Practice Management

After looking at more than 12,500 preventative office visits included in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, researchers reported that the rate of screening breast ultrasound ordering by physicians has remained low.

Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are central to MRI exams, providing critical information unavailable with other modalities. However, some patients experience acute adverse reactions and investigators of a recent study published in Radiology set out to get a clearer picture of these events.

Long wait times for diagnostic imaging is hurting both patients and the country as a whole, argued Michael Barry, president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, in a recent opinion piece published by the Journal Pioneer.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Board of Directors announced more research is needed before recommending the removal of gonadal and fetal shielding during x-rays, despite another medical association’s call to end the practice.

In the first five months of the EHR, radiology information system (RIS) and PACS deployment project, Robert Paul, a radiology informatics manager at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, lost 60% of his team. He described his efforts to reduce burnout among his staff during a presentation at the SIIM annual conference.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published an updated edition of its manual for measuring and reporting performance parameters of SPECT scanners.  

 

Interventional radiology (IR) is quickly evolving, but demand for the sub-specialists far outweighs the supply. Authors of a new study published in Clinical Radiology sought to get a better picture of what young doctors think of IR.

More than 25,000 radiologists are taking part in a 24 hour strike across Maharashtra—one of India’s largest states and home to its capital, Mumbai—in response to a recent assault on doctors in West Bengal, India.

Compressed sensing (CS) can reduce the typically long acquisition time of conventional ankle MRIs while preserving imaging quality, according to a small study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

Open-access (OA) publishing in radiology and nuclear medicine has slowed in recent years, and authors of a new study believe radiology—as a whole—needs to be more supportive in offering free access to the field’s latest research.

Mount Everest has been in the news lately, as pictures of a climbers huddled in long lines have surfaced across the internet. Peter Lowry, a 38 year-old radiologist from Golden, Colorado, talked about his ascent up the mountain and how he’s dealing with the darker side of Everest.

Utilizing the ultrafast scan mode for CT imaging in the emergency department (ED) can significantly reduce motion artifacts, reported a team of Japan-based researchers in a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.