Mayo Clinic to develop mobile image viewer; Patients sharing images with protected health info on social media sites;

> Mayo Clinic will develop a mobile platform medical image viewer specifically designed for browser-based and iPad devices. The intent is to enhance image distribution between Mayo Clinic, its physicians and referring physicians. DICOM Grid will develop the product. Announcement

> Medicare coverage of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) serves only to increase the number of abdominal ultrasounds performed and has no discernible effect on clinical outcomes, according to a new analysis. In an editorial accompanying the study, the authors argue that although some may view the findings as "another example of unjustifiably slow diffusion of effective medical care into actual clinical practice," the diffusion of increased AAA screening may not, in fact, be desirable. Announcement

> Social photo sharing is a part of radiology, whether you are aware of it or not, notes a Diagnostic Imaging post. For example, there are 22,238 pictures about X-rays posted on the image-sharing site Instagram--some of which contain personal health information including names, dates, and patient ID numbers. Post

> Offering mammography screening services at retail healthcare locations could boost women's adherence to screening guidelines, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology, reports And women are interested in having access to this kind of option, the researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found. Article

And Finally... What could possibly go wrong? Article