A few simple ways to improve radiology efficiency February 3, 2016 -- Many radiologists report working longer hours for less reimbursement with decreasing job satisfaction. Few practices have implemented a business strategy to correct this seemingly inexorable path of more work for less pay. In this article, Dr. Nicolas Argy offers several simple suggestions for improving radiology efficiency.
Smart Choice MRI promotes low-cost MRI scans February 1, 2016 -- With insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses continuing to escalate for most healthcare consumers, one company is trying to make MRI scans more accessible and considerably more affordable -- at $600 or less per scan.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 4 January 21, 2016 -- In the fourth part of their series on correcting the movement problems that cause back pain, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben address the issue of tight hips and lack of mobility in the hip area.
MRI waiting room amenities improve patient satisfaction January 20, 2016 -- MRI centers that provide a comfortable waiting environment with a variety of conveniences may see happier patients -- who may even believe they're spending less time waiting, according to a study published online January 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Internet search analysis offers window into patient interests January 15, 2016 -- Patients are getting savvier about healthcare, often using social media or online searches to get information about particular exams or procedures. So what can the Internet tell us about patient interest in cancer screening, specifically imaging-based exams?
The Healthy Radiologist: Increase your productivity January 7, 2016 -- Can surfing the Internet at work make you more productive? You might be surprised by the answer. In her latest column in our Healthy Radiologist series, Dr. Stacey Funt explains that taking short breaks can improve your productivity -- and your mental health.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 3 January 6, 2016 -- In the third part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben explain how to restore mobility in the middle back using thoracic spine stretches and exercises.
How have payment cuts affected outpatient imaging? December 29, 2015 -- Over more than a decade, radiology has been on the receiving end of at least 12 payment cuts through various instruments. These cuts have affected many aspects of patient care -- in particular, outpatient imaging, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2015 meeting.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 2 December 16, 2015 -- In the second part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben examine the link between back pain and posture and offer some exercises to relieve your pain.