Digital breast tomosynthesis scored a win on Oct. 31, 2014, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Medicare reimbursement for women undergoing a tomosynthesis exam in conjunction with 2D digital mammography.
“Alzheimer’s disease is probably the most underfunded disease in the U.S.,” charges Dean M. Hartley, PhD, director of science initiatives, medical and scientific relations, for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Nearly half of U.S. physicians responding to a survey about burnout reported at least one symptom of burnout, researchers reported in a study published online August 20, 2012, in Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers reported that radiologists face a slightly higher than average rate of burnout, a finding that doesn’t surprise many radiologists.
Many physicians and patients cast staging breast MRI as an imperfect exam. From the physician’s perspective, the exam generates thousands of difficult-to-interpret images. False-positive findings are not uncommon.