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Structured radiology reports are more complete and more effective than free text reports, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Structured order entry systems for physicians ordering trauma CT scans not only improved communication with radiologists, they’ve also improved billing efficiency and reimbursement rates, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Advanced care practitioners are 34 percent more likely than a primary care physicians to prescribe an imaging exam, according to a study published Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) found one-in-eight patients at the institution with imaging findings of possible cancer did not receive necessary follow-up care within three months of the finding, signaling the need for better electronic tracking and automatic notification of results.

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A new crowdsharing site that discloses the true cost for patients of common, and expensive, procedures could pave the way for important dialogue between insurance providers, physicians and the customer/patient.