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ICU Management

Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

2015 25 Oct

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, NY. Results found that a restrictive approach led to large decreases in total chest x-rays (CXRs) ordered, correcting for both total number of patients and ventilator days.A restrictive... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?

2015 12 Oct

Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use of imaging for headaches and cardiac imaging in low risk patients. Their findings are reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.One way to minimise healthcare costs is to reduce the use of unnecessary medical procedures... Read more

IMAGING Management

New CT Programme for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

2015 13 Jul

Intermountain Medical Center's (Utah, USA) new lung cancer screening programme that uses CT technology provides long-time smokers and past smokers a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have the disease. The programme is based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial, a study that compared CT scans and standard chest X-rays... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Clinically Relevant

2014 22 Dec

According to a new study published online in Radiology, a large percentage of patients who receive radiologist recommendations for Chest CT have clinically relevant findings.  The findings thus demonstrate that radiologist recommendations for additional imaging (RAIs) after chest x-rays represent valuable contributions to patient care.RAIs have shown... Read more

IMAGING Management

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

2014 03 Dec

According to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that many children receive chest x-rays that may be unnecessary and have no clinical benefit.     "Chest x-rays can be a valuable exam when ordered for the correct indications," said Ann Packard, MD,... Read more

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