Policy

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is standing up to be counted among supporters of a bipartisan bill aimed at keeping healthcare consumers from suffering post-care sticker shock.

New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would allow radiologists to submit Medicare claims for imaging services performed by radiologist assistants (RAs) in hospitals and non-imaging services performed in the hospital or an office setting.

Radiologists can make a significant contribution to society by acting as expert witnesses in suspected physical abuse (SBA) cases, according to a new position statement from the British Society of Pediatric Radiology (BSPR). However, certain factors do make providing such a service challenging.

The ICD-10 codes associated with head CT examinations do not accurately reflect patient complexity, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Imaging-related policies are currently moving through numerous state legislatures, and the American College of Radiology (ACR) has provided a thorough update on where those bills stand.

DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) has launched a new research study to evaluate how educational interventions affect a healthcare provider’s knowledge of breast density.

The FDA has published two new guidance documents designed to align the agency’s requirements for x-ray imaging devices with various international standards.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed the state’s breast density legislation into law. The bill goes into effect on July 1.

All women 25 years old and older should undergo a breast cancer risk assessment, according to a new position statement published by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Annual mammograms, beginning at the age of 40, are recommended if women have an average risk of developing breast cancer. If the risk is greater, annual mammograms and supplemental imaging are recommended.

House Democrats introduced legislation on April 29 that would delay the implementation of breast cancer screening recommendations first published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 for another full year.

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is an effective, minimally invasive treatment option for men with enlarged prostates, according to a new position statement from four interventional radiology societies.

The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) rescheduled its 2018 and 2019 annual meetings after learning the states they were to be held in—Tennessee and Texas, respectively—had passed legislation considered discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.