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
3D printing aids treatment of complex tibial fractures
April 16, 2020 -- Preoperative simulation with 3D printing models can improve surgical results for treatment of old and complex tibial fractures, leading to faster and more personalized procedures with less intraoperative blood loss and fluoroscopy time, according to research published online April 8 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Are CT lung cancer screening websites balanced?
April 16, 2020 -- A new study published April 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine is criticizing the quality of information on websites for healthcare providers offering CT lung cancer screening. The study claims the websites don't offer balanced descriptions of screening's pros and cons. Read More
3D fusion improves CT, MRI heart disease diagnosis
April 16, 2020 -- A 3D image fusion technique that combines CT and MRI data shows promise for helping clinicians better diagnose coronary artery disease, according to a study published April 16 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
5 steps to safe scanning with ultrasound during COVID-19
April 15, 2020 -- Ultrasound experts released guidelines for performing safe scans during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The guidelines, which were published on April 4 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, reinforce standard cleaning and disinfection protocols, as well as introduce new measures in light of the pandemic. Read More
CT helps clinicians assess COVID-19 disease severity
April 15, 2020 -- Chest CT helps clinicians quickly assess the disease severity of patients suspected of COVID-19 pneumonia, as CT findings in patients with severe illness differ from those in patients with milder disease, according to a study published April 11 in European Radiology. Read More
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