Trauma CT Scan Volume Fluctuations from Pre-Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Times

Trauma CT Scan Volume Fluctuations from Pre-Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Times

  The volume of trauma CT scans fluctuated when compared to pre-COVID data, COVID-19 social-distancing orders, and the post-pandemic period — according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, in a study published online in Emergency Radiology. The study was led by radiologist Roozbeh Houshyar, MD, and his colleagues. They followed CT trauma volume…

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Early Stage Lung Cancer Has 80% Survival Rate over 20 years

Early Stage Lung Cancer Has 80% Survival Rate over 20 years

  Results from a study of patients enrolled in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) were presented at the 2022 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The study was led by Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. She and her study members…

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FDA Approves GE’s DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

FDA Approves GE's DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

GE Healthcare announced on November 3 that patients suspected of having Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) now have new FDA-approved imaging options to diagnose DLB definitely. This kind of dementia is sometimes called LBD or Lewy Body Dementia. GE’s DaTscan (ioflupane I 123) has been used to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in over…

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CMS Releases Final 2023 Physician Fee Reimbursements

CMS Releases Final 2023 Physician Fee Reimbursements

Despite the input of healthcare facilities, physicians, and health-related associations and societies, the CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2023 will see a reduction in the face of the highest inflation rates in 40 years. The CMS conversion factor falls to $33.0067 in 2023 — down from $34.6062 in 2022 — resulting in approximately…

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Collaborative Imaging’s CFO Preeth Hegde is named CFO of the year

Collaborative Imaging's CFO Preeth Hegde is named CFO of the year

Collaborative Imaging’s CFO Preeth Hegde, MBA was honored as a CFO of the Year Award winner by the Dallas Business Journal at a celebratory event on November 10. The Dallas Business Journal announced 16 honorees for its 14th annual CFO of the Year Awards, among those names was Mr. Hegde. Dhruv Chopra, CEO of Collaborative Imaging…

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