Practice Management

Pairing an informative video with a brochure outlining the possible harms and benefits of low-dose CT lung cancer screening bolstered smoker’s and former smoker’s confidence in their decision to undergo screening, reported authors of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

 

A team of Seattle radiologists collected environmental factor data on outpatient radiology visits, analyzing attendance along with daily weather reports and estimated median income from the U.S. Census American Community Survey.

Wait times for NHS England cancer patients is at a record high, and now experts believe a radiotracer supply issue is causing further delays.

Patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray imaging is unnecessary and should be "discontinued" as routine practice, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published its latest updated Appropriateness Criteria to help radiologists improve care across 12 topic areas.

Educating trainees on fMRI interpretation may be more effective using combined task activation display (CTAD) rather than displaying a single task at a time, reported researchers of a March 29 study published in Clinical Imaging.

Using contrast agents to enhance CT scans is an established risk factor for kidney injury in those at risk for renal complications, according to a March 23 NPR report, but the research that drove that conclusion years ago might be unbalanced.

A U.S. radiologist with a long, distinguished career that launched after a remarkable move from Korea has caught the eye of a National Public Radio affiliate in Buffalo, New York.

Olivia Mueller is one of 14 kids who have received a 3D-printed model of their own brain as a thank you for participating in an MRI study at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, according to a story from the university.

Educating radiologists on ACR-recommended follow-up for incidental adnexal lesions and incorporating such guidelines into normal workflow significantly improved the rate of adherence, reported authors of a Feb. 26 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The sensors, detailed in a study published online March 1 in Science, provide data as accurate as that from traditional, and often wire-heavy monitoring systems. They also have adhesives that are gentler on a newborn’s skin and allow for more physical bonding between the baby and parent.   

A screen-printed 12-channel pediatric MRI coil produced images with comparable quality and similar signal-to-noise ratio as those produced by a traditional 32-channel coil. Pediatric patients and their providers preferred the screen-printed coil for its flexibility and comfort.