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2013-10-11 23:02:33

Rigorous review process by leading radiation oncology experts ensures cancer patients the highest quality of care. Zion, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology and imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Oncologists rely on radiation therapy, the careful use of high-energy radiation, to...

2013-10-02 12:00:42

The October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training. Topics to be covered include the evolving role of the radiologist; the increasing role of radiologists in thoracic diagnosis; the Image Gently® Pediatric Digital Radiography Safety Checklist; managing incidental findings on abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT)...

2013-09-24 23:36:08

Integration with Cerner EMR Delivers Safer, More Cost-Effective Medical Imaging Andover, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 National Decision Support Company (NDSC) has entered into an agreement with TransformativeMed, a publisher of EMR-connected smart health apps, to provide seamless integration of ACR Select into Cerner Millennium as part of it’s Smart Medicine portfolio. ACR Select’s clinical content provides structured reasons for radiology procedures at the point-of-order and guides...

2013-08-29 16:23:36

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that starting with its August issue, the journal ONCOLOGY will offer its readers, once every quarter, the valuable resource of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria. The Criteria will both appear in the print journal and be available on the CancerNetwork, the online home of the journal ONCOLOGY. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria in ONCOLOGY's August issue focus on the management of...

2013-08-19 08:28:04

Better Patient Outcomes and Lower Total Cost of Care via Transparent Quality and Price NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spreemo, a cloud-based healthcare marketplace in the $200 billion radiology industry, today introduced statewide radiology coverage in Florida. Spreemo helps employers and their workers' compensation insurers make quality-driven healthcare decisions, driving better patient outcomes and lowering total cost of care. In securing coverage across Florida,...

2013-08-07 23:21:03

National Decision Support Company supports shift from volume-based to value-based payments Andover, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 On July 31, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013 that introduces new payment models for physicians based on quality metrics and patient outcomes. “Most exciting is that the second provision of the bill introduces decision support tools, such as ACR Select, as the means to...

2013-07-29 20:20:55

RESTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendation (Grade B) for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of high-risk patients (those 55 through 79 years old and have a 30 pack year or greater history of smoking). Previous evidence, including published National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results, shows that CT lung cancer screening...

2013-07-24 23:27:09

Healthcare veterans join executive staff to support business development and marketing. Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 As part of its strategy to bring ACR Select—a national standard set of evidence-based guidelines that help health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient's clinical condition—to market, National Decision Support Company (NDSC) is expanding its team as healthcare veterans Mick Brown and Bob Cooke join the executive lineup....

2013-06-07 23:18:16

The hospital further establishes itself as a leader in San Francisco for imaging technology. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 St. Mary´s Medical Center´s radiation oncology department has received a prestigious three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) — a rarely achieved “gold-standard” seal of approval from the field´s oldest and most respected accrediting body. St. Mary´s is one of only two hospitals in San Francisco to...

2013-05-22 23:27:22

Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Reston VA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR...