FDG-PET helps accurately assess unconscious patients May 27, 2016 -- A group of European researchers have developed a way to use FDG-PET to measure glucose metabolism in patients with severe brain injuries to diagnose and predict when they will recover consciousness, according to study published online on 26 May in Current Biology.
3 ways radiologists can prepare for MACRA May 26, 2016 -- Like it or not, the shift from fee-for-service to quality-based Medicare payments is on the horizon, sparked by the passage last year of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). So how can radiologists best navigate the new model?
ASNR 2016: Restored blood flow outweighs treatment time in stroke May 26, 2016 -- For acute stroke patients, researchers have used imaging scans to demonstrate that restoring an adequate volume of blood flow to brain tissue is more important in reducing damage than how quickly the flow is restored, according to a May 25 presentation at the American Society of Neuroradiology meeting (ASNR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ASNR 2016: Race and sex affect who gets brain imaging May 25, 2016 -- Patient factors such as race and sex influence the use of neuroimaging for stroke, according to research presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology annual meeting (ASNR 2016) in Washington, DC.
MRI, ultrasound combined best assess baseball elbow pain May 25, 2016 -- The combination of MR arthrography and ultrasound is significantly better than either modality alone for diagnosing medial elbow pain in baseball pitchers who face the prospect of a long recuperation after surgery, according to a study in the June issue of Radiology.
All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests May 24, 2016 -- There are precious few cost differences between the main tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease in chest pain patients, concludes a new study of more than 9,000 patients published online May 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology May 24, 2016 -- What must radiology do to create a culture of safety that reduces medical errors and improves radiologist performance? In this article, Dr. Nicolas Argy offers five simple steps that radiology departments can take to create an environment in which discrepant readings are identified, reported, and used as learning opportunities.
Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit May 23, 2016 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has announced that it is spinning off its Imaging Components business into an independent publicly traded company that will focus on components for x-ray systems.