Practice Management

Raul Galvez, MD, is a pediatric radiologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix and has seen his fair share of out-of-the-ordinary x-rays while working at the level 1 trauma center.

"...to our knowledge, no studies of nationally representative data have explored racial and ethnic differences in ED medical imaging while accounting for patient-level factors and facility-level differences in imaging use,” wrote authors of a recent JACR study.

The method spared nearly 90% of patients from unnecessary contrast and additional imaging sequences, reported authors of a May 16 study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The tool, ultralow radiation imaging coupled with image enhancement and instrument tracking (ULR-IE/IT), reduced the total time to localize an instrument by more than 30% and cut radiation exposure by more than 90% compared to C-arm fluoroscopy.

“To our knowledge, no study has examined how changes in categorization of calcification from the 4th to the 5th edition of BI-RADS have affected positive predictive values (PPVs)," wrote authors of a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Researchers found an “abrupt and substantial” decline in the national radiologist workforce 30 years after residency, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. They also investigated the post-residency practice patterns of readers.

The police released video surveillance footage of the break-in along with descriptions of the individuals. As of now, there aren’t many answers as to what happened, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported.

"Our results suggest that lung cancer screening is substantially underutilized and not reaching high-risk smokers who would benefit the most," wrote Jinhai Huo, MD, PhD, in a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Pairing an informative video with a brochure outlining the possible harms and benefits of low-dose CT lung cancer screening bolstered smoker’s and former smoker’s confidence in their decision to undergo screening, reported authors of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

 

A team of Seattle radiologists collected environmental factor data on outpatient radiology visits, analyzing attendance along with daily weather reports and estimated median income from the U.S. Census American Community Survey.

Wait times for NHS England cancer patients is at a record high, and now experts believe a radiotracer supply issue is causing further delays.

Patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray imaging is unnecessary and should be "discontinued" as routine practice, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).