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2012-01-06 16:07:02

Insurance status doesn't affect the quantity (or value) of imaging services received by patients in a hospital, in-patient setting, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Approximately 51 million Americans, or 16.7 percent of the population, were without health insurance for some or all of 2009. Lack of insurance is associated with less preventive care, delays in diagnosis and unnecessary deaths. "Americans without health insurance...

2012-01-06 14:57:54

An article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in pediatric computed tomography (CT) scans. Approximately seven to eight million CT examinations are performed for various pediatric clinical indications per year in the United States. Justification of clinical indication is the most important aspect of reducing radiation dose with CT scanning. A substantial number of pediatric CT scans lack appropriate...

2011-11-16 15:05:00

The American College of Radiology is urging Congress to spare medical imaging services from potential Medicare funding cuts. Radiology faces potential Medicare reimbursement cuts from the proposed deficit reductions by the Supercommittee as well as in new regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services set to go into effect in January 2011. Having endured seven rounds of funding cuts in the past six years, physicians and patients alike are concerned about the impact these new...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

Foundation Radiology Group and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital continue to forge a partnership that provides high quality, sub-specialty radiology services to the residents of Coudersport, PA and surrounding areas. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 Foundation Radiology Group, the premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services for community hospitals, is pleased to announce the renewal of the imaging services partnership with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital located in...

2011-11-02 09:00:08

Because clinical evaluation often depends on diagnostic tests, diagnostic physicians have a responsibility to notify referring clinicians when test results reveal urgent or unexpected findings. According to an article selected as the "CME Activity of the Month" in the most recent edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), the rapid growth of diagnostic testing appears to be placing physicians at greater risk for medical malpractice claims for test communication...

2011-11-01 14:58:42

Although non-radiologist physicians have contributed to the widespread use of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound, radiologists remain the primary users, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. POC ultrasound is defined as an ultrasound performed (and interpreted) by the clinician at the bedside. A recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine by Moore and Copel indicated that miniaturization and a drop in costs have facilitated the...

2011-11-01 14:46:52

According to a recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, many radiologists disagree on the management of incidental findings found on body computed tomography (CT) scans. An incidental finding is something found that is unrelated to the present illness and is discovered unintentionally. Advances in CT resolution have improved radiologists' ability to identify small or subtle findings. In conjunction with increasing CT utilization,...

2011-11-01 12:37:14

Having radiologists shut down their workstations (and monitors) after an eight hour shift leads to substantial cost savings and energy reduction, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Radiology is at the forefront of technology use in medicine with the use of computers and scanning equipment. "We should be aware of the ongoing energy costs to the system of this equipment and look for ways to reduce it, both as a cost-saving...


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