According to a new report from Tokyo, Toshiba is selling its Toshiba Medical Systems unit to Canon for more than $6 billion. The companies are still working out the exact details of the highly anticipated deal.

Customer service has increasingly been a focus across healthcare, spurred by an ever-shifting competitive landscape and the growing importance of quality measures for payment. Toby Edwards, CRA, director of imaging services at Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales, Fla., explains how imaging specialists can improve customer service.

What draws medical students to radiology? A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined the motivations of students who choose diagnostic radiology and those who do not, finding 7 percent said they planned on applying in diagnostic radiology.

Terry Bucknall, CRA, director of women's imaging services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center shares her thoughts on both the present and the future of the breast imaging industry.

Radiologists may be more likely to adhere to collaborative follow-up recommendations developed at the institutional level than pre-existing recommendations from a larger organization, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign released an outline of his healthcare plan today, and according to reporting by the Los Angeles Times, it doesn’t offer much that hasn’t been heard before. 

Implementing a preauthorization policy can lead to increased utilization of after-hours CT, according to a recent Canadian study published in Academic Radiology. The one exception to that rule, the study said, is some neurological examinations.

Medical device company and endoscope manufacturer Olympus Corp. of the Americas has agreed to pay a total of $646 million plus interest to resolve two separate government investigations related to providing physicians and hospitals with kickbacks.

Toshiba is attempting to sell its entire medical equipment unit, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., and it may sell for even more than the previous estimate of $3.5 billion, according to a new report from Reuters. 

Focused professional performance evaluations (FPPEs) are common in radiology. But what if the evaluation goes poorly? According to a recent article published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, if the evaluation reveals significant issues, management should attempt to work with the radiologist instead of simply firing them on the spot.

When reading radiologists interpret mammograms with trainees, the recall rate (RR) increases, but the cancer detection rate (CDR) is unaffected, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Do reading radiologists allow themselves to be negatively influenced by trainees? 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an emotional State of the State speech last month, discussing his girlfriend’s battle against breast cancer and calling for an increase in breast cancer screening throughout the state. Now that a little time has passed since that speech, has reported on some of the reactions to Cuomo’s plan from throughout the Syracuse area.