Tag: 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 […]

Average Salary of Radiologists Ranks 10th among All Specialties As Physician Compensation Holds Steady

Radiology consistently ranks among the top-grossing medical specialties, despite this pandemic-stricken year. The year has seen an increasing volume of imaging, as per new data. Doximity, a physician member network, surged approximately 44,000 American doctors between 2019 as well as 2020, for the fourth yearly Physician Compensation Report. Overall, radiology ranked the highest consistent grosser […]

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. […]

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 […]

AI Shows New Prospects In Protecting Imaging Devices from Malicious Cyber Threats

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown promising results in healthcare and medicine. Of late, another research conducted at the Ben-Gurion University of Negev developed an innovative technique of artificial intelligence to protect or safeguard medical devices from malicious threats and operating instructions during a cyberattack. It can even protect against the system and human errors. At […]

Walmart and Imaging

Healthcare, no matter how noble the task may seem, is a business at the end of the day. If the economic feasibility of the services related to the healthcare industry fails to stand, the sector will fail to meet the market demand as well. The prosperity and sustainability of a nation depend largely on the […]

3 Strategic Tips For Radiology Practices To Emerge Stronger From The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is probably the deadliest pandemic that the world has faced in the last 100 years. Apart from taking millions of lives across the world, this lethal pandemic has also changed the operational and financial intricacies of the healthcare sector. Like every other domain, the radiology sector has received a hard blow from […]

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