Delaware's cancer mortality rate decreased 12 percent from 2010 to 2014 due to state-wide screening efforts and early detection, according to a new Division of Public Health (DPH) report. The state's rate still remains below the 14 percent national average.
July 12, 2018 | Practice Management
Researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia found that radiographers and patients generally agree on in-person risk communication about medical imaging examinations with ionizing radiation, according to a research published in the August issue of Radiography.
July 11, 2018 | Practice Management
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Florida is one of the eight U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) institutions investigators have contacted as part of an audit to see if the VA processed radiology requests within a proper time frame and adequately managed canceled requests, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
July 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
High-risk lung cancer patients with prior negative CT screening results have a high prevalence for the disease years later and should continue to be screened even three years after initial tests.
July 09, 2018 | Practice Management
Machine learning-based risk standardization can impact variation in CT use and emergency physician profiling. Additionally, it may accurately assess physician imaging performance and improve emergency care value, according to research published July 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
July 09, 2018 | Practice Management
An employee from Pacific Radiology’s Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand lost a physical paper file that held personal information of 26 breast cancer patients, according to an Otago Daily Times report.
July 06, 2018 | Practice Management
Researchers set out to determine the dosimetry levels of commonly performed interventional radiology procedures and compared those doses to commonly accepted reference levels in a July 3 Journal of the American College of Radiology study.
July 05, 2018 | Practice Management
As medical imaging progresses amid technological advancements and developing research, incremental innovation may add substantial value and growth to radiology practices.
July 05, 2018 | Breast Imaging
More than half of patients without a breast cancer diagnosis who were self-referred for a second opinion of imaging results received a change in radiologic interpretation, according to research published online June 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
June 29, 2018 | Practice Management
A $2 million investment for a third MRI scanner at the University of Minnesota’s Clinics and Surgery Center aims to cut into the typical two- or three-week wait time for patients.
June 28, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Studies examining breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes are not adequately incorporating race and socioeconomic factors such as education level and economic status, according to a Johns Hopkins release.
June 26, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A study of more than 15,000 childhood cancer survivors found a “surprisingly” high number lacked concern for their well-being in adulthood—despite the group’s increased health risks. Some 40 percent were unconcerned about developing new cancers.
June 26, 2018 | Practice Management
Authors of a June 26 editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine advocated for a standard definition of "overdiagnosis" regarding cancer screenings, arguing poor understanding of the term is a threat that exposes patients to unnecessary treatments.
June 26, 2018 | Practice Management
A new study found ultra-high strength MRI may release toxic mercury from silver fillings, though commonly used 1.5 Tesla MRI machines appear to have no effect on the cavity-prone.
June 25, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
As artificial intelligence (AI) and medical imaging continue to transform clinical practice, radiologists-in-training can no longer take a passive role in the march toward this coming change.
Jun 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Although findings from the 2011 National Lung Screening Trial have prompted many U.S. health organizations to endorse the use of low-dose chest CT to screen for lung cancer, research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology revealed almost 98 percent of online patient education materials outlining the benefits and risks of lung cancer screenings do not meet national literacy recommendations.
Diagnostic Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 25, 2018 | Imaging
At Aweil General Hospital, ultrasound devices—handheld, portable and affordable point of care ultrasound (POCUS) devices that can be plugged into any mobile device—have been transformative for patients and physicians practicing in areas such as Aweil that lack accurate medical equipment. 
Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 22, 2018 | Imaging
A patient is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, claiming insufficient measures were taken during a brain CT scan, allegedly requiring her to get an abortion, according to a report published June 22 by the Cook County Record.
Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 21, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Roughly 75 percent of breast imaging facilities in the U.S. do not have explicit policies for transgender patients and do not offer nondiscrimination training to appropriately care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, according to new research published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Breast Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 20, 2018 | Practice Management
When a draft report is available to radiologists, report production time may be significantly decreased and workflow efficiency may improve, according to research published in Academic Radiology.
Practice Management
Jun 14, 2018 | Practice Management
With almost half a billion doses of gadolinium administered to patients across the world, traces of the imaging element have been detected in the waterways of many countries. A recent study has raised concerns of the effect on marine animals.
Practice Management