As Massachusetts joins the ranks of states weighing legislation requiring mammography patients to be informed if they have dense breast tissue, the state also is streamlining the process by requiring imaging facilities—not physicians—to communicate information about breast density to patients at the completion of a mammogram.
With the intention of establishing “a safety organization that can serve as a national model,” Strategic Radiology (SR) of Palmetto is seeking formal AHRQ certification for its new Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
How much would an extra $44,000 government stipend mean to your radiology practice? Would it be enough to cover the hassle of diving into the attestation to meaningful use of health IT? To date, many practices have declined to participate, according to David Avrin, MD, PhD, of the University of California–San Francisco. On September 9, in San
One of the leaders driving low-dose, high-quality pediatric imaging is the multisociety advocacy group Image Gently®. When the FDA¹ issued a draft guidance document for imaging-equipment manufacturers in May 2012, Keith Strauss, MSc—a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (the Image Gently
In May, the FDA¹ released for public comment a guidance document intended to ensure that manufacturers’ imaging devices are either suited for pediatric use or labeled with a warning that cautions against use in pediatric populations.
Times of change generally present increased opportunity for those willing to find the right door and open it. With hospitals merging, buying practices, and acquiring imaging centers, there is just such an opportunity, in health care, to rectify what many believe is a paucity of radiology representation in the upper echelons of hospital