The use of computerized physician order entry software supplemented by real-time clinical decision support is becoming an increasingly important tool in efforts to manage imaging utilization.
The use of CT angiography to diagnose emergency department patients presenting with chest pain can reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.
An abbreviated MRI screening protocol for breast cancer results in an exam that takes just three minutes, is just as good as a regular MRI that takes an average of 21 minutes and is more accurate than digital mammography, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Amid the continuing debate over whether there is sufficient evidence to support the widespread use of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening, the Veteran's Health Administration has launched a demonstration project to assess its initial experience in implementing a screening program.
A new report from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment in the UK reminds us that efforts are underway to continue to understand and balance the risks and rewards of medical imaging with ionizing radiation.
Colonoscopies for cancer survivors over the age of 74 may carry risks that outweigh the benefits, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Researchers now are able to successfully perform imaging exams using robotic arms controlled remotely via the Internet, according to two papers published in the August issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Oncologists at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center are using MRI with traditional ultrasound prostate exams to produce three-dimensional images of the prostate that enable physicians to see previously undetectable growths.
Efforts by the Ontario Ministry of Health to reduce inappropriate imaging referrals for lumbar MRI didn't lower the number of new referrals but did result in the ordering of more appropriate exams, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
According to Judith A. Malmgren, M.D, affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington's School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle, the problem with determining the effectiveness in this age group is the paucity of available research; elderly women don't make good candidates for clinical trials.