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Commoditization situates specialty at crossroads

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Commoditization situates specialty at crossroads John C. Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Radiology is at a crossroads, according to three prominent radiologists who have followed the specialty's digital revolution and evolution of practice. Their message was characterized by the RSNA as "a warning and a challenge." The transformative impact of technology was at the heart of opening session presentations… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Case Of The Month

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Case Of The Month Pooja Voria, M.D., MBA, Irini Youseff, M.D., MPH, and Robert Perone, M.D. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clinical History A 13-year-old girl presents with abdominal pain, right lower quadrant tenderness, guarding, elevated lipase, and a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Findings On contrast-enhanced CT images, a heterogeneous low-attenuation intraluminal mass is identified in the… Continue

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Cardiologist involvement ups Medicare imaging costs

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Cardiologist involvement ups Medicare imaging costs Cardiac CT boosts self-referred utilization, other nonradiology specialists see modest growth James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The explosive growth of Medicare outpatient imaging from 2000 to 2005 explains why federal regulators have singled out radiologists for restraints. Medicare payments for outpatient medical imaging jumped 93% during that… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Cardiac CT studies pose questions on clinical role

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Cardiac CT studies pose questions on clinical role Researchers stress need for better dose reduction strategies as whole-chest exams earn positive reviews James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Studies of chest pain patients with conventional 64-slice and dual-source CT add to a growing base of evidence suggesting that CT is well suited to rule out acute coronary syndrome in the emergency room and to… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Buyers, sellers alike need valuation data for best deal

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Buyers, sellers alike need valuation data for best deal Basic guidelines and formulas can help both parties estimate worth of imaging center and avoid unprofitable guesswork -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Diagnostic imaging centers have experienced significant ownership changes over the last few years. Radiologist affiliation arrangements, hospital joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, as well as other… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives Despite ACRIN 6666 trial results, sonography could still play a role in supplemental screening of high-risk women Emily Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The massive American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6666 trial shows that adding ultrasound to the initial breast screening protocol for high-risk women could help detect 30% more cancers, but at… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Breast MR imaging aids high-risk women

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Breast MR imaging aids high-risk women Once again, MRI has outrun other modalities as a supplemental tool for screening high-risk women. Emily Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A large prospective screening trial from the University of Pennsylvania compared screen-film mammography, digital mammography, whole-breast ultrasound, and contrast-enhanced MRI in a population of 569 asymptomatic women. In this… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Academy suggests CT in ER for some seizure patients

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Academy suggests CT in ER for some seizure patients ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New American Academy of Neurology guidelines recommend immediate CT brain scans for some patients who arrive in the emergency room with seizures. The AAN-appointed Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee, led by Dr. Cynthia L. Harden of Cornell University, reviewed all the clinical literature related to neuroimaging… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Radiopaedia 2.0 Update - Full time coding starts

As of today, the good folk at http://tricycledevelopments.com/ have a coder on the job 100%

So R 2.0 should be getting closer much faster than before!

Frank

Added by Frank Gaillard on January 7, 2008 at 2:10am — 2 Comments

Radiopaedia 2.0 update

Radiopaedia.org is gradually approaching its update to 2.0. This will have many many improvements, as well as a facelift. All the current content will be ported across of course.



You can have a look at the new lay out:



I will… Continue

Added by Frank Gaillard on January 2, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

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