Pressure mounts on CMS to cover CT lung cancer screening

The pressure is piling up on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to cover low dose computed tomography for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.

Researchers: Colonoscopy reimbursement reductions not the best way to cut health costs

Should efforts to cut down costs associated with colonoscopy include targeting the amount endoscopists should be reimbursed for performing the procedure?

In Washington, large percentage of some imaging tests unnecessary

A statewide report out of Washington has determined that a large percentage of diagnostic tests and treatments--including those related to medical imaging--are unnecessary and put patients at risk.

Dental associations line up behind Image Gently campaign

American dental organizations are lining up behind efforts to promote safe pediatric imaging by taking part in the Image Gently campaign.

ASTRO's Choosing Wisely recommendations impact breast cancer practices

The Choosing Wisely campaign has resulted in the alteration of some breast cancer practices for the better, according to a study presented last week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's annual meeting.


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