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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
FDA Approves Siemens’ SOMATOM Scope CT Scanner
The 16-slice CT scanner is expected to appeal to facilities due to a more affordable price point, Siemens said.
Ultrasound as Effective as CT in Detecting Kidney Stones
Ultrasounds accurate for initial screening for kidney stones.
Patients Have Limited Access to Imaging
Access to imaging, particularly MRI and some forms of CT, vary considerably across the United States.
IV Contrast-Enhanced CT Safe for Most Patients
Intravenous contrast material for CT appears to be safe for most patients, including those with a predisposition to nephrotoxicity.
Elderly Get Most Benefit, Harm From Lung Cancer Screening
A new analysis of the NLST showed that both the benefits and harms of low-dose CT screening are slightly greater among patients older than 65 years.
LDCT Detects New Cancers in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Low-dose CT screening can help clinicians detect early cancers among survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly if they were or are smokers.
Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction Allows Lower Dose
CT images reconstructed with low dose model-based iterative reconstruction did not compromise image quality.
Podcast: A Conversation about Lowering Radiation Dose
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.
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