Current Featured Articles:
- VA proposal would let nurses take on imaging duties
Advanced-level nurses would be able to order and interpret some medical imaging exams in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system under a new proposal. Advocates for radiology are vowing to fight the proposal, saying it would compromise patient care and lead to inappropriate imaging utilization.
- McKesson offers details on health IT shake-up
After weeks of rumors on the status of its healthcare IT activities, healthcare giant McKesson has released details on its proposed shake-up of the business. The San Francisco company said it plans to spin out much of its IT operations -- including PACS -- into a separate company with some $3.4 billion in annual sales.
- USPSTF greenlights CT colonography for screening
In a decision long-awaited by CT colonography advocates, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finally deemed the modality to be an acceptable option for colorectal cancer screening. The determination paves the way for Medicare reimbursement and broader coverage by private payors.
- Do we need new terms to describe gadolinium exposure?
Does radiology need a better nomenclature for the problem of exposure to gadolinium from contrast MRI exams? Researchers are proposing new terms to describe the aftereffects of gadolinium exposure that can affect patients but which fall short of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
- What Brexit means for imaging
The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway writes in a monthly market trends column.
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