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Breast density reporting legislation is in place in dozens of states, but according to a new study published by Academic Radiology, confusion about breast density remains high among women receiving mammography screening.
When a woman presented with upper eyelid swelling and ptosis, doctors ordered a MRI to get a better look. The MRI revealed a cyst, and when that cyst was surgically removed, a rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens that had been missing for 28 years was found inside.
CMS has announced moves to make it easier to implement changes to the Medicaid program more quickly, the agency announced Thursday.
Research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found light-emitting fragments known as alloyed upconverting nanoparticles, or aUCNPs, offer a unique window for radiologists to see deep into living tissue with little risk, potentially leading to high-precision radiation treatments.
Researchers have developed a new “glowing” imaging technique that can diagnose tuberculosis (TB) within an hour, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.
Considering the pervasiveness of opioid misuse and abuse, people find novel avenues to access the drugs. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released a statement outlining resource guide for veterinarians to prescribe opioids for animals.
Dedicated spine CT in the acute clinical setting can be useful for catching fractures that might have been missed on an initial CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, according to research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. But for the sake of time, money and resources, radiologists can expect visceral CTs to detect any injury needing surgical attention.
The National Health Law Program, an organization that lobbies on health policy issues, has sued HHS for its approval of work requirements in Arkansas' Medicaid program.
The state of New York is suing a major pharmaceuticals company alleging widespread fraud and deceptive marketing of opioids that have contributed to a national epidemic.
Analysis of major depressive disorder (MDD) has proven difficult in a climate where more and more patients are being diagnosed with the condition. But according to research out of China, MRI and its related modalities are doing a lot to help scientists understand the pathology behind MDD.
A report evaluating five years of radiology-related medical professional liability claims found 80 percent of all diagnosis-related claims stem from the misinterpretation of clinical tests. Additionally, 80 percent of missed diagnosis claims in radiology result in either permanent injury or death.
Alyssa Gilderhus was 18 when she suffered a brain aneurysm and entered Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Surgeons saved her life, but her parents were dissatisfied with her care in the rehabilitation unit and wanted her transferred.
When CMS announced it was changing the accountable care organization model to encourage more organizations to take on more financial risk, industry stakeholders had a lot to review in the 600-plus page proposed rule.
The combination of a lumpectomy and radiation is associated with a slight improvement in a patient’s chance of surviving noninvasive breast cancer, according to a new study published by JAMA Network Open.
Writing letters to physicians who prescribe higher than average amount of a prescription drug has helped cut back, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Aug 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
More children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop brain tumors than researchers previously believed, according to new research published in Neurology: Clinical Practice.
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Aug 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Public Health England announced late this week bowel cancer screening in the country will now start at age 50, not 60, the BBC reported.
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Aug 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
A radiologist in Mumbai has had his license suspended for five years by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) after promising to treat a disabled child with stem cell therapy but only prescribing him multivitamins.
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Dual-energy CT (DECT) that includes virtual monoenergetic imaging or iodine overlay imaging can improve the assessment of acute appendicitis, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.
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Aug 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
In another sign that Amazon is ramping up its entry into healthcare, the e-commerce giant is dipping its toes into primary care with a new offering for its Seattle-based employees.
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Aug 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are planning to study the ability of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open a brain cancer patient’s blood-brain barrier. This will be the first clinical trial of its kind in the United States.
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