CHICAGO — A common area where radiology practices can get into fraud trouble is in taking too much discretion when interpreting the order from a referring physician, according to Richard Duszak, MD, FACR.
CHICAGO — If you make a mistake, should you tell the patient or does that open you up to a malpractice suit? The rules seem to be changing – a little – according to a malpractice and medical error panel discussion at RSNA 2011.
CHICAGO — As the number of CT scans done in the US has climbed, so has the number of incidental findings — and the related malpractice risks for radiologists. Leonard Berlin, MD, in an interview on malpractice risk at RSNA 2011, says the right path isn't clear.
CHICAGO — Richard Morin, co-chair of the ACR Dose Index Registry Committee, interviewed at RSNA 2011, explains how radiologists can compare their dose practices with others, to give the metrics more meaning.
CHICAGO — In this interview, the CMIO at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging discusses the process his practice followed to qualify for meaningful use, where they stand now, and whether the work has been worth it.
CHICAGO — Arl Van Moore, Jr., MD, in an interview at RSNA 2011, discusses what it takes to be successful in radiology.
CHICAGO — Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, boldly invited a plaintiff’s attorney to RSNA 2011. The intent? To let radiologists know how to protect themselves from malpractice suits.
CHICAGO — There’s too much misinformation circling about meaningful use, said Khan Siddiqui, speaking at RSNA 2011.
If you don’t want radiology to become a commodity, just connect. That’s the advice Larry Muroff, MD, CEO and President of Imaging Consultants, Tampa, delivered at RSNA 2011.
CHICAGO — Low-dose remained a top concern at RSNA 2011. James Brink, MD, co-chair of the Image Wisely Joint Task Force, announced that over 10,000 have taken the Image Wisely pledge. The effort to raise awareness asks radiologists to optimize the use of radiation when imaging patients.