The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced an update to its prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening guidelines for prostate cancer.
Countless studies have explored the colossal impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have—and, in many ways, is already having—on radiology. But who is ultimately going to pay for it?
Implementation of breast cancer screening recommendations published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has been delayed by various pieces of legislation since they were first finalized. Now, the House Appropriations Committee has approved draft legislation that would extend the current delay in implementation by another year, all the way to Jan. 1, 2021.
R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, has proposed the city ban local employees from being required to wear a necktie. The decision, he said, was made after reading about recent imaging research that found neckties can lead to a reduction in cerebral blood flow.
Failure-to-communicate lawsuits are on the rise among radiologists, according to an editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month, leaving legal lines of the specialization blurry.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced Friday, July 13, the publication of a revised standard that provides guidelines for measuring and reporting the performance of PET scanners.
CMS announced several proposed changes this week—including changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP)—that it says are “historic” and “would fundamentally improve the nation’s healthcare system.”
Imaging providers should always be cautious when approached by a personal injury attorney about potential business, according to a new blog post on Link, the AHRA newsletter. Pursuing such opportunities could cause the specialist in question significant issues.
Technologists and patients agree fundamentally on risk communication strategies when it comes to radiation exposure in medical imaging. Actually implementing those beliefs, though, could be a clinical challenge, new research out of Australia suggests.
The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, is being investigated for allegedly canceling hundreds of imaging exams without following safety regulations and then attempting to cover it up.
Many imaging providers have not implemented or started implementing clinical decision support (CDS) software, according to a new survey of more than 250 AHRA members.
Recent research has shown MRIs are safe for patients with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. However, according to a recent analysis published by Radiology, there’s still a lot of information for radiologists, cardiologists and electrophysiologists to know about this important topic
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Breast Imaging has sent a letter to the Physician Data Query (PDQ) Editorial Board objecting to specific language included in the recently updated Breast Cancer Screening PDQ.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has submitted written comments to CMS about the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for Calendar Year 2019.
A federal jury awarded a patient and her husband $15 million after Carmel, Indiana, physicians reportedly failed to identify a life-threatening tumor during a CT scan, the Indianapolis Business Journal has reported.
Jun 27, 2018 | Policy
The American Medical Association (AMA)’s updated osteoporosis guidelines, published this week in JAMA, encourage cancer screening in women but ignore recommendations for men, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
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Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
Representatives from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) briefed members of Congress on June 15 about the regulation of medical device servicers and how the current structure of such regulation can result in improperly serviced equipment being used by healthcare providers.
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Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
More radiology practices reported that one of their radiologists utilized the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 2016 than 2015, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The authors noted, however, that the bump was not statistically significant.
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Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
An Oregon patient who was sent home after he failed to fit in an MRI machine is suing a local hospital for $7 million, citing medical negligence as the reason he was left with permanent paraplegia, the Portland Business Journal reported this week.
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Self-identified radiologists made $16.25 million in federal political contributions from 2003 to 2016, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Jun 21, 2018 | Policy
A radiology nurse at Tartu University Hospital in Tartu, Estonia, was fired after a patient undergoing an MR exam after knee surgery was left inside the machine unattended for more than an hour.
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