This is what we know--colorectal cancer screening works. Despite this, screening rates remain problematic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in three adults ages 50 to 75, haven't been tested for colorectal cancer as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
The global diagnostic imaging market is poised for significant growth over the next four years, a new report shows.
The fact that healthcare policy makers are shifting payment methods for medical services from a fee-for-service model to one based on care accountability could leave radiologists in an untenable position going forward, according to a viewpoint article published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Legislation mandating a minimum federal standard for notifying women if they have dense breast tissue has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.
A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed adding a claims-based quality reporting measure for colonoscopy to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (QPR) program.
An article published recently in the journal Radiology details how the emergency radiology staff at one of those facilities--Brigham and Women's Hospital--responded to the mass casualties that flooded into the hospital in the aftermath of the bombing, and describes the changes it made to some operations and procedures as a result of that experience.
In a recent commentary published in the Journal of Patient Safety, Stephen Swensen, a radiologist at Mayo Clinic, and colleagues make an "Appeal for Safe and Appropriate Imaging of Children."
How can radiology practices survive in midst of declining reimbursement figures?
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm that can help diagnose appendicitis in children and reduce the need for computed tomography.
The proposed rule for changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (HOPPS) for 2015, recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, would significantly increase breast biopsy payments.
A new study has found that children who experience head trauma and only lose consciousness without suffering from any other symptoms don't need routine CT scans of the head.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its draft recommendation against ultrasound carotid artery stenosis screening as a way of preventing stroke.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule and like the healthcare community as a whole, as reported by FierceHealthcare, it provides somewhat of a mixed bag for radiology.
Clearly radiology practices and imaging facilities still face security and privacy challenges.
Attempting to make good, informed decisions on these kinds of issues is next to impossible without good data, according to Atlanta-based radiologist Richard Woodcock.
Proton beam therapy has a significant advantage over intensity modulated radiation therapy when it comes to improving disease free survival and tumor control in patients with head and neck cancers, according to a study by Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists.
The costs to Medicare to cover mammography screening skyrocketed in the first decade of the 21st Century, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The use of a new imaging technique--quantitative computed tomography texture analysis (QTA)--could help provide lung cancer patients with improved treatments and better track their progress, according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE.
The misread X-ray of a woman who ultimately died from lung cancer has resulted in a multimillion dollar malpractice award.