Quality

Quizzing healthcare providers on their smartphones can lead to better patient care, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The more emergency physicians order imaging and consult with specialists, the more likely they are to spur a “diagnostic cascade” of medical testing that ultimately proves unnecessary. Further, patients imaged with CT as part of an initial emergency workup are highly likely to be admitted.

Exposing patients undergoing preoperative thyroid CT to less radiation and less contrast material (CM) does not have a negative impact on the overall image quality, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A new analysis published in Academic Radiology explored some of the many causes of error in diagnostic radiology and what could be done to prevent those issues moving forward.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to help radiologists demonstrate their value by establishing stronger emotional connections with patients, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants will award more than $1.8 million in funding to 15 quality improvement (QI) projects aimed at improving BRCA genetic testing for eligible breast cancer patients.

One way breast radiologists can go above and beyond to help their communities is by speaking about breast cancer and breast cancer screening to audiences of women and their loved ones, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Annual mammography screening beginning at age 30 may provide value to patients with dense breast tissue, a personal history of breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer, according to new research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

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.