It is time for radiology residents to receive proper training about patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
Though guidelines dictate a standard set of radiographic projections that should be collected in each case when a child presents to a hospital with suspected physical abuse, an update suggests a more fragmented method of imaging that could ultimately slash time and radiation exposure.
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
A surgeon based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is being sued for $7 million after allegedly misdiagnosing a patient’s colon cancer and failing to consult a radiologist, the Herald and News reports.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
As radiologists become increasingly familiar faces on news sites and in police blotters, one Indiana University professor is suggesting the physicians might be prone to law-breaking due to their steep salaries and a professional culture centered around compliance.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) made significant changes to its certification program for diagnostic radiologists in recent years, removing the oral component of the exam and relying on a standardized format with multiple-choice questions. This shift toward psychometric testing has made the certification program less reliable, according to a new analysis published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, and the ABR should consider working with various stakeholders and education experts to change it.
Apr 13, 2018 | Policy
CMS published a decision memo this week finalizing its proposal to cover MRI scans for Medicare beneficiaries with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators.
Apr 12, 2018 | Policy
Thoroughbred racing’s Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) updated its concussion protocol for jockeys on April 6, requiring a medical professional to be onsite to diagnose such injuries.
Apr 12, 2018 | Policy
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed the state’s breast density reporting legislation into law. Providers that perform mammography are now required to send a notice to patients when it is determined they have dense breast tissue.
Apr 11, 2018 | Policy
Mammography interpreted by two radiologists instead of one can lead to reduced recall rates and improved cancer detection, according to a new study published in Radiology. However, the authors noted, any additional cancers detected require “careful consideration” as they may be smaller, less likely to be invasive or less likely to have involved nodes.
Apr 09, 2018 | Policy
Imaging giant Bracco Diagnostics has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Jubilant DraxImage, a Canadian radiopharmaceutical firm, requesting the ITC halt imports of Jubilant’s Ruby-Fill rubidium-82 generators and related components.
Apr 06, 2018 | Policy
A month after initial allegations, the second half of a UPMC radiology duo accused of prescribing illegal painkillers to patients is facing federal charges of healthcare fraud, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this week.
Apr 04, 2018 | Policy
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have published new breast cancer screening guidelines, once again recommending that all women begin annual screening at age 40.
Apr 02, 2018 | Policy
A week-old law in Kentucky is barring federally certified radiologists from reading x-rays in state black lung compensation cases, leaving the task to the six pulmonologists who practice in the area, NPR has reported.
Mar 27, 2018 | Policy
Screening mammography utilization dropped in 2010 after years of growth, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The decline in utilization, the authors noted, seems to have been brought on by revised breast cancer screening guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009.
Mar 26, 2018 | Policy
While it might not be on every physician’s daily radar, graduate medical education (GME) funding is still key to quality healthcare and has implications for both academic centers and private practices. 
Apr 19, 2018 | Policy
It is time for radiology residents to receive proper training about patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
Though guidelines dictate a standard set of radiographic projections that should be collected in each case when a child presents to a hospital with suspected physical abuse, an update suggests a more fragmented method of imaging that could ultimately slash time and radiation exposure.
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
A surgeon based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is being sued for $7 million after allegedly misdiagnosing a patient’s colon cancer and failing to consult a radiologist, the Herald and News reports.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
As radiologists become increasingly familiar faces on news sites and in police blotters, one Indiana University professor is suggesting the physicians might be prone to law-breaking due to their steep salaries and a professional culture centered around compliance.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) made significant changes to its certification program for diagnostic radiologists in recent years, removing the oral component of the exam and relying on a standardized format with multiple-choice questions. This shift toward psychometric testing has made the certification program less reliable, according to a new analysis published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, and the ABR should consider working with various stakeholders and education experts to change it.
Apr 13, 2018 | Policy
CMS published a decision memo this week finalizing its proposal to cover MRI scans for Medicare beneficiaries with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators.