Virtual consults help radiologists interact with patients
January 24, 2018 -- Radiologists are being told they need to interact more with patients, but there are multiple barriers in their way, from referring physicians to the fee-for-service payment model. There has to be a better way -- and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital may have found it in the form of video virtual consultations.  Discuss
At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early
January 24, 2018 -- Women at high risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening before the age of 40, and they may benefit from supplemental screening modalities such as breast MRI, according to guidelines from the American College of Radiology published online January 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it
January 23, 2018 -- The radiology job market has intensified over the past year, prompting many radiologists to look for greener pastures. Dan Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions offers several steps for groups to avoid the cost and stress of recruiting a new radiologist -- by retaining the ones you have.  Discuss
Machine learning predicts working-memory performance
January 23, 2018 -- Can the combination of a machine-learning algorithm and diffusion MRI metrics of brain white-matter microstructure serve as a useful method for the early prediction of working-memory impairment? It appears possible, according to recent research from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.  Discuss
Night shifts take a toll on radiologist performance
January 23, 2018 -- Overnight shifts and ensuing fatigue negatively affect the diagnostic performance of radiologists, with a 45% increase in time spent on cases and longer times for rendering a final diagnosis, according to a study published online January 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results
January 22, 2018 -- If you restricted CT lung cancer screening to patients at higher risk of lung cancer, could you save lives while reducing the harms of screening? That's the suggestion of a study published January 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. But supporters of CT screening say the proposal has risks of its own -- such as missed cancers.  Discuss
Signify: 2018 will be strong year for ultrasound market
January 22, 2018 -- After a year of mixed fortunes, the global ultrasound market is set for a strong 2018, with all of the world's major markets forecast to grow faster than in 2017. Simon Harris from Signify Research analyzes what's in store for each region of the world.  Discuss
Better together? When to consider an external partnership
January 19, 2018 -- Is your radiology practice considering an external partnership? Should it be? In any fragmented industry, many independent businesses are looking at partnerships as the next stage in their growth plan. In this article, Andrew Colbert of Ziegler and Company offers four things to consider.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT predicts outcomes in pediatric osteosarcoma
January 19, 2018 -- The best way to predict a good outcome for pediatric patients with osteosarcoma is by performing FDG-PET/CT scans at regular intervals in the first several months after the start of chemotherapy, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Change buys National Decision Support Company
January 18, 2018 -- In a bid to advance its goal of providing evidence-based clinical intelligence at the point of care, healthcare information systems company Change Healthcare has purchased clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company.  Discuss
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