Report: Cancer rates decline, yet disparities loom
January 13, 2023 -- Cancer mortality rates continue to drop thanks to prevention and screening programs, yet rising incidence for breast, prostate, and uterine corpus cancers could impede future progress, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Read More
IMV: MR departments optimistic on procedure volume growth, purchasing
January 13, 2023 -- Three-quarters of MR sites in the U.S. anticipate that their 2022 procedure volume will be higher in 2022 than in 2021, according to IMV Medical Information Division's 2022 MR Market Outlook Report. And that growth will be achieved across all site types. Read More
Mammography screening inequities plague marginalized women
January 11, 2023 -- Mammography screening is less likely to be used by women who are part of marginalized groups, who live in rural areas, and with low-income status and education level, research published on January 9 in the European Journal of Radiology has found. Read More
Nonphysician radiology staff show interest in global health
January 10, 2023 -- Although few nonphysician radiology staff members have prior experience or knowledge of global health initiatives, many would be interested in getting involved, according to research published January 6 in the Journal of Radiology Nursing. Read More
Last-minute Congressional action reduces Medicare fee cuts for 2023
January 9, 2023 -- In a new column, Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners (HAP) discusses the impact of the recent Congressional action to reduce the Medicare reimbursement pay cuts that had been scheduled to take effect in 2023. Read More
8 ways to reduce musculoskeletal pain from the radiology workstation
January 5, 2023 -- More than 75% of radiologists report that they experience musculoskeletal discomfort from using workstations, but there are at least eight ways to mitigate the problem, according to a survey published December 29 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Quality Payment Program strategy for radiology in 2023
January 3, 2023 -- In a new column, Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners shares strategy tips for radiologists participating in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). Read More
Bone scan capacity increased to meet COVID-19 backlog
January 3, 2023 -- Radiologists in England facing a backlog of bone scan procedures for prostate cancer patients have developed a strategy for optimizing appointments that can significantly increase capacity, according to a study presented recently at RSNA 2022 in Chicago. Read More
Reducing use of sedation for pediatric MRI cuts healthcare costs
December 22, 2022 -- Reducing the use of sedation for pediatric brain MRI exams translates into "substantial cost savings" for the healthcare system, according to a study published December 21 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
ACR, ASTRO cry foul over imaging cuts in 2023 Omnibus bill
December 21, 2022 -- Congress on December 20 released the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 2617), and the package doesn't bode well for imaging and radiation oncology, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Read More