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Regulatory agencies on the lookout for overpayments—and how practices can avoid fate of Zwanger-Pesiri

A Long-Island radiology practice agreed to pay more than $10 million late last year to settle two counts of healthcare fraud related to performing and billing pelvic ultrasounds. This settlement raised regulatory eyebrows, according to a presentation at RBMA’s PaRADigm 2017 meeting, and imaging practices should take steps to ensure they aren’t making the same mistakes.

RBMA announces board of directors, officers for 2017-2018

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) has announced its newly elected volunteer board members and officers for 2017-2018.

 
What it was like working in radiology 40 years ago

Thurston Talk takes us through the field of Radiology in the past 40 years with James Bonifield, MD, of South Sound Radiology.

The Radiology Job Market Must Change with the Times

All signs indicate that the radiology job market is turning around. The number of available positions in 2016 well exceeded the number of finishing trainees, and this trend is expected to continue as more senior radiologists retire or cut back. A 2013 Health Affairs study projected that as the U.S. population ages, demand for radiology services will grow approximately 18 percent between 2013 and 2025 (Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Nov;32(11):2013-20). 

FDA clears Siemens Healthineers' new CT platform

The SOMATOM go. CT platform designed for high diverse sets of user needs from Siemens Healthineers has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, helping healthcare providers worldwide meet current challenges and thrive in their work environments.

Daviess Community expands radiology services to Indiana community

A new Siemens Luminos Agile Fluoroscopy/Radiography system was installed at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana, as an addition to its expansion of radiology services.

IBA Molecular, Mallinckrodt Nuclear unite under Curium banner

IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt are launching a new radiopharmaceutical company after IBA Molecular acquired Mallinckrodt’s nuclear imaging division in a $690 million sale announced in August 2016.

Northwestern Memorial unveils Illinois' first combined MRI-PET scanner

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has become first in Illinois to house a combined MRI and PET scanner, a machine that reduces the time a patient spends on imaging tests, while producing quality images at lower doses of radiation.

Missing records for Fukushima child with thyroid cancer raise questions

According to ABC News, a child who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records.

Cardiac cath lab, interventional radiology suite open at Fairmont Regional

A new cardiac cath lab and interventional radiology suite have opened at Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in Fairmont, West Virginia.

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