Practice Management

Convicted of writing prescriptions for non-medical reasons, former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) radiologist Marios Papachristou is now asking for probation after claiming he only used the pills for his addiction, not money-making purposes, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report. recently launched RadInfo 4 Kids, an area of the website with videos, games and activities to help ease young patient’s fears of imaging exams.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it has finished enrollment for its “landmark” Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, according to a Dec. 3 statement from the organization.

Earlier this month, fighter Kain Parsons, 37, died from injuries sustained during a charity boxing match in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now, sport promotor Duco Events announced it will require pre-fight MRIs for all of its boxers.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests increased adverse event (AE) reporting occurs after the implementation of a monthly morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference compliance review.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new report highlighting the current state of cancer screening and put forth specific areas requiring further attention to fully maximize the potential of screening to combat cancer.

The use of [18F]Fluciclovine-PET imaging is steadily increasing in patients with suspected prostate cancer, but a new single-center study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found some have more difficulty undergoing the exam than others.

“As a veteran of the healthcare association world, I’m very excited to join AHRA, the preeminent organization for imaging leaders, who set and live up to high standards for quality care and innovation,” Daniel Kelsey said in an Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) press release published Nov. 15.

While the number of female medical students has risen, women specialists remain underrepresented in nuclear medicine in the U.S. and Canada—specifically in academic and leadership positions, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Kailee Viator, 28, was working as a radiology technician in Beaumont, Texas, when she eventually decided to trade imaging for her other passion—tattoos, according to a story published by the Beaumont Enterprise.

In patients with pathologic pelvic fractures, fluoroscopy and cone-beam CT needle-guided percutaneous screw fixation resulted in short rehabilitation times and reduced opioid use, reported authors of a recent study published in Radiology.

Adverse reactions to contrast media can be life-threating and require immediate action from radiologists, wrote authors of a recent American Journal of Roentgenology study. A simulation-based program improved radiologists’ knowledge and comfort levels dealing with such a situation.