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Women of lower socioeconomic circumstances are just as interested in learning about breast tissue density following mammography as their higher-income counterparts, but may be unwilling to undergo supplemental screenings due to associated costs, revealed a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Last month, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) re-introduced the Stark Administrative Simplification Act (HR 776), which aims to rein in the penalties that can be enforced against self-referral under the Stark Law.

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Most U.S. hospitals report radiation doses in line with accreditation limits issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for children undergoing head CT scans, according to the results of a survey published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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An innovative and minimally invasive procedure is effective at instantly treating migraine headaches while reducing their frequency and intensity long after the initial treatment, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Merge Healthcare has announced that it has acquired DR Systems, the San Diego-based PACS vendor, in a deal worth $70 million.