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A Physician Shortage, But Too Many Radiologists

If you listen to the medical community, there’s a physician shortage brewing. By 2020, the country will need 91,500 additional doctors. By 2025, that figure rises to 130,600 according to the …

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Affordable Care Act: Radiologists Need to Define Quality

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lung-RADS Reduces False Positives, But Also Sensitivity

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…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Preparing Radiology For Alternative Payment Models

On January 26, 2015 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced two ambitious goals that have a significant impact on radiology: One half of all Medicare payment to physicians and hospitals will be made through alternative payment models (ie, medical homes and…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Radiology Analytics: Bright Future, Dim Present



Imagine that you have a referring physician complaining to the chair of the radiology department: they can’t get their patients in for an MR scan. He recommends that your department buy a new MR scanner. Your technologist says they’re really busy all day, which could also mean the…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Radiologists Need To Know About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.

CHICAGO — Thirty-one percent of radiologists in a 2013 study published in Radiology had at least one malpractice claim in their career. At RSNA 2014, Kelly Yousem, a 25-year veteran attorney doing plaintiff’s medical malpractice, educated radiologists about the medical malpractice process.

Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Eleven Outrageous HIPAA Violations

They did what?! Click to view 11 costly mistakes providers have made when dealing with confidential patient information. 

Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here.

Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FDA Approves 3D Breast CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Koning Breast CT (KBCT) and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket, Koning Corporation announced. KBCT is the first commercially available 3D breast scanner designed to image the entire breast with a single scan and no compression of the breast tissue, Koning said in a release. The procedure is quick, it takes 10 seconds for the system to acquire hundreds of images, Koning said.

Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 13, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Radiology: Choose Between Change or Trouble

CHICAGO — “Some folks might think that I’m just a paranoid old guy who feels that the world is coming to an end and we had a great ride…but there are major disruptive changes in health care on the horizon, and unless we understand them and respond, I think, personally, the future of our profession is in jeopardy,” Paul Berger, MD, chairman, Partners in the Imaging Enterprise, and past founder and former chairman of NightHawk Radiology, said at RSNA…

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

Do You Want To Be a Radiology Leader?

With health care reform and payment model changes looming, there is a significant demand for the pioneers that are going to lead radiology into the futureDiagnostic Imaging spoke with James H. Thrall, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital at RSNA 2014 to gain some insight on what it takes to be a leader in…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on February 9, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

A Guide To Radiology Technician Career

Radiology is an old field that focused on the study of internal body tissues and organs, diagnosis of injuries and administering therapeutic treatments. However, the growth in technology has allowed several other specialties to penetrate into the field. These advancements are responsible for the change of the…

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Added by Elizbathmartin on December 22, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

Knowledge Empowers: Regular Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Knowledge Empowers: Regular Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

 

PSA Campaign Educates Women about Mammographic Screening

 

Reston, Va(Oct. 1, 2014) — Thirty percent of the nearly 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer in the next year* could have been helped if they had received a regular mammogram starting at age 40. And, for women…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 1, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Updates to Dave's Places in Radiology

Dave's Places in Radiology, is Now The Radiology Portal…

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Added by Dave Woeber on June 24, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

Dentagama.com - Dental reviews. Professional social network for dentists, x-ray labs and technicians

You are welcome to include your x-ray laboratory in our dental network Dentagama.com

Our website includes profiles of dental professionals and x-ray labs making communication between professionals easier than ever. You can include your photos, create a blog and follow other profiles.

Dentagama specializes in dental reviews and connecting dental professionals worldwide. In our network you can find the cutting edge dentists, …

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Added by Dentagama on May 18, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

New Echocardiography Reporting Software for Small Practices

There is a new reporting solution for Echocardiography published by Tempo Allegro called Tempo Reports designed for private echo practices. 

It grabs the measurement data from the ultrasound machine and stores them in a database. Reports can be generated with Microsoft Word with completely configurable templates. It also integrates with most practice management solutions.

If you are interested check…

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Added by Neva Bull on March 8, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

ACR: Presidents FY 2015 Budget Would Curtail Imaging and Radiation Oncology Self-Referral

ACR: Presidents FY 2015 Budget Would Curtail Imaging and Radiation Oncology Self-Referral

Prior Authorization Provision Would Burden Providers and Restrict Access

 

The American College of Radiology applauds steps to reign in medical imaging and radiation oncology self-referral included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget.[1] However, prior authorization for imaging services, also included the FY 2015 budget, is unnecessary and will…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 4, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

FS:GE V-Scan Ultrasound Scanner

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Added by Zack Murray on February 10, 2014 at 2:11am — 1 Comment

New Image Wisely® Radiation Safety Case, Now Available

Reston, Va. (Jan. 13, 2013) — Image Wisely® recently launched its second Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case — a series of free, online and mobile-compatible educational offerings, developed with the assistance of the American College of Radiology, that allow radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists to assess their own understanding of important radiation safety concepts such as radiation dose monitoring and…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 13, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Free Clinical Advanced Visualization Software for CT and MRI Now Available From ORS

Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 26 - Medical software company Object Research Systems, Inc. (ORS) located in Montreal, QC, announces the availability of ORS Visual LITE (Free), advanced visualization software for CT and MRI imaging data. The free software is available for any healthcare professional via download from here. There is no charge for download or use.

"There is tremendous unrealized potential in…

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Added by Nicolas Piche on December 19, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Breast Imaging Cuts in Medicare Final Rule May Delay Diagnosis and Treatment and Increase Patient Anxiety

Washington, DC (Nov. 27, 2013) — Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule may further reduce women’s access to mammography and other breast cancer services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directly cut imaging reimbursement every year since 2007. This, along with 12 Medicare imaging cuts in the last six years due to legislation, increasingly threatens patient…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 28, 2013 at 12:27am — No Comments

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