- EarlyBCScreening

Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina has joined with Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to try to hold the tide against the breast-cancer screening recommendations drafted by the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) this past spring.

 - Improved Quality

A recent case study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology looked at how the Lean Six Sigma methodology can be used to improve the efficiency of an interventional radiology (IR) suite. 

 - GE healthcare csound 4d ultrasound

A Milwaukee hospital says it has become the first in the world to use 4D cardiovascular ultrasound to crisply image intricate parts of the heart and, in the process, to circumvent the use of common but often inconclusive transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs).

 - business, chart, rise

For the first time in six years, health spending in the U.S. is projected to have increased more than five percent in 2014, mostly due to an expansion of insurance coverage. Prescription drug spending also played a role, growing 12.6 percent last year as costly hepatitis C medications and new treatments for cancer and multiple sclerosis became available.

 - ResearchWoman1

Slowly but surely, women seem to have made a lot of progress chipping away at the gender gap in original radiology research.