Care Delivery

It may be possible to shorten breast MRI protocols and give more patients access to the modality’s benefits, according to a study published in Academic Radiology.

Radiologists need to stop writing “cannot exclude” in their reports, according to a recent commentary in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Participants in a new lung cancer screening program held a series of common misperceptions about the program’s impact and their own health, according to recent research published by JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors believe that healthcare providers should remain aware of these misperceptions, because they could prove to be potentially harmful to the participants. 

The CMS rolled out new star ratings for over 3,500 hospitals this week based on consumer reviews, and only 7% received five-star ratings. Four- and three-star ratings, meanwhile, combined to make up 74% of the total ratings. Another 16% of hospitals received two stars, and 3%—101 hospitals total—received one star.

The Wall Street Journal poses an interesting question for both the specialty of radiology and the millions of women in 21 states who will be notified that they have dense breasts: What should they do about it?

How hospitals and emergency departments deal with incidental findings was the subject of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, in which three programs were identified that ensure referring physicians, PCPs and patients are made aware of the incidentaloma.