New research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests an association between disclosed payment from the healthcare industry and increased individual productivity metrics.
September 19, 2018 | Policy
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and numerous colorectal cancer care advocacy groups issued a statement this week calling for Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (HR 1298).
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
The healthcare industry is making progress in providing support to professionals who experience burnout or job dissatisfaction. But what happens when the many pressures faced by physicians can lead to self-harm?
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
More than 8,700 physicians, including radiologists, participated in a new Merritt Hawkins survey on the practice patterns and opinions of healthcare providers throughout the U.S.
September 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
According to one Fox News columnist, if President Donald Trump follows through on the additional tariffs on Chinese products he proposed earlier this week, numerous businesses and the healthcare sector could be “harmed to a considerable degree.” To make his point, he examined the potential impact on the medical imaging industry.
September 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
New research in Radiology suggests thermal ablation is a safe, effective primary treatment for stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer for individuals who cannot undergo lung cancer surgery because of age or health status. Researchers have also noted it is non-inferior to stereotactic radiation therapy.
September 18, 2018 | Leadership
The 2018 International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will focus exclusively on cardiac imaging. Like previous years, IDoR 2018 will be celebrated on Nov. 8—the date Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the “father of diagnostic radiology,” discovered the existence of x-rays in 1895.
September 18, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Many academic medical centers are shifting away from using radiology residents for after-hours imaging interpretations and turning to overnight attending radiologists instead, according to a new analysis published in Radiology.
September 18, 2018 | Leadership
Finance is a language. But even more to the point for radiologists—or, at least, the ones who wish to help future-proof their practices and, along the way, advance the profession as a whole—it’s the language of leadership.
September 18, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Qure.ai, a San Mateo, California-based healthcare startup focused on artificial intelligence (AI), has released the results of a thorough validation study confirming the accuracy of its deep learning chest x-ray algorithm. The study involved 1.2 million x-rays and their corresponding radiology reports.
September 18, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and evaluate imaging methods to diagnose peripheral arterial disease (PAD) that do not rely on gadolinium.
September 18, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The adoption of PACS technology has been incredibly important for radiology, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging, helping the specialty become largely filmless while improving workflow, efficiency and productivity. However, the authors noted, this current generation of PACS has numerous limitations.
September 18, 2018 | Policy
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking the agency to eliminate boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) because data and clinical experience show they are unnecessary.
September 18, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Using artificial intelligence, researchers at the NYU School of Medicine can correctly distinguish between two different types of lung tumors—adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma—with 97 percent accuracy.
September 18, 2018 | Leadership
NorthStar Medical Technologies, the Beloit, Wisconsin-based parent company of NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, has appointed Stephen Merrick as president and CEO. Merrick was first hired in 2016 as the company’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.
September 17, 2018 | Policy
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) submitted a letter to BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee urging an expansion of cardiac PET.
September 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Mistakes are more common among after-hours imaging interpretations made by a trainee and then confirmed by a consultant radiologist, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology. Could confirmation bias be to blame?