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Emerging Strategies for Managing the Acute Shortage of Iodinated Contrast Media

May 18, 2022

In a recent video interview, two radiology professors from the Yale School of Medicine discussed the impact of the iodinated contrast media (ICM) shortage and potential strategies, ranging from ICM dose reduction to possible deferment of non-urgent imaging, that may provide a viable path moving forward.

How Fostering a Culture of Inclusion Can Help Mitigate Burnout

May 13, 2022

In addition to addressing workplace stressors, leaders in radiology should have an increased awareness of other key drivers of burnout, including inclusivity issues and challenges for radiologists who are managing their own health conditions.

Iodinated Contrast Media: 15 Recommendations for Addressing the Shortage

May 12, 2022

Given the challenges with the shortage of the iodinated contrast agent Omnipaque, national and state organizations have issued suggested risk mitigation and conservation strategies to reprioritize imaging needs during this temporary shortage.

Another Perspective on Private Equity-Backed Radiology Practices

May 10, 2022

While some have raised questions and concerns about a possible loss of autonomy with the increasing presence of private equity in radiology, this author says potential benefits of such an alliance, including access to new technologies, career development and a strong patient focus, go beyond the expected economies of scale.

Cyberattacks: What Radiology IT Departments Must Do Now

May 03, 2022

Proactive cybersecurity measures are essential to safeguard against the increasing threat of cyberattacks that can erode patient confidence, completely disrupt health-care practices, and potentially cost over a million dollars in network costs, downtime, and lost revenue.

Issues and Answers With Outsourced Teleradiology Night Coverage

April 28, 2022

While there can be an array of challenges in outsourcing night coverage to teleradiology service providers, due diligence with contract terms can help mitigate costs and increase flexibility if radiology practices decide to switch teleradiology providers down the line.

Can AI-Powered Mammography Screening be a Game Changer?

April 25, 2022

In a retrospective study involving mammography screening in over 114,000 women, researchers found that an artificial intelligence model had comparable specificity and sensitivity to radiologist screenings, reduced false positive results by 25 percent and reduced radiologist workload by more than 62 percent.