Registration is officially open for the seventh annual Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) Summit Sept. 7-9 at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the American College of Radiology (ACR) announced this week.
Apr 20, 2018 | Quality
A streamlined database detailing protocol for scanning patients with a variety of implanted devices could be changing radiologists’ efficiency and confidence for the better, according to research out of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
Apr 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Windsong Radiology Group, a Williamsville, New York-based radiology practice, has rolled out a new Mobile Mammography Unit to help increase the number of women receiving mammograms.
Apr 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
A novel CT marker known as the “egg-and-banana sign” is aiding in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH), an infamously hard-to-detect condition that affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients each year.
Apr 20, 2018 | Leadership
The National Football League (NFL) has named Nicholas Theodore, MD, Donlin M. Long Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the chairman of its NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee.
Machine learning might be the next step in predicting patient wait times and appointment delays—factors crucial to healthcare’s quadruple aim and its emphasis on quality of care—in radiology practices, researchers have reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Thanks to contributions from more than 400 donors and support from the Ascension Wisconsin health system, Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, will be opening a new Breast Care Center later this year.
Apr 20, 2018 | Quality
CT colonography (CTC) is an effective, efficient test for senior-age patients with and without symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
HeartStrings Sisters, a nonprofit program started by Goshen Health in Goshen, Indiana, provides financial assistance to women who can’t afford mammograms.
A robotic needle-placement system outfitted with correction software to improve its accuracy in mechanizing computed tomography (CT)-guided needle placement, according to a study published ahead of print in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Apr 19, 2018 | Quality
Diagnosing the source of lower back pain is notoriously difficult for physicians—current methods have been criticized as ineffective, inaccurate and unreliable—but a combined decision-making approach could help identify the problem with greater certainty and less fuss, researchers wrote in PLOS ONE this month.
Apr 19, 2018 | Policy
It is time for radiology residents to receive proper training about patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The same week British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix pledged $11 million to expand MRI usage across the Canadian province, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) released its medical imaging inventory report for 2017, noting a 65 percent increase in MRI units in the past decade.
Apr 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Briony Bishop, a consultant breast radiographer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, loves her career—but the upward climb to her dream job came hand-in-hand with her mom’s health demise.
Apr 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Patient care would improve if more interventional radiologists implemented endoscopy into routine practice, according to a new analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Should more imaging leaders be working to offer these services?
Apr 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Actively resisting bias is hard work for the brain, researchers reported in the April issue of Scientific Reports, even when it comes to something as simple and ordinary as musical preferences.
Apr 18, 2018 | Leadership
It is common for cancer survivors to fear their cancer could return or progress at any time, and it's a feeling that takes a significant toll on both patients and their loved ones. According to a new commentary published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, this is an aspect of patient care that radiologists and radiology personnel don’t always spend enough time considering.
Apr 18, 2018 | Quality
For the second year in a row, the American College of Radiology will be promoting #HeForShe, a social media push for gender equality, at its annual conference this May in Washington, D.C.
Apr 18, 2018 | Technology Management
Siemens Healthineers announced Wednesday, April 18, that the company’s SOMATOM go.All and SOMATOM go.Top CT systems have gained FDA approval.
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
Though guidelines dictate a standard set of radiographic projections that should be collected in each case when a child presents to a hospital with suspected physical abuse, an update suggests a more fragmented method of imaging that could ultimately slash time and radiation exposure.