ARRS BIS: Breast tomo addresses overdiagnosis problem September 20, 2013 -- The combination of conventional mammography and breast tomosynthesis detects more invasive cancers than mammography alone -- potentially addressing the debate on overdiagnosis in mammography, according to a September 19 presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Breast Imaging Symposium (BIS) in Phoenix.
Integrating imaging informatics in a health system: Part 2 September 19, 2013 -- In this second part of a series on integrating imaging informatics in a health system, AuntMinnie.com describes the experience of the Yale New Haven Health System. Part 1 presented the experience of the North Shore - LIJ Health System.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 12 -- Evaluating new equipment September 19, 2013 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the latest in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. In this installment, he reviews a number of ultrasound systems and offers some feedback on the state of affairs in sonography technology.
CMS: U.S. healthcare spending to rebound after 2014 September 18, 2013 -- Healthcare spending in the U.S. is expected to rebound between 2014 and 2022 to growth rates seen prior to the recent economic slowdown. Rates will be higher than in the recent past but lower compared to longer-term historical growth, according to a report published online September 18 in Health Affairs.
Integrating imaging informatics in a health system: Part 1 September 18, 2013 -- In the first of a two-part series on integrating imaging informatics in a health system, AuntMinnie.com presents the experience of the North Shore - LIJ Health System. Part 2 will describe the experience of the Yale New Haven Health System.
vRad patent lawsuit ensnares teleradiology providers September 18, 2013 -- A patent lawsuit filed by teleradiology giant Virtual Radiologic (vRad) hinges on a group of former employees who broke away to start their own firm, Tandem Radiology, to develop teleradiology software. But the case has also ensnared several of Tandem's clients, who hint that vRad may have competitive motives for including them in the litigation.
Self-referral prompts unnecessary knee MRI exams September 17, 2013 -- Knee MRI exams are more likely to be negative if ordered by physicians who have a financial interest in the imaging equipment being used, researchers concluded in a study published online September 17 in Radiology.
PET/MRI shows growing edge over PET/CT in oncology September 17, 2013 -- FDG-PET/MRI more accurately evaluated and more often changed the management of patients with various forms of cancer in a comparison with PET/CT, according to preliminary research published online September 5 in Radiology.
2013 cancer report offers new hope -- and more cases September 17, 2013 -- Researchers have made substantial progress against cancer in the past year, but demographics and lifestyle issues continue to complicate the battle against the disease, according to the 2013 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Progress Report.
CBO: House SGR fix comes with 26% higher price tag September 16, 2013 -- A bill passed in August out of a U.S. House of Representatives committee that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula may soon hit another obstacle as it proceeds on its legislative journey: a higher price tag.