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Radiologists have minimal direct contact with patients, but steps within the industry are being taken to change that.

When patients go online for information on breast cancer and mammography, what do they want to know? A team of researchers from New York University Langone Hospital in Brooklyn and the department of radiology at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City examined this very question, publishing findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Approximately 140 million women around the world rely on hormonal contraception. According to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the use of such contraceptives can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

American sociologist George Ritzer believes our society and culture are moving toward “McDonaldization”—meaning institutions and organizations are adapting characteristics like those of fast food chains.

Radiologists are no longer only the diagnostician’s doctor. With increased transparency in healthcare, patients are provided with greater access to their radiology reports. Patients are taking an active role in their health—and a flash drive of images from their radiologist simply is not good enough.

 

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6 optical colonoscopy complications every radiologist should know

When patients report symptoms following an optical colonoscopy, radiologists often rely on CT to determine the problem. A recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology reviewed some of the complications that can be seen by CT. 

Engagement goes up as radiologist takes charge of practice’s Facebook account

Putting an actual radiologist in charge of a radiology practice’s social media efforts—as opposed to, say, someone in marketing—is one way to significantly improve radiologist-patient engagement, according to a recent case study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Can the imaging industry reduce reading room interruptions?

Radiologists everywhere are searching for the Perfect Reading Room Workflow; you know, the one where everything falls right into place, and everyone does the most efficient action possible at all times. 

The right partner, the right solution: A practice management success story

How one radiology practice increased volume by 25% without increasing billing staff costs

McKesson to help Munster Radiology raise its profile, improve service to patients

Munster Radiology Group is seeking help to strengthen its customer and patients billing services as it improves its patient experience.

Neiman Institute study finds substantial growth in CTA exams for Medicare patients

Within the last decade, the number of computed tomography angiography (CTA) examinations have substantially increased in the Medicare population.

Texas hospital to expand radiology services with partnership

To better serve its patients, San Angelo Community Medical Center is partnering with a radiology group to provide necessary imaging technology.

Do male patients diagnosed with gynecomastia need mammography?

Gynecomastia is the most common diagnosis for male patients experiencing breast enlargement. It is also benign, though it can result in pain. According to a study published by the American Journal Roentgenology, when a patient is diagnosed with gynecomastia, further imaging tests such as mammography and ultrasound are not necessary if the patient has undergone chest CT within eight months. 

Mortality rates of modern radiologists similar to other medical fields

Good news, medical imaging specialists: Radiologists who graduated after 1940 do not have increased mortality rates due to exposure to radiation, according to a recent study published in Radiology

Are simulation training sessions beneficial for rad residents learning CT-guided procedures?

Adding simulation-based training can help radiology residents learning CT-guided procedures improve their knowledge, confidence and overall tested performance, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiation.

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