State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays December 22, 2016 -- Tort reforms that make it harder to sue physicians have a stronger effect on reducing x-ray orders than reforms that directly reduce payouts for physician errors, according to a new study published online December 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams December 13, 2016 -- In a victory for radiologists, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has scaled back a proposal that grants expanded duties to advanced-level nurses within the VA system, by removing language that some observers believed could have allowed nurses to perform and interpret medical imaging studies.
Radiologists can play key role in identifying elder abuse December 8, 2016 -- Diagnostic radiologists are well-positioned to identify injury patterns suggestive of elder abuse, as many geriatric injury victims undergo x-ray imaging on presentation in the emergency department, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A deep learning method offers potential for providing a "human-like" diagnosis on chest x-rays, a group from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center reported this week at the 2016 RSNA meeting.
New line of MRI scanners is GE highlight at RSNA 2016 November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A new line of MRI scanners, as well as new offerings in x-ray and ultrasound and enhancements to other modalities, are among the highlights for GE Healthcare at this year's RSNA meeting.
Volleyball injuries: Which modality is best? November 30, 2016 -- New international research on musculoskeletal trauma of the ankle, knee, shoulder, spine, and hands resulting from volleyball has identified the best imaging modality to use in a range of clinical situations.
New CT, MRI scanners pace Siemens at RSNA 2016 November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - New scanner launches at the RSNA 2016 booth of Siemens Healthineers include a CT platform and MRI system, while other highlights range from a robotic interventional radiology system to classical x-ray.
Imaging informatics drives new RSNA releases for Philips November 29, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a big emphasis on imaging informatics software in its booth at RSNA 2016, rolling out a series of new applications for a variety of modalities and clinical applications.
Are chest x-rays still useful for syncope patients? November 22, 2016 -- Should emergency medicine physicians still order chest x-rays for patients presenting with syncope? A new study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine answers that question with a qualified yes -- provided the x-ray exams are ordered judiciously.
The Neighborhood Radiologist: Language of the chest x-ray November 10, 2016 -- We're pleased to introduce the first column by the Neighborhood Radiologist, Dr. Neal Klitsch. With his blog and website, Klitsch aims to make radiology more understandable and approachable for patients, referring physicians, and radiologists-in-training. In his first column, Klitsch explains the language of the chest x-ray.