Study: Skip the x-rays after shoulder arthroplasty surgery February 6, 2017 -- The number of postoperative radiographs performed after total shoulder arthroplasty could be cut drastically without affecting patient care, according to a new study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery that questions the value of the imaging exam.
State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays December 22, 2016 -- Tort reforms that make it harder to sue physicians have a stronger effect on reducing x-ray orders than reforms that directly reduce payouts for physician errors, according to a new study published online December 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Discuss
VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams December 13, 2016 -- In a victory for radiologists, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has scaled back a proposal that grants expanded duties to advanced-level nurses within the VA system, by removing language that some observers believed could have allowed nurses to perform and interpret medical imaging studies. Discuss
Radiologists can play key role in identifying elder abuse December 8, 2016 -- Diagnostic radiologists are well-positioned to identify injury patterns suggestive of elder abuse, as many geriatric injury victims undergo x-ray imaging on presentation in the emergency department, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Discuss
Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A deep learning method offers potential for providing a "human-like" diagnosis on chest x-rays, a group from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center reported this week at the 2016 RSNA meeting. Discuss
Volleyball injuries: Which modality is best? November 30, 2016 -- New international research on musculoskeletal trauma of the ankle, knee, shoulder, spine, and hands resulting from volleyball has identified the best imaging modality to use in a range of clinical situations. Discuss
New CT, MRI scanners pace Siemens at RSNA 2016 November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - New scanner launches at the RSNA 2016 booth of Siemens Healthineers include a CT platform and MRI system, while other highlights range from a robotic interventional radiology system to classical x-ray. Discuss
Are chest x-rays still useful for syncope patients? November 22, 2016 -- Should emergency medicine physicians still order chest x-rays for patients presenting with syncope? A new study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine answers that question with a qualified yes -- provided the x-ray exams are ordered judiciously. Discuss