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William Doss
As a Senior Writer for TriMed Media Group, Will covers radiology practice improvement, policy, and finance. He lives in Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Science Communication and Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously worked as a media specialist for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Outside of work you might see him at one of the many live music venues in Chicago or walking his dog Holly around Lakeview.

Samsung is adding a new digital radiography unit to its growing roster of medical imaging equipment, receiving FDA 501(k) approval for the GC70 Digital Radiography system.

 - compliance

While radiology isn’t typically in the crosshairs of regulatory and investigative agencies, sloppy compliance practices could doom any imaging facility, according to a presentation at the Radiology Business Management Association’s 2017 PaRADigm meeting in Chicago.

Costs of imaging procedures are often compared to one another when medical price shopping. It’s instinctive: All MRI machines are more or less the same, right? However, a study published in Spine Journal found a tenfold difference in price among 10 different imaging centers across the country.

 - EHR Round Up

Radiologists should understand the importance of using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology—now more than ever with the opening of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)’s first reporting period.

Applications for a collaborative grant supporting radiologic technologist safety are now open, according to the ASRT Foundation and Toshiba Medical. Each year, the Safety FiRsT program awards two grants up to $7,000 since its inception in 2015.

The rapid growth of interventional radiology has left the specialty light on guidelines. The Society of Interventional Radiology is here to help.

Learn the step-by-step process of building a personal brand by listening to this session recorded at the 2016 Radiology Leadership Summit. Speakers include James Brink, MD, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Mark Carr, MBA, managing partner at South Street Strategy Group and an adjunct lecturer at Babson College. 

Royal Phillips has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its IntelliSite Pathology Solution, a pathology image creation and management system. Its currently the only digital pathology system cleared for primary diagnostic use, an important milestone in the burgeoning field.

RIS/PACS: Driving Standardization for a Large Hospital System

Researchers from the department of radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center tracked improvements after implementing an image quality reporting system in their clinical practice. The PACS-integrated software allowed radiologists to quickly and easily fill out incident reports for a variety of issues, including missing images, incomplete documentation and labeling, and problems with the image library.

Blood testing for prostate cancer now has a passing grade—the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has changed its tune on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, upgrading the recommendation that some men undergo to a “C” grade.