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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – February 2011 Archive (24)

Radiology wins self-referral ban in Maryland

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Maryland Court Upholds Self-Referral Ban



By Sara Michael



Maryland’s highest court ruled to uphold the state’s self-referral law — a major win for radiology professionals.



“It’s big, because it shows that the intent of the legislature was to control utilization and provide high quality [care],” said Alan Kaye, chair of the radiology department at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Have Health System in Bridgeport, Conn. “It’s a victory for… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 4, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Radiology Report Wording Matters

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Potato, Potahto — Wording Matters in Radiology Reports





By Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH



Many of you may be familiar with this song and its memorable line, “Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off.” I’ve heard it a few times but my favorite rendition is by Christoper Walken on Saturday Night Live. While the subtle differences in these words are trivial, the words we choose to use in our radiology reports impact the actions… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Philips PET/MR system awarded CE Mark

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Philips Gets CE Mark for PET/MR System





With Siemens close on its heels, Philips became the first company to get the green light to market its hybrid whole body PET/MR imaging system. Royal Philips Electronics announced this week that it received a CE marking, allowing the company to begin selling in Europe.



See full… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 2, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Radiologist as their doctor? What do patients think?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- How Often Do Patients Think of a Radiologist as Their Doctor? By Mark E. Klein, MD





“Dear Dr. Klein,” the letter of complaint began, “it’s difficult for me to write this letter because I have always thought of you as my radiologist.” Mrs. B’s letter went on to excoriate our office for keeping her waiting during her most recent visit for a sonogram and bone density study.



She was completely correct; we messed up that day.



But Mrs.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 1, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

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