- Female doctor and patient

A medical device primarily used for hysterectomies is in the news again, this time for being investigated by the FBIand the development may lead to more patients turning to interventional radiologists for an alternative procedure.

 - surgery

Retained surgical items – tools and implements left inside a patient’s body after a procedure – put patients in danger and can cost providers a fortune in legal fees and non-reimbursed healthcare costs. Positive control radiographs can help radiologists locate these items before it’s too late, according to a study by Kristin Kelly Porter, MD, and colleagues in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 - healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule that would update Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed-care regulations for the first time in over a decade.

 - computer

The ACR has launched the Lung Cancer Screening Education Program, an online education resource that trains radiologists on how to implement a “safe and effective" lung cancer screening program.

 - Radiologist Working Late

Over the course of one month, radiologists reading CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis recommended appropriate follow-up for incidental findings (IFs) over 90% of the time, failing primarily when the IF was an aneurysm, according to findings made available by Steven Boe, MD, and colleagues at the American College of Radiology’s ACR 2015 Annual Meeting.