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Imaging utilization in the U.S. varies more at the county level than at the state level, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. In addition, researchers found poor ratings in economic measures, such as income and insurance coverage, independently correlated with higher imaging utilization—the opposite of what they expected.

Serving Southern Connecticut for more than 110 years, Advanced Radiology Consultants is expanding their services with their opening of a new imaging center in Wilton, which is the company’s eighth imaging center.

When it comes to papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) many patients are treated with radioiodine ablation (RAI) following removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) to kill any remaining thyroid cells. In a recent study a team of researchers are now able to identify lower-risk thyroid cancer patients who may not need radiotherapy treatment.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used functional MRI (fMRI) to show people who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a more difficult time learning about the safety of a stimulus compared to healthy volunteers, which may play a part in their struggles to overcome compulsive behavior.

Scott Hazelbaker, CRA, MS, remembers a time when leaders in the radiology industry were unapologetically firm and new hires were expected to do as they were told, no matter what.

 

Recent Headlines

Windsong Radiology introduces prostate cancer-focused radiopharmaceutical therapy

A new FDA-approved radiopharmaceutical, Xofigo, is now being offered at Windsong Radiology in New York for therapy used to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Spreemo Health launches network to reduce diagnostic errors with back pain

Spreemo Health announced the launch of its new Spine Radiology Network to improve outcomes and reduce diagnostic errors for patients with chronic back pain.

County-level variation in imaging utilization impacts practicing radiologists

Imaging utilization in the U.S. varies more at the county level than at the state level, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. In addition, researchers found poor ratings in economic measures, such as income and insurance coverage, independently correlated with higher imaging utilization—the opposite of what they expected.

Advanced Radiology opens imaging center in Connecticut

Serving Southern Connecticut for more than 110 years, Advanced Radiology Consultants is expanding their services with their opening of a new imaging center in Wilton, which is the company’s eighth imaging center.

Q&A: Walfish on IDing lower risk thyroid cancer patients who may not need radiotherapy

When it comes to papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) many patients are treated with radioiodine ablation (RAI) following removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) to kill any remaining thyroid cells. In a recent study a team of researchers are now able to identify lower-risk thyroid cancer patients who may not need radiotherapy treatment.

Patients with OCD lack activity in ventromedial prefrontal cortex when viewing safe stimulus

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used functional MRI (fMRI) to show people who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a more difficult time learning about the safety of a stimulus compared to healthy volunteers, which may play a part in their struggles to overcome compulsive behavior.

Patients with colon cancer that has spread to liver now have additional treatment option

Houston-area patients with colon cancer that has spread to the liver now have the option of receiving care from radiologists from Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA), who are now able to use Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) in patients with liver-dominant, chemotherapy-resistant colorectal disease.

Could mild TBI, concussion increase the risk of Alzheimer's?

A new study has linked people who experience mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) as being associated with greater neurodegeneration in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Strong Leadership in the Era of Value-Based Care

Scott Hazelbaker, CRA, MS, remembers a time when leaders in the radiology industry were unapologetically firm and new hires were expected to do as they were told, no matter what.

Maximum Efficiency, Minimal Intrusion - 7 Steps Toward Optimized CDS Implementation

When CMS finally named a firm start date for its clinical decision support (CDS)/appropriate use criteria (AUC) program last November—financial incentives for appropriately using CDS will kick in Jan. 1, 2018—two key stakeholder groups finally had information they'd been wanting for quite some time. 

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