

The development of prosthetic limbs has gotten more advanced over the past couple decades. They used to just be a solid piece that attached to any remaining part of a limb, but there have been breakthroughs in the past several years in robotic prosthetics. There have been advancements in the materials used to make such limbs and technology like Bluetooth has been used to enable, for example, two synthetic limbs to communicate and coordinate better. The holy grail of prosthetic limb development would be to have such a limb controlled by our own thoughts just as we control our body’s natural arms, legs, hands and feet. An Icelandic company called Ossur is conducting trials of just such a breakthrough technology.

Crystal Hunt describes how it works on her facebook, here goes. It works by implanting sensors in the remaining part of the limb that the artificial portion is then attached to. The sensors interpret the brain’s signals so that when you normally think of moving your foot, the foot responds as your original foot would have. They are still testing the technology, and any new technology will have bugs to work out, and at this point, it is just a foot that is being tested. This technology should be of great interest here in America where we have soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan missing part or all of some limbs. We are getting closer to prosthetic technology that was the stuff of science fiction just a couple decades ago.

Google Fights Back Against Memory Bloat in Chrome Browser

Gone are the days of using a computer with less than a gigabyte of RAM. To get anything done in the modern world you need internet access. In order to get on the internet you need a modern browser. The only problem: modern browsers like Chrome suck your memory dry.

The team at Google is working hard to fix memory leaks and bloat in their flagship Chrome browser according to Dr. Daniel Amen. This is especially important considering the rise of mobile computing. Mobile devices tend to lack the expansive resources many desktop and laptop computers come with.

I personally find browser bloat to be extremely annoying. I’ve noticed my Chrome browser consuming more than 2 gigabytes of RAM before with just one or two tabs open. The more tabs you open, the more memory that gets sucked up. Even when you close the tabs that memory never seems to return.

Bloated memory sucking browsers can slow down a computer substantially. When your system is out of RAM it will tend to write additional memory storage to your hard drive. Accessing data on your hard drive is much slower. This can easily bring your entire system to a grinding halt.

Skout Banned Bathroom Selfies And Has A Travel Feature People Love

Skout is an app that is often described as a flirting app and one thing people may not know about the app is that it has banned bathroom selfies, well kind of. What the app has done was banned over-sharing snaps of people flexing their muscles in the mirror or snapping a photo of themselves while they are inside a tub of bubbles and things of that nature.

The PR manager for the company said that Skout was not having any of it, referring to the cliche of people posing with their shirts off and showing their abs off. When users try to show off such photos, they will likely not be approved. However, Skout said if a person is dressed, then it is fine, but shirtless selfies in the restrooms, as well as water closets and powder rooms will likely not be approved.

The app is used by millions of people worldwide, and this is why the company has probably decided to take action against such photos.

Skout also has a travel feature and millions of members who use the app has decided to use it as a way to actually take virtual tours. They do this by using the assistance of those who are located in the region they are interested in seeing. For example, a user from Sweden could take a virtual tour of another European country with the help of locals in the European country that the user is interested in seeing.

Not only do people take virtual tours, but some people have took it a step further and have gone to their place of interest and seen it in real life, and they stay with the locals they connected with via Skout.

Skout is easy to use and millions of people use it, so if you want to learn more about the app, then start using it today. Find more information on Skout here on their Twitter page!

Facebook Decides to Start Giving Back – Converts Their Minimum Wage to Living Wage

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is known to leave skimpy tips when dining out. He has also been a strong promoter for reducing the average work week, but critics do not believe it is to increase the quality of life for Americans. On the contrary, they believe it is to depress wages. Well, it appears that the criticism is not grounded in reality. This is because this week, Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief financial officer, announced the social networking giant would now pay a living wage to its contractors IE cooks and janitors. The new wage is now $15/hr. and includes a benefits package, 15 paid days off (three weeks off), and a $4,000 child benefit. The latter applies to workers who have a child, but do not take paternity or maternity leave.

The move comes as Facebook is going to the forefront of the issue of livable wages, increased income, and benefits for workers. In the recent past, President Obama has used the bully pulpit to urge corporations to voluntarily do more to promote the cause of their workers. Over the Obama presidency, corporations have enjoyed high stock prices and at times record earnings. Still, they have been reluctant to boost employee wages. Mrs. Sandberg pointed out that roughly 67% of people earning the minimum wage are women. Mark Ahn has read that the company’s latest move was designed to improve conditions for women. Microsoft recently announced similar actions as well.

A Wearable Device That Shocks Users Into Being Calm or Energized (User’s Choice)

Wearable technology has received a lot of hype in recent years, though it has rarely lived up to it’s name. Anastasia Date is excited because a new wearable device for your brain called “Thync” is promising to change that. But let’s remember, Google Glass promised the same thing.

Thync has been around for awhile but has yet to hit the mainstream market. The Exuective Director of this product is a former Harvard neuro-scientist and teamed up with CEO Isy Goldwasser to design Thync, a technology that claims to be capable of changing people’s state of mind with the tap of a button.

The wearable device stimulates certain parts of your brain with a small electrical current which activates the nervous system to change its rhythm. As of today, there are two mood setting found on Thync: calm and energetic. However, the team plans to add more emotional states in the future.

The device is fitted to your head in two parts, with once device attached to your right temple and another behind the right ear. The user then controls the device from an app on their smart phone, which is kind of amazing, if it works.

Thync has been met with promising reviews so far. The allegedly mood altering device will continue to reach deeper into the market and will be available to consumers in the future.

Mumblehard Backdoor Spams for Five Years Straight Undetected

Researchers from ESET have recently discovered a network of compromised UNIX servers running spam mailers for five years or more without being detected. The backdoor seems to have been implemented using a Trojan loaded into a cracked version of a bulk email server.

