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RadNet buys Sonix Medical Resources out of bankruptcy

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- RadNet acquired three more multimodality facilities on Tuesday, concluding the company's second acquisition in as many months. The new purchase, Sonix Medical Resources, came from a bankruptcy proceeding in New York.





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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ACR AMCLC Meeting Roundup for May 16th 2010

Taking Radiology Off the Menu

AMCLC empowers radiologists to safeguard the specialty from external forces.…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 16, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is imaging being overused on Medicare cancer patients?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The use—and cost—of modern imaging was rising among Medicare patients with cancer as they entered the 21st century, according to research released April 27 by the Journal of the American Medical Association. From 1999 through 2006, imaging costs rose at a faster rate among Medicare beneficiaries than any other cost associated with their fight against cancer.





The trend is likely continuing, according to the Duke University researchers who carried out the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

House panel chairs ask accountability office to probe imaging self-referral

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- At the request of the American College of Radiology, House Energy and Commerce chair Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ways & Means Committee chair Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), and Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health chair Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) have called on the General Accountability Office to perform a study regarding the effects of physician self-referral of advanced medical imaging and radiation therapy treatments on Medicare spending.





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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Radiologist Salary


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Philips’ Q1 numbers offer hope for improved imaging marketplace

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- For the first time in a year and a half, orders for Philips medical imaging equipment edged up in North America. It is the first tangible glimmer of hope that the great imaging recession may finally be over.





Executives at imaging companies have been telling me for months that the installed base had aged more in the last few years than ever before. Equipment that would otherwise have been replaced was still in service, kept going by upgrades and updates.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A new CT generation takes shape: thinking outside the circle

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- By Greg Freiherr | April 16, 2010





Thirty-three years ago, University Hospitals in Madison, WI, unveiled to the local media a device that just about everybody had some fun with, the CAT scanner. Working as I was at the time for the UW medical school, I wrote the story for that unveiling. Dutifully I stepped aside as my boss lay on the table for faux pictures and video of the device “in action.” Publication of a cartoon cat looking intensely through a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Changes in medical staff bylaws could protect radiology contracts

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Support from hospital medical staff and bylaws that give the staff a stronger role in scrutinizing staffing decisions could help protect radiology practices against hospital management dropping their contracts, the administrator of one of the largest practices in the country contends.





The practice, Radiology Associates of Sacramento, just lost a major contract with Sutter Health, even though the practice enjoyed strong support from the Sutter medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

More money, better care hinge on wider use of images

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) --

Radiologists express their diagnostic findings in words, their exam reports typically containing not a single image. They would be better served politically, and their referring physicians and patients clinically, if they shared their images as well as their conclusions.



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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