Trans patients needs adequate breast cancer screening
June 27, 2022 -- The time is now to take steps toward removing barriers and promoting inclusion in breast cancer screening for transgender people, according to an editorial published online June 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
ED notification system improves incidental imaging findings follow-up
June 24, 2022 -- A notification and referral system for emergency department (ED) patients with incidental imaging findings improves follow-up of these results, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
CT contrast shortage mostly resolved, but supply chain issue lingers
June 24, 2022 -- A months-long shortage of iodinated CT contrast -- due to a COVID-19 lockdown of GE Healthcare's Shanghai production facility -- has been mostly resolved, with the company back to normal production and shipping levels as of June 8. Read More
U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
June 22, 2022 -- A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic blames controversial neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas for a strategy that led to thousands of "preventable" deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read More
Breast ultrasound valuable in low-income countries
June 22, 2022 -- A study conducted in Africa found that breast ultrasound can be used successfully by trained nurses and clinicians to detect lesions in areas where radiologists are scarce. The research was published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Is it medical negligence to interpret an image quickly?
June 20, 2022 -- Whether a radiologist's speed interpreting studies relates to accuracy is up for debate, but regulating workloads at present with little scientific evidence available could do more harm than good, according to articles published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
SIIM: Neck pain in the radiology reading room? Consider the 'Han Solo' approach
June 13, 2022 -- With the volume and complexity of imaging studies continuing to rise, improving ergonomics in the reading room is more vital than ever, and radiologists may want to consider a "Han Solo" approach, said presenters at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
SIIM: Workflow changes benefit POCUS in emergency medicine
June 10, 2022 -- KISSIMMEE, FL - Point-of-care ultrasound's (POCUS) place in practices depends on how it's implemented into emergency medicine clinical workflows, according to a presentation given June 9 at the Society for Imaging Informatics (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
SIIM: Cloud-based image exchange via EHR finally helps eliminate CDs
June 9, 2022 -- You heard it here first -- the death knell of the CD as a medium for exchanging images may finally be at hand. A presenter at this week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) described how they implemented cloud-based image exchange built into their electronic health record (EHR). Read More
Teleradiology agreements for today's radiology practice
June 9, 2022 -- The use of teleradiology services was originally framed around the need for a better lifestyle, usually to supplement a radiology group for its call obligation. Now is a good time for every radiology group to review their teleradiology service agreement, says Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners. Read More