PET/MRI's future tied to cost, scan time, key applications August 31, 2016 -- Buoyed by its perceived superiority over PET/CT, early adopters of PET/MRI believe the hybrid modality could be used more often in routine clinical applications within the next five years. However, this trajectory could hit a speed bump.
Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective August 31, 2016 -- A new analysis of screening intervals for CT colonography (CTC) found that it may be safe to wait as long as five to 10 years to screen again after an initial negative scan. The results are good news for the cost-effectiveness profile of CTC, investigators report in Radiology.
4 tips for using Facebook for patient outreach August 30, 2016 -- Let's face it: More and more patients are using social media platforms like Facebook to find health information. And no matter how radiologists personally feel about this trend, it's crucial to utilize social tools for patient outreach.
ICD-10-CM changes and challenges for radiology August 29, 2016 -- The October 1 deadline to begin using the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes is looming. Are you ready for the upcoming changes? Donna Richmond of Panacea Healthcare Solutions walks you through them.
Study finds adding DBT to mammography is cost-effective August 26, 2016 -- Adding screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to annual mammography is cost-effective when compared with mammography alone -- particularly in women between the ages of 40 and 49, according to a new study published online August 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4 August 26, 2016 -- In the fourth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers more tips on how to comply with the latest accreditation requirements for quality improvement from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Ultrasound jump-starts patient's brain after coma August 26, 2016 -- A team from the University of California, Los Angeles has successfully used ultrasound to jump-start a patient's brain as he recovered from a coma, restoring full consciousness and language comprehension within three days of the procedure.
CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life August 26, 2016 -- Australian researchers used CT, 3D printing, and some forensic tricks to reconstruct the face of Meritamun, a high-status woman who lived in ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, according to a story on Seeker.com.