Regulatory complexity challenges radiology administrators
August 1, 2021 -- Navigating a radiology department through the many federal regulatory hurdles it faces takes a particular kind of persistence, according to an August 1 presentation at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Healthcare simulation can yield care improvements in radiology
August 1, 2021 -- Healthcare simulation can help radiology departments to understand -- and address -- safety, quality, and efficiency issues for a variety of applications, according to a presentation on August 1 at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Radiology can deliver quality, affordable care with some cleanup
August 1, 2021 -- Redesigning workflow and eliminating wasteful practices can enable radiology departments to provide the highest quality care while remaining financially stable, according to a presentation on August 1 at the AHRA annual meeting and exposition. Read More
Out-of-pocket costs may block women from breast MRI
July 30, 2021 -- The threat of out-of-pocket costs from breast MRI may negatively affect women at greater risk of breast cancer, blocking their access to needed care, according to a study published July 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Proposed Medicare rule would likely bring radiology reimbursement cuts
July 30, 2021 -- Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners reviews the proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022 and assesses their potential impact on radiology reimbursement. Read More
Ultrasound may not be needed prior to medication abortion
July 30, 2021 -- Not including preabortion ultrasound before medication abortion via telemedicine does not compromise patient safety or result in more ongoing pregnancies, according to research published July 27 in Contraception. Read More
'Redundant imaging' for TIA workup increases in the ED
July 29, 2021 -- The increased compliance of emergency departments (EDs) with specific imaging guidance for diagnosing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) has also increased "redundant" imaging, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Junior readers benefit from using two-view DBT for breast lesions
July 29, 2021 -- Less experienced readers benefit from using two-view digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to characterize breast lesions, according to a French study published July 27 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
PET/CT may predict outcomes in lung cancer surgery
July 29, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT can help identify lung cancer patients prior to surgery who may be at higher risk for developing advanced disease, according to research published July 25 in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Read More
Radiology swings into action at Tokyo Olympics
July 29, 2021 -- Medical imaging is already playing a valuable clinical role in the Tokyo Olympics, and both MRI and ultrasound look set to be essential diagnostic tools right up to the closing ceremony on August 8. Read More