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Radiology managers not confident about Medicare reimbursement

Radiology managers and imaging directors still have low expectations about the chance their facilities will receive adequate reimbursement from Medicare for diagnostic and interventional imaging services, according to the latest Medical Imaging Confidence Index.

Radiology practices must review data to staff efficiently

Given the pressures faced by radiology practices in the form of rising costs and reimbursement cuts, they must be certain they are operating efficiently--particularly when it comes to staffing--in order to survive, according to consultant Rich Miller.

Despite alternatives, women still undergo longer courses of breast cancer rad therapy

Most women who are treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. undergo a course of radiation therapy that is much longer than a less time consuming version of the treatment that oncologists believe is just as effective.

Researchers question value of ultrasound screening

A new study questions whether routine ultrasounds are necessary for women with dense breasts who have had normal mammograms.

ACR to CMS: Revise CT lung cancer screening guidelines

The American College of Radiology (ACR), as well as several other medical organizations, are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its guidelines for low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening in order to increase the number of persons eligible for reimbursement for the scans under Medicare.

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