A report published online in Lancet Oncology outlines several areas--including medical imaging--where oncologists can cut costs while maintaining the quality of care.
The use of portable ultrasound as a first line imaging study in children with suspected appendicitis can help reduce the emergency room length of stay for these children as well as the need for CT scans, according to a team from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Patients with low-grade brain tumors who were treated with both chemotherapy and radiation live longer than those who received only radiation treatments, according to a long-term clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health.
More than 100 patients who underwent colonoscopies at Seattle Children's Hospital between 2011 and 2013 could be a risk for infection because of improper cleaning of equipment.
MRI machines sent to Afghanistan in 2011 to help treat troops suffering brain injuries have been pulled out of the war zone as questions have arisen about their effectiveness.
Scientists at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a new device that allows doctors to use ultrasound to move kidney stones inside the body and help them pass naturally.
We've all heard about, discussed and lamented fragmentation of care. There is no need to reiterate all the reasons this does not work. But what about diagnosis fragmentation?
Patient-centered care needs to be a bigger priority in the medical imaging field, several prominent radiologists have said this week at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting in Chicago.
Last week, the USPSTF unveiled a draft research plan it will use to guide what it calls a "systematic review" of evidence on breast screening. A resulting evidence report will form a USPSTF Recommendation Statement on the subject.
The global diagnostic imaging market is expected to grow from what was $20.7 billion in 2010 to $26.6 billion by 2016, according to a recent report from MarketsandMarkets.