You are here

Quality

 

Supply-side factors such as the number of mammography facilities and the number of breast imaging specialists are weakly associated with county-level Medicare beneficiary screening mammography rates, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

If preoperative MR imaging reveals the presence of peritumoral edema in a patient with invasive breast cancer, it could be a sign of disease recurrence later on, according to new research published in Radiology.

Before artificial intelligence entered the picture, the biggest topic in radiology was the industry’s ongoing shift from volume-based care to value-based care. And from time to time, I’ll notice a particular story, statement or study that reminds me of that shift—an example of radiologists going that extra mile to make a difference in the lives of their patients—and think, “now that is what people had in mind when they talked about demonstrating real value.”

CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNA-Bs) have a higher sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy than PET-CT when imaging pulmonary nodules 8 mm or smaller, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Screening programs give radiologists a chance to interact directly with patients, demonstrating their value to the entire healthcare enterprise. Researchers from Weill Cornell Imaging at New York-Presbyterian in New York City, for instance, implemented a CT-based lung cancer screening program at their own institution and wrote about their experience in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 

Recent Headlines

How are supply-side factors associated with county-level screening mammography rates?

Supply-side factors such as the number of mammography facilities and the number of breast imaging specialists are weakly associated with county-level Medicare beneficiary screening mammography rates, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Researchers find connection between peritumoral edema in breast cancer patients and disease recurrence

If preoperative MR imaging reveals the presence of peritumoral edema in a patient with invasive breast cancer, it could be a sign of disease recurrence later on, according to new research published in Radiology.

Value-based care in action: Radiologists help high-risk individuals receive care they need

Before artificial intelligence entered the picture, the biggest topic in radiology was the industry’s ongoing shift from volume-based care to value-based care. And from time to time, I’ll notice a particular story, statement or study that reminds me of that shift—an example of radiologists going that extra mile to make a difference in the lives of their patients—and think, “now that is what people had in mind when they talked about demonstrating real value.”

FNA-B performs better than PET-CT when imaging small pulmonary nodules

CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNA-Bs) have a higher sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy than PET-CT when imaging pulmonary nodules 8 mm or smaller, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Flash Storage: An Important Part of Any Enterprise Imaging Strategy

As electronic health records (EHRs), interoperability and value-based care have grown more important in healthcare, an increasing number of providers are tasking IT departments with developing, implementing and managing complex enterprise imaging (EI) strategies. And one of the biggest components of any EI strategy is its ability to properly store the massive amounts of data the provider produces on a daily basis.

3 lessons for providing patient-centered care through a lung cancer screening program

Screening programs give radiologists a chance to interact directly with patients, demonstrating their value to the entire healthcare enterprise. Researchers from Weill Cornell Imaging at New York-Presbyterian in New York City, for instance, implemented a CT-based lung cancer screening program at their own institution and wrote about their experience in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The value of happiness: Patients satisfied with care more likely to undergo a mammogram

Radiologists are always looking for new ways to improve screening mammography utilization among their patients. According to a new study published by Academic Radiology, one way to produce an uptick in utilization is by ensuring patients have a strong relationship with their primary care physician and are satisfied with the quality of care they receive.

RSNA 2017: Why radiologists should start using social media

Millennials aren't the only ones becoming increasingly advanced with using social media; to the surprise of many, radiologists are also among them.

RSNA 2017: How to provide value by creating data-enabled radiology reports

Radiologists have been working to improve radiology reports in recent years so that they can provide more value and bring significant improvements to patient care. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Tarik Alkasab, MD, PhD, radiology service chief of informatics and IT at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told attendees about the many benefits of building data-enabled radiology reports for referring physicians.

RSNA 2017: 5 ways to improve communication with referring physicians

One way many healthcare providers have reacted to today’s era of value-based care is by working to improve day-to-day communication between radiologists and referring physicians. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA, of the department of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, shared a number of ways specialists at his institution are working to ensure they provide physicians with the information they need, exactly when they need it.

Pages