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Despite compensation drop, radiology earnings still high among specialties

Radiology pay may have declined last year, but it remains the fifth-highest compensated medical specialty according to a new survey.

Health policy and the value of imaging research

A look at three articles published in this week's issue of  FierceMedicalImaging  demonstrates the need for--and the value of--radiology and medical imaging research.

Radiology ranks high as a recipient of Medicare dollars

Radiology ranked fifth among medical specialties that received the most in Medicare payments in 2012, according to Medicare doc data recently made public by CMS.

CMS wants evidence before deciding on coverage for lung cancer screening

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the topics it expects to be discussed during the April 30 Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee meeting looking at whether low-dose CT lung cancer screening should be covered by Medicare.

Researchers see sudden drop in nuclear MPI testing

While the number of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams performed among members of the Northern California Kaiser Permanente health plan increased substantially during the first six years of the 2000s, those numbers fell just as precipitously over the next five years, according to newly published research in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

ACR's Geraldine McGinty: How radiologists can demonstrate imaging's value

Radiology practices can and should follow several strategies to help with the transition from a volume- to value-based imaging environment as envisioned in American College of Radiology's Imaging 3.0 campaign, according to Geraldine McGinty, M.D., chair of ACR's commission on economics.

CT, MRI overused for headaches

Visits to a doctor or emergency room for a headache or migraine are resulting in too many brain scans at a significant cost to healthcare systems, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School.

MedPAC: Despite temporary drop, overall imaging volume up for the decade

While the imaging volume for Medicare beneficiaries temporarily fell from 2011 to 2012, the level at which these services are being used is still much higher than it was a decade ago.

Rad directors: No confidence in state of reimbursements

The latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) suggest that radiology managers continue to be concerned about reimbursement levels.

Reaction mixed from imaging, radiology groups to Obama budget

The Obama Administration's 2015 budget proposal is receiving a mixed response from imaging and radiology groups.