Category: Digital Imaging

Consumer Prefer Groupon For Discounted Imaging Face Potential Upselling & Safety Risks

While direct-to-consumer imaging has opened up new opportunities for patients to consider affordable imaging exams, researchers warn that such offers often come with substantial ethical and safety concerns. Discounted radiology, in particular, can lead to unnecessary testing, false positives, and incidental findings, among various other issues, according to a publication in the JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

6 Key Considerations of Patients Who Return for A Postponed Elective Imaging

Radiology practices are struggling to settle the backlog of their elective imaging results built up due to the pandemic. Patients might want to consider some of the key factors in this matter, according to the New York Presbyterian Hospital survey, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The academic […]

Following AI-Based Recommendations Is Safer From Malpractice Liability For Radiologists

Medical practitioners and doctors opting to embrace artificial intelligence or AI-based guidance for nonstandard treatments are believed to be safer from medical malpractice lawsuits than most of them believe. This rationale has been confirmed by the legal experts at the Georgetown University and the ETH Zurich Center for Law & Economics in a recently published […]

Warning for Congressional Leaders: Planned Cuts in Medicare Might Cripple Specialty Providers

Radiology groups continue the full-court press opposing congressional leaders and seeking immediate relief to prevent tens of millions of cuts in Medicare to specialty, which is all set to arrive soon. Their latest plea was in the form of a letter written to Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader. […]

Google Alerts Offer Something Extra: Pandemic-related Radiologist-friendly News Resources

Radiology is one of the fastest evolving fields in healthcare, which is ever-changing. To assist with these dynamic changes, Google alerts have come up with a useful tool for experts in imaging that can help them create custom searches best suited for their practice. It is constant assistance that keeps you updated on recent health […]

Know About Imaging Giant Radiology Partners Take on Artificial Intelligence in Private Practice

Inarguably, the world is evolving at a rapid pace, primarily because of the continuous remarkable technological advancements. At present, artificial intelligence is indeed one such realm, which possibly no industry would even dare to overlook. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an integral branch of computer science and is regarded as an effort to simulate or mimic […]

Below 40% of providers comply with the follow-up suggestions of radiologists when it comes to incidental findings

Astounding advancements in medical science and technology and have significantly revolutionized the healthcare sector. The gross count of incidental findings is increasing steadily with the continuous improvement in imaging quality and its proper utilization. It is mainly on medical care setting and healthcare provider type, compliance with suggested follow-up examinations for these findings are dependent […]

Hospital-Based MR And CT Imaging Coverage Officially Stopped By Cigna Just Like Two Other Major Players

It is now official- one of the largest commercial insurers in the US, Cigna will no longer cover most of the hospital-based MR and CT scans. While the proposal had been put forward by the company sometime earlier, it was briefly shelved owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The news about Cigna’s plans, which presently […]

40% of Less Providers Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations by Radiologists for Incidental Findings

With the rising trend of imaging quality as well as use, several secondary or incidental findings follow. However, new studies suggest that patients must adhere to recommended follow-up examinations for incidental discoveries are largely dependent on the type of provider and care settings. Doctors at the University of California discovered this at the Davis Medical […]

Walmart Health has ‘bold ambitions’ to ramp up expansion into imaging and other care

One year ago, Walmart opened its first-ever Walmart Heath clinic in Dallas, Georgia. With an aim to become America’s trusted healthcare provider, the company ventured into high-quality, preventive health services at affordable and transparent prices. Established in September 2019, Walmart Health began operations at its doctor-run clinic in Dallas, offering services like X-rays, dental exams, […]

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