Care Delivery

Health systems must identify areas where patients are not following up on routine screening and find ways to reassure and reengage them, experts charged. 

More complicated exams could require additional physician time and effort, Emory University experts detailed in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology

Patients must be informed that LCS is not a "one and done" test and that returning for annual screening is critical, experts wrote in JACR

Radiology experts analyzed fetal MRIs from 33 women who contracted the virus while bearing a child, sharing their results Tuesday at RSNA. 

Cardiac imaging produced a more than sevenfold increase in detection of such heart inflammation, according to research presented Monday at RSNA21. 

A urology resident requested CT surveillance of one patient's abdomen and pelvis within 90 days, but it ended up taking nearly twice as long. 

Patients who sustain multiple injuries of unclear origin over time are well served by radiologists equipped with longitudinal imaging histories, as these physicians are adept at appropriately alerting care teams of possible abuse.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting comment on the proposal through Dec. 17 and hopes to finalize it by February. 

There is “immense variability” in how this is handled in clinical practice, with a lack of evidence-based literature, experts wrote in JACR

Providers are struggling to address disparities in minority communities, the American Lung Association reported on Tuesday.  

That according to a new large-scale analysis from Kaiser Permanente, published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open.  

Radiologists had the highest association among docs, presenting a 132% greater risk of an unanticipated IOU, experts wrote in the Journal of Hand Surgery. 

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

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