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FDA: Radiology device recalls skyrocketed after 2010
March 27, 2014 -- The number of radiology devices recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration skyrocketed after 2010 due to concerns over patient exposure to radiation following several high-profile radiation accidents.
House introduces yet another SGR patch
March 26, 2014 -- With bipartisan efforts stalled for a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced yet another patch that would avert cuts to Medicare reimbursement mandated by the SGR.
Radiology resident moonlighting: A necessary evil?
March 26, 2014 -- Nearly three-fourths of radiology residents moonlight -- that is, they take on extra work in addition to their regular duties, according to a new study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology. The practice may be understandable because the process of becoming a physician is so expensive, but is it safe for patients?
Elite Kenya radiology residents face rigorous training
March 26, 2014 -- Africa desperately needs more radiologists, but Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, has staked its claim on quality rather than quantity, according to a presentation at the 2014 Arab Health Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
JAMA: Nuclear MPI use in Kaiser system falls dramatically
March 25, 2014 -- The use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) dropped by half from 2006 to 2011 within a Kaiser Permanente healthcare system in California, but researchers can't quite point to specific reasons for the decline, according to a study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SIR: Y-90 radioembolization may offer chemo alternative
March 25, 2014 -- Radioembolization with yttrium-90 (Y-90) shows promise in treating breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to the liver and who have exhausted all other treatment options, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting.
SIR: Video glasses calm patients during treatment
March 24, 2014 -- Patients who wore video glasses showing pleasant movies or TV shows during interventional radiology procedures were less anxious than those who underwent procedures without glasses, concludes a new study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in San Diego.
SIR: Prostate artery embolization proves useful
March 24, 2014 -- An emerging treatment known as prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia is effective and long-lasting, without causing sexual dysfunction, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual scientific meeting this week in San Diego.
NCoBC: Breast cancer screening requires difficult choices
March 24, 2014 -- It can be tough to run a breast care center as controversy swirls around the effectiveness of screening mammography. No matter where a facility falls in the debate, putting together a screening program demands hard choices, according to a presentation at the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCoBC) meeting in Las Vegas.
Mammography texture analysis may predict false positives
March 24, 2014 -- False-positive results are an unfortunate aspect of mammography. But an algorithm that analyzes the texture of breast tissue on mammograms may be able to predict which patients are more likely to have negative biopsy results, paving the way for more individualized screening, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.
NEJM editorial examines proliferation of point-of-care US
March 24, 2014 -- Broader training and thorough assessment of the benefits of point-of-care ultrasound are required before the technology can replace the stethoscope in physical examinations, according to an editorial published March 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CMS hones in on CT lung screening questions for advisory meeting
March 24, 2014 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published additional details about the discussion topics it plans to address in an April 30 advisory committee meeting on reimbursement for CT lung cancer screening.
Risk analysis paves way for securing patient data
March 21, 2014 -- Healthcare organizations must deal with a number of regulatory requirements for ensuring patient data security, and compliance begins with a thoughtful, detailed risk assessment analysis, according to a talk at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting in Orlando, FL.
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