That’s according to a new retrospective study out of Johns Hopkins, published Wednesday in JACR

The pair of pulmonary and critical care providers with two prominent hospitals acknowledged that such imaging is well-intended, but noted that this practice is outdated and lends little benefit to the patient. 

Emory Healthcare used Lean Six Sigma methods to dramatically improve its processes, experts detailed in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology

Northwell Health is sending mobile machines to patients' homes to obtain chest x-rays and, if necessary, referring consumers to outpatient facilities for CT or ultrasound testing. 

That’s according to the results of a small, single-center analysis published in Radiology

“In order to move to the next phase, we must see downward trends in new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in a given area,” advised Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD. 

Scientists with New York Health and Hospitals formed a multi-disciplinary team that was able to tackle excessive imaging at one of the hospital system’s locations

This entails assuming responsibility for each individual, avoiding excuses and resolving to make things right, ACR President Debra Monticciolo, MD, shared in recent remarks. 

Providers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic can now submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application outlining their challenges. 

That’s according to a new analysis of care at one imaging department since Pennsylvania passed the “Patient Test Result Information Act" in 2018. 

Turnaround time is radiology groups' most commonly used quality metric, according to a preliminary survey of nearly 200 providers. 

Hospital readmissions have also plummeted by 50% among a population of more than 1,000 seniors, experts detailed during the Society of Interventional Radiology’s virtual meeting.