The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a burning platform for hospitals and practices that are hesitant to let radiologists work remotely, and some big-name institutions are onboard with the idea. 

The measure would establish standards to help safeguard providers who are at an increased risk of contracting the disease. 

The Los Angeles-based imaging giant has also revised sick leave policies and encouraged its 8,000 employees to work from home, where possible, to limit exposure. 

The European Society of Radiology is eyeing legal action against Austrian authorities, with organizers forced to delay the group’s 2020 conference in Vienna at the eleventh hour. 

Taking this step would come with numerous obstacles, but it’s certainly worth weighing, argues professor and neuroradiologist Arvind Vijayasarathi, MD, MBA, MPH. 

U.S. political leaders have recently cleared the logjam of proposals on Capitol Hill related to this hot-button issue, and are now working to reconcile their differences.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has officially canceled its 2020 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, due to continued concerns over the new coronavirus.

ACR and its National Radiology Data Registry team said these additions are aimed at encouraging appropriate imaging follow-up, proper documentation of the final report and use of low-dose CT.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 87% of those recommended for such scans never received them, according to research released Thursday.  

One professor of law shared her pessimism about the process in a new piece, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

The nation’s fourth largest private payer detailed a small list of exceptions, including if a patient is less than age 10 or has a contrast agent allergy. 

Lawmakers have advanced two differing legislative proposals to address this issue, with one drawing favor from radiologists and other specialties.