Care Delivery

Black and Asian patients are 24% less likely to undergo imaging after a prostate-specific antigen screening test indicated one may be necessary. 

The ACA largely eliminated such cost-sharing, but grandfathered health plans, diagnostic mammography and other follow-up testing all result in added charges. 

Four-time All-Star Jacob deGrom spent 60 minutes on his stomach with elbow raised above his head and believes the awkward angle aggravated his injury. 

Nearly half of caucasians received a scan in their life vs. 41% of Black patients, 26% of Latinos, and 28% of Asian Americans. 

Gendering of anatomy is one screening barrier, with terms such as "breasts" often discomforting for certain patients, experts wrote recently. 

HNC survivors with a significant smoking history face a 2.5 times higher rate of lung cancer than others who never had the disease. 

About 75% of referrals result in an imaging exam, while only 1% lead to a cancer diagnosis, experts reported in Clinical Radiology.  

Researchers recently polled hundreds of past and present oncology patients about their scheduling preferences, sharing their results Oct. 23 in Radiography

Experts suggest using “equity-weighted allocation strategies” to better target populations left under-imaged amid the pandemic. 

Researchers believe this is one of the first studies to gauge rads’ performance at determining patients’ stage of COVID pneumonia

The declines were more pronounced among Asian, Hispanic and Black women, imaging experts wrote in Radiology. 

Police are investigating why the cylinder was brought into the imaging suite but believe the built-in air supply system may have been malfunctioning. 

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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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