According to an ACR release, more than 220,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 and nearly 160,000 will die from the disease. That exceeds all combined deaths from breast, colon and prostate cancer.
In a recent paper from consulting firm Deloitte, experts argue that evolving digital technology—notably artificial intelligence (AI)—has the potential to create jobs in many areas of healthcare, including diagnostic radiology.
May 17, 2018 | Practice Management
In a recent editorial published in The New York Times Magazine, Abraham Verghese, MD, a professor of internal medicine at Stanford, explained that the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs) and the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine may be overriding physicians' own clinical judgement more than helping to inform it.
May 16, 2018 | Practice Management
Patient safety is a foremost concern for radiology departments—but current measures of a safe culture often do not account for the human factors that contribute to the nonreporting of safety issues.
May 11, 2018 | Practice Management
These no-shows can delay diagnosis, while medical providers lose revenue and opportunities to see more patients, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 09, 2018 | Practice Management
More and more hospitals are introducing policies against common Lycra and spandex clothing in favor of traditional paper gowns or cotton T-shirts to prevent patients from being burned during MRI.
May 08, 2018 | Practice Management
A former Colorado neurologist is being sued for malpractice and fraud after allegedly purposely falsely interpreting MRIs and misdiagnosing more than two dozen patients in Colorado and Florida with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to an article published May 7 by Summit Daily in Summit County, Colorado.
May 07, 2018 | Practice Management
In a recent interview with the American College of Radiology Bulletin, Efren J. Flores, MD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discussed the challenges and opportunities radiologists face when patients with apparent substance use disorders enter the emergency department.
Apr 30, 2018 | Practice Management
The American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging and Reporting Data System (ACR TI-RADS) outlines risk stratification and management of thyroid nodules based on ultrasound features, but biopsy recommendations remain variable amongst radiologists.
Apr 26, 2018 | Practice Management
Radiologists or technologists who manually select protocols for commonly ordered exams rarely add value, making protocol selection a prime target for workflow automation, according to recent research.
Apr 23, 2018 | Practice Management
When performing radiotherapy treatment for lung or esophageal cancer, making small adjustments to a patient's positioning can reduce the amount of unintentional damage to the patient's heart, according to an ESTRO press release.
Apr 18, 2018 | Practice Management
Molly Fausone is a third-year medical student at the University of Michigan—she's also paralyzed from the chest down. Despite her physical limits, a new device allows her to perform full-body patient exams with limited physical contact, according to a University of Michigan press release.
Apr 13, 2018 | Practice Management
A misconfigured security setting on a radiology interface at Middletown Medical, a multi-specialty physicians group in New York, led to a security breach exposing patient data, including radiology images, reports and Social Security numbers, according to HIPPA Journal.
Apr 12, 2018 | Practice Management
A recent article published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology takes Stephen R. Covey’s eight habits of highly effective people and applies them to radiology, while adding a ninth.
Apr 12, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologist requisitions are the primary means of acquiring clinical information and have been shown to improve diagnosis. But new research suggests the quality of clinical information in these forms is declining.
Apr 12, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
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.
Apr 11, 2018 | Practice Management
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, CESM may be easier to implement into clinical workflow by decreasing equipment and patient setup times related to contrast administration.
Apr 11, 2018 | Practice Management
Radiology providers may soon be able to educate patients in the waiting room with the recent launch of Radiology TV, a subscription-based video content service for medical imaging centers.
Apr 11, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found the longer patients with positive cancer screening results wait for diagnostic testing, the worse their outcome.
Apr 09, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles have created a new cardiac MRI test that may increase diagnostic accuracy and reliability while improving patient comfort and decreasing test time.
Apr 06, 2018 | Practice Management
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.