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
Radiographers split on perceptions of AI in practice
December 20, 2022 -- Radiographers are split on whether they feel prepared to start using new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in daily practice, according to a survey published December 18 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Mammography coordination among VA centers 'inefficient'
December 19, 2022 -- Mammography care coordination by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers is perceived as inefficient due to coordination challenges with outside facilities, a study published December 15 in Women's Health Issues found. Read More
Decision aids help patients better understand imaging procedures
December 16, 2022 -- Decision aids with lay-friendly language help improve patients' understanding of image-guided procedures without needing additional clinician time or effort, a study published December 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found. Read More
RSNA 2022: Predictions vs. reality
December 14, 2022 -- Much has already been written about attendance at RSNA, but from a firsthand perspective, RSNA 2022 could be regarded as a step back toward "normal." Among mostly bustling halls, vendors reported very positive feedback on the volume and quality of customer meetings, with one prominent global imaging vendor citing "We're signing deals here at the show again -- things are looking up." Read More
ACR 2018 guideline boosts follow-up breast MRI eligibility 15-fold
December 14, 2022 -- Guidelines the American College of Radiology (ACR) released in 2018 increased by 15-fold follow-up breast MRI eligibility among women with a previous history of breast cancer, a study published December 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology has found. Read More
Despite improvements, disparities in academic radiology persist
December 14, 2022 -- Racial and gender disparities continue to persist in academic radiology, with degree types and tenure track contributing to the trend, according to a report published December 9 in Clinical Imaging. Read More