The Food and Drug Administration has a habit of approving drugsat the end of the year. An FDA panel had advised a marketing go-aheadfor CardioTec and Cardiolite, technetium-labeled nuclear cardiacimaging agents offered by Squibb and Du Pont,
Tight reimbursement and improvements in low-field technology havecombined to force down the prices of magnetic resonance imagingsystems sold in Japan and Europe. Japanese MRI prices have beendeclining for at least two years, and this trend has spread
NeoRx trimmed more of its staff last month as it awaits Food andDrug Administration approval for its monoclonal antibody medicalimaging agents. The Seattle biotechnology firm combined researchlaboratories and reduced its work force by about 40%, Paul
Ernest A. Bates, founder and chairman of American Shared HospitalServices of San Francisco, will increase his controlling stakein the mobile imaging firm through additional common stock purchases,the company said this month. Other ASHS executives also
Industry executives disturbed by financial analysts' quarterlyfixation might be interested to know that some analysts preferto think long-term. A 21-year veteran health-care analyst haslaunched his own consulting business and is refreshed by the changeof
Women with a history of biopsy-proven lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) appear to benefit from the addition of MRI to mammography for annual breast cancer screening. A retrospective study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute presented Sunday at the 2010 RSNA meeting indicates the application of screening MRI for this at-risk population can double the cancer detection rate.
Like many groups, we feel like we are always in the midst of negotiations with our hospital. During each renegotiation, it seems that the hospital starts by describing our deficiencies. Often, the barrage would start before the negotiations commenced. Missed cases were brought up, as were issues related to personnel conflicts. Irregularities in report turnaround might be mentioned, and unhappy clinicians seemed to suddenly surface.
Users of social image-sharing site Instagram are exposing patient information in radiology images, causing security and privacy concerns.
In the first of this four-part series, Medical Management Professionals Inc.'s Jana Landreth discusses effective metrics for measuring revenue and the single biggest cause of lost revenue for hospital-based radiologists.
For the past 10 years I have been lecturing on America's Radiation Phobia. Obviously, I am not doing a good job, because it is growing.
Decision support, employment models, new teams could remake incentives that today drive radiology ordering.
Avoid an audit by learning the difference between Medicare's two vessel mapping codes -- 93971 and G0365. Include clinical reasoning.