Practice Management

Radiologists are burned out—that’s no secret. Minimizing distractions and organizing time can help radiologists become more efficient and reduce those symptoms of burnout, according to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

At University Hospital Kerry (UHK) in southwest Ireland the bad news continues after a retrospective review of more than 46,000 scans revealed 11 patients had delayed cancer diagnoses, including four deaths since the review began, according to a new report from the Irish Examiner.

When it comes to abdominal imaging, CT continues to reign supreme. Authors of a recent Journal of the American College Radiology article examined a few ways in which radiologists can lower required radiation dose and enhance patient care.

In the pediatric emergency department (ED), x-rays are often first read by non-radiologists and error rates are expected. But exactly how often are images misinterpreted and what affect does this have on patients?

Convicted of writing prescriptions for non-medical reasons, former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) radiologist Marios Papachristou is now asking for probation after claiming he only used the pills for his addiction, not money-making purposes, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report. recently launched RadInfo 4 Kids, an area of the website with videos, games and activities to help ease young patient’s fears of imaging exams.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it has finished enrollment for its “landmark” Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, according to a Dec. 3 statement from the organization.

Earlier this month, fighter Kain Parsons, 37, died from injuries sustained during a charity boxing match in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now, sport promotor Duco Events announced it will require pre-fight MRIs for all of its boxers.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests increased adverse event (AE) reporting occurs after the implementation of a monthly morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference compliance review.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new report highlighting the current state of cancer screening and put forth specific areas requiring further attention to fully maximize the potential of screening to combat cancer.

The use of [18F]Fluciclovine-PET imaging is steadily increasing in patients with suspected prostate cancer, but a new single-center study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found some have more difficulty undergoing the exam than others.

“As a veteran of the healthcare association world, I’m very excited to join AHRA, the preeminent organization for imaging leaders, who set and live up to high standards for quality care and innovation,” Daniel Kelsey said in an Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) press release published Nov. 15.