For several years, the radiology community has been trying to shed the image of physicians hidden away in a dark reading room and get more in touch with patients. One of this week’s top stories showed once again why this is important.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued its draft recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, largely staying in line with their 2008 recommendations and supporting the benefit of screening for all adults ages 50 to 75. However, the list of screening options endorsed by USPSTF includes CT colonography only as an "alternative test."

Parents of children who undergo diagnostic ultrasound much appreciate face time with the radiologists making the diagnoses. 

In December 2014, a tanker truck plowed through the walls of an outpatient imaging center in Cumberland County, Pa., and the center’s MRI unit created a challenge for rescuers.

Can advances and efficiencies in digital radiography (DR) technology improve patients’ perceptions of the x-ray department—and, in the process, help boost hospitals’ HCAHPS scores—ultimately leading to smarter marketing, maximized reimbursement and increased patient volume?

Portable x-ray may be a routine technology, but at a 554-bed hospital serving a sicker-than-average patient population, and housing a Level 1 trauma center and Level 1 burn center, there is nothing routine about the need for fast, reliable, portable x-ray capabilities.

In today's healthcare environment, the bottom line for providers is to maximize value with every decision made. That’s why a technology upgrade that improves care and the patient experience on multiple fronts can be a game changer.

Interventional cardiologists performing fluoroscopy-guided procedures take some of the highest hits of ionizing radiation among all who practice medicine. A new study shows that the exposure tends to concentrate on the left and center cranium.

Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences for patients, yet efforts to reduce such diagnostic errors have been limited, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The upcoming transition to the ICD-10 coding dataset offers opportunities for radiologists to lead the charge for higher quality care, according to Ezequiel Silva, III, MD, in an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

For those who think about radiology on a daily basis, the sight of large, whirring scanners and the images they produce is pretty routine. For the general public, however, medical imaging can be still be nerve-wracking no matter what age, but especially for the tiniest patients.

Cardiology providers at an urban tertiary care hospital used an Internet-based cardiac catheterization laboratory inpatient forecast tool to help predict daily demands for beds at the hospital. The automated tool extracts data from the catheterization scheduling system and forecasts daily cardiology bed needs.