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2013-12-30 20:20:36

RESTON, Va., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation (Grade B) for low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results and other evidence show that CT lung cancer screening...

2013-12-02 12:26:22

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies, and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule, may further reduce women's access to mammography and other breast cancer services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directly cut imaging reimbursement every year since 2007. This, along with 12 Medicare imaging cuts in the last six years due to legislation, increasingly...

2013-12-02 10:15:06

To be published online Monday, Dec. 2, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology addresses imaging-based screening and radiology's increasing role in preventive medicine. Topics covered include breast density legislation, digital breast tomosynthesis (or 3-D mammography), lung cancer screening and computed tomography colonography (CTC) reimbursement. The December screening issue was guest edited by Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, and...

2013-12-02 08:31:57

Providers and practices drive towards appropriate imaging with ACR Select ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announced expansion of its growing customer base. More than 25 major healthcare providers and radiology practices have now demonstrated their commitment to delivering higher quality imaging services through implementing ACR Select. Healthcare providers have embraced ACR Select, embedded within their Electronic Medical Record (EMR)...

2013-12-01 08:20:31

Trial registration for imaging guidelines portal offered at RSNA 2013 ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC), the American College of Radiology's (ACR) partner for the distribution of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® is offering free trial access to its ACR Select portal. ACR Select is the digitally consumable version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria clinical decision support and users access the criteria when it is integrated...

2013-11-19 23:31:01

National Decision Support Company Collaborates to Deliver Value-Based Radiology Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 National Decision Support Company, Montage Healthcare Solutions and Nuance Communications are collaborating to bring Imaging 3.0™ tools to the radiologist. Imaging 3.0™ is a transformation in the way radiology will be practiced. Citing a need for greater integration in the health care enterprise and the culture shift needed to make it happen, the American College of...

2013-11-19 12:29:17

Vendors Collaborate to Deliver Value-Based Radiology PHILADELPHIA and ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company, Montage Healthcare Solutions and Nuance Communications are collaborating to bring Imaging 3.0(TM) tools to the radiologist. Imaging 3.0(TM) is a transformation in the way radiology will be practiced. Citing a need for greater integration in the health care enterprise and the culture shift needed to make it happen, the American College...

2013-11-18 23:26:15

SR’s national footprint continues to grow with addition of Illinois based, clinically advanced radiology group practice. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Strategic Radiology® (SR) announced today that Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA) will join the SR network of large, clinically advanced groups geographically dispersed throughout the US. With the addition of CIRA, SR now comprises 17 leading radiology group practices, representing more than 1,200 radiologists dedicated to...

2013-11-12 23:30:46

Industry award recognizes company’s contributions to the field of medical imaging. Andover, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 National Decision Support Company’s (NDSC) company earned the title of Best New Radiology Vendor in the annual AuntMinnie.com awards. The company’s flagship product, ACR Select, is changing the way physicians order medical imaging exams, drastically improving patient care and saving millions of dollars in the process. This powerful solution offers ordering...

2013-11-06 16:31:39

RESTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Nov. 8, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will join more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries around the world in celebrating the second annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR). IDoR 2013 will focus on the important role lung imaging plays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases -- including the advent of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer...