August 28, 2009
Deficit Reduction Act slams radiologists, benefits nonradiologists
By Rebekah Moan
Radiologists have felt the effects of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 far more than nonradiologist imagers, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. When Congress slashed Medicare reimbursement for medical imaging procedures, nonradiologists offset the loss by referring more patients to their own equipment (JACR… Continue
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8th Annual Clinical Cardiac Imaging Cardiac CT in 2009
September 11 - 12, 2009 • Friday - Saturday
Richard B. Simches Research Center • Boston, MA
We would like to invite you to register for the Clinical Cardiac CT Imaging 2009 course which will take place at the Richard B. Simches, Boston on beginning on Friday, September 11 to Saturday, September 12.
Our two-day conference will present an update regarding cardiac gated MDCT… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 27, 2009 at 9:24am —
Enter "The Universal Inbox" for medical imaging, lifeIMAGE, a startup based in Newton, Massachusetts. lifeIMAGE spearheaded by Hamid Tabatabaie, former founder of AMICAS and CEO. If his previous track record holds true, lifeIMAGE will likely enhance the practice of radiology and medical imaging workflow practices.
According to their website, lifeIMAGE is a venture-backed startup company developing Web-based applications and services… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 26, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Image Gently™ Campaign Expands to Include Interventional Radiology
The Image Gently™ campaign has developed easily accessible online teaching materials and checklists to help interventional radiology providers use the lowest dose necessary to perform interventional procedures on children. Interventional physicians, medical physicists, and radiologic technologists are encouraged to visit the Image Gently Web site (www.imagegently.org) to review these important materials and factor the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 25, 2009 at 6:30am —
SIIM 2010 Call for Abstracts:
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, the leading international society in imaging informatics, will host its 2010 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis Minnesota, June 3-6, 2010. At the SIIM 2009 Annual Meeting attendees experienced a rejuvenated Scientific Program, not only in the quality of research being presented, but through innovative peer-oriented sessions. Scientific presenters had the opportunity to provide immediate feedback to attendees’… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 24, 2009 at 8:52am —
CMS Proposes to Cover FDG-PET for Initial Staging of Cervical Cancer
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a proposed decision to cover FDG PET for initial staging of cervical cancer, but to exclude coverage for diagnosis of the disease. This proposed decision is consistent with request made by the ACR and the Society of Nuclear Medicine in a joint letter sent to CMS in July 2009.
The College holds that this coverage proposal is in the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 19, 2009 at 8:43pm —
A must have for radiology residents studying for their written or ABR radiology boards!
A full descrption: "A concise and comprehensive review of findings and differential diagnoses found on the oral board examination for diagnostic radiology. Drawing on pertinent and key differential diagnoses, the authors have assembled and… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 18, 2009 at 7:30am —
-- Praise for the previous edition: "It is a good bet that Aunt Minnie's Atlas will be the most frequently borrowed book during that high-anxiety 6-month period preceding [the radiology board] examinations."--Radiology --This text refers to the Hardcover… Continue
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ACR Case in Point for August 13, 2009
75-year old male with history of bladder cancer status-post chemotherapy.
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In a recent RSNA article, Dr. David Hovsepian MD and Dr. Terry Desser MD of Stanford's Radiology Department recently shed light onto what really leads medical students to choose a career in radiology. Often times, one wonders -- how did you end up choosing radiology?
Interestingly, radiology has experienced a boom in the best and brightest medical student applicants. However, perhaps due to declining reimbursements, a tougher job market, and rapidly declining sky-high radiologist… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 13, 2009 at 5:30pm —
ACR Case in Point for August 11, 2009
51-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with atypical chest pain radiating to the back
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 12, 2009 at 8:00am —
Merge Healthcare Set to Acquire Confirma
Acquisition will open computer aided detection (CAD) imaging technology for the global healthcare market
MILWAUKEE & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In order to combine forces on expanding CAD technology, Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, and Confirma, Inc., the largest privately-held developer of computer assisted detection (CAD) software for medical imaging, announce that they… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 10, 2009 at 8:17am —
FTC Again Delays Implementing “Red Flag Rules” Until November 1, 2009
Those ACR members and other physicians have more time to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s controversial “Red Flag Rules.” FTC announced it would delay enforcing the Rules until November 1, 2009. As ACR previously reported, the Red Flag Rules will require ACR members and other physicians deemed as “creditors” of patients who have “covered accounts” with them to develop and implement… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 8, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Letter From ACR Chair Thrall: Update on Health Care Reform to ACR - American College of Radiology Members
Dear ACR Member,
Congress has adjourned for its August recess and I wanted to take this opportunity to update you regarding ACR’s efforts on Capitol Hill.
In the House, the three committees with jurisdiction over the healthcare reform package, HR 3200, have completed their work and passed the bill out of their respective committees. The full House is… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 7, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Merge Healthcare Helps HealthPartners Integrate Medical Imaging and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Solutions
Interoperability of Merge Fusion PACS™ and Epic™ EHR extends health system’s meaningful use environment to improve care and reduce costs
MILWAUKEE & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, and HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health organization in the nation, announced the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 6, 2009 at 8:38pm —
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Selects Merge Mammo™
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare, (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading medical imaging solutions provider, today announced a new contract with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), a national network of 51 imaging centers based in Minneapolis, MN. The CDI centers in the Twin Cities will use Merge Mammo 7.2, the newest version of Merge’s breast imaging workstation software. The solution will debut at the CDI center in Sartell,… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 5, 2009 at 10:29am —
“Unlocking the Vault” on a broad range of internal toolkits and libraries developed over the past two decades.
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, today announced that it will make its extensive suite of internal technologies available to the general software development market. Merge’s OEM team has developed a sizeable array of proprietary software modules during its long history of imaging and connectivity… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 5, 2009 at 10:25am —
Call for Nominations
The 2009-2010 College Nominating Committee will recommend candidates to fill the offices of president, vice president, elected position on the board of chancellors (BOC), Council Steering Committee (CSC), College Nominating Committee (CNC), members in training, and a private-practice representative to attend the Intersociety Summer Conference.
Any member can forward recommendations for any of the elected or selected positions to the CNC in care of the ACR… Continue
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