Practice Management

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published its latest updated Appropriateness Criteria to help radiologists improve care across 12 topic areas.

Educating trainees on fMRI interpretation may be more effective using combined task activation display (CTAD) rather than displaying a single task at a time, reported researchers of recent study published in Clinical Imaging.

Using contrast agents to enhance CT scans is an established risk factor for kidney injury in those at risk for renal complications, according to a March 23 NPR report, but the research that drove that conclusion years ago might be unbalanced.

A U.S. radiologist with a long, distinguished career that launched after a remarkable move from Korea has caught the eye of a National Public Radio affiliate in Buffalo, New York.

Olivia Mueller is one of 14 kids who have received a 3D-printed model of their own brain as a thank you for participating in an MRI study at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, according to a story from the university.

Educating radiologists on ACR-recommended follow-up for incidental adnexal lesions and incorporating such guidelines into normal workflow significantly improved the rate of adherence, reported authors of a Feb. 26 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The sensors, detailed in a study published online March 1 in Science, provide data as accurate as that from traditional, and often wire-heavy monitoring systems. They also have adhesives that are gentler on a newborn’s skin and allow for more physical bonding between the baby and parent.   

A screen-printed 12-channel pediatric MRI coil produced images with comparable quality and similar signal-to-noise ratio as those produced by a traditional 32-channel coil. Pediatric patients and their providers preferred the screen-printed coil for its flexibility and comfort.

A record number of patients in Scotland are waiting more than six weeks for imaging exams and treatment, according to recent statistics obtained by Scotland’s The Herald.  

Radiologists are mildly happy at work compared to other physician specialties, according to Medscape’s 2019 Radiology Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report, with only 25 percent claiming to be "very or extremely happy" in the workplace.

“These suggestions can help clinics and providers make changes to how they communicate screening mammogram results,” wrote Biren A. Shah, MD, of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, in a recent Journal of the American College of Radiology study.

“While the traditional process of hiring may serve the intended purpose to a great extent, tried and tested techniques from innovative organizations such as Google may be of value to consider," wrote Hardik U. Shah, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, in a Feb. 13 study.