Practice Management

Patients with a family or personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are in danger of experiencing future reactions, according to a study published Sept. 3 in Radiology.  

“Like all aspects of medicine, it's important to make sure imaging is justified, and that the potential benefits are balanced against the potential harms," said lead author Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD.

State Sen. Mike Maroney of West Virginia has been charged with soliciting prostitution on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Maroney is a radiologist in the state, according to WOWK 13 News report.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has published an open letter Aug. 19, explaining its decision earlier this year to recommend against gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray exams.

A Germanstown, Penn. couple was awarded $8.5 million in damages after a jury determined two doctors failed to report radiological findings that may have prevented a major surgery, according to reporting from the Morning Call.

Radiologists are performing a larger share of paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures in Medicare patients compared to nonradiologists, according to an analysis published Aug. 14 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

More women are exposed to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in their first trimester compared to the later weeks of pregnancy, according to an Aug. 20 study published in Radiology. But some experts warn this information should not lead to drastic conclusions.

An assistant professor for radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston was arrested in July as part of an undercover ‘sting’ aimed at nabbing sexual predators online, according to KPRC Click2Houston.

The new agent is manganese-based (Mn-PyC3A) and produces tumor contrast enhancement similarly to that seen when using “state of the art” gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).

A skin test may help clinicians prevent adverse drug reactions in patients receiving radiocontrast material, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Parents of pediatric radiology patients value speed over all other aspects of radiology results reporting, according to findings from a new survey published Aug. 14 in Academic Radiology.

A new study found that chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who received IV contrast-enhanced imaging faced no more risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy than those who did not receive contrast material.