Radiologists are involved in 15 percent of diagnosis-related malpractice claims, with 80 percent of those cases resulting in permanent injury or death, according to a debut report from medical liability insurer Coverys.
National lung cancer screening guidelines recommend discussing the benefits and harms of screening, but a new study found the quality of these conversations to be subpar.
Despite 2011 guidelines from the American College of Radiology (AVR) that recommend against chest x-rays (CXRs) for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, at least 60 percent of these patients receive daily CXRs in American hospitals, according to research published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Network Open.
At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) named Kathryn J. Fowler, MD, the 2018 RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow, and Elizabeth George, MD, this year’s RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.
In patients with multiple traumas, those who were over 30 years old with severe injuries across more than two body parts were more likely to experience a missed injury upon initial CT scan, according to a recent Radiology study.
A structured, quality improvement process consisting of collaborative, consensus-based decision-making and conflict resolution strategies can eliminate unwarranted variation in CT and MRI protocols at academic medical centers with multisite radiology practices.
Children’s books typically involve lessons on sharing and growing up—but a new tale from healthcare education company Viewbox Holdings aims to teach young kids about CT scans.
A patient-centric, personalized approach to contrast administration in CT imaging that balances contrast dose with radiation dose may enhance patient safety and maintain high-quality diagnostics, according to an editorial published Aug. 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Leadership at Canberra Hospital in Australia learned trainees were working unsupervised due to staffing issues more than a year before its radiology training program was handed a “D” rating, the Canberra Times reports.
Participation in contrast reaction management simulations can help radiology residents provide better patient care, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.
Radiology has undergone large-scale subspecialization, causing some experts to question how the shift has impacted patient access to both basic and invasive procedures.
A patient at Lowell General Hospital’s Saints Campus in Massachusetts suffered a fractured facial bone after a hamper containing metal flew across the room during the man’s MRI procedure, the Lowell Sun reported.
More than 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. This group faces increased barriers to healthcare—including potential delays for necessary MRI, researchers wrote in a July 26 Journal of the American College of Radiology study.
Interventional radiologists (IR) are becoming increasingly integral to providing effective and cost-friendly care. But in rural areas, where resources are already scarce, recruiting these specialists has become an uphill battle.
Jul 25, 2018 | Practice Management
The Alzheimer’s Association offered a sneak peek of its first clinical practice guidelines for primary care physicians in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias during its July 22 annual meeting in Chicago.
Practice Management, Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare Economics & Policy
Jul 25, 2018 | Practice Management
In the Blue Mountains region of southeastern Australia a lack of MRI services are hampering patient care, the Blue Mountain Gazette reported—and local politicians are calling for action.
Practice Management
Jul 25, 2018 | Practice Management
The American College of Radiology (ACR) released four new and 23 revised documents in its 2018 Practice Parameters and Technical Standards.
Practice Management
Jul 24, 2018 | Practice Management
A hospital’s radiology department in Australia failed its accreditation report noting a negative environment as a main factor, ending a 25-year run with an “A” rating, according to ABC News.
Practice Management
Jul 24, 2018 | Practice Management
Generation Z—including individuals currently between the ages of 18 and 22—often have more in common with Generation X than Millennials, according to Steven Rowe, MD, PhD, and radiologist at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine and colleagues. Gen Z may offer new kinds of benefits to the ever-evolving field of radiology.
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Jul 24, 2018 | Practice Management
A new stroke imaging technology presented July 24, at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s 15th annual meeting could reduce delays in care by an hour, providing patients a better shot at full recovery, according to a release from the society.
Practice Management, Neuroimaging