Referring docs believe up to 20 percent of FDG PET/CT scans are misread

A survey of referring physicians has found that many believe that up to 20 percent of F-18 FDG PET/CT scans are being misread.

Radiologists outline 'commandments' for effective imaging CDS

A group of radiologists led by Ramin Khorasani of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have published a list of 10 best practices--or "commandments" as they call them--for effective imaging clinical decision support.

Healthcare reform to curtail growth in US diagnostic imaging market

The diagnostic imaging system market will experience only modest growth over the next decade, mainly due to healthcare reform in the U.S., according to a new report from Decision Resources Group.

Alabama VA health system in the midst of severe radiologist shortage

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is suffering from a shortage of radiologists that is so severe that some departments such as orthopedics, podiatry and rehabilitation have been asked not to order imaging studies unless the situation is dire.

New Choosing Wisely recommendations from ED docs focus on unnecessary scans

The American College of Emergency Physicians has issued a new list of tests and procedures--including efforts to eliminate unnecessary CT scans--as part of the Choosing Wisely initiative.


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While digital tools enhancing communication between physicians and patients has been proven an effective method for boosting medication adherence for some patients, their use should be approached with caution, according to Esther Choo, an assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.


Big data continues to dominate the 2015 predictions for health IT from IDC Health Insights, though security plays a major role as well.