Mednax to sell off radiology business
June 5, 2020 -- Beset by massive declines in procedure volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare provider Mednax announced June 5 that it is restructuring the company in a plan that includes selling off its radiology business. The company plans to return its focus to pediatrics and obstetrics services.  Discuss
6 factors will influence radiology's COVID-19 recovery
June 4, 2020 -- Six factors will influence the recovery in medical imaging procedure volume from the lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published June 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology confidence plummets in Q2 MICI poll
June 2, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically undercut the confidence that radiology administrators and imaging center directors have in their business prospects for the immediate future, according to second-quarter results in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
Remote reading prepares group for COVID-19 response
June 1, 2020 -- When a radiology group in Northern California "took back the night" by insourcing its overnight teleradiology image interpretation several years ago, it had no idea it was also preparing itself for a more effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jason Wiesner of Sutter Health explains.  Discuss
How has COVID-19 affected radiology practice?
May 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how radiology is practiced, from case volume and the scheduling of elective imaging to changes in interventional procedures and offsite workflow, according to four studies published online this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology's path to PPP loan forgiveness
May 21, 2020 -- The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan that will have to be repaid by a medical practice with interest unless all or a portion is forgiven. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses how your radiology practice can meet these requirements.  Discuss
Federal funding expands to assist radiology practices
May 12, 2020 -- The latest legislation designed to assist businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency is the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, signed into law on April 24, 2020. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an overview.  Discuss
Test COVID-19 respirators before MRI
May 8, 2020 -- The respirators MRI technologists use to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2 infection aren't necessarily safe for the MRI suite, since they may contain magnetic components, according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Life after COVID-19 requires assessment, logistical planning
May 7, 2020 -- As radiology departments plan their return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must balance clinical assessment, ethical judgment, and logistical planning, stated U.S. and Irish radiologists in an article published May 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology must regain public's trust in wake of COVID-19
May 6, 2020 -- As radiology braces for a surge in imaging procedures in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities must take steps to regain the public's trust that they can undergo imaging exams safely, according to Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, chief of radiology at the University of Washington.  Discuss