Radiology and Imaging

#RNSA14: Quality Metrics: Time to Do it Right

Looking at data and just presenting it in a scientific session is not enough, said Woojin Kim MD, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the... Read more

#RSNA14: Breast Ultrasound after Normal Mammo: Harm or Benefit?

On a population basis, more harm than good is caused by the addition of breast ultrasound after a negative mammographic work-up, cautioned Betty... Read more

PENTAX Medical Launches VIVIDEO Endoscopy System

PENTAX Medical has launched the new VIVIDEO system, an advanced ENT videoscope solution, in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) Markets.... Read more

#RSNA14: Many Chest X-rays In Children Are Unnecessary

According to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers at the Mayo Clinic... Read more

#RSNA14: Radiology Quality Metrics: What's Out There?

There are many new quality metrics available for radiology, but no agreement on what to use, said Anand Narayan, MD, PhD,a radiology resident... Read more

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There is no estimate of how many unnecessary imaging examinations are requested, performed, and reimbursed. Unofficially, professionals agree that the proportion is as high as one fourth to one third of all CT examinations performed in adult patients. Requests for CT imaging are driven by clinical need, patients' attitudes, fear of litigation and are... Read more

I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more

U.S. healthcare payment policy is finally shifting towards rewarding value not volume and radiologists are a critical part of the transformation. The healthcare delivery system in the United States has been notoriously expensive with marked variability in quality. The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare” has led to more Americans being insured, but has... Read more

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IMAGING Management

The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

2016 13 Dec

Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review and those that do not will soon as a result of upcoming legislation. However, many radiologists claim that previous attempts at peer review failed to accomplish the goals of identifying and meeting learning objectives, enhancing performance and improving patient outcome. Instead,... Read more

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Radiologists—3 Vital Areas Oncologists Want You to Improve

2016 05 Oct

We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and how they would rate different changes. Better communication stands out as key in taking cancer care to the next level.As the number and complexity of cancer cases increase, radiology spends more and more time providing service to oncologists. It is therefore vital that oncologists,... Read more

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Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Breast Ultrasound

2016 23 Jul

Samsung Applies Deep Learning from Big Data in World-FirstThe Samsung RS80A with Prestige premium ultrasound device now includes S-Detect™, which applies deep learning to breast lesion analysis using ultrasound.Background Breast ultrasound can be hard to read and interpret and the reader may experience fatigue and attention lapses. Computer-aided diagnosis... Read more

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 Alison Lightbourne

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Organisational Change in Newly Integrated Medical Imaging Departments

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MAXIMISING THE POTENTIAL OF THE MODERN RADIOGRAPHER WORKFORCE   Successful...

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