How to make the most of private office imaging
December 5, 2016 -- The number of imaging procedures conducted in private offices has gone down, due to a variety of factors. But there are still opportunities for radiologists to offer quality patient care in this setting, according to a presentation given at RSNA 2016 last week.
Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology?
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but far fewer female medical trainees are picking radiology as their medical field of choice. What can be done to make radiology more attractive to women? We talk to Dr. Holly Jumper of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to find out.
Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists?
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Under pressure from a variety of forces, many radiologists are reporting higher levels of career burnout. How common is this phenomenon, and how can it be recognized? Dr. Felix Chew of the University of Washington reports on his findings of burnout among musculoskeletal radiologists in this video from RSNA 2016.
Video from RSNA 2016: Challenges, opportunities in radiology's shift to value
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - As radiology shifts from volume to value, what are some of the challenges -- and opportunities -- that will arise? Dr. Jay Bronner of Radiology Partners examines some of them in this video from RSNA 2016.
How satisfied are patients with radiology services?
November 30, 2016 -- Just how satisfied are patients with the radiology services they receive -- and how can radiologists improve the patient experience? It's often front-end issues that make a difference, such as registration and wait times, according to a talk given at the RSNA meeting on Tuesday morning.
For the patient's sake, radiology reports must be clear
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Patients may perceive terminology in radiology reports differently than radiologists do, so it's important that radiologists use clear language when describing their findings, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2016.
NY radiology firm to pay $8M in fraud settlement
November 18, 2016 -- New York radiology group Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology pleaded guilty on November 16 to Medicare and Medicaid fraud, agreeing to pay more than $8 million to settle an investigation that began more than two years ago with an FBI raid on the firm's offices in March 2014.
Primary care doctors want help with incidental findings
November 18, 2016 -- Incidental findings on imaging exams are common, and often primary care physicians aren't clear which ones need follow-up and which do not. The expertise of radiologists can go a long way toward clarifying the clinical situation, according to a new study published in the November issue of Radiology.
EQUIP: The FDA's new breast image quality program
November 14, 2016 -- In its ongoing efforts to improve breast cancer detection rates, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it plans to use its Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection program to increase mammography image quality through a new venture it's calling Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP).
What does the 2016 election mean for radiology?
November 10, 2016 -- With Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election and the Republicans maintaining control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the country will shift to the right and federal and state healthcare policy could change dramatically. What might this mean for radiology?