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- AMGA: Median radiologist salary nears $500K
The median annual salary for diagnostic radiologists in the U.S. is $490,399 in 2016, just shy of the half-million mark, continuing a rebound in wage growth that began in 2014, according to a new survey on physician compensation by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).
- Will AI soon put radiologists out of a job?
Are radiologists really "wasted protoplasms" -- as allegedly described recently by a CEO of a medical imaging start-up company -- who can be easily replaced in the future with artificial intelligence (AI) technology? Not so fast, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland.
- OPPS 2017: More cuts in store for radiology?
Fasten your seat belts: On July 6, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule for the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System -- and if it's finalized, radiology may experience further payment cuts.
- Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk
Radiologists who started practice after 1940 face no increased risk of mortality compared to other physicians who aren't exposed to radiation as part of their jobs, according to a large new study published July 19 in Radiology. The results are a credit to long-term efforts to reduce occupational radiation exposure, the researchers said.
- Coalition proposes MRI patient-safety blueprint
With the goal of ensuring overall safety and patient care in the MRI environment, a coalition of international MR organizations has published a blueprint to guide the creation of three safety positions within radiology departments or imaging centers.
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