The dramatic growth of Medicare-related medical imaging utilization—which drew the attention of rate-cutting federal policymakers and the wrath of politicians on Capitol Hill in the mid-2000s—has ended, according to a study from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Cancer patients saw a four to five times greater increase in their average annual exposure to imaging-related ionizing radiation than the general population since 1994, according to a retrospective study of more than one million privately insured people in the U.S.
Radiologist errors identified from an analysis of 656 imaging exams paints a unique picture describing why radiologists make errors. The analysis also points to ways such mistakes can be prevented.
A few modifications to the radiology order form can serve an important function in encouraging physicians to adopt evidence-based practices when ordering CT to evaluate small pulmonary nodules, according to a study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Hedvig Hricak used her presidential address before the opening session of the 2010 RSNA meeting to express her desire for a new molecular imaging subspecialty while cautioning radiologists that MI is not appropriate for all clinical settings.
A growing body of data is linking sportsrelated concussions to brain damage associated with cognitive impairment.
The brains of 24 retired U.S. National Football League players with known cognitive impairment show signs of damaging atrophy, according to advanced MRI studies described at the 2009 RSNA annual meeting.
CT vendors have responded to public concerns about radiation dose with innovations that promise to cut patient exposure substantially without affecting imaging service operations.
In the aftermath of CT-related radiation accidents at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the FDA, healthcare providers, and manufacturers are taking action to avoid suffering through similar situations themselves.
The brains of 16 retired National Football League players with known cognitive impairment show signs of damaging atrophy, according to advanced MRI studies described Wednesday at the 2009 RSNA annual meeting.