ISCT: Value of CT depends on who's looking
June 5, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Gauging the value of a CT scan is the single most critical reason for deciding whether to perform an exam. But when you get down to it, value depends on what you're looking for and who's looking at it, according to talks on Sunday at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) annual meeting.  Discuss
Exempt from MIPS? Think again about participating as a group
June 2, 2017 -- Has your group practice received a MIPS participation status letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? Trying to figure out what to do with it? Don't make a move without reading the latest column from Maria Calamaro at Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role
June 1, 2017 -- When it comes to educating patients about the daily duties of a radiologist, a few simple teaching tools can go a long way in clearing misconceptions about the profession and its contribution to everyday healthcare, according to a study presented at the recent American College of Radiology meeting.  Discuss
More women join ACR leadership, but rates still lag
May 30, 2017 -- Over the past 15 years, the number of women holding leadership positions in the American College of Radiology (ACR) has significantly increased at the state level and in terms of fellowship recognition, according to a presentation at the college's annual meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Simulation puts residents in the hot seat
May 25, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - There may be no better way to evaluate the competency of budding radiology residents than to expose them to the actual hands-on, frenetic experience of the clinical environment. A simulation program that replicates the reading room was described this week at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active?
May 24, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - If sitting is the new smoking, then radiologists have a bad habit to kick. Fortunately, teaching them ways to be more active can have a positive effect, according to a presentation at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy
May 22, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - With minimal effort and alias phone numbers, radiologists at the University of Pennsylvania devised a way to take calls from patients about their imaging results and not have the interactions interfere with off-hour activities, according to a study presented Sunday at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Rads top list for Medicare patients served
May 22, 2017 -- So maybe this is why you feel so busy: Radiologists serve more Medicare beneficiaries per capita than any other medical specialty, according to a study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
10 ways to destroy your radiology residency experience
May 18, 2017 -- Are you destroying your radiology residency experience without even knowing it? Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice on how to make the most of your residency and avoid fatal mistakes that can ruin your experience.  Discuss
MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction
May 17, 2017 -- By training MRI technologists in advanced communication skills, outpatient imaging centers can improve equipment utilization, hourly scan rates, and patient satisfaction, all while avoiding the potential loss of business to competing facilities.  Discuss