Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Tennis elbow, part 2 July 30, 2014 -- Repetitive movements on the job, such as the daily work of a sonographer, can trigger tennis elbow. Part 2 of this series presents three exercises sonographers can use to improve stability and strength to alleviate the condition.
Imaging exams guided treatment after Boston Marathon bombing July 30, 2014 -- Medical imaging exams such as x-ray and CT played a key role in managing patients who arrived in the minutes and hours after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Calif. AG puts pressure on for-profit college July 30, 2014 -- A California firm accused of running "phantom" programs for radiologic technologists will give prospective students more information on its plans to shut down most of its campuses in the state under an agreement with the state's attorney general (AG).
MICI Q3: Are radiology administrators getting more optimistic? July 29, 2014 -- Are things looking up for radiology administrators? That's the tantalizing suggestion from third-quarter data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI), a forward-looking barometer of administrator confidence. While the numbers aren't definitive, they do hint at a second consecutive quarter of improving sentiment.
JAMA: Interstate medical licenses would boost telemedicine July 29, 2014 -- A proposal that would make it easier for physicians to get medical licenses across state lines could potentially boost access to care in underserved areas and stimulate the growth of telemedicine, according to a column published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Insurance status affects imaging use for acute stroke July 29, 2014 -- Patients' insurance status and the socioeconomic factors that may be connected to it influence the type of imaging they receive when they present with acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
NEJM article seeks more FDA regulation of mHealth apps July 29, 2014 -- While mobile health (mHealth) apps have the potential to broaden healthcare access and control costs, more regulatory oversight is needed to ensure consumer confidence and safety, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
21st Century lands term loan, recapitalization July 29, 2014 -- Radiation oncology firm 21st Century Oncology said it has entered into two agreements with a group of noteholders, providing incremental liquidity and a framework for reducing outstanding debt and increasing cash flow.