E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology
March 22, 2021 -- Understanding the nuances of evaluation and management (E/M) service billing will allow interventional radiology practices to maximize revenue from patient interactions surrounding interventional procedures. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
AI identifies orthopedic implant make, model on radiographs
March 19, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can automatically identify orthopedic implant models on radiographs, aiding in preoperative planning of revision arthroplasty, according to a U.K. study published March 17 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
'Frankenstein' datasets, other flaws hamper COVID-19 AI studies
March 17, 2021 -- Promising results were reported in 2020 for many artificial intelligence (AI)-based image analysis algorithms for COVID-19 applications. But none of these reports are sufficient to support the readiness of AI for clinical use, according to a new U.K. study. Read More
Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding?
March 17, 2021 -- Uterine artery embolization is a better option than hysterectomy for women experiencing postpartum bleeding, but it may be underutilized, according to researchers at a March 16 news conference ahead of the Society of Interventional Radiology 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Radiologists perform most lumbar puncture procedures
March 9, 2021 -- The percentage of lumbar puncture procedures performed in the U.S. by radiologists has grown significantly over the last 14 years, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published in the March issue of the American Journal of Neurology. Read More
Curbing daily use of chest x-ray in ICU cuts major costs
March 8, 2021 -- Restricting the daily use of chest x-rays in intensive care units (ICUs) reduces the cost associated with delivering care without a concomitant increase in complications, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Dental x-ray used to read sealed 17th-century letter
March 5, 2021 -- Researchers used a dental x-ray scanner to virtually unfold and read a sealed letter from the Renaissance in Europe, according to a study published on March 2 in Nature Communications. This is believed to be the first time the technique has been used. Read More
Consider COVID-19 chest imaging patterns to prep for next pandemic
March 5, 2021 -- Understanding chest imaging patterns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic -- specifically, what time of day most of these exams are ordered -- is useful for healthcare providers as they deal with similar crises going forward, according to a study published March 3 in PLOS One. Read More
Historical study finds benign bone tumors are common in children
March 5, 2021 -- A cache of historical x-rays -- some almost 100 years old -- has revealed that benign bone tumors are common in healthy children, and they resolve on their own over time, according to a March 1 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More
COVID-19 takes toll on well-being of radiology staff
February 26, 2021 -- Radiographers and radiation therapists have experienced shortages of personal protective equipment and significant increases in stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of Australian radiology staff. Read More