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Insights from radiology practices and departments working hard to build better relationships with the people who matter most.

It was yet another entry in a familiar medical-news narrative: A big breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease gets called into question by subsequent reporting. Only this time the off notes hit while the fanfare was still sounding.

Between 2003 and 2016, radiologists gave more than $16 million to political bodies. Here are some causes worthy of every rad’s support, regardless of party affiliation.

There’s nothing wrong with strategically courting attention. Besides, marketing is a means of informing—and that’s an activity that provides real value to patients and referrers.

The preparation period was long. Hopes and fears were high. Three years into the ICD-10 era, how is radiology’s day-to-day implementation stacking up against those early expectations and prognostications? (And is ICD-11 already in the works … really?)

Patients increasingly read their own radiology reports, and the trend is only accelerating. In this new world, radiologists need to be mindful of the harm that poorly chosen words can do to a patient’s peace of mind.

Genetics-based care nudges radiologists to shed their skin as discrete dispensers of diagnoses and grow as vital co-planners of treatment.

Despite the excitement over a new blood test for brain injury, radiology has a long future as a key player in the war against sports concussions.

Presenting five ways to establish, implement and monitor policies for divvying up duties, doling out rewards and sharing decision-making.

Here’s the thinking behind Anthem/AIM’s decision to steer certain advanced imaging procedures out of hospital settings.

The economic environment for breast imaging is already complex and still evolving. Keeping up requires understanding the dynamics at work.

Imaging CDS that includes appropriateness guidance may yet wring the full value out of the promising technology.

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