New 2015 instructions for image-guided breast biopsies
December 22, 2014 -- The American Medical Association has made a few important changes to CPT codes related to image-guided breast biopsies, and providers may not know these updates exist, explains Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions in his new article.
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Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis
December 22, 2014 -- Abdominal CT with compression to the right lower quadrant has a high diagnostic accuracy in cases of acute appendicitis, and can be considered as a CT counterpart of graded compression ultrasound, Turkish researchers reported at the recent RSNA 2014 meeting.
Could reverse auctions boost purchasing power in radiology?
December 19, 2014 -- Two years after introducing the concept of reverse auctions to buy capital medical imaging equipment, Reverse Radiology has launched a website to give radiology departments and imaging centers more purchasing leverage.
SABCS: Breast density helps better predict cancer risk
December 19, 2014 -- Adding a measurement of breast density to cancer risk models better predicts women's risk and helps make personalized screening possible, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
ClearData provides the cloud to Merge
December 19, 2014 -- ClearData Networks has become the cloud-computing provider for advanced visualization software firm Merge Healthcare's Merge One product.
ASRT: Smart device use leads to burnout
December 19, 2014 -- Being connected to the workplace through smart devices leads to job burnout, according to a survey published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) in Radiologic Technology.
Paramed to debut new MROpen applications in 2015
December 19, 2014 -- MR developer Paramed Medical Systems said it plans to debut new clinical applications for its MROpen scanner in the coming year.
RAND study questions whether decision support really works
December 18, 2014 -- Decision support for physicians ordering imaging exams has been touted as an effective way to reduce unnecessary imaging and ensure the appropriateness of studies. However, a new report released by RAND that evaluated a Medicare demonstration project of decision support suggests it may not be as helpful as it's cracked up to be.
Nonsolid lung nodules found on CT screening harbor few cancers
December 18, 2014 -- Nonsolid nodules detected with CT lung cancer screening are often indolent, and even when they do harbor cancer, the long lead times before such nodules develop make it safe to follow them up less often, according to new long-term data presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
China approves Elekta's Flexitron brachytherapy
December 18, 2014 -- Elekta has received clearance for its Flexitron brachytherapy platform from the China Food and Drug Administration.