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April 2015 Blog Posts (9)

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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