3 ways radiology can improve patient 'handoffs'
May 12, 2021 -- Radiology "handoffs" -- that is, transitioning patients to other departments or physician teams -- are crucial to effective patient care. But there's room for improvement, according to a study published May 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
AI of x-ray predicts prognosis of COVID-19 patients
May 12, 2021 -- Emergency departments may be able to triage high-risk COVID-19 patients on x-ray with the help of an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to research published May 12 in npj Digital Medicine. Read More
How can radiologists benefit from AI in 2021?
May 12, 2021 -- So let's say your radiology practice has decided to take the plunge into artificial intelligence (AI). What's the best way to get started when choosing among companies touting hundreds of applications? Radiologist Dr. Peter Chang offers some advice. Read More
Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans
May 11, 2021 -- The odds of a patient receiving a referral for an inappropriate MRI scan is 26% higher when the patient is referred by a hospital-based primary care physician compared with a doctor in private practice, according to a study published May 3 in Health Affairs. Read More
Ultrasound societies say 'no change' to contrast agent policy
May 11, 2021 -- No changes should be made to clinical guidelines on the use of ultrasound contrast agents in the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent statement on adverse reactions to contrast, according to statements made by a group of medical societies. Read More
AR could transform image-guided surgical planning, navigation
May 11, 2021 -- Augmented reality (AR) technologies may be on the verge of delivering a breakthrough in image-guided surgical procedure planning and navigation, according to researchers from Oregon Health and Science University. Read More
Women with genetic disorder more reassured after breast screening
May 11, 2021 -- Women with a genetic disorder that increases their risk of breast cancer did not show significant increases in psychological distress related to mammography screening, according to research published May 8 in Familial Cancer. Read More
fMRI shows white-matter damage leads to worse cognitive outcomes
May 11, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that damage to white matter in the brain leads to worse long-term cognitive health outcomes than damage to gray matter does, according to a study published May 11 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance
May 11, 2021 -- Benchmarking is a current term used to describe a process that has always been applied but perhaps not in the same way as it is today. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains some of the key metrics you can use to benchmark your radiology practice. Read More
Early heart damage raises risk of death in COVID patients
May 10, 2021 -- Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had impaired first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography were nearly five times more likely to die, compared with patients with healthier measures of this early sign of heart failure, according to new research published May 10 in Hypertension. Read More