A team of experts recently made this discovery after analyzing commercial claims data from nearly 124,000 patients, sharing their work in JAMA Network Open.
A cut in Medicare payment may have contributed to the trend, driving doctors away from heart imaging methods that rely on ionizing radiation, experts wrote in Radiology.
Leaders at Radiology Partners recently detailed how they’re harnessing their considerable reach to improve care delivery.
Numerous forces are combining to spike physicians' case loads, which could lead to low-quality care, errors and burnout.
Since the American College of Emergency Physicians launched the effort, participating EDs have saved some $55 million from avoiding unnecessary imaging and hospitalizations.
Such occurrences are relatively rare in radiology, but even one case of patient harm is too many, experts argue, underlining the importance of staying on top of this issue.
Two separate radiology providers recently relaunched their mammography services following lengthy suspensions, triggered by FDA and ACR concerns.
Researchers at two European imaging centers recently tested out this theory, with eye-opening results.
Sutter Health has used the new artificial intelligence platform to catch missed cancer diagnoses before they snowball into an untreatable state.
These measures were developed by a working group of clinicians and provide radiologists with a new opportunity to score incentives, officials said.
Exams of patients who require a translator appeared to be of “significantly worse” quality, underlining the need to strengthen communication, according to new research in Abdominal Imaging.
Emory University recently devised a detailed process to ensure that such tests are delivered in a uniform fashion across its vast clinical enterprise.