Radiology shows ingenuity in dealing with COVID-19
April 20, 2020 -- As the radiology community deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, imaging providers are using ingenuity to create novel shift rotations, make the best use of personal protective equipment, and segregate teams to protect valuable staff members and patients to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More
CT shouldn't be used to diagnose COVID-19
April 20, 2020 -- Chest CT should not be used as a diagnostic tool for COVID-19 disease; instead, it should be reserved to evaluate patients with the illness for complications or to investigate alternative diagnoses, according to a literature review published April 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
4 benefits of teleradiology in the coronavirus pandemic
April 20, 2020 -- Over the years, the benefits of teleradiology have become well-established. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made teleradiology even more essential, according to Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur of Teleradiology Solutions. Read More
PET/CT pinpoints Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment response
April 20, 2020 -- PET/CT significantly outperformed CT alone in predicting treatment response in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma when treated with the cancer drug nivolumab, according to multicenter results published April 14 in Radiology. Read More
Most chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients are 'normal'
April 17, 2020 -- Almost 60% of chest x-rays taken in urgent care settings in patients with confirmed and symptomatic COVID-19 are interpreted as "normal," according to a study to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. Read More
HHS provider relief and your radiology practice
April 17, 2020 -- Did your radiology practice just receive a big COVID-19 payment from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)? Are you wondering what it's for? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 108: Essential workers
April 17, 2020 -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has raised an interesting question -- what exactly is an "essential worker?" And if they are so essential, is it fair how they are compensated relative to others? Andy and Ryan debate the concept in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
How clinicians worldwide are handling COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- From "overwhelmed" hospitals in Italy to facilities in Australia still waiting for the surge, radiology providers are reporting a variety of experiences in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. They shared their stories in an April 15 webinar. Read More
Insurance change leads to more hypofractionated therapy
April 16, 2020 -- A change in one major health insurer's utilization management policy led to a significant increase in shorter, hypofractionated radiotherapy treatments for women with breast cancer -- in agreement with evidence-based treatment guidelines, according to the findings of a study published on April 16 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
April 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in Radiology and Radiology: Imaging Cancer. Read More
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