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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
Australian GPs Ordering More Imaging Tests Than Ever Before
General practitioners in Australia are increasingly ordering imaging tests, with an increase of 45 percent over the past decade.
Imaging Utilization Trends and Reimbursement
As growth of imaging utilization slows, radiologists worry about the effect on reimbursement.
Why Your Technology Needs to be Compliant With New CT Dose Standards
If radiology groups aren’t using compliant CT scanners, they can expect to pay up.
Boston Marathon Bombing ED Imaging Brings Improvement
Analysis of imaging performed immediately following the Boston Marathon bombings allowed researchers to improve the emergency response system.
CT Colonography Algorithm Helps Radiologists Recognize Polyps
Using an algorithm with CT colonography allows radiologists to recognize previously identified polyps.
Investigating a Decrease in CT Volume
A drop in the number of CT scans performed on inpatients and reduction of radiation doses lowered the estimated rate of induced cancers.
Substantial Dose Reduction Possible in CT of Pleural Effusions
Study identifies lowest possible radiation dose that still allows for detection of pleural effusions, thickening and calcification.
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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