72% of minority patients don't get the diagnostic imaging they need
February 25, 2022 -- A team of researchers is sounding an alarm that more than 70% of racial and ethnic minority patients don't receive appropriate diagnostic imaging, according to a literature review published February 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Should second-opinion reads receive more reimbursement?
February 24, 2022 -- Providing second opinions on breast imaging exams performed elsewhere can be time-consuming, but many radiologists aren't adequately reimbursed for these reads, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Underrepresented medical students at higher risk of burnout
February 24, 2022 -- Medical students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine have a higher risk of exhaustion-related burnout, but educators can help with this issue, research published February 23 in JAMA Network Open says. Read More
Communication can ease patient worries about DCIS
February 23, 2022 -- Radiologists can improve communication with patients to ease worries and reduce confusion for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study of over 1,800 women published February 22 in Cancer. Read More
Women radiologists start with lower salaries, earn less over time
February 18, 2022 -- Women radiologists in academic practice start their post-training careers with lower salaries and continue to earn less than their male counterparts. The trend is also seen in other medical specialties, according to a study published February 18 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Automated AI analysis spots reports with abnormal results
February 18, 2022 -- An automated process based on a deep-learning algorithm can identify scanned documents of radiology reports that need following up, according to research published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Read More
What are the practical implications of the No Surprises Act?
February 17, 2022 -- The No Surprises Act (NSA) has been in effect in the U.S. for a few weeks, and many practices are just now beginning to make adjustments to accommodate the law. The level of proactive involvement might be different for practices working solely in a hospital system from those with a private office or imaging center. Read More
CMS lowers lung cancer screening start age in final screening guide
February 10, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 10 released a final decision on its coverage of low-dose CT lung cancer screening that lowers the starting age for screening by five years and decreases the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20. Read More
Patient stress, anxiety often lead to repeated MRI scans, longer studies
February 7, 2022 -- When patients are stressed and anxious over their MRI exams, it affects their experience during the scan and potentially even the imaging workflow, according to research published February 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Advances in radiology AI raise thorny medicolegal concerns
February 7, 2022 -- How will artificial intelligence (AI) technology affect the medicolegal liability of radiology when it eventually begins outperforming humans? A team of authors tackled the topic in an article published February 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More