Massive VHA audit explores reasons for imaging delays
December 10, 2019 -- A massive review of outpatient radiology and nuclear medicine services in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) found that 17% of routine requests and 25% of urgent orders for outpatient imaging were not performed in a timely fashion.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Survey finds high levels of burnout
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The results of a recent survey of radiology practice leaders paint a disturbing picture of the pervasiveness of burnout in radiology, with 77% of survey respondents saying burnout was either a significant or very significant problem. Dr. Jay Parikh of MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses the survey in this video interview.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Impostor syndrome in radiology
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - What is impostor syndrome, and how common is it in radiology? Dr. Geraldine McGinty, board chair of the American College of Radiology, discusses the phenomenon and what can be done to address it.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Get ready for changes to radiology billing in 2020
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A host of changes in radiology billing and coding are coming in 2020 -- is your imaging facility prepared? Find out about some of the more important changes -- such as the arrival of clinical decision support -- in this video interview with Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Gender diversity in radiology
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Radiology has a reputation as a specialty that has a hard time attracting female medical doctors. But is that really a fair assessment? Dr. Amy Patel of the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains how she and others in the RADxx movement are working to change radiology's image.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Physician burnout has become a commonplace problem throughout healthcare, but it's particularly pernicious in radiology. Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout -- and how to prevent it -- with this interview with Dr. Mikhail Higgins of Boston Medical Center.  Discuss
Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss
Canon launches spectral CT, digital PET/CT at RSNA
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new wide-area spectral CT scanner with data reconstruction based on artificial intelligence, a new fully digital PET/CT scanner, and enhancements in ultrasound, MRI, and interventional imaging are among the highlights in the RSNA 2019 booth of Canon Medical Systems USA.  Discuss
How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists
November 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the annual changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in its final rule that contains not only adjustments to Medicare reimbursement but also revisions to the Quality Payment Program for 2020 and beyond. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners unpacks the rule.  Discuss
Could cash for call be a cure for burnout?
November 15, 2019 -- In the neurointerventional field, burnout is common, and it negatively affects both physicians and patients, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. But it could be mitigated with one simple solution: cash compensation for additional call.  Discuss