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2011-06-01 14:46:49

Radiology benefit managers (RBMs) "” which provide prior authorization for imaging services using proprietary algorithms to determine appropriateness "” shift significant costs to physicians and have the potential to either increase or decrease societal costs, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). RBMs are widely used by private payers to manage the utilization of imaging services through prior authorization, and...

2011-05-04 10:44:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The Christiana Care Breast Center is the only facility in Delaware to earn this prestigious award. MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many...

2011-05-02 18:56:50

The latest American College of Radiology white paper, Strategies for Radiologists in the Era of Health Care Reform and Accountable Care Organizations, published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, offers strategies for successful radiologist participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are intended to create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings "” including doctor's...

2011-04-04 13:10:22

Medicare coverage and nationwide utilization of computed tomographic colonography (CTC), commonly referred to as virtual colonoscopy, has tripled in recent years, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). CTC employs virtual reality technology to produce a three-dimensional visualization that permits a thorough and minimally invasive evaluation of the entire colon and rectum. CT colonography is an alternative to conventional...

2011-03-02 16:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center serving cancer patients in the Los Angeles area, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to...

2011-03-01 12:56:57

Despite the absence of Medicare coverage, hospital use of computed tomographic colonography (CTC), commonly referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is on the rise, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. CTC, a minimally invasive alternative to optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, employs virtual reality technology to produce a 3-D...

2011-02-24 11:00:00

RESTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the American College of Radiology outlined strategies for transforming computed tomography (CT) technology and its use to minimize medical radiation exposure today at the National Institutes of Health "Summit to Focus on Management of Radiation Dose in Computerized Tomography - Emphasis Toward the Sub-mSv CT Exam." "As the stewards of medical radiation technology and safety for the past 100 years, radiologists...

2011-02-23 08:14:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group, the premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services for community hospitals, today announced that it was ranked by Radiology Business Journal as the 7th Largest Private Practice Group based upon total annual procedures interpreted as final. Radiology Business Journal also ranked Foundation Radiology Group as the 27th Largest Private Practice Group based upon FTE radiologists. "We're very proud to be...

2011-02-07 21:32:57

A new article in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides a roadmap for imaging manufacturers to navigate the unique and increasingly complex U.S. regulatory and reimbursement environment. "Evidence Requirements for Innovative Imaging Devices: From Concept to Adoption," identifies and addresses the five phases of an imaging procedure's lifecycle and the distinct clinical evidence needs for each phase. This article is authored by Richard Frank, MD, PhD,...

2011-02-01 13:30:47

In order for medical students to ultimately provide quality patient care medical schools should turn to radiologists to help them teach physiology, one of the core disciplines of medicine, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). Physiology is the science of the function of living systems. "It is vital that medical schools provide first-rate physiology education for their students. We believe that radiologists have an...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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