Quality

Some 850 lung cancer centers of excellence are helping pinpoint nodule-management best practices and offering guidance to providers without programs in place. 

The multifaceted approach included education and personalized consultation to help radiologists adopt reduced-radiation imaging protocols. 

NQF-endorsed measures serve as a "critically important foundation" for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, the American College of Radiology noted. 

Hepatic steatosis is a common incidental finding on abdominal imaging, but docs do not always denote it, despite its association with liver disease, cirrhosis and diabetes. 

Comparing mammography rates between April-December of 2020 against the same period in 2019, Washington state scientists found stark differences. 

A government watchdog said the miss was solely attributed to the radiologist, with “no contributing systemic or other issues.” 

Members of the specialty perform nearly 92% of fluoroscopy-guided insertions, supplanting GI docs as endoscopic placements plummet. 

The physician's misstep contributed to "unacceptable" delays in the woman’s liver cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a consumer watchdog's report on the incident. 

Vetting is an “extremely important” but often overlooked duty of physicians in imaging, U.K. experts wrote recently. 

Radiologists and surgeons have urged the agency to update imaging payment parameters to match the USPSTF's recent recommendations.

Such low-value testing can include chest X-rays or ultrasound of the heart that add extra costs for the patient without improving outcomes, Michigan Medicine experts wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine

ACR President Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, introduced the group during her presidential address.