Practice Management

Only one-fifth of case reports containing medical images mention a radiologist as the co-author. Those reports were also lower in quality, according to research published online Sept. 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) recently released a whitepaper outlining best practices for MR technologists to improve patient care.

Burnout among radiology residents is among the highest compared to other medical subspecialties, with 85 percent of trainees feeling emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and decreased feelings of personal accomplishment. Dexter Mendoza, MD, and Frederic Bertino, MD, at Emory University in Atlanta, may have ways to combat it.

More than one-third of the errors in radiologist reports are made after-hours by trainees and then confirmed by a consultant radiologist, even though after-hours reports accounted for only 18 percent of all reports, according to research published Sept. 13 in Clinical Radiology.  

Demand for musculoskeletal ultrasound continues to rise, but many radiology residency programs are not providing adequate training in this space, according to the authors of a Sept. 19 Academic Radiology study.

Canadian researchers discussed the growing epidemic of radiology burnout in a recent article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Patients with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) continue to see out-of-pocket costs rise. Despite this, healthcare prices remain largely a mystery to consumers—but what if a hospital helped families better understand their potential out-of-pocket expenses?

The University of Akron in Ohio will eliminate 80 programs over the next few years, including radiology—leaving students out of luck. Kent State Salem in Ohio believes students will flock to its program as a result, Kentwired.com reported.

Radiologists analyzed gadolinium retention research and identified limitations to our current understanding of gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) retention risks in a recent JAMA viewpoint.

Santa Fe Imaging’s new $2.2 million 3 Tesla MRI is the first in the New Mexico city and is already improving care for patients and providers, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

Cerner announced Monday, Sept. 10, that its president, Zane Burke, will be leaving the company.

A group of radiology consultants to University Hospital Kerry (UHK) in southwest Ireland say the hospital is in danger of losing its level three designation due to lack of resources and equipment, citing its radiology department as a central point of concern, the Irish Examiner reported.