Practice Management

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative have teamed up to create a new website and online toolkit designed to help healthcare institutions implement and operate lung cancer screening programs.

Nicole Dhanraj, PhD, chief of radiology at the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority in Tamuning, Guam recently discussed what moral injury is in radiology and how leadership and department employees can help this underrated issue, in an online session for the AHRA 2018 Virtual Fall Conference.

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and congressional candidate Brendan Kelly joined dozens of veterans in Marion, Illinois, on Tuesday for a roundtable to discuss ongoing concerns raised by radiologists at the Marion VA Medical Center, ABC 3 reported.

The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute (ACR DSI) recently released a series of standardized artificial intelligence (AI) use cases to help advance imaging in AI. Down the road, they could help create an “AI ecosystem” for radiology, wrote Bibb Allen, MD, chief medical officer of the ACR DSI, in a recent Journal of the American College of Radiology editorial.

“To promote judicious use of imaging tests, initiatives to better understand patients’ experiences of these tests are vital,” wrote Monica L. Zigman Suchsland, in a new study published online Oct. 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

A majority of patients wish to be notified about breast arterial calcifications (BACs) found on mammography, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Is neuroimaging being overused on seizure-related visits to the emergency department (ED)? Authors of a study published in Epilepsia believe so.

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.