Equity & Inclusion
Vascular procedures are most frequent prompts for IR malpractice suits
Vascular procedures and biopsies are the most frequent reasons for malpractice lawsuits involving interventional radiologists (IRs).
September 27, 2023
7 malpractice risks in radiology and how to mitigate them
Malpractice suits may be an unfortunate reality for radiologists, but although they are a threat, they may also present an opportunity to improve imaging protocols.
September 25, 2023
Allergic reactions tied to many contrast media malpractice cases
Allergic reactions in patients and clinicians' failure to diagnose or treat such reactions make up most malpractice suits tied to contrast media use.
September 20, 2023
Ontario surgeon suspended for inappropriate ultrasound exam
A surgeon in Ontario, CA, has received an 18-month suspension for directing a female ultrasound technician to perform a testicular exam on him, according to a decision posted September 1 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
September 5, 2023
Study explores why doctors fulfill patient imaging requests
Doctors are struggling to balance their responsibilities as gatekeepers of imaging when anxious patients request studies, according to a group in Australia.
August 21, 2023
Calif. radiologist arrested for opioid prescription scheme
An interventional radiologist in California has been arrested on charges of illegally prescribing opioids to patients, according to officials.
August 15, 2023
Radiologist faces $6.1M suit over false claims
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania has sued an interventional radiologist for allegedly bilking $6.5 million in federal reimbursement funds over a four-year period.
May 30, 2023
'Visual hindsight bias' affects mammography readings
"Hindsight bias" -- that is, overestimating one's ability to predict a particular outcome -- affects mammography exam interpretation, but this effect may be positive, according to a study published May 17 in the
Journal of Medical Imaging
May 18, 2023
Imaging leaders sound off on legal challenge to free preventive services
A federal court ruling that vacated nationwide insurance mandates for free preventive services such as cancer screenings will have "major ramifications" for people seeking these services as well as for public health overall, according to imaging leaders and legal experts.
April 12, 2023
ACR comes out in support of Texas No Surprises Act lawsuit
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has come out in support of a Texas Medical Association lawsuit that states the Surprise Billing Final Rule's dispute resolution process fails to comply with No Surprises Act text.
October 20, 2022
President of Ohio portable x-ray firm gets 15-year prison term
The president of a portable x-ray firm in Ohio has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a scheme in which he defrauded the Medicare and Medicaid system of $2 million for services the company did not provide.
September 29, 2022
Can decision aids prevent lawsuits in interventional radiology?
Providing patient decision aids (PDAs) could reduce lawsuits in interventional radiology resulting from inadequate informed consent conversations, according to a study published September 21 in the
American Journal of Roentgenology
September 21, 2022
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