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Delaware could lose funding for Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van in 2019

Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van has been serving the state for 20 years, but it might lose funding in 2019.

How much are patients paying out of pocket for advanced imaging services?

Patients are often required to pay high out-of-pocket costs for advanced imaging services, especially when out of their network, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors suggested that radiologists should communicate these costs to patients to help prevent “surprise billing.”

Researchers track spending by commercial insurers on infused chemotherapy

Infused chemotherapy is associated with lower costs for commercial insurance providers when administered at a physician’s office compared to a hospital outpatient department (HOPD), according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

Siemens sets stage for Healthineers IPO

Siemens announced this week it is planning to list its healthcare division, Siemens Healthineers, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany sometime in the first half of 2018. The initial public offering (IPO) is expected to take place as early as March.

Jury recommends radiology practice pay $1.5M in malpractice suit

A jury has recommended that Radiology Associates of Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia, pay $1.5 million to a patient who underwent a CT scan in August 2016 and was allegedly misdiagnosed, resulting in a burst appendix just a day later.

Radiographer writes children’s book about learning to swim

A radiographer from England used inspiration from her other passion, swimming, to write a new children’s book.

ASRT survey finds enrollment up slightly in radiography educational programs

The number of students enrolled in radiography educational programs increased in 2017, according to new survey published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), but not by a significant margin.

DenseBreast-info.org announces international expansion

DenseBreast-info.org, a New York-based organization focused on educating both patients and healthcare professionals about the importance of breast density, announced it is expanding internationally.

Q&A: Christopher Roth on Cybersecurity, EHRs and HIMSS18

Many of radiology’s hottest topics are closely connected to health IT personnel and technologies, making HIMSS18 in Las Vegas an especially enticing meeting for any imaging professional. Christopher J. Roth, MD, associate professor of radiology at the Duke University School of Medicine and a member of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup, spoke with RBJ to preview HIMSS18 and talk about the industry as a whole. 

NHS Scotland launches international recruitment drive for radiologists

Scotland’s healthcare system, NHS Scotland, has announced an international recruitment drive to boost the country’s number of radiologists by 10 percent. Several areas, including the United States and Canada, will be targeted by the drive.

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