New radiation shield eliminates need for lead aprons
March 23, 2023 -- A new radiation exposure shield designed to provide total-body protection could allow some radiologists to ditch burdensome lead aprons, according to a study published March 21 in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Read More
Can benign breast findings be delayed for callback during pandemic?
March 23, 2023 -- Delayed callbacks may be a reasonable option for likely benign breast findings on mammography when immediate callback is not an option -- such as during a pandemic, a study published March 21 in Clinical Imaging suggests. Read More
Can machine learning reduce breast MRI contrast dose?
March 23, 2023 -- Machine learning could make way for reducing the contrast dose needed for breast MRI, according to a study published March 21 in Radiology. Read More
Radiology reports key to supporting referring physicians' patient care
March 23, 2023 -- The radiology report is a key element of the service that radiology groups provide to referring physicians. In fact, many see the report as a radiology group's single most important deliverable to customers -- and it may need to change in years to come. Read More
Investment firms view radiology as a market ready for consolidation
March 23, 2023 -- The private equity industry continues to see radiology groups as promising targets for mergers and acquisitions. Despite some recent consolidation, investment firms view the healthcare sector as a fragmented market that's ripe for consolidation. Read More
Radiology practices grapple with regulatory changes, economic upheaval
March 23, 2023 -- Radiology faces a bumpy road in 2023 as practices deal with upcoming economic and regulatory changes. These range from changes in how radiologists are reimbursed to how clinical decision support tools based on appropriate use criteria are implemented when ordering advanced imaging exams. Read More
Chest x-rays predict outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
March 22, 2023 -- Plain chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients taken at the time of hospital admission can help predict which patients are at higher risk of death, according to a group of researchers in New York. Read More
PET/CT shows promise in patients with IgG4-RD
March 22, 2023 -- F-18 FDG-PET/CT may be a valuable tool for identifying cardiovascular manifestations in patients with immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD), according to a study published March 17 in EJNMMI Research. Read More
Government, nonprofit hospitals aren't cheaper for brain MRI
March 22, 2023 -- Nonprofit and government hospitals aren't necessarily cheaper when it comes to advanced imaging exams such as brain MRI -- in fact, for-profit facilities may offer the best price, according to a research letter published March 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 have placental differences
March 22, 2023 -- Doppler ultrasound findings indicate several common placental differences in pregnant women who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to findings published March 15 in AJOG Global Reports. Read More
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