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False positives associated with increased risk of breast cancer

Women whose screening mammograms result in false positives have an increased risk of later developing breast cancer, although the reasons behind this phenomenon remain unknown, according to a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.

Med imaging technology industry generates $3 billion in Washington state

The medical imaging technology industry in Washington state is responsible for $3.1 billion in economic activity and supports more than 12,000 jobs, according to a report commissioned by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance.

'FAST' MRI speedier, more accurate than digital mammo

An abbreviated MRI screening protocol for breast cancer results in an exam that takes just three minutes, is just as good as a regular MRI that takes an average of 21 minutes and is more accurate than digital mammography, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

3 steps imaging providers can take to prepare for ICD-10

With all of the delays, it seems like we've been waiting forever for ICD-10. But it now seems clear: Oct. 1, 2015, will be the day it takes effect. And it's probably not a bad idea for radiologists to again reflect on the impact the coding shift will have on radiology.

 

Radiology managers still skeptical about Medicare reimbursements

Medical imaging managers and directors continue to have low confidence that they will be adequately reimbursed by Medicare for diagnostic and interventional imaging services.

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