Practice Management

A team at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson is working to create a 15-minute MRI to accommodate patients with conditions ill-suited for traditional imaging times, according to a recent UA news release.

Obese patients who undergo x-ray imaging face more than double the risk of cancer from radiation than that of ‘normal-weight’ people, according to a new U.K.-based study published in the Journal of Radiological Protection.

“We knew imaging would come back because there’s virtually nothing in health care that can happen without an image anymore,” Travis Singleton, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Merritt Hawkins, told the American Medical Association (AMA).

When staging preoperative thyroid cancer, ultra-low-dose CT with reduced contrast can produce adequate image quality while also significantly reducing radiation dose compared to standard methods, reported authors of a Dec. 17 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A U.K. woman created messages from a fake doctor to convince people she had brain cancer in an effort to steal money designated for her supposed treatment costs, according to BBC News reporting.

Patients wanting an MRI scan done at Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India, may have to wait until the year 2020 due to the hospital having only one MRI machine in combination with an already long waiting list, according to an article published Dec. 14 by the Hindustan Times.

The former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) radiologist convicted of writing prescriptions for non-medical reasons has been sentenced to two years in federal prison, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

Primary care clinicians are not adhering to ACR Appropriateness Criteria when referring nontraumatic knee patients for MRI, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Radiologists are burned out—that’s no secret. Minimizing distractions and organizing time can help radiologists become more efficient and reduce those symptoms of burnout, according to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

At University Hospital Kerry (UHK) in southwest Ireland the bad news continues after a retrospective review of more than 46,000 scans revealed 11 patients had delayed cancer diagnoses, including four deaths since the review began, according to a new report from the Irish Examiner.

When it comes to abdominal imaging, CT continues to reign supreme. Authors of a recent Journal of the American College Radiology article examined a few ways in which radiologists can lower required radiation dose and enhance patient care.

In the pediatric emergency department (ED), x-rays are often first read by non-radiologists and error rates are expected. But exactly how often are images misinterpreted and what affect does this have on patients?