Practice Management

According to a recent editorial in Academic Radiology by Richard H. Cohan, MD, and Matthew S. Davenport, MD, each from the University of Michigan Hospital, in Ann Arbor the answer is yes. Declining per-case reimbursement has forced hospitals to intensify radiologist workloads to keep revenues from declining.

Chemists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) may have found a way to reduce the cost of x-rays and CT scans by using novel nanocrystals, according to research published in Nature.

Contrary to recent data suggesting African-Americans face a higher mortality risk from prostate cancer than Caucasian men, a new study presented at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting suggests African-American men may have higher cure rates when treated with radiation therapy than Caucasian men.

Nuclear medicine departments are not communicating proper pre-scan instructions to diabetes mellitus management patients for optimizing fluoride-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT imaging, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

"Despite the help offered by this classification system, the BI-RADS 3 category includes probably benign lesions whose management has been widely debated in the literature," wrote Chiara Adriana Pistolese, from the department of diagnostic imaging at Tor Vergata University Rome in Italy, and colleagues.

The rise of burnout in medicine is well documented, and it is only growing among radiologists, wrote authors of a recent Journal of the American College of Radiology study. The results are particularly concerning in pediatric radiology.

A 2018 annual survey by MedAxiom has revealed that the number of part-time cardiologists is declining despite the assumption that health systems are doing enough to employ and keep competent physicians, according to a report published Oct. 16 by Cardiovascular Business.

A natural language processing and machine learning-based algorithm may successfully evaluate inter-radiologist report variation and compare differences between radiologists using highly-structured versus free-text reporting, according to research published Oct. 9 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

In 1991, Elizabeth Jameson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which quickly led to numerous brain MRIs, according to SCOPE, a Stanford Medicine publication. For a while, she could not stand to look at images that reminded her of what was happening to her brain, until she turned them into art.

Radiography was performed in nearly half of children admitted to a U.S. emergency department for bronchiolitis between 2007 and 2015, despite “Choosing Wisely” guidelines published in 2013 advocating against routine imaging exams, according to a research letter published Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Artificial intelligence (AI) models utilizing radiologist-provided BI-RADS classification outperformed methods that did not use them, according to an Oct. 15 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

More frequent surveillance imaging does not improve overall survival or post-recurrence survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery.