Quality

Despite hospitals’ attempts to calm patients with music, relaxing imagery and even virtual reality, research continues to support the fact that excess noise in the doctor’s office increases patients’ anxiety levels, worsening healthcare outcomes and degrading a provider's quality of care.

CT evaluation of colorectal liver metastases was less effective after reducing the radiation dose by more than 50 percent, according to new findings published in Radiology.

CT analysis prior to percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) could help physicians detect which individuals are at the greatest risk for coronary artery compression (CC) during the procedure, according to research published ahead of print in the European Journal of Radiology.

Healthcare providers should consider updating their follow-up interval for patients with ground-glass nodules (GGNs) detected on CT exams to three years, according to new research published in Radiology.

The 2018 American College of Radiology (ACR) Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is now available online, the ACR announced this week.

Adding magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to MRI does not significantly improve the classification of brain tumors in clinical practice, although MRS may be a valuable supplement to MRI in certain cases, according to researchers from Sweden's Uppsala University.

The advent of peer learning programs has “changed the game” with regards to radiologists providing feedback to their peers and colleagues. But what about feedback for radiology trainees?

Phone calls work better as patient reminders than mailed letters when attempting to increase compliance for cancer screening, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests that patients place great importance in learning about their imaging results, even if the findings do not directly impact their healthcare. The knowledge obtained from these tests is viewed as “a valuable outcome.”

Ultrasound (US) and CT are typically viewed as the most appropriate imaging modalities for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but what about MRI?

Radiologist Timothy Mosher, MD, has developed a first-of-its-kind medical school course that seeks to pinpoint “systemic causes of misdiagnosis” and identify ways of preventing such cases.

Updated Joint Commission requirements have left healthcare providers across the United States working to standardize imaging protocols and analyze why some CT exams exceed predetermined radiation dose thresholds.