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5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation
October 23, 2017 -- Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it! In a new article, Judith Buckland of CardioServ interviews Sue Jensen of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on why accreditation is easier than you think.  Discuss
The true cost of radiology billing
October 20, 2017 -- One of the common questions radiologists have concerning their billing is how much should they be paying. What they typically mean when they say this is "What fee should I pay to a billing company?" Kyle Tucker of Dexios Radiology Billing offers an explanation in this new column.  Discuss
MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors
October 19, 2017 -- By taking MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity within two weeks after a patient experiences cardiac arrest, clinicians may be better able to predict their clinical outcomes, according to a study published online October 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
US useful for gauging muscle changes in ICU patients
October 19, 2017 -- Using ultrasound to evaluate changes to the skeletal muscles after trauma may help physicians predict how patients will do once they have been released from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published online October 6 in Annals of Intensive Care.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 48: Just like you someday
October 19, 2017 -- Kids say the darndest things sometimes. In the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend, Andy runs into a youngster in the grocery store who seems to be more astute about radiologists than most adults.  Discuss
DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia
October 19, 2017 -- Disruptions in the connectivity of the brain's white matter, as seen on diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI), could play a larger role in schizophrenia than previously thought, according to a study published online October 17 in Molecular Psychiatry.  Discuss
Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
October 18, 2017 -- Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games these days. Case in point: A motion-sensing device for gaming consoles can now be used to help set x-ray exposure parameters, reducing repeat exams, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss
Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
October 18, 2017 -- Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be Madame Marie Curie. But in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Curie was also the driving force behind the "radiological car," a mobile x-ray van used in World War I.  Discuss
Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis
October 18, 2017 -- A portable infrared sensing device can produce rapid and accurate 3D scans of legs affected by elephantiasis, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Discuss
MedPAC considers repeal of MIPS value program
October 17, 2017 -- At a meeting held October 5, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) considered options to repeal and replace the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the centerpiece of the U.S. government's initiative to promote value-based healthcare.  Discuss
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