Radiologists more accurately spotted major abnormalities on chest X-rays with the help of a deep learning-based detection system, according to results of a new randomized study.
In a viewpoint perspective published in JAMA on March 9, 2021, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and two other experts endorsed the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement for a patient and their doctor to engage in a shared discussion of benefits and harms before proceeding with a low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) scan as a method for preventing lung cancer death.
More than a decade ago, there was an alarming, rapid rise in ionizing radiation exposure in the U.S. population that was mainly driven the increased use of medical imaging. One of the biggest drivers was the rapid expansion of computed tomography (CT). However, radiology society driven campaigns to lower doses and new technologies developed by imaging systems vendors have succeeded in cutting radiation exposure rates in the most recent assessment.
Radiology practices have a tremendous opportunity in 2021 to grow and invest in their businesses, and most importantly, to drive meaningful cost and quality improvement to the broader health care industry and to be a leader in providing value-based care.
Dr. Jennifer Marin and a team of 13 other researchers analyzed 13 million hospital visits from 44 hospitals across the country. Their results — published in late January — found that non-white children are less likely to get diagnostic imaging compared to white children.
Radiological images have shed more light on the effects of COVID-19 and have revealed that the virus is capable of making the body attack itself.
In keeping with the unprecedented nature of 2020, the annual Radiology Society of North America meeting was, for the first time ever, held in a virtual format. It marked only the third time in the society’s history of over 100 years that it did not converge in person. The previous two times? 1943 and 1945, due to transportation and gasoline supply issues during and immediately following World War II. Fortunately, the virtual meeting had much to offer, including an abundance of industry unveilings, partnerships and promising research findings.
Carequality and the Radiological Society of North America have started an initiative to share medical imaging data and improve care quality during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) involves collaboration among referrers, radiologists and patients to ensure imaging is used when appropriate, and is expected to save $433 million in costs annually if used for Medicare patients, according to a new study out of Stanford University.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. and strategic partner AGIMED, a leading healthcare distributor in Argentina, jointly announce the implementation of Konica Minolta imaging management solutions across the primary public health hospital system in Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest region. This installation of 34 Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) with 56 digital systems will allow the health system to convert from film to the more modern digital technology for image acquisition.