Quality

It surprised some imaging professionals when a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology called for the practice of patient shielding during medical imaging examinations to come to an end. Radiology Business spoke with that article’s two co-authors, Rebecca M. Marsh, PhD, and Michael Silosky, MS, to learn more.

Effectively and accurately measuring the performance of diagnostic radiologists has been a significant challenge for many years now, a puzzle that specialists within the industry have yet to solve.

Self-compression during mammography does not lead to a rise in patient discomfort or a drop in image quality, according to new findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Online patient education materials on breast lesions requiring surgery may be too advanced for the general public to understand, according to new research published in Radiology

In a recent opinion piece published online in the Toronto Star, Ontario-based diagnostic radiologist Andrew Chung, MD, wrote that radiologists have been a frequent target of criticism recently because their role is misunderstood by the media, the public and even their fellow colleagues.

Lightning Bolt Solutions, a company that specializes in AI-based physician shift scheduling technology, has announced a new one-year study that will evaluate one million physician shift hours as part of a larger effort to understand the root causes of physician burnout.

Stereotactic radiation may extend long-term survival for patients with stage IV cancers without inhibiting their quality of life, according to research published online in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.  

Researchers have determined that increasing the number of core biopsy samples obtained using MRI-targeted transrectal ultrasound biopsy can lead to the detection of more clinically significant prostate cancers.

The implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at eight radiology facilities in Vermont led to lower recall rates than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) alone, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. However, the authors observed no improvements in cancer detection rates.

When using CT to screen patients for lung cancer, the Vancouver risk calculator (VRC) has a higher sensitivity, specificity and accuracy than the Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS), according to a new study published in Radiology. The authors noted, however, that it would be unwise to replace Lung-RADS altogether.

Considering the continued focus on quality over quantity and the rise of online reviews, patient experience has never been more important in healthcare than it is today. A new study published by Radiology tracked one radiology department’s efforts to assess its own patient experience, identify improvement opportunities and make a difference.

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) implementation in a diagnostic setting can result in an improved cancer detection rate (CDR) and more accurate biopsy recommendations, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.