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Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders
June 23, 2021 -- Time is running out for radiology practices to ensure that they comply with Medicare's upcoming mandate for imaging exams to be ordered using appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS). Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what you should be doing now. Read More
Chest x-ray misses more than half of blunt trauma injuries CT finds
June 23, 2021 -- Chest x-ray is essential for identifying blunt thoracic injuries in emergency departments, but it misses more than half of minor injuries identified on CT, according to a study published June 19 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More
What factors affect radiologists' mammography interpretations?
June 23, 2021 -- It's no secret that radiologists' interpretive accuracy on screening mammography can vary widely, according to a study published June 22 in Radiology. Read More
Why remote radiology board exams are here to stay
June 22, 2021 -- Ready or not, radiology residents and their educators are getting a crash course this year in virtual board exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the exams may be around for a while, even as the pandemic recedes. Read More
AI may predict heart disease risk on chest x-ray
June 22, 2021 -- Can chest x-rays be used to detect unsuspected coronary artery diseases? An artificial intelligence (AI) program has shown it's more than possible, according to research published June 17 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Do radiologists need to manage patient expectations of AI?
June 22, 2021 -- As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be developed and incorporated into healthcare, radiologists should consider how the technology's promise is being presented to the public -- and manage their expectations about when it will be standard of care, according to an opinion published June 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
ACR's new breast cancer screening guidance focuses on minority women
June 21, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Breast Imaging on June 18 released updated screening mammography guidance in the Journal of the American College of Radiology -- once again stressing the importance of annual exams starting at age 40. Read More
Deep-learning algorithm spots kidney stones on CT exams
June 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to identify kidney stones -- even very small stones -- at a very high level of accuracy on CT, according to research published online June 14 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
Elastography helpful in breast microcalcification cases
June 21, 2021 -- Shear-wave elastography could be useful in helping decide whether women undergoing breast screening should receive a second biopsy or excision when it comes to suspicious microcalcifications, according to research published June 11 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Can radiology AI win with a bad hand?
June 21, 2021 -- In a hypothetical poker game, radiology artificial intelligence (AI) would be considered an underdog as it faces challenges related to reimbursement and proving its efficacy. Imaging consultant Michael J. Cannavo shares how the technology can still be a winner. Read More