- Chart trending down

In the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease, MR angiography (MRA) and CT angiography (CTA) have replaced diagnostic catheter angiography (DCA), as evidenced by the drop in DCA utilization among radiologists. However, while utilization of DCA has fallen among radiologists, overall utilization has remained steady, bolstered by a sharp rise in utilization among cardiologists and surgeons.

 - Miss Mammo

Just when you thought it was safe to sidestep arguably the most hotly debated clinical topic in healthcare, along comes a mammoth, population-based study to show that regular mammograms seem to be producing “widespread overdiagnosis” of breast cancer. 

 - Seniorpt

A coronary artery calcification (CAC) test performed at one medical center accurately predicted mortality over a 15-year period in patients who were at risk for coronary artery disease but did not have any symptoms at baseline. The CAC score measures the amount and density of calcium in a person’s heart arteries.

 - CT scanner and patient

Medicare utilization of outpatient imaging services is beginning to shift from private offices to hospital settings, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

 - MRI intraplaque hemorrhage stroke

Using MRI to look for intraplaque hemorrhage could be a cost-effective way to inform treatment decisions in those with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS), according to a decision-making analytic model described in a study published online in Radiology.