When will programs and policies enacted during the pandemic end?
May 17, 2022 -- The public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to end on July 15, 2022. You will need to know what to expect. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More
Just how good is digital breast tomosynthesis, anyway?
May 16, 2022 -- It's been more than 10 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for marketing. But has DBT delivered on its much-anticipated promise? Experts weighed in on May 16 at the Society for Breast Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Web-based application aids MRI safety assessments
May 16, 2022 -- A new web-based software application can facilitate safety assessments of MRI exams, according to a May 11 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London. Read More
How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted. Read More
Radiologists can help achieve better pediatric care with MRI
May 9, 2022 -- Personalized care is great for individual patients going through MRI scans, but it's not so simple for pediatric patients, according to a presentation given May 8 at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Lung-RADS updates coming to a practice near you
May 6, 2022 -- The American College of Radiology will release updates to its Lung-RADS quality assurance tool for lung cancer screening CT reporting and management in the fall of 2022, according to a May 3 presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
AUC penalty phase set to begin
May 6, 2022 -- Will the U.S. government's requirement to use clinical decision support (CDS) to order advanced imaging scans finally become a reality? Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners ponders this question. Read More
Staffing costs continue to vex administrators in Q1 MICI data
May 5, 2022 -- Concerns about staffing costs continue to vex radiology administrators, according to data from the first quarter of 2022 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Hospitals and radiology departments are facing both rising labor costs and staffing shortages. Read More
COVID-19 disproportionately affected poorer communities
May 2, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic had a greater negative effect on poorer communities, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Indigenous Americans face cancer screening access challenges
May 2, 2022 -- American Indian and Alaskan Native people have less easy access to screening for lung, colorectal, and breast cancer, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More