The much delayed ICD-10 transition has been on the minds of healthcare providers for years, but medical coding is usually a little dry for mainstream media headlines. With the number of codes soon to approach 140,000, however, they are starting to get very specific—and general public is beginning to notice.

Defying intuition as well as expectations, a new analysis of computer-aided detection (CAD) in nearly 626,000 screening mammography exams has found the technique no better than old fashioned “CAD-less” interpretations.

The use of preoperative PET/CT staging to detect clinically occult metastatic melanoma in patients with sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma has a high false-positive rate and a minimal effect on management, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncology.

In December 2014, a tanker truck plowed through the walls of an outpatient imaging center in Cumberland County, Pa., and the center’s MRI unit created a challenge for rescuers.

Of 3,627 emergency patients imaged twice for cardiothoracic concerns at two academic medical centers over a five-year period—once with chest x-ray and once with chest CT—50.3 percent were sent to the second modality before the final radiology report on the first was available.

Prospective trials comparing clinical outcomes of occasionally screened low-risk women with outcomes of low-risk women screened annually may overlook or misidentify breast cancers that exist but haven’t advanced, according to a new editorial. 

Radiology should be shouting from the rooftops about the value they provide in order to avoid being commoditized. Despite this, the specialty lags behind in terms of measuring outcome-based quality metrics.

Can advances and efficiencies in digital radiography (DR) technology improve patients’ perceptions of the x-ray department—and, in the process, help boost hospitals’ HCAHPS scores—ultimately leading to smarter marketing, maximized reimbursement and increased patient volume?

Portable x-ray may be a routine technology, but at a 554-bed hospital serving a sicker-than-average patient population, and housing a Level 1 trauma center and Level 1 burn center, there is nothing routine about the need for fast, reliable, portable x-ray capabilities.

In today's healthcare environment, the bottom line for providers is to maximize value with every decision made. That’s why a technology upgrade that improves care and the patient experience on multiple fronts can be a game changer.

Interventional cardiologists performing fluoroscopy-guided procedures take some of the highest hits of ionizing radiation among all who practice medicine. A new study shows that the exposure tends to concentrate on the left and center cranium.

Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences for patients, yet efforts to reduce such diagnostic errors have been limited, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.