Preparation for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer stands apart from other cancers. It carries an early onset, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends women start cervical cancer screenings as early as age 21. While the disease has declined in prevalence, there was a period where it held an almost obscene title—the leading cause of cancer death for women…

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2020 Radiology Industry Technology Trends

From artificial intelligence (AI) assisting with the reading of a scan

Technological advancements in conjunction with innovative thinking have led to changes in the radiology industry. Today, innovative solutions offer advantages to radiologists and patients. These solutions allow radiologists to deliver higher-quality services, faster than ever before. In addition, some of these advancements can help prevent the radiologists themselves from experiencing burnout. However, determining which technologies…

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ACR Voices Opposition for Latest Version of Anti-Surprise Billing Legislation

Anti-Surprise Billing Legislation - Richard Edmund Neal

Image courtesy: The Hill The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, as listed at, originally introduced on June 19, 2019, sought to end surprise medical billing – Anti-Surprise Billing Legislation. The initial bill focused on establishing an independent settlement organization. It also focused to standardize billing and setting thresholds for how companies should…

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The Impact of Clinical Decision Support on Utilization of Radiology

Clinical decision support (CDS) software considers the patient's symptoms to determine which imaging tests to run; thus

As of Jan 1, 2018, the United States healthcare reform requires that physicians implement clinical decision support (CDS) software. This was done to ensure the appropriate use criteria (AUC) are being followed when ordering non-emergency, outpatient imaging tests. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require that physicians use CDS software that has been…

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Lawsuit Over Failed Follow-Up for CT Findings Settled Out of Court

lawsuit CT follow-up could've been avoided with communication software|Dhruv Chopra twitter

Could have the lawsuit over failed follow-up for CT findings been avoided? On March 24, 2014, Cynthia Hawthorne was experiencing pain in the lower, left side of her abdomen. She decided to seek treatment at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s (BMH) emergency department. To determine the reason for her abdominal pain, a computed tomography (CT) scan…

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