5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor
November 13, 2017 -- If you currently outsource your revenue cycle management, are you getting optimal performance from your vendor? Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners, offers five things to think about when evaluating your billing firm.  Discuss
Deep learning differentiates liver masses on CT
November 10, 2017 -- A deep-learning approach using a convolutional neural network can accurately classify liver masses into five categories based on dynamic contrast-enhanced CT images, according to research from Japan published online recently in Radiology.  Discuss
Chest doctors issue guidelines for CT lung cancer screening
November 10, 2017 -- An expert panel of chest physicians has updated its guidelines for low-dose CT lung cancer screening based on a review of results from various trials. The group presented its proposal at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting last month in Toronto.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
November 9, 2017 -- Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize focal liver lesions on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cine clips as accurately as an expert reader? It's certainly possible, if research published online recently in Radiology is any indication.  Discuss
MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's
November 9, 2017 -- MRI scans have confirmed reduced blood flow in key regions of the brain associated with memory and early dementia in older people whose hearts pump less blood, according to a study published online November 8 in Neurology.  Discuss
How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet?
November 8, 2017 -- The internet often harbors inaccurate information regarding CT radiation dose, with online media outlets aimed at the lay public leading the way, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus
November 7, 2017 -- MR images of people who develop neurological complications from West Nile virus show that many of these patients experience brain damage years after the original infection, according to a new study presented on Tuesday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.  Discuss
New solid nodules may increase lung cancer risk
November 7, 2017 -- Lung nodules found on follow-up CT lung screening rounds could be more dangerous than those found on baseline exams, according to a new analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial. The findings are published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Machine learning helps predict exam wait times, delays
November 6, 2017 -- Accurately predicting how long patients may have to wait for their imaging exams is key for both practice management and patient satisfaction. Machine learning may be able to help, according to a study published online October 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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