Discrepancies trigger Ontario radiology peer-review program December 11, 2013 -- Formal radiology peer review will be implemented across the province of Ontario after an 18.2% discrepancy rate was uncovered in an external review of images read by Ontario radiologist Dr. Ivo Slezic. The review's findings were released last week by Trillium Health Partners.
Top 5 trends from RSNA 2013 in Chicago December 10, 2013 -- As it always does, this year's RSNA meeting in Chicago offered an invaluable glimpse of the major issues affecting radiology in 2013. Important trends in evidence this year at McCormick Place included questions about the future direction of radiology and the growing dominance of software over big iron.
Study finds overdiagnosis in CT lung screening December 10, 2013 -- A new analysis of National Lung Screening Trial data has found that as many as one-fifth of all lung cancer diagnoses may represent overdiagnosis -- that is, detection of indolent or slow-growing lung cancers that may never have harmed the patient, according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine.
SGR fix in the works as CBO again cuts price tag December 10, 2013 -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced it has again cut its estimate for repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR). The updated forecast may make it easier for Congress to pass SGR repeal legislation before it adjourns for the year on December 13.
Saudi hospital successfully implements IORT for breast cancer December 9, 2013 -- Intraoperative radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer was successfully implemented in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, spurring more installations in the region, according to a presentation by Dr. Yasir Bahadur at last week's RSNA meeting.
RSNA reports flat attendance at 2013 show December 9, 2013 -- Attendance at the RSNA 2013 conference in Chicago was basically flat compared with the year before, according to preliminary figures released by the Oak Brook, IL, society.
Wide-area CT delivers modest drop in pediatric dose December 6, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Wide-area CT reduced torso radiation doses significantly in younger, smaller children, but the reductions were insignificant among larger and older patients, according to results of a study presented on Thursday at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.
OR Technology gets FDA OK December 6, 2013 -- PACS and image processing firm OR Technology has received good news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.