MICI Q2: Slow and steady for radiology managers
April 25, 2018 -- Radiology administrators and business managers continue to show cautious optimism in their future business prospects, continuing an 18-month period of stability in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI), according to the latest numbers for the second quarter of 2018.  Discuss
Is Twitter a good source of mammography information?
April 20, 2018 -- Studies show that the benefits of screening mammography outweigh its radiation risks, yet women continue to express concern about the radiation from mammography, often through social media and particularly on Twitter, according to research published online April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Report: Average radiologist salary tops $400K
April 19, 2018 -- The average annual salary for radiologists in 2018 is $401,000, up 1% from $396,000 a year ago, according to a new survey by Medscape that tracked physician compensation in multiple specialties.  Discuss
Has standardized testing ruined radiology's board exam?
April 17, 2018 -- The radiology board certification exam's shift from an oral exam to a standardized test with multiple-choice questions could mean that the exam is less accurate in evaluating which candidates are ready and competent to become radiologists, according to a new article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
DOJ action may hinder disabled access to imaging
April 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn a key guidance related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, endangering efforts to ensure that people with disabilities can access medical equipment such as imaging systems, according to an editorial published April 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology
April 6, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the business and operational side of radiology, but radiologists and practice managers should understand the technology before they consider adopting it, according to a talk on April 5 at the Radiology Business Management Association's Paradigm annual conference in San Diego.  Discuss
From A to Z, radiologist makes art from medical images
April 6, 2018 -- Medical imaging is a valuable tool for diagnosing disease, helping clinicians identify and treat everything from cancer to heart conditions. But it also offers plenty of creative opportunities, according to Dr. Susan Summerton, a Pennsylvania radiologist who is winning attention for her unique works of art based on medical images.  Discuss
New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
April 4, 2018 -- One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking incidental findings. Not following up on a finding -- say, a suspicious lung nodule on a CT scan -- can have disastrous consequences for patients and practices alike. A new service being launched this week hopes to make the task easier.  Discuss
Ky. takes black lung x-ray reads away from radiologists
April 3, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky are no longer allowed to read x-rays of miners who claim to have black lung disease under legislation signed into law last week. Instead, the law gives pulmonologists the exclusive right to interpret such studies, according to a March 31 report by NPR.  Discuss
Are you ready for a radiologist shortage?
April 3, 2018 -- Could the U.S. be heading toward a shortage of radiologists? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds if current demographic trends in radiology continue. Laurie Lafleur of Paragon Consulting Partners ponders this question and proposes that technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain could come to the rescue.  Discuss