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Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder?
April 14, 2021 -- Breast imagers are working harder to maintain the same productivity, as measured by relative value units year to year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in mammography volume, according to data presented at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
POCUS beats landmark guidance for placing arterial lines
April 14, 2021 -- Placing arterial lines under the guidance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was superior to traditional landmark guidance, according to research presented Tuesday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes
April 14, 2021 -- The radiology community is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can assist physicians with image interpretation and perform other tasks. But how will radiologists get paid? Sandy Coffta addresses this question. Read More
Shared decision-making: Is it harmful for lung cancer screening?
April 14, 2021 -- Why is CT lung cancer screening the only screening exam to require a session of shared decision-making between patients and doctors to receive Medicare reimbursement? Dr. Frederic Grannis examines this question in a new article. Read More
Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment
April 13, 2021 -- Despite advances in breast cancer research and treatment over the decades, racial and socioeconomic disparities are still prevalent barriers for women seeking treatment, researchers said on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19
April 13, 2021 -- A new chest x-ray technique implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic of imaging patients through glass produced diagnostic-quality radiographs while reducing hospital costs and infection risk, according to an April 7 paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 13, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
April 12, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other forms of medical imaging, according to two studies presented Monday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. Read More
COVID-19 has had dramatic impact on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically impacted breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Microsoft bids $19.7B for Nuance Communications
April 12, 2021 -- Moving aggressively to expand its presence in healthcare, Microsoft has inked a definitive agreement to acquire speech recognition and artificial intelligence software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in cash. Read More
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