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Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA

A compendium of the business intelligence required to launch a CCTA service

Turf questions have always surrounded the provision and interpretation of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies. Who should read these studies? Cardiologists and radiologists are unlikely to exclude each other from interpreting these studies, but the application of standards may help both specialties ensure an emphasis on appropriate training and

Radiology practices and departments that intend to offer coronary CT angiography (CCTA) need to consider how the additional exam volume and time commitments created by CCTA studies will affect their operations and their staffing models. Will they need to hire additional radiologists, nurses, and/or technologists to manage the extra workload? Who

Everywhere one looks, these days, there is uncertainty about the future of radiology. Radiology technical and professional reimbursement is down, with further Medicare and private-payor cuts almost always on the horizon. Profit margins in imaging centers are down as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and professional revenue is down due