Quality

The specialty plays a crucial role in both diagnosing and treating Morton's neuroma, researchers detailed in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

Surveying hundreds of patients across five countries, researchers found a clear need to simplify spine imaging write-ups to reduce anxiety and unnecessary treatment. 

Philadelphia physicians sought to understand any LDCT downsides through a prospective study, sharing their findings in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 

Hoffman Imaging & Medical Center reportedly let its mammography accreditation lapse in October 2019 but continued to deliver exams anyway, the FDA said Friday. 

The American College of Radiology Learning Network hopes to create performance metrics and strategies to improve patient outcomes across several sites. 

Mass General physicians believe this practice is sustainable, resulting in less time spent on scheduling, reduced room cleaning, and lowering the chance of errors.

Gathering radiographs following an operation is common practice, but there is little data on the usefulness of these exams, experts wrote in The Knee. 

Imaging can drop the chances of misdiagnosis, but overuse of CT increases radiation risks, and ultrasound can produce false positives, experts wrote in JAMA Network Open

Declining mammography rates during the COVID-19 pandemic call for additional resources to pinpoint those in need of screening, experts charged. 

After years of delays, the initiative's usefulness has "diminished significantly," imaging leaders from several noted institutions wrote in Health Affairs. 

Those involved see VR’s role growing further in imaging, with plans to use the goggles to help decrease stress and claustrophobia during MRI exams. 

Surgeons need to evaluate computed tomography scans themselves in order to appropriately decide management strategies, physicians wrote recently. 

Around the web

Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

   
   
   
   
   
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