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As web portals become a bigger part of our healthcare system, are patients taking advantage of that access? According to a recent study published in Academic Radiology, a majority of patients given access to online radiology reports did view them.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors recently approved $7.5 million in funding for a clinical effectiveness research study led by Diana L. Miglioretti, PhD, dean’s professor in biostatistics at the University of California, Davis. 

Reimbursements for I-123 ioflupane (DaTscan), a radiopharmaceutical used in dopamine transporter imaging to differentiate Parkinson’s disease from essential tremor or normalcy, decreased significantly in the years after gaining FDA approval, according to a study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Should practices expect this to be the pattern for other radiopharmaceuticals in the future?

According to a new report, McKesson may divest its technology solutions unit, which provides health IT solutions to more than half of all health systems in the United States and 76 percent of all health systems with more than 200 beds. McKesson officials told RadiologyBusiness.com they are not commenting at this time.

Radiologists rely heavily on voice recognition (VR) software when creating radiology reports, but VR use can lead to less accurate reports. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, implementing mandatory peer review is one way to reverse that trend and improve the quality of radiology reports.

Providers are losing the war against hospital-acquired and healthcare-related infections, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. One of the primary culprits of this is the “bacterial burden of horizontal surfaces.” 

Education can be accomplished in a number of ways. One popular method of teaching is through sheer repetition (the massed method), while others use a learning process spaced out over time (the interleaved method). But which is the most effective for radiologists?

When X-Ray Associates of New Mexico went live with a new RIS in mid-April, Vice President and COO Sagit Frasier was anxious, but optimistic.

When patient information transcribed into a facility’s radiology information system (RIS) is inaccurate or incomplete, it can have a negative impact on both patient care and workflow. According to a recent study, institutions can significantly improve the quality of information provided to radiologists on image requisitions through education and the implementation of a thorough checklist.

Emergency departments (EDs) are busier than ever, and ED imaging volumes are up almost across the board.

Rare is the radiology practice of any size that has never had to sweat out the absence of one or more radiologists as unread non-emergent studies piled up.

Women who have a prior false-positive mammogram are not any less likely to be compliant with screening guidelines than women who have negative mammograms, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.