Interruptions in the form of telephone calls increase the possibility that radiology residents can make mistakes in creating preliminary reports, according to an article published online in Academic Radiology.
Back in the 1990s the American College of Radiology began a huge project to define the appropriate use of different imaging technologies. This effort--the ACR Appropriateness Criteria--is continually updated and covers all medical procedures, helping healthcare providers conduct the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient's clinical condition.
Recent research shows us, however, that some work still needs to be done when it comes to the use of appropriateness criteria. Read more...
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Researchers at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are investigating how ultrasound can be used to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S.
A review of appropriateness criteria of outpatient abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI exams published in Academic Radiology has found that of the exams matched with American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria, a high percentage were appropriate and more likely to lead to significant results than inappropriate studies.
Engineers at Stanford University are working on ways to use ultrasound to send power--safely and wisely--to "smart chips" programmed to monitor a person's health or treat pain.
With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services poised to make a decision about coverage of low dose CT screening for lung cancer, two editorials published online last week in JAMA Internal Medicine took another look at an issue that continues to generate a lot of controversy.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has found that endoscopists commonly recommend shorter follow-up intervals than colonoscopy guidelines recommend, leading to an overuse of the procedure.
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Physicians just aren't listening to their c-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and like their leaders aren't listening to them properly.
Humana is considering selling Concentra, its provider subsidiary that is valued at about $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.