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Too often, providing quality clinical histories of imaging orders falls by the wayside, resulting in missed diagnosis, billing delays and payment miscommunication. But a recent study finds a simple intervention may right these poor habits.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, from the University of Michigan, never would have imagined she'd become an expert on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, especially in her own field.

The cost of MRI research and technology production may soon significantly decrease in price due to newly developed magnetic materials from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISiS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies in Moscow.  

Undergoing MRI with a pacemaker has long been considered a tricky proposition. Individuals with the devices, and those with cardioverter defibrillators, were often kept from undergoing such imaging because of safety concerns. But new research in the New England Journal of Medicine argues such safety concerns are incorrected and outdated.

Incidental findings can lead to negative consequences for patients, but establishing a standardized method of communicating these discoveries between emergency and radiology departments can improve patient safety.

 

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Simple ED workflow fix improves history, billing in CT orders

Too often, providing quality clinical histories of imaging orders falls by the wayside, resulting in missed diagnosis, billing delays and payment miscommunication. But a recent study finds a simple intervention may right these poor habits.

Reshma Jagsi: Radiology's expert on sexual harassment of women in medicine

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, from the University of Michigan, never would have imagined she'd become an expert on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, especially in her own field.

Could newly developed low field magnets cut MRI costs in half?

The cost of MRI research and technology production may soon significantly decrease in price due to newly developed magnetic materials from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISiS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies in Moscow.  

Is MRI dangerous for those with pacemakers? NEJM says no

Undergoing MRI with a pacemaker has long been considered a tricky proposition. Individuals with the devices, and those with cardioverter defibrillators, were often kept from undergoing such imaging because of safety concerns. But new research in the New England Journal of Medicine argues such safety concerns are incorrected and outdated.

Standardized workflow between emergency, rad depts improves incidental findings

Incidental findings can lead to negative consequences for patients, but establishing a standardized method of communicating these discoveries between emergency and radiology departments can improve patient safety.

How radiologists can improve care centered on patient, family

Establishing patient- and family-centered models of care is a goal all radiologists should strive for. With reimbursement models increasingly tied to health outcomes, radiology is in position to add value to the healthcare system.

7 key figures from ACS report of declining cancer death rates in US

Life expectancy in the United States has fallen for a second straight year—the first time this has happened in more than 50 years. Despite such difficult statistics, cancer deaths continue to decrease—with the death rate dropping 1.7 percent in 2015, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society.

FDA announces risks, new class warnings for gadolinium-based contrast agents

The FDA announced Dec. 19 that it’s requiring a new class warning and additional safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for MRIs. 

Flash Storage: An Important Part of Any Enterprise Imaging Strategy

As electronic health records (EHRs), interoperability and value-based care have grown more important in healthcare, an increasing number of providers are tasking IT departments with developing, implementing and managing complex enterprise imaging (EI) strategies. And one of the biggest components of any EI strategy is its ability to properly store the massive amounts of data the provider produces on a daily basis.

RSNA 2017: How radiology can help uncover evidence of domestic abuse, sexual assault

With allegations of sexual misconduct flooding recent headlines, a study presented at RSNA 2017 examining how radiology can offer clues in cases of identifying domestic abuse and sexual assault proved especially relevant.  

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