Point-of-care examinations with pocket-size imaging devices increase diagnostic accuracy and capability of medical residents, according to a study published in the Journal of…Continue
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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted their draft recommendation regarding breast cancer screening and is asking for public comment until May 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST. Despite pressure from breast cancer screening proponents who want the recommendations to include annual mammography screening for women starting at age 40, the USPSTF guidelines largely mirror the 2009 recommendations of biennial screening for women ages…Continue
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Breast cancer screening can save lives, but the economic impact of false-positive mammography results and breast cancer over-diagnosis must be discussed, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs.
The over-diagnosis rate for breast cancer varies, including 22% of all breast cancer screenings in…Continue
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Steven Mendelsohn, MD, predicts that the PET/MR will become the benchmark gold standard in the next five to ten years. He calls it the “most revolutionary machine since the advent of the MRI.” The statement might be strong, but studies continue to prove that PET/MR could be a …Continue
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Institutions may have difficulty complying with the mandatory CT dose reporting law in California because reporting processes rely on manual data entry and are unreliable, according to a study published in the …Continue
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This article is part two of a two-part series about incidental findings. Part one is available here.
When patients have an incidental finding on their emergency department (ED) imaging study,…Continue
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Diagnostic Imaging's "10 Questions" series asks the same questions to a diverse group of professionals in the imaging community.
Here, they profiled Benjamin W. Strong, MD.
1. Please state your name, title and the organization you work for.
Benjamin W. Strong, MD (ABR, ABIM). I serve as Chief Medical Officer for Virtual Radiologic (vRad), where I am responsible for the practice environment for our nearly 400 physicians.I am board certified in both…Continue
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After the 2013 incident in which 3,500 CT scans and mammograms read by Ontario radiologist Ivo Szelic had to…Continue
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Inappropriate imaging for both low-risk prostate and low-risk breast cancers were frequently performed before the initiation of the Choosing Wisely campaign, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.…Continue
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Women invited to participate in breast cancer screening should be informed about issues related to possible overdetection of cancer, according to a study published in The BMJ. Researchers from the U.K. performed an online survey with 1,000…Continue
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CHICAGO — While changes, and challenges, in the U.S. health care delivery system have typically been attributed to the Affordable Care Act, many of these changes would have happened regardless, said Thomas W. Greeson, JD, at RSNA 2014. The ACA accelerated this activity, Greeson noted, but it has long…Continue
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Every other week, Diagnostic Imaging puts you to the test with Image IQs. You receive a little clinical history (probably more than you normally see!) and the imaging exam(s) and guess the diagnosis. Most of the time, you nail it. But sometimes, the finding is rare or the diagnosis just…Continue
Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 18, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Breast density notification laws have been put into effect in 21 states. A breast density notification law requires that physicians notify women who have undergone mammography and were found to have dense breast tissue.
The intent of such a law was to give women the necessary information to decide on further action if they had dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue makes it harder to identify cancer on a mammogram and may also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer,…Continue
Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Ask any of your peers, and they’ll likely agree – health care as you’ve known it is changing. The patient population has ballooned under the Affordable Care Act. Larger practices and health systems are gobbling up competitors. And, reimbursement dollars are tighter. It’s never been more important…Continue
Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Check out this hilarious radiology comic from Diagnostic Imaging celebrating Throwback Thursday #TBT.
Humor is a great stress reliever. Do you and your colleagues celebrate hashtag…Continue
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Magnetic resonance imaging after diagnosis of an indeterminate pelvic mass reduces the number of unnecessary surgeries or long-term follow up, according to a study published in the American Journal of…
Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
No one can be future-proof, but if radiologists want to have a future, they better give it a try, at least according to experts at ECR 2015. The future is an abstract challenge for radiology, no one is really sure where the radiologist fits in, or if they fit in at all.
But there’s hope,…Continue
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A lot of people that aren’t in health care think that the Affordable Care Act was put in place to insure the uninsured, but its real goal is to lower the cost of health care from the government’s perspective, according to Brian Baker of Carealytics, in an interview with Diagnostic Imaging…Continue
Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography may substantially reduce the false-positive result rate, but sensitivity is also decreased, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal…Continue
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