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Paul J. Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Monday morning at RSNA 2016 by saying his goal was to upset “everyone in the room” with his opinions on quality and IT. He said this with a smile, of course, but he did go on to speak about quality in different terms than radiologists are used to hearing. 

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Joint venture between Wake Radiology, UNC Rex Healthcare may lower costs

Wake Radiology, an x-ray and imaging provider, is joining forces with UNC Rex Healthcare in a move that will lower the costs of mammograms, brain scans and other medical tests.

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions purchases prominent Alabama radiology clinic

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, has purchased the Radiology Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Startup specializing in 3D printed medical implants raises $1 million

Startup company, Supercraft3D, has raised $1 million in investments that will help them move forward in advancing its 3D medical implants.

Out with Obamacare, in with Trumpcare? Radiology thought leaders mull possibilities

As the GOP prepares to take charge of the executive branch of the federal government while maintaining its majority in both legislative chambers, it’s not just healthcare watchers who are wondering if Obamacare may soon be history and nothing but. Much of the country if not the world is watching to find out. And many are wondering: What will Trumpcare really look like?

Significant growth projected for global medical image analysis software by 2021

The medical image analysis software market is expected to see significant growth over the next four years, spurred by changes in demographics and growing economies in developing countries, according to a new report from New York-based Persistence Market Research.

Is cost most important part in value equation?

The most important arm of the value equation may have shifted from quality to cost, according to C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine. 

Envision Healthcare purchases Sunshine Radiology, continues consolidation

Envision Healthcare has purchased radiology practice group Sunshine Radiology, which provides radiology services to nine hospitals in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area. Consolidation in radiology is picking up steam due to the increasing demands of quality-based reimbursement and the value provided by economies of scale.

Toshiba USA to open research facility at Johns Hopkins

Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA will be opening their third imaging research facility in April, located near the campus of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Baltimore location will join Toshiba's other facilities in Cleveland and suburban Chicago, Illinois.

 
Research shows radiology journal publications have limited articles on patient-centered care

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) found an increase in total articles focused on patient-centered care in radiology, but the number of journals focused on the subject remains limited.

Medical holography market expected to reach $4 billion by 2025

According to Research and Markets, the medical holography market is expected to reach $4 billion by 2025.

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