Care Delivery

Focusing on a patient’s satisfaction can lead to shorter perceived wait times and, yes, high patient satisfaction, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 

Vascular ultrasound (VUS) utilization in the Medicare population peaked in 2009 and has been in decline ever since, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

It’s not exactly breaking news that radiologists are seated a lot while they work. But according to a recent study published by Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, all of that sitting could present radiologists with a potential occupational health risk.

Magnet hospitals that are larger in size, serve patients with more severe conditions, and use more advanced technology show higher utilization of diagnostic imaging services than similar non-Magnet hospitals.

Over the course of his career, Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, has blazed trails from macroscopic to microscopic imaging and back in pursuit of better imaging methods for nanotherapeutics

Radiologists require years of training and clinical experience to significantly improve at interpreting low-dose appendiceal CT, according to a recent study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Modern cancer care urgently demands new approaches. Lives are at risk, and an ever increasing number of cancer patients and complex examinations constitute more of the radiologist's workload than ever before.

With a single-vendor CT fleet many years in service, Savannah, Ga.-based St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C) health system was a model of customer loyalty.

In a recent study published by PLOS Medicine, a team of researchers analyzed more than 11,000 patients ages 14 year and older with blunt trauma, creating two decision instruments (DIs) they believe could reduce unnecessary chest CTs by approximately 25 to 37 percent.

Any distributed workflow solution worth its salt helps radiologists work at the top of their clinical skill set, maximize their productivity and fully integrate their workflow with that of the rest of their practice-and, ultimately, with the workflow of the ordering physician, practice or provider organization.

Ankur M. Doshi, MD, of the New York University Langone Medical Center radiology department, and colleagues looked at reviews posted on Yelp for 126 outpatient radiology centers from throughout the United States, analyzing what does and does not affect a patient’s overall experience. 

A team at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shaved 10 minutes and 46 seconds off of the average length of stay (LOS) for emergency department (ED) patients undergoing CT scans, and have now published a report on how they accomplished the feat.