Online patient prescreening keeps MRI exams on track
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Online check-in for flights has been a real time-saver for travelers; a similar concept for MRI exams could improve patient satisfaction and save thousands of dollars for radiology departments, according to research presented at the 2015 RSNA meeting.
Do breast density laws affect radiologists' reporting?
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Since 2009, almost half of U.S. states have adopted breast density notification laws, and there has been much discussion about how these laws have affected the use of supplemental imaging, such as ultrasound. But have they also affected how radiologists report breast density on mammography?
Imaging for coronary artery disease on the decline
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rates of noninvasive imaging in patients with suspected coronary artery disease show a precipitous decline, with coronary CT angiography greatly underused, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2015.
Patients want speedy access to their imaging reports
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Patients want to access their imaging results quickly via patient portals, and they are also interested in receiving the findings directly from radiologists, according to a presentation on Tuesday at the 2015 RSNA meeting.
Radiologists are working more for less, study finds
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - It's not your imagination: Radiologists are working more for less reimbursement -- in fact, almost double for what they're getting paid, according to a poster discussion at RSNA's annual conference.
10 ways to build relationships with referring physicians
November 18, 2015 -- Referrals are the lifeblood of every successful private radiology center. But how does a center gain referrals and then keep them? You need more than just clinical competence, according to radiology marketing expert Kyle Bolton of Vital Signs.
Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting
November 13, 2015 -- A radiologist was among a number of healthcare providers arrested by investigators in Southern California in connection with an alleged scam that defrauded the state workers' compensation system of $25 million in improper claims.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 1
November 12, 2015 -- In this new series of articles, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben will look at the "seven sins" that cause back issues and show you what to do to reduce -- and in the majority of cases eliminate -- back pain for good.
Yelp reveals what patients value about imaging services
November 11, 2015 -- The online consumer ratings website Yelp.com isn't just for restaurant reviews: Patients are using it to grade their imaging center experiences, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The price is wrong? Residents unclear on cost of imaging
November 6, 2015 -- Bob Barker might be horrified, but radiology trainees have limited knowledge of the costs of commonly performed imaging studies. The finding is bad news in a healthcare environment in which physicians are increasingly expected to help curb expenditures, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.