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.
Jun 12, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Chris Roth, MD, PhD and vice chair of information technology and clinical informatics at Duke University Medical Center once led a enterprise imaging initiative that resulted in hard times for the hospital and himself—but he helped implement a governance strategy so his mistakes are never repeated.
Jun 11, 2018 | Practice Management
When one institution gave radiologists a programmable 13-button mouse over a two-day period, many preferred the non-conventional device over the traditional three-button variety, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Jun 06, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of imaging leaders took to the stage during a session at the Society for Imaging informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2018 annual meeting to share memorable hardships related to imaging informatics and what they learned.
Jun 05, 2018 | Practice Management
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, and internist at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University School of Medicine, along with her colleagues, believe a false-positive or abnormal result in an imaging test doesn’t necessarily mean patients need to worry or follow-up with their physician.
Jun 04, 2018 | Practice Management
A police investigation is ongoing after officials found a computer and external hard drive used to store retinal images were stolen from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.
May 30, 2018 | Practice Management
A knowledge gap exists for what radiographers know about gender identity in diagnostic imaging, wrote radiographers Sidsel Pedersen and Virginia Sanders in an editorial published in the journal Radiography.
May 25, 2018 | Practice Management
Lead author Seth Seabury, PhD, from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and colleagues determined that there are "significant gaps in follow-up for patients with mTBI after hospital discharge, even those with a positive finding on CT or who continue to experience post concussive symptoms."
May 23, 2018 | Practice Management
Detroit attorney Mike Morse has been accused by State Farm Insurance of having an undisclosed financial relationship with Horizon Imaging, a Michigan-based MRI provider that accepted referrals from Morse's law firm.
May 23, 2018 | Practice Management
The development of acute kidney injury (AKI) has been linked to the use of contrast media during imaging, but a recent JACR study found these incidents have likely been overestimated.
May 21, 2018 | Practice Management
According to an ACR release, more than 220,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 and nearly 160,000 will die from the disease. That exceeds all combined deaths from breast, colon and prostate cancer.
In a recent paper from consulting firm Deloitte, experts argue that evolving digital technology—notably artificial intelligence (AI)—has the potential to create jobs in many areas of healthcare, including diagnostic radiology.
May 17, 2018 | Practice Management
In a recent editorial published in The New York Times Magazine, Abraham Verghese, MD, a professor of internal medicine at Stanford, explained that the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs) and the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine may be overriding physicians' own clinical judgement more than helping to inform it.
May 16, 2018 | Practice Management
Patient safety is a foremost concern for radiology departments—but current measures of a safe culture often do not account for the human factors that contribute to the nonreporting of safety issues.
May 11, 2018 | Practice Management
These no-shows can delay diagnosis, while medical providers lose revenue and opportunities to see more patients, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 09, 2018 | Practice Management
More and more hospitals are introducing policies against common Lycra and spandex clothing in favor of traditional paper gowns or cotton T-shirts to prevent patients from being burned during MRI.
May 08, 2018 | Practice Management
A former Colorado neurologist is being sued for malpractice and fraud after allegedly purposely falsely interpreting MRIs and misdiagnosing more than two dozen patients in Colorado and Florida with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to an article published May 7 by Summit Daily in Summit County, Colorado.
May 07, 2018 | Practice Management
In a recent interview with the American College of Radiology Bulletin, Efren J. Flores, MD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discussed the challenges and opportunities radiologists face when patients with apparent substance use disorders enter the emergency department.
Apr 30, 2018 | Practice Management
The American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging and Reporting Data System (ACR TI-RADS) outlines risk stratification and management of thyroid nodules based on ultrasound features, but biopsy recommendations remain variable amongst radiologists.
Apr 26, 2018 | Practice Management
Radiologists or technologists who manually select protocols for commonly ordered exams rarely add value, making protocol selection a prime target for workflow automation, according to recent research.
Apr 23, 2018 | Practice Management
When performing radiotherapy treatment for lung or esophageal cancer, making small adjustments to a patient's positioning can reduce the amount of unintentional damage to the patient's heart, according to an ESTRO press release.