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 - CTC endoluminal registration

An algorithm for automatic endoluminal coregistration at initial CT colonography can successfully help predict polyp location at subsequent CT colonography, according to a study published online July 4 in Radiology.

 - child

A child with head trauma who briefly lost consciousness but has no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma is unlikely to have sustained a serious brain injury. In these cases, CT scans of the head are not routinely required, according to a study published online July 7 in JAMA Pediatrics.

 - Reimbursement Cuts

In a survey on physician income and job satisfaction, 45 percent of respondents reported their compensation dropped between 2013 and 2014 and another 43 percent saw no change in income.

 - money, question mark

In the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule, 80 codes were identified as “misvalued” by CMS, of which 20 percent pertained to radiology. Overall, however, the proposed 2015 MPFS changes would have the biggest impact on radiation oncology and radiation therapy centers.

 - clock

While after-hours radiology staff coverage in U.S. academic emergency departments (EDs) is expanding, nearly three-quarters of programs still exclusively use preliminary interpretation for some overnight hours, according to a survey of program directors of neuroradiology fellowship programs.