The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has published a new white paper, Radiologic Technologist Best Practices for MR Safety, designed to help MR technologists provide the safest patient care possible.
September 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Adopting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at your facility does not lead to a drop in monthly breast cancer screening volumes, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
September 21, 2018 | Leadership
Susan G. Komen has announced the winners of this year’s Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction, which “recognize advances in both our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of breast cancer and the clinical setting.”
September 21, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Increasing demand has outpaced the number of radiologists being appointed in the U.K. According to the latest figures from June, 502 patients waited more than six weeks for a CT scan, while 625 individuals waited that long for an ultrasound.
September 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) increase a Medicare patient’s likelihood of receiving key preventive health services, including mammograms, according to new research from the American College of Radiology’s Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.
September 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Mudgee Radiology, an Australian radiology practice, is offering to scan strawberries after needles were found in a handful, leading to a national fruit contamination scare.
September 21, 2018 | Policy
After a new study revealed that people in Hong Kong who report high levels of stress have a 240 percent higher risk of breast cancer, researchers have recommended the government institute a universal screening program.
September 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Toni Woods is suing a New Zealand district health board (DHB) after her partner’s CT scans—which showed enlarged nodes on his chest and neck—were lost due to an IT error. After a year of continued illness and not knowing the results of the previous scan, Lindsay Collinson’s cardiologist ordered a new scan, which revealed metastasized cancer. Within four months, Collinson was dead.
September 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers have simulated how more than 20 different breast tissue ratios respond to heat emitted from MRIs at higher field strengths than those currently in hospitals, according to findings in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
September 20, 2018 | Leadership
Imaging leaders should encourage and promote the use of robust dialogue, according to a new commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. By taking part in more reasoned arguments and debates, the authors argued, radiologists can improve the quality of care they provide to patients.
September 20, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
New research shows that STATdx, Elsevier’s new online diagnostic decision support tool, can reduce diagnostic errors by radiologists by 19 percent.
September 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
What does one do with snake with a broken back? Send it to your local imaging professional for an MRI, of course. At least, that's what happened in a suburb of Mumbai when a rescuer brought bamboo pit viper to the hospital after a frightened local had smacked it with a stick. An x-ray didn’t offer any definitive answers, so the venomous snake then underwent an MRI.
September 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
The motivations for pursuing an interventional radiology (IR) residency differ from those that lead to diagnostic radiology (DR) residency or IR fellowships, according to new research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
September 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
The past decade has seen its share of fundamental shifts in healthcare—including a national economic crisis, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and concerted efforts to move toward value-based care. But a 10-year analysis from Health Care Cost Institute and published in Health Affairs found spending under employer-sponsored insurance rose 44 percent.
September 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced it will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Florence Relief Fund to help ongoing relief efforts in North Carolina and South Carolina.
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though many studies focus on burnout in American healthcare professionals, Canadian researchers are saying the issue isn’t bound by borders. It’s an international problem.
September 19, 2018 | Policy
Russia and President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed might grab more headlines, but healthcare is still expected to be one of the most important issues of the midterm elections in November. And some candidates are using their own healthcare experiences—including their battles against cancer—as a way to connect with voters and continue the country’s ongoing healthcare debate.