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Referring docs believe up to 20 percent of FDG PET/CT scans are misread

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.

CMS approves Medicare coverage of LDCT lung cancer screening

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.

Primary care docs unfamiliar with CT screening guidelines

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.

CMS final rule inlcudes good news on reimbursement reductions, tomosynthesis

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.

Lung cancer screening: All eyes on CMS

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.

CT lung screening cost-effective, researchers say

New research reveals that a low-dose CT lung-screening program for an at-risk population can be cost effective, while saving lives.

Brain imaging shows changes in brain can be signs of vascular disease

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 therapy hardly an industry in dire straits

Proton beam therapy is going through an interesting period right now.

Children with suspected kidney stones undergoing too many CT scans

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.

Proton therapy cheaper than some conventional radiotherapy techniques

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.