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June 2015 Blog Posts (7)

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

Radiology Residents Interpreting More Images



More radiology residents and fellows are interpreting imaging examinations of Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Study: Additional Screening May Not Be Necessary for Dense Breasts

Dense breast tissue should not be the sole determinant for supplemental or alternative screening methods following a normal mammogram, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from California, Washington, New Hampshire, and Vermont undertook a study to determine which…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 Security Measures for Health Care IT

Helen Oscislawski, a lawyer who focuses on high tech and HIPAA law, outlined at SIIM 2015 ten security measures for health care IT to help keep your organization’s data secure. From HIPAA audits to social media and texting, Oscislawski has got you covered. View the slideshow …

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 3, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Conference Insider: 5 Innovative Patient Experience Tools in Radiology

Sharon Gibson, operations manager in radiology, of Massachusetts General Hospital wants her radiology patients to be happy. She and Garry Choy, MD, a radiologist with MGH, presented at ACR 2015 some of the tools the MGH Imaging Department is utilizing to enhance the patient experience.

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on June 1, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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