Search Tag: Follow-up Imaging

IMAGING Management

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