Search Tag: Follow-up Imaging

IMAGING Management

Location influences imaging follow-up

2019 23 Jan

One of the major problems which is commonly attributed to affect patient outcomes is the failure to follow-up diagnostic imaging in time. It is critical to follow-up diagnostic imaging findings in order to have access to and receive high quality and vital care. Patient location at the time of undergoing imaging is directly related with how likely a... Read more

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U.S. study: wide variation in breast cancer follow-up imaging

2018 18 Jul

A new U.S. study shows that follow-up imaging for women with nonmetastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, with many low-risk patients receiving high-cost procedures that are not recommended by experts. Some patients even receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation. The UC San Francisco-led study... Read more

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Follow-up Imaging Less When Radiologists Read ED Ultrasounds

2017 28 May

Findings from a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting show that the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. Researchers used 5% Medicare data files to identify patients in the ED setting who underwent... Read more