Radiology experts share strategies for managing CT contrast shortage
May 27, 2022 -- What's the best way for imaging facilities to manage the ongoing shortage of iodinated contrast media? In a May 26 webinar hosted by RSNA, a panel of radiology experts outlined the practical ways they are handling the shortage, describing strategies their institutions have implemented to respond. Read More
National funds needed to update imaging equipment in Canada
May 26, 2022 -- Canada's inadequate and outdated inventory of medical imaging equipment requires that some scanners be retired to make way for new technology, which will require a massive injection of funds from the national government. Read More
Radiology salaries edge higher in latest SalaryScan numbers
May 25, 2022 -- Salaries for radiology professionals edged higher in 2021, as both radiologists and radiologic technologists enjoyed rising incomes. The latest figures for AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation found that salaries for technologists, in particular, hit a milestone last year. Read More
Biomarker data improves CT lung cancer screening's bottom line
May 24, 2022 -- The cost-effectiveness of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening is improved by adding a plasma-based biomarker into the clinical evaluation, according to a study published May 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Does AI technology pose a threat to radiologic technologists' jobs?
May 23, 2022 -- Global artificial intelligence (AI) expert Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, has sought to allay fears that a "Wild West" of disruptive innovations and increased automation in the coming years could decimate the jobs of radiologic technologists. Read More
How to counter implicit bias in the radiology workplace
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists can create more diverse, inclusive environments by recognizing implicit biases, suggested a May 19 presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Black Americans in rural areas more likely to die of cancer
May 20, 2022 -- Black Americans living in rural settings are more vulnerable to dying of lung, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer than their non-Black peers, even when sociodemographics and tumor characteristics are taken into account, according to a study published May 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Trying to stop burnout? Redesign work processes, not physicians
May 19, 2022 -- Efforts to prevent physician burnout should focus more on redesigning work processes rather than redesigning physicians, said Dr. Jay Parikh in a May 18 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Follow-up delays are common in people at high risk of lung cancer
May 17, 2022 -- Almost half of patients -- 47% -- flagged as being at high risk of lung cancer after CT lung screening experience delays in follow-up care, according to research presented May 17 at the American Thoracic Society meeting in San Francisco. Read More
When will programs and policies enacted during the pandemic end?
May 17, 2022 -- The public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to end on July 15, 2022. You will need to know what to expect. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More