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Imaging has an Attitude Problem

Medical imaging has an attitude problem. This doesn’t mean that the field won’t continue to grow, Bruce Hillman, MD, professor of radiology and medical imaging and public health services, University of Virginia School of Medicine, said at ACR 2015 but intervention will be required to…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nonradiologists Still Do More Double Chest Scans

The use of combined pre- and postcontrast chest CTs among radiologists dramatically decreased when associated with efficiency metrics, but the reduction in use was not as quick among nonradiologists, according to a presentation at ACR 2015, held this week in Washington, DC.

Researchers from the University of…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 24, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Are Academic Radiology Departments Missing Out by Not Using Twitter?

Only 8 percent of academic radiology departments have Twitter accounts, and only 5 percent are active, with at least 1 tweet sent in a three month period, revealed the new study, “Enriched Audience Engagement Through Twitter: Should More Academic Radiology Departments Seize the Opportunity?” published…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Most States Decrease Spending on Medical Imaging

Policy makers should take into consideration that most states have made significant decreases in medical imaging costs before putting forth new policy efforts, according to a presentation at ACR 2015, held this week in Washington, DC.

Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City,…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 22, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

ACR 2015™ Conference Attendees Learn How to Influence the Radiology Profession

Washington, DC (May 4, 2015) — Hosted by American College of Radiology at their annual conference ACR 2015™, attendees of the RFS sessions, or Resident and Fellow Section meetings, learned about the external forces affecting the profession and interacted with leadership, all while networking with peers and…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 21, 2015 at 7:25pm — No Comments

More Imaging Resources Needed for Obese Patients



More imaging resources are needed for obese patients, particularly those with sepsis and CHF, according to a presentation at ACR 2015, held this week in Washington, DC. Researchers from Virginia and Louisiana sought to determine if there was an effect from obesity on the…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Alignment in Health Care: What is our Strategy?

Strategic alignment has historically been discussed in business literature and tends to focus on the integration of business strategy and information systems/technology (IS/IT). “Alignment” is said to maximize return on IT investments, achieve competitive advantage through information systems, and provide direction…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Three Financial Products Every Young Physician Needs

There are three aspects of financial planning that are important for every young adult beginning their career: having the protection of disability and umbrella liability insurance along with appropriate estate planning. Having a serious accident or illness that results in disability is a catastrophic…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Accounting Advice for Radiology Practices

Throughout radiology, there’s no shortage of hand-wringing about slashed reimbursements and shrinking bottom lines. New requirements and regulations on the horizon could further endanger your balance sheet. But, according to industry experts, proactive, thorough accounting strategies and choices can help…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Do Docs Even Follow USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines?

Most surgeons continue to recommend annual screening mammography for women once they have turned 40 years old, despite current USPSTF guidelines of biennial screening mammography between ages 50 and 74, according to a presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society 2015 Annual Meeting (ARRS) in…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Radiologist are Bad with Money

Do you know exactly how much debt you have, including medical school loans? Do you contribute the maximum to your retirement accounts each year? Do you know how much you need to retire, and do you have a plan to get there? Do you know what fees you’re paying to your financial advisor and do you…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Economics of Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis and False PositivesSource: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pocket Ultrasound Helps Increase Resident Efficiency

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Speak Now About USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Economics of Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis and False Positives

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 21, 2015 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Justifying the Cost of PET/MR

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 …

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 21, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

CT Dose Reporting Prone to Human Error

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 …

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

After The Incidental Finding

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,…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10 Questions with Dr. Strong

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 14, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Peer Review in Radiology is Not a Punishment

After the 2013 incident in which 3,500 CT scans and mammograms read by Ontario radiologist Ivo Szelic had to…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 1, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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