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 […]

Walmart Launches Its 5th Retail Health Center, Pushing Its Way Into Imaging, And Plans For More

Walmart continues its drive to enter into the imaging market, launching the fifth health center in Newnan, Georgia. Located approximately 40n miles to the southwest of Atlanta, this state-of-the-art facility provides services like diagnostics and X-ray, dental and labs, primary care, disclosed the retail giant. This is the fourth Walmart Health location in Peach State. […]

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 […]

Delay likely as November start date for new interoperability rules ‘nearly infeasible,’ ACR says

ACR expects a possible delay as November commencement day for new interoperability rules looks nearly impracticable The outbreak of novel coronavirus pandemic, which led to the subsequent lockdown, has indeed brought the entire world to a standstill. The fear of catching Covid-19 is still apparent in every individual in the United States of America and […]

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, […]

Free Online Tools To Read Chest X-rays And Physicians

Chester the AI Radiology Assistant’ is a free online tool that allows you to assess chest X-rays online within a few seconds. It ensures the security of private medical while predicting the chances of developing 14 diseases. Though it is still rudimentary, Chester can process the upload of users with output diagnostic predictions for various […]

Biased Selection Committees Favor MDs Over Do Applicants, According to 90% Radiology Residents

Almost 90 percent of radiology residents claimed that the residency selection groups preferred allopathic applicants over the ones pursuing osteopathy. According to the result of a 13-question anonymous survey of over 250 residents published in the Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, this was claimed. DO-credentialed docs further claimed they were likely to be shunned away […]

Zero Errors Assured With Automated And Structured Reporting

According to the latest Duke University study exploring the efficacy of different Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System strategies, imaging for thyroid ultrasound sees a new dawn. By adopting an automated and fully structured reporting template, it is possible to minimize errors down to nil. The study was published in the recent JACR. Testing four […]

Survey Records High Levels of Psychological Stress, Anxiety In Radiologists During Pandemic

Radiologists in the United States of America are experiencing increasingly high levels of psychological stress and anxiety during the ongoing pandemic reveals a new survey released recently. Polling approximately 700 physicians, an estimated 61 percent of respondents labeled the level of their anxiety at 7 or more on a scale of 10 points. The numbers […]

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