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Image Wisely Initiates New Annual Pledge Process

Image Wisely Initiates New Annual Pledge Process

Commitment to Promote Safety in Medical Imaging Required Yearly

 

Reston, VA (Jan. 27, 2016) — Image Wisely participants must now make yearly commitments, as opposed to a one-time pledge, confirming their ongoing dedication to safety in medical imaging.

 

“Requiring an annual …

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 27, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Radiology Managers Fight Private Payor Adoption of MPPR



A concerning trend of private payors adopting the Medicare multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) on the professional component of imaging was clear at this year’s Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Fall Educational Conference.

This cut, which Medicare has applied…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on January 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Surveying Our Domain

A theatrically-cantankerous science teacher of mine during middle school, sometimes given to the Socratic method, had a favorite quip for students answering his queries with wild guesses: “Where do you get your information?” (Often followed by an imitation of the usual lame/vague response, mocking their lack of…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 18, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: 8 Reasons Why Radiology’s Future Is Bright

Recent years have seen many discussions about the challenges facing radiology and its up-and-coming practitioners. Fears about compensation, commoditization, and loss of prestige have had many in the industry wringing their hands about the specialty’s future. But, that future is actually quite…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Radiology’s Role in Patient Care

For the last several years, radiology departments have moved further away from a patient-focused model to concentrate on volume of studies. 

“The personal focus isn’t so much the normal way we practice radiology,” but that the culture of radiology departments has moved from the patient to…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: Tips for Radiologists for Talking to Patients

As a radiologist, one of the most important – and sometimes difficult – things you will do is deliver news to a patient. Some revelations will be good; some will be bad. Others could include taking responsibility for unintentional errors. Your no. 1 primary goal is making sure the patient understands what…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 1, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Case of the Day - Live from RSNA

Don't forget to check out our case of the day! 

Each day at RSNA 2015, you will find a fresh challenging MRI case provided with history and a full DICOM enabled PACS viewing experience.  You will be able to navigate the case consisting of the full data set via any browser or mobile device.  Please enter…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:08pm — No Comments

MRI Confirms, Weight Loss Good for Knees

MRI shows that weight loss can slow cartilage degeneration in obese and overweight patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).…

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Added by David Arrick Kruger on November 30, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Diagnostic Imaging May Be Safe for Pregnant Women

Some radiologic imaging can be safe for pregnant women who have sustained traumatic injuries, according to a review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 

Researchers from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and the Garden State OB/GYN Associates in Voorhees, NJ reviewed the diagnostic dilemma that confronts emergency room physicians when pregnant women present with traumatic…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Fate of PACS

Since May, there’s been ongoing debate about one of your most significant, frequently-used tools – your PACS. Has it, in fact, outlived its original purpose only to be replaced by a sleeker, more versatile system? 

At this year’s SIIM conference, Donald Dennison,…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 15, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Q&A: Will Neuropsychiatric Imaging Lead to Overdiagnosis?

Overdiagnosis is commonly discussed in areas like breast imaging, where screening is widely conducted and media interest is high. While it’s under the radar for other diseases, it’s a big enough topic in the medical world to warrant a dedicated issue in Academic Radiology. Its August 2015 issue is…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 1, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Radiology Comics

How would you finish the sentence: "To calm your anxiety about your MRI...." Click here to find out how Diagnistic Imaging Comic Jon Hunter did. 

Source: UBM…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 20, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Radiologist Projections for 2015: Were They Right So Far?

At RSNA 2014, EverBank Commercial Finance, Inc. conducted a survey of attendees regarding their top priorities for 2015. The numbers are highlighted in the infographic here. Now that we are more than half-way…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 18, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Imaging Can Detect CAC, Predict Mortality

Coronary artery calcification imaging determines plaque build up and accurately predicts 15-year mortality among asymptomatic patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 16, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Pathway to Dominating Radiology and Imaging

A report from Transparency Market Research recently stated that the global teleradiology market was worth…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 14, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Imaging Explains COPD Symptoms, Exercise Limitations

Magnetic resonance imaging can help measure exercise limitations in patients with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and both MRI and CT can provide information about their symptoms, according to a study published in Radiology. 

Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 12, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Get Schooled! 7 Radiology Business Education Opportunities

Whether you’re a resident wanting to learn more about the business and leadership aspects of radiology, or you’re a practicing physician ready to increase the knowledge base outside of the reading room, here’s where to get schooled. - 

See the…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 10, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

Q&A: Alzheimer's Disease and Amyloid PET Imaging

In April, the ACR and the Alzheimer’s Association announced a four-year, $100 million research study to determine the clinical value of brain amyloid PET in…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

When Medical Staff Challenge a Physician's Authority

I am known to be pretty easygoing with nursing staff. I don't yell, pitch a fit, or belittle clinical staff. My responses are generally mild, even when I am annoyed, frustrated, or incredulous. This may be causing problems. I wonder if I was more assertive about the things going on with my patients that…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Don't get too comfortable: The one thing that’s constant in radiology is change.

Robert De Niro recently made headlines with an unusually frank graduation speech, telling art school grads in his initial statement that, “You made it. And you’re f***ed.” Of course, he went on to cushion the blow a bit, but not before pointing out that those earning other types of degrees, say, in…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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