Ultralow-dose SPECT provides top image quality, less radiation August 29, 2014 -- With an eye toward lowering radiation exposure, a group of researchers found that an ultralow-dose high-efficiency SPECT scan for myocardial perfusion imaging can achieve better image quality than standard low-dose SPECT, according to a study published in the September Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Is more radiology code bundling in store for 2015? August 29, 2014 -- Is more code bundling in store for radiology in 2015? It just might be as the American Medical Association seeks to correct healthcare services that it perceives to be "misvalued," according to the first in a series of new articles by Panacea Healthcare Solutions.
HIMSS, SIIM partner for enterprise imaging project August 29, 2014 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) are asking for volunteers to serve on a new joint workgroup on enterprise imaging.
Cardiology group to pay $1.3M in Stark case August 29, 2014 -- A cardiology group in New York has agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.3 million to settle charges that it compensated physicians based on how many patients they referred for medical imaging scans.
IMRIS gets warning from Nasdaq August 29, 2014 -- Image-guided therapy developer IMRIS has received a warning from Nasdaq that its stock does not meet the exchange's listing requirements.
Telemis grows annual revenue August 29, 2014 -- PACS vendor Telemis saw growth in annual revenue and enjoyed its 12th consecutive year of profitability.
ACR cries foul as DNA test beats CTC to Medicare approval August 28, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is crying foul after the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently approved a stool DNA test for colorectal cancer screening -- as reimbursement for CT colonography (CTC) continues to languish.
Exercise equipment in reading room gets radiologists moving August 28, 2014 -- Ever feel like you're on a treadmill? Some radiologists at the University of Washington get that feeling every day, especially after exercise equipment was installed in their reading room. It's all in the name of keeping radiologists healthy by improving their physical activity, according to an article in the September American Journal of Roentgenology.
Ultrasound elastography accurately predicts fibrosis August 28, 2014 -- Real-time shear-wave elastography isn't just effective for assessing fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C. It also performs well in a broader patient population with diffuse liver disease, according to research published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.