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.

The 2015 Patient-centric Imaging Awards honor imaging teams that carried out bold, proactive initiatives that combined spirited team building with creative problem solving and innovative opportunity capitalizing—all on behalf of the patient.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is asking radiology and radiation oncology practices to be on the lookout for potential errors in the ICD-9 to ICD-10 translation.

Use of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria (ACR-AC) is low among radiology medical students, according to a recent study published by Academic Radiology.

Among some of the most commonly ordered CT exams, the one that tends to deliver the largest radiation doses is chest abdomen pelvis with IV contrast. The one with the smallest radiation footprint is chest without IV contrast.

Google a restaurant and one of your top results will be a star rating from Yelp. Google a doctor’s name, or that of a practice or hospital, and you’re likely to be looking at a similar visual aid from Healthgrades. That may be about to change in Yelp’s favor—and to patients’ advantage.