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.
Emergency department physicians believe that over utilization of CT exams is a problem in their departments and would welcome the introduction of clinical decision support as a tool to help prevent over utilization, according to research from the Washington University School of Medicine presented at last week's American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum in Seattle.
A pair of recent studies--both published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology--seem to offer some ammunition to radiologists worried about their specialty's wider reputation and who have questions about what it is becoming. Is it in danger of becoming a commodity?
A multi-specialty panel made up of representative from radiologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and emergency providers is calling for stricter standards to determine the viability of a fetus in a first-trimester pregnancy.
A review of current literature in JAMA Internal Medicine on amyloid-beta PET imaging for Alzheimer's disease (AD) has found insufficient evidence that it leads to better clinical outcomes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Panel and Radiological Devices Panel found that virtual colonoscopy is a viable option for screening asymptomatic patients over the age of 50 for colon cancer.
A team of radiologists led by William Shiels, Chief of the Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Radiology and president of Children's Radiological Institute, Inc. is training military physicians on how to remove shrapnel foreign bodies from military personnel using ultrasound-guided techniques developed at the facility.
Annual MRI scans combined with mammography could improve survival rates for women with familial risk for breast cancer, although this screening regimen may be cost effective only with certain demographic groups, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer institute.