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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has proposed making payment cuts to numerous specialties, including radiology, to “rebalance” the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule toward ambulatory evaluation and management (E&M) services.