According to research published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the vast majority of patient education articles that make their way onto RadiologyInfo.org--a jointly sponsored website of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America--are written at a 10th grade level. That may not seem like too much of an intellectual burden to overcome for radiologists who are, by definition, highly educated. But, when one looks at the American population as a whole, it's a problem.
The opening of Michigan's first proton therapy center has been delayed pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A low-dose CT lung screening program can be put into place pretty quickly in a community hospital setting, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
A New York radiology practice has agreed to a $15.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that it billed Medicaid and Medicare for unnecessary imaging services.
Is a Kansas radiologist running for U.S. senate more interested in profits than caring for his patients? That's what his competitor--incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have to reconsider a warning it issued in 2008 that CT imaging tests could interfere with internal electronic devices, according to a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
This past week, two Canadian medical associations--the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR)--issued a joint policy statement in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada opposing the nonmedical use of fetal ultrasound. These associations are particularly concerned about the rise of nonmedical ultrasound centers that provide "entertainment scans," or keepsake images that are provided to expectant parents.
Screening mammography advocates and defenders are responding in force to the recent study published in BMJ questioning the value of mammography.
Reimbursement cuts will continue to challenge the medical imaging industry in 2014 (and beyond) and will impact all imaging centers--both freestanding and hospital-based--though some will be affected more than others depending on a variety of factors, industry insiders say.
Integrating radiology rooms into clinical areas can provide a number of benefits to referring physicians and patients, and even help reduce the number of unnecessary repeat imaging studies, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.