Not Compliant? It Could Cost You

Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards. 


Use of imaging studies in emergency departments rose significantly from 1993 to 2007, but then declined from 2007 to 2012.

General practitioners in Australia are increasingly ordering imaging tests, with an increase of 45 percent over the past decade.

As growth of imaging utilization slows, radiologists worry about the effect on reimbursement.

If radiology groups aren’t using compliant CT scanners, they can expect to pay up.

Analysis of imaging performed immediately following the Boston Marathon bombings allowed researchers to improve the emergency response system.

Using an algorithm with CT colonography allows radiologists to recognize previously identified polyps.

A drop in the number of CT scans performed on inpatients and reduction of radiation doses lowered the estimated rate of induced cancers.


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