Canada to pursue decision support for imaging exams
December 18, 2020 -- Diagnostic imaging referral guidelines would be integrated digitally into clinical decision-support systems in an attempt to optimize the ordering of medical imaging exams in Canada under a new initiative backed by the Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Canadian Medical Association. Read More
JACR special edition focuses on controversial issues
December 16, 2020 -- An upcoming special edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) will focus on controversial issues facing radiology today. Called the Provocative Issue, the edition will highlight a half-dozen controversial topics, with the goal of stimulating discussion and debate. Read More
Gaps in lung nodule follow-up linked to racial disparities
December 10, 2020 -- Racial disparities affect follow-up of incidental pulmonary nodules detected on CT scans, according to a presentation delivered at the recent virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Researchers found race to be one of several factors that can affect appropriate follow-up. Read More
CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement
December 8, 2020 -- Radiology will see a significant cut in Medicare reimbursement in 2021 if a new final rule is applied without a change to the budget neutrality requirement in the law. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an analysis. Read More
Atlas resigns as White House COVID-19 adviser
December 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas on November 30 announced his resignation as an adviser on COVID-19 to the Trump administration. Atlas' four-month tenure in the position was marked by controversy due to statements he made in opposition to lockdown measures. Read More
New York neurorads share COVID-19 best practices
November 30, 2020 -- New York City has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and neuroradiologists there were at times the first to identify the disease incidentally via imaging exams performed for other purposes, according to two presentations delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 conference. Read More
Krupinski: Digital imaging contributes to radiologist burnout
November 29, 2020 -- Radiology's conversion to digital imaging has contributed to the feeling of burnout that many radiologists now experience, according to Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, of Emory University, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. In this video interview, Krupinski discusses the factors that can contribute to radiologist burnout. Read More
Carlos: Radiologists should become more involved in patient care
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists should work to reintegrate themselves into patient care, according to Dr. Ruth Carlos, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Carlos, editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, discusses her career and her thoughts on where radiology is going with AuntMinnie.com. Read More
ICD-10 coding changes for 2021 that will impact radiologists
November 24, 2020 -- There are 490 new clinical modification codes in the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) that became effective on October 1, all of which are replacing existing codes. How will these new codes affect radiology? Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
ACR unveils collaborative imaging research fund
November 24, 2020 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched the Fund for Collaborative Research in Imaging Grant, a new fund aimed at fostering innovative radiology research. Read More