Power-saving strategies reduce MRI carbon emissions more than a third
April 26, 2023 -- Power-saving measures can reduce the carbon emissions caused by MRI -- one of imaging's most energy-intensive modalities -- by more than a third, a study published April 25 in Radiology suggests. Read More
ARRS: What's the state of LDCT lung cancer screening today?
April 21, 2023 -- Low-dose CT (LDCT) for lung cancer screening has been shown to be effective in reducing mortality rates. But despite a recent broadening of the eligibility pool, uptake of this preventive service has been low, according to a presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Honolulu. Read More
Panelists discuss remote work strategies at ARRS 2023
April 20, 2023 -- Remote work in radiology is here to stay, according to a panel discussion on physician wellness held on April 18 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Hawaii. Read More
UnitedHealthcare sues Radiology Partners over billing dispute
April 18, 2023 -- UnitedHealthcare is suing Radiology Partners, claiming that the imaging services provider has engaged in a pass-through billing scheme that has resulted in tens of millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent payments. Read More
MICI 2023 Q1: Admins remain optimistic about imaging as a profit center
April 17, 2023 -- Radiology administrators remain positive that diagnostic and interventional radiology will grow as a profit center in 2023, according to MarkeTech Group's first-quarter 2023 Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) report. Read More
Racial disparities persist in genitourinary clinical trials
April 17, 2023 -- Racial disparities persist in genitourinary clinical trials of new biologic drugs and PET imaging radiotracers, according to a study published April 13 in Current Problems in Cancer. Read More
Imaging leaders sound off on legal challenge to free preventive services
April 13, 2023 -- A federal court ruling that vacated nationwide insurance mandates for free preventive services such as cancer screenings will have "major ramifications" for people seeking these services as well as for public health overall, according to imaging leaders and legal experts. Read More
ACS: COVID-19 increased deaths from cancer as contributing factor
April 11, 2023 -- A new American Cancer Society (ACS) report has found that mortality rates with cancer as a contributing factor were higher in 2020 -- the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic -- compared with prepandemic 2019 rates. Read More
IMV: CTA and LDCT procedures show five-year growth trend
April 11, 2023 -- Overall CT procedure volumes have decreased since 2018, but non-cardiac CT angiography (CTA) and low-dose CT (LDCT) for lung cancer screening have shown sustained growth over this period, according to IMV Medical Information Division. Read More
MICI Q4: Radiology admins confident in radiology volume growth
April 10, 2023 -- Radiology administrators have very high confidence that diagnostic and interventional radiology exam volumes will grow in 2023, according to fourth-quarter 2022 numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Read More