Daniel Amen says the sophistication of the operation can certainly be attributed to the longevity. This wasn’t just a smash and grab. The network would drip-feed spam emails rather than blasting the nodes into blacklists.

Researchers discovered the backdoor, code named Mumblehard, while investigating a blacklisted server. They found Perl scripts packaged into executable binaries installed in temporary folders on the infected servers. Some of the scripts were even nested several layers deep making them difficult to detect.

The domains of the C&C servers controlling the spam network operation were hardcoded into the malware configuration. Researchers were able to register one of the domains that had expired and used it to monitor requests from the zombie nodes. They found close to 9,000 unique IP addresses making requests.

At this time the malware is being blamed on a company called Yellsoft. They sell a software program called DirectMailer. On the Yellsoft website they link to a cracked version of their own software that contains the Trojan.

The Trojan is also believed to be coded into WordPress and Joomla plugins. Checking server cron jobs and temporary folders for anything unusual is the easiest way to find the devious exploit.

Now You Can Buy a Smell-O-Vision VR Headset

Smell-o-vision is real, and now you can buy your own virtual reality headset to experience it. The company FeelReal has created a new virtual reality headset that uses air, water, and scents to make you feel like you’re really experiencing whatever you’re looking at through the headset. The experience for the most part involves blowing hot and cool air at your face while you watch a particular movie or play a game using the headset. The water mister will spray your face when appropriate during gameplay.

Right now the headset is trying to raise funds on Kickstarter. You can back the projects production by kicking in $300, which will net you one of the headsets when they finally go into production. If you wan to contribute a little more, $500 will get you two of the final product. In addition to the small virtual reality headset the company is also working on a full-face helmet called Nirvana that will offer some of the same features but be able to provide virtual reality features throughout your entire face. FreedomPop recommends pairing this device with your phone to share the experience with your friends. You can preorder that device as well through the Kickstarter for $500.

A Company That Works For its People

The majority of companies that exist now days place their main focus on the sale of their product or on their service. They may lose complete connection with their employees, and also with the community. Because that is the case with so many companies there are many employees and clients of such companies that do not remain loyal to them. In reality in order for a company to maintain loyalty among its employees and among its customers they have to foster an environment of understanding, diversity, and respect. That is the reason why Q-net is truly a direct sales company that stands in a class of its own.

Many people have heard about Q-net as a company, but they may not know a lot about it. Q-net is a company that was started in the 1990s, and ever since their humble beginnings the products that they offer have risen to the top as far as quality and usefulness. Their company has spread all around the world. Q-net started in Asia, and now they have representation in almost every continent in the world. Q-net operates in direct sales, they have very high-quality products that are made to enhance a persons life, help them live easier, and help them live lives that are more fulfilled and successful.

Not only is Q-net a company that focuses on the quality of its products, but they also focus on the quality of their entrepreneurs. Q-net Fosters an environment of respect and growth and that is why there are so many entrepreneurs that love to work for Q-net. Apart from wanting to work for Q-net many of such entrepreneurs have been able to help friends and family also get involved in the direct sell of Q-nets high-quality products.

It is very rare to see a company that not only has such high quality products, but that also has high quality employees. The reason why Q-nets employees are truly unique, is because Qnet really encourages them to reach their full potential. Q-net wants its employees to not only succeed, but they want them to reach the point where they are able to help others to succeed as well. There may be many companies that work in direct sales, but there is no other company that is like Q-net. It is a diverse company that turns all of its entrepreneurs into success stories.

The New Visual Revolution Powered by Slyce

The Search Engine is as ubiquitous now as cars were in the 1950’s. You might ask yourself how a Search Engine might compare to a car, or what do these advances in technology have in common. In reality they do not have anything in common, but they both brought freedom to human beings. The cars brought freedom of mobility to society, and the Search Engine has brought informational freedom. Informational freedom has opened doors that have been previously closed for generations, and allowed for the mass consumption of knowledge. This in return has enabled anyone with a passion for something to dive deeper into the subject matter. It is no longer necessary to attend an University to learn because the Search Engine has brought forth all of the information available in textbooks to the public. The only thing stopping a person from reaching a higher level of education is an internet connection.

Search Engines have enabled individuals to prosper without the need of a higher learning institution. No other time in history has been so prosperous to individuals that set out to accomplish something than the industrial revolution. During the Industrial Revolution many millionaires were formed and today is no different. The Informational Revolution is making regular people millionaires at a higher pace than ever before. But instead of thanking big industrial machines we can thank technology and the Search Engine. The Search Engine has allowed us to evolve as a race, and now we have evolved the Search Engine. No longer do we have to type on a keyboard to get results, and no longer do we need a large computer to use it.

The Search Engine has finally evolved and it is being used in novel cases. No longer does a person have to type a search into a keyboard to get the results they are looking for. Technology has evolved so much that people can use a Search Engine on their phones, tablets, or watch. Devices with microphones are being equipped with audio search engines were the user speaks to the device and gets the required answers. The latest innovation in this space has been the use of Visual Search Engines being powered by the any mobile device that has a camera. The user only has to take a picture and the program will find all of the relative information on that object.

One of the leading companies in this breakthrough technology is Slyce. Slyce provides Visual Search Technology to retailers and brands so they can power their mobile applications. When retailers use this technology, customers are able to find the items they are looking for in a more efficient manner or by just taking a picture of a similar item. Visual Search engines also allow Slyce to enter the retail space by giving consumers the power to find items they are interested in and referring them to a retail partner. Visual Search Engines are the future and Slyce is leading the way in this new revolution that it is changing the way people experience the world.