Policy

The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has crafted a letter to CMS in support of some of the specific points included in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule.

Concussions can loosen protective tissue found in the brain, according to new research published in Frontiers in Neurology. Should this lead to a reassessment of modern concussion protocols?

The election in New Brunswick, Canada, is scheduled for later this month, and the leaders of the two largest political parties are making an identical promise: to ensure mammograms contain information about breast density.

When using the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) to classify a breast lesion, radiologists are expected to only use the category 5 assessment when the likelihood of malignancy, or positive predictive value (PPV), is at least 95 percent. Is that a feasible expectation?

A new radiologist workforce report issued by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) for 2017 noted that the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) spent $150 million (£116 million) to outsource patient scans in response to the shortage of radiologists.

Michelle Dorsey, MD, the chief of radiology at the Phoenix VA Health System in Arizona, has been awarded a White House Leadership Fellowship. Dorsey is the first Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician and radiologist to earn the fellowship. She will join the White House Office of Management and Budget for the Customer Experience Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has announced an update to its guideline for knee and hip osteoarthritis management, saying the policy shift should reduce unnecessary imaging, surgery and medication throughout Australia.

Radiologist Steve Ferrara, MD, won the Republican primary for the open U.S. House seat in Arizona’s Phoenix-based 9th Congressional District. If elected, Ferrara will be the first radiologist to serve in Congress.

Copyright-infringing downloads of radiology journal articles impact nearly all top journals, with a majority of activity coming from China, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The American Medical Association, American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Society of Interventional Radiology and dozens of other healthcare groups have signed a letter to CMS in support of the agency’s “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative and calling for a reduction in paperwork requirements for evaluation and management (E&M) services.

When the American College of Radiology (ACR) published the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) in 2014, one of its goals was producing a lower false-positive rate than the 23.3 percent reported by the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Screening Trial (NLST).

Between 2003 and 2016, radiologists gave more than $16 million to political bodies. Here are some causes worthy of every rad’s support, regardless of party affiliation.