RADIOLOGY NEWS
How will MPFS changes affect your radiology practice?
January 27, 2021 -- When the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule was published in December, it looked like radiology was facing a significant cut in Medicare reimbursement for 2021. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a closer look.  Discuss
Emergency visits present cancer screening opportunities
January 27, 2021 -- Radiologists and their emergency department (ED) physician peers can leverage opportunities to boost cancer screening when patients present in the ED, according to a study published January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
EHR integration gives patients better access to images
January 27, 2021 -- Integrating a dedicated patient image portal with the portal for an electronic health record (EHR) can significantly increase the number of patients who access their medical images, according to a case study published online January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing may help to uncover secrets of AAOCA
January 27, 2021 -- 3D printing may be able to help in stratifying risk and making surgical decisions for patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary arteries (AAOCA), one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in children, according to research published online January 21 in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.  Discuss
Markets for interventional and surgical x-ray plummeted in 2020
January 27, 2021 -- The world market for interventional and surgical x-ray equipment both dropped by double-digit amounts in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research. Bhvita Jani explains the trends in the market.  Discuss
Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient
January 26, 2021 -- Imaging helped physicians identify and remove a spinning top toy from an 83-year-old woman in Florida who had end-stage dementia and an oral fixation. Details of the case were published on January 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19
January 26, 2021 -- Greater use of hypofractionated dosing regimens helped radiation oncology sites deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, offsetting a massive decline in treatment sessions overall, according to a study published January 22 in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
How to overcome myths about mammography
January 26, 2021 -- In the last 10 years, we have witnessed growing negativity regarding mammography screening. Dr. Matt Dyson of Catawba Radiology offers tips on how to talk to patients about their fears and concerns toward breast screening.  Discuss
Review supports surgical excision for FEA breast lesions
January 25, 2021 -- There's enough evidence to support surgical excision of flat epithelial atypia (FEA) breast lesions, according to a meta-analysis published on January 22 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. These types of benign breast lesions were upgraded to cancer 5% of the time in the new study.  Discuss
3D T2 maps enhance assessment of myocarditis on MRI
January 25, 2021 -- A free-breathing, 3D whole-heart T2 MRI mapping sequence can efficiently and reproducibly quantify myocardial T2 times in patients with suspected myocarditis, and potentially even detect more cases of cardiac inflammation than standard 2D T2 maps, according to research published online January 19 in Radiology.  Discuss