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Even with Malpractice Reform, Docs are Still “Defensive”
Changes in malpractice standard legislation in three states had little effect on advanced imaging use in the emergency room.
Radiology Residents Distracted by Calls to Reading Room
Radiology residents who take phone calls in the reading room may become distracted, reducing their diagnostic accuracy.
Cardiac Stress Testing Plus Imaging Overused
Increasing use of cardiac stress testing with imaging may be unnecessary and adds to cost and patient exposure to radiation.
FDA Clears Siemens’ Cardiovascular Ultrasound
The ACUSON SC2000 premium cardiovascular imaging system provides physicians with a more accurate, speedier view, according to Siemens.
Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction Better for Neck CT
Image quality of neck CTs is improved with the use of model-based iterative reconstruction, compared with 30% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction.
MRI Detects Shoulder Damage in Young Baseball Pitchers
MRI identifies unique shoulder damage, termed acromial apophysiolysis, among young pitchers that could cause long-term problems.
Ultrasound Contrast Agent Market Grows with FDA Approval
Lumason by Bracco Diagnostics is the latest ultrasound contrast agent to receive FDA approval.
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