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In an effort to empower female radiologists to take a commanding role in the field, RSNA presented a session entitled, “Women in Leadership,” at this year’s conference. 

Confused by recent payment model reform? At RSNA 2016, three practicing radiologists are scheduled to deliver a presentation all about the evolving financial landscape of medical imaging.

If a picture paints a thousand words, perhaps a number paints a thousand pictures. Before you begin pondering the profundity of that possibility, consider some numbers that will fill out the picture you have in your mind of RSNA 2016 as you get ready to go. 

If the curricula effectively incorporate hands-on experience with quality instruction and team integration, radiology subinternships can be an effective means of prompting medical students to choose radiology for their final-year clinical elective.  

Utilization reviewers seeking to ascertain whether MRI was inappropriately ordered for low-back pain might assume that direct review of patients’ charts would tilt toward patient empathy while aloof analysis of claims data would reflect a higher bar to clear. They would be wrong.

 

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RSNA 2016: How women can climb the jungle gym to success

In an effort to empower female radiologists to take a commanding role in the field, RSNA presented a session entitled, “Women in Leadership,” at this year’s conference. 

Radiologists to give reality check on changing payment models

Confused by recent payment model reform? At RSNA 2016, three practicing radiologists are scheduled to deliver a presentation all about the evolving financial landscape of medical imaging.

RSNA 2016: The numbers paint a picture of good things to come, now just days away

If a picture paints a thousand words, perhaps a number paints a thousand pictures. Before you begin pondering the profundity of that possibility, consider some numbers that will fill out the picture you have in your mind of RSNA 2016 as you get ready to go. 

More neuroscientists soon to get aboard the BRAIN train

The BRAIN initiative launched by the Obama administration in 2013—all caps because it’s an acronym for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies—just received an infusion of $70 million in fresh funding for new projects, the NIH announced Oct. 13.

Radiology subinternships can play key role in radiologist recruitment

If the curricula effectively incorporate hands-on experience with quality instruction and team integration, radiology subinternships can be an effective means of prompting medical students to choose radiology for their final-year clinical elective.  

Chart review tougher than claims analysis in utilization analysis of lumbar MRI

Utilization reviewers seeking to ascertain whether MRI was inappropriately ordered for low-back pain might assume that direct review of patients’ charts would tilt toward patient empathy while aloof analysis of claims data would reflect a higher bar to clear. They would be wrong.

3 insights gleaned as team builds framework for breast-screening bundled payments

Healthcare-economics innovators looking for a model after which to fashion an episodic bundled-payment package for cancer care would do well to consider radiologist-led breast cancer screening.

Q&A: Fujifilm helps providers prepare for reimbursement reductions and transition to digital radiography

When the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, or Omnibus Bill, was passed late last year, it included text that requires imaging providers to start using DR. 

Gunderman: Beware the advance of the hospitalist

Hospitals cannot function without physicians, but physicians can function without hospitals. Those are plain facts—the latter is demonstrated daily in war-torn parts of the world—and the observation ought to give pause to those looking to quicken the rise of the hospitalist specialty in U.S. healthcare.

Johns Hopkins study challenges efficacy of hormone receptor test for breast cancer patients

Hospitals nationwide are wasting time and money on unnecessary hormone receptor tests for breast cancer patients, according to the results of a Johns Hopkins study.

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