Practice Management

There’s a national shortage of radiologists in Scotland. Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is losing its last interventional radiologist in a substantive post this week, BBC reported. The head of the country’s radiology group says the situation is dire.
Extending PET acquisition time during PET/MRI for rectal cancer staging increases identified lymph nodes and has no impact on scan time, reported authors of a recent American Journal of Roentgenology study.
Thomas H. Berquist, MD, will step down from his position as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) after 12 years at the journal, according to an AJR statement.
Those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experienced an increased risk of suicide, according to a Danish study of more than 34,000 individuals.
A radiology employee at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, was fired after he was captured on video Aug. 11 using a racial slur at a local donut shop, WJTV 12 reported.
New research from the American Cancer Society found cancer patients who reported experiencing better communication with a provider typically received more efficient care, fewer office visits and improved outcomes.
Radiologists are involved in 15 percent of diagnosis-related malpractice claims, with 80 percent of those cases resulting in permanent injury or death, according to a debut report from medical liability insurer Coverys.
The Cleveland Clinic was named the top hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery by the U.S. News & World Report—a distinction it has held since 1995.
National lung cancer screening guidelines recommend discussing the benefits and harms of screening, but a new study found the quality of these conversations to be subpar.
Despite 2011 guidelines from the American College of Radiology (AVR) that recommend against chest x-rays (CXRs) for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, at least 60 percent of these patients receive daily CXRs in American hospitals, according to research published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Network Open.
Specifically, the kits provide prior authorization information for PCSK9 inhibitors to treat lipid disorders, direct oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention and angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors for heart failure treatment. Those three categories of drugs were commonly pinpointed as being “always” or “often” denied by insurance companies in surveys of providers.
At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.
CMS proposed on Aug. 9 an overhaul to accountable care organizations (ACOs), which would require ACOs to more quickly assume financial risk. But critics predict the changes will cause a mass exodus from the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Women are more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency room physician is also a woman, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) named Kathryn J. Fowler, MD, the 2018 RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow, and Elizabeth George, MD, this year’s RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.
Aug 09, 2018 | Practice Management
George Hahn of Philadelphia had two echocardiograms conducted at the same hospital a year apart, using the same insurance—the only difference was one cost $3,000 more than the other. No doubt Hahn’s plight is similar to many other Americans—and hospitals are acting, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Aug 09, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
In patients with multiple traumas, those who were over 30 years old with severe injuries across more than two body parts were more likely to experience a missed injury upon initial CT scan, according to a recent Radiology study.
Diagnostic Imaging, Practice Management
Aug 08, 2018 | Practice Management
Monica Rigsby, a former office manager at Georgia Pediatric Cardiology near Atlanta, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison after she was convicted of embezzling more than $1 million from the practice, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Practice Management
Aug 08, 2018 | Practice Management
A structured, quality improvement process consisting of collaborative, consensus-based decision-making and conflict resolution strategies can eliminate unwarranted variation in CT and MRI protocols at academic medical centers with multisite radiology practices.
Practice Management
Aug 08, 2018 | Practice Management
Children’s books typically involve lessons on sharing and growing up—but a new tale from healthcare education company Viewbox Holdings aims to teach young kids about CT scans.
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Aug 07, 2018 | Practice Management
A patient-centric, personalized approach to contrast administration in CT imaging that balances contrast dose with radiation dose may enhance patient safety and maintain high-quality diagnostics, according to an editorial published Aug. 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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