The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) addressed two letters to Aetna, recommending the health insurance giant alter its radiopharmaceutical coverage policy to include PET imaging agents dotatate and fluciclovine.
A group of Dutch researchers found a general practitioner’s MRI referral for patients with traumatic knee symptoms led to increased healthcare costs without any improvement in outcomes, according to a study published in Radiology.
Radiologists make an average of $401,000 a year, ranking as the fifth highest compensated medical specialists, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2018, which compiled survey results from more than 20,000 physicians in 29 clinical specialties.
A decision made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to formally withdraw four Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking related to Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has halted national efforts to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to medical diagnostic equipment, including medical imaging equipment.
Medical imaging devices require large amounts of energy, and that costs money. A recent blog post by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) examined what leaders need to know about how they are billed for energy and what facilities can do to cut costs.
Bracco Diagnostics has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against radiopharmaceutical firm Jubilant DraxImage and two affiliates, citing patent infringement on its rubidium-82 generators.
Just because a patient receives two imaging exams that are exactly the same doesn't guarantee the billing will match. A Florida man had first-hand experience with this—being charged 33 times more for a second CT scan than his first, according to an April 9 article in NPR's "Bill of the Month" series.
RadNet recently expanded its California footprint by acquiring five imaging centers in the Fresno area, making it the leading non-hospital-based outpatient imaging operator in the region, according to an April 6 release.
Radiology staffing shortages are hitting Waikato Hospital in New Zealand. Its workforce problem led a department of health board executive to label the unit as “vulnerable” and has prompted the hospital to look for imaging specialist overseas, according to an April 5 article in Stuff.
In what some are calling the early stages in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. government has announced plans to place tariffs on more than 1,000 products imported from China—including medical imaging equipment.
Stanford pediatric radiologist Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, believes radiology has a diversity problem and is spearheading a long-term approach within the university’s own department and across the entire field.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) released updated breast cancer screening guidelines, April 4—the first to recognize black women face higher risks for the disease and should be screened accordingly.
The American College of Radiology (ACR), along with more than 300 stakeholder organizations that form the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, exceeded its 2018 funding goals with the $1.3 trillion federal budget signed March 23 by President Donald Trump.