After three years of contraction, the U.S. interventional X-ray equipment market has, as of the end of 2012, begun to veer back into positive growth, according to a report from the market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
In the world of public health--particularly as it relates to radiology--observers can be forgiven for developing a certain sense of frustration at the glacial pace at which government can arrive at sensible policy decisions. That's why a recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to replace all of its computed radiography equipment with digital radiography equipment is such a breath of fresh air.
The demand for breast tomosynthesis continues to increase according to a report issued last week by Orem, Utah-based market research firm KLAS. Sixty-two percent of 121 imaging providers surveyed by KLAS said they would choose tomosynthesis if they had the chance to start over.
Training opportunities for radiologic technologists in computed tomography are inadequate, according to the chief academic officer of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Policy changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that resulted in MRI reimbursement cuts are dramatically affecting radiology groups.
In the latest issue of InPractice, Murray Reicher, M.D., co-founder of DR Systems, outlines several steps radiologists can take to implement Meaningful Use.
The removal of denial provisions in utilization management for advanced diagnostic imaging won't result in increased imaging, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
If a recent Canadian study about a "culture of isolationism" in radiology is generalizable across the border into the U.S., it could be another sign that the industry may become an increasingly less attractive career choice for young physicians.
A "hidden culture of isolationism" is plaguing many Canadian radiology centers, according to the results of a recent study published in the European Journal of Radiology .
How do radiology practices deal with an increasing workload without boosting staffing levels? It's an industry-wide trend due to lower reimbursement levels and greater technological capabilities.