Not Compliant? It Could Cost You

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


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.

Study identifies lowest possible radiation dose that still allows for detection of pleural effusions, thickening and calcification.


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