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Radiology Business spoke with authors from the four articles that made the Journal of the American College of Radiology's “The Best of 2016” to get some insight on each of their studies.

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers note that 10 percent of elderly U.S. adults experience mistreatment each year. Although radiologists don’t have specific training in detecting and identifying elder abuse, the interest in learning has been steadily increasing.

Many abnormalities missed in clinical practice may, in fact, be detected by radiologists without their knowledge. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School measured physiological arousal while radiologists read studies, demonstrating the potential for a second-look warning system.

Metastatic lung cancer has several options for treatment, but ablation should the first choice therapy, according to an RSNA 2016 presentation delivered by Chief of Interventional Radiology Stephen B. Solomon, MD, of Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

With the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) going live in 2017, a substantial amount of reimbursement dollars will be tied to quality metrics. Radiology practices must leverage performance data and EHR records to receive the biggest possible reimbursement.

 

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Q&A: Roundtable with authors from ACR's 'Best of 2016' articles

Radiology Business spoke with authors from the four articles that made the Journal of the American College of Radiology's “The Best of 2016” to get some insight on each of their studies.

Strategic Radiology joins WorldCare to offer diagnostic, consulting services

Strategic Radiology will now be a service provider to WorldCare, offering diagnostic and second opinion consultations which benefits clients and members outside their home countries make more informed medical decisions.

Health experts form 'Think A-Head' campaign to educate on CT scans

As the most common CT examination performed in children, Head CT has garnered the attention of health care experts including pediatric trauma surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, nurses and members of the imaging team across the nation who have teamed together and through an organization called Image Gently, formed the "Think A-Head" campaign.

Radiologists see potential in training to ID elder abuse

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers note that 10 percent of elderly U.S. adults experience mistreatment each year. Although radiologists don’t have specific training in detecting and identifying elder abuse, the interest in learning has been steadily increasing.

FDA Approves: Northwestern Medicine Chicago will be first in U.S. to offer upright CT scanner

A computed tomography (CT) imaging system that allows patients to be scanned while seated has received a 510(k) letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administartion (FDA) allowing P-Cure to market its P-ARTIST CT scanner system.

$100 million hospital expansion put on hold

A $100 million expansion of St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been put on hold by Catholic Health Initiatives to complete previously committed projects across the nation.

MR Theater improves patients experience during scans

Toshiba Medical is giving patient comfort a new definition with its new MR Theater, a virtual experience that allows patients to undergo the exam in a relaxing environment while providing clinicians with high quality images.

Unconscious detection: Radiologists find abnormalities without realizing it

Many abnormalities missed in clinical practice may, in fact, be detected by radiologists without their knowledge. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School measured physiological arousal while radiologists read studies, demonstrating the potential for a second-look warning system.

First patient dosed with PyL, a PSMA-targeted PET/CT imaging agent for prostate cancer

Progenics Pharmaceuticals announced that its first patient has been dosed in the company's phase 2/3 clinical trial of PSMA-Target PET/CT imaging agent, PyL, which it will be evaluating for diagnostic accuracy. 

Patients less likely to return to ER within 30 days if they receive CT on initial visit

A retrospective observational study found that patients who came into the emergency department and received a CT exam in their initial visit were less likely to return for a follow-up within 30 days. 

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