Practice Management

Physicians who used ultrasound to guide the placement of intravenous (IV) lines in young patients had better first-attempt success rates than those who used traditional methods, according to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

More than 50% of radiology practice leaders labeled burnout as a "very significant problem," but only 19% claimed they had mechanisms in place to address the issue.

While men hold more senior academic ranking positions, women make up a majority of leadership positions, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Head exams are the most common CT examination among young people, but can the radiation dose cause cataracts when the lens of the eye is included in the scan?

Magnetic eyelashes were the top beauty-related Google search term last year, but the faux lashes can have adverse effects if worn during an MRI scan.

Radiological scans showing cancer are falling by the wayside at National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, with some going unread for up to six weeks because of a pension dispute between doctors and England’s public health arm.

"It's important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth defects and should be kept to a minimum, especially during pregnancy," said co-lead author Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD.

A radiologist based in San Luis Obispo, Calif. has surrendered his license for allegations of drug abuse that date back to 2010.

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.