- Breast screening

Not all mammography screening facilities are created equal. A recent study into the characteristics of various facilities across the country found women who seek screening at multispecialty breast centers or full diagnostic radiology practices are more likely to also have advanced breast imaging services at the same location compared with women who go to nonradiology or breast imaging-only practices.

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Knowledge is the key to an informed and shared patient experience, especially when it comes to complex imaging procedures. But how much do radiology patients understand about the technical aspects and potentials risks of the tests they receive? A recent study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American College Radiology surveyed patients to find out just how much they know about imaging: Check out this infographic below to see the results. 

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It came down to the wire, but late Tuesday night the Senate passed a bill that would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula by a vote of 92-8. The historic vote sent the bill to President Obama and will finally end a series of temporary fixes that annually threatened physician payments.

 - money maze

When a bill to permanently repeal and replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) easily passed the U.S. House late last month, it seemed like legislators were closer than ever to fixing the yearly threat to physician pay. As another deadline looms for the Senate, however, a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Office of the Actuary is pointing out the limits of the bill.

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A high-efficiency SPECT system provided high quality and diagnostically accurate images for detecting coronary artery disease in obese patients, even morbidly obese patients, researchers reported in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.