Diagnostic Imaging's A Look Ahead: April 26, 2021, to May 2, 2021

April 26, 2021
Whitney J. Palmer

Here's what to expect this week on Diagnostic Imaging.

In this week’s preview, here are some highlights of what you can expect to see coming soon:

It’s no secret that African American women receive less screening with digital breast tomosynthesis and that they have worse outcomes from breast cancer overall. Armed with that knowledge, it is time for the imaging industry to be more proactive in addressing this health disparity to improve screening services for this patient group. In a column this week, Jennifer Meade, Hologic’s division president of breast & skeletal health, discusses not only the current state of screening, but also what the industry is doing and can do to make improvements.

For more coverage of African American women and health services, click here.

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It’s widely known that exercise offers a wide variety of benefits. It builds muscle, strengthens bones, and bolsters cardiovascular fitness. But, researchers are learning more about the upsides to aerobic activity. Later this week, keep your eyes open for new research that highlights how working out has even more positive effects on the body.

For additional articles on exercise, click here.

Interoperability and information-blocking guidelines set out by the Office of the National Coordinator went into effect earlier this month on April 5. Despite news coverage of these regulations, many in healthcare, including imaging facilities, were not prepared and are still not in compliance. Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Matthew Michela, chief executive officer of Life Image, about the reasons behind this lag and compliance, what it means for the industry, and what providers can do to fall in line with the regulations. Look for our audio interview with him later this week.

For other interviews with and columns by Matthew Michela, click here.