A survey of referring physicians has found that many believe that up to 20 percent of F-18 FDG PET/CT scans are being misread.
Despite a negative recommendation from its own review panel, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday issued a proposed decision memo approving low-dose CT screening for Medicare patients.
Many primary healthcare providers are unfamiliar with the guideline components for low-dose CT (LDCT) screening, and are uncertain as to the effectiveness of the procedure, according to a study presented recently at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently released final rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems has some significant implications for medical imaging.
The week ahead should be a big one for lung cancer screening advocates, and not just because we're in the midst of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
New research reveals that a low-dose CT lung-screening program for an at-risk population can be cost effective, while saving lives.
The use of neuroimaging can show changes in the brain resulting from vascular disease risk factors before any symptoms of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease occur, according to a study published in the October issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
Proton beam therapy is going through an interesting period right now.
Computed tomography (CT) has become the preferred modality for imaging children with suspected kidney stones, even though national guidelines recommend the use of ultrasound, according to results from a study published online in Pediatrics.
Costs associated with proton therapy are similar to--and in some cases less than--a number of conventional radiotherapy techniques used to treat early stage breast cancer, according to research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.