New program helps radiologists come out of the dark
February 9, 2016 -- As medicine continues to promote more valued-based outcomes, radiologists are being asked to take more active roles in patient care. A new program at UMass Memorial Medical Center is helping radiologists come out of their reading rooms to better connect with patients.
Interventional radiology sees many code changes in 2016
February 9, 2016 -- Compliance with changes for the coding of interventional radiology procedures made by the American Medical Association and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2016 may be a challenge for some radiologists and coding professionals, according to this article by Donna Richmond of Panacea Healthcare Solutions.
U.K. software assesses radiographers who read images
February 8, 2016 -- In the U.S., the interpretation of medical images has long been considered the purview of radiologists. But things are different across the Atlantic Ocean, particularly in the U.K., where radiographers are being called on to interpret images in some situations. The question is, how well are they doing?
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 5
February 4, 2016 -- In the fifth part of their series on correcting the movement problems that cause back pain, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben address the quadratus lumborum muscle, an often-overlooked source of back pain for sonographers.
A few simple ways to improve radiology efficiency
February 3, 2016 -- Many radiologists report working longer hours for less reimbursement with decreasing job satisfaction. Few practices have implemented a business strategy to correct this seemingly inexorable path of more work for less pay. In this article, Dr. Nicolas Argy offers several simple suggestions for improving radiology efficiency.
Smart Choice MRI promotes low-cost MRI scans
February 1, 2016 -- With insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses continuing to escalate for most healthcare consumers, one company is trying to make MRI scans more accessible and considerably more affordable -- at $600 or less per scan.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 4
January 21, 2016 -- In the fourth part of their series on correcting the movement problems that cause back pain, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben address the issue of tight hips and lack of mobility in the hip area.
MRI waiting room amenities improve patient satisfaction
January 20, 2016 -- MRI centers that provide a comfortable waiting environment with a variety of conveniences may see happier patients -- who may even believe they're spending less time waiting, according to a study published online January 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Internet search analysis offers window into patient interests
January 15, 2016 -- Patients are getting savvier about healthcare, often using social media or online searches to get information about particular exams or procedures. So what can the Internet tell us about patient interest in cancer screening, specifically imaging-based exams?
The Healthy Radiologist: Increase your productivity
January 7, 2016 -- Can surfing the Internet at work make you more productive? You might be surprised by the answer. In her latest column in our Healthy Radiologist series, Dr. Stacey Funt explains that taking short breaks can improve your productivity -- and your mental health.