UT Health San Antonio Offers New MS in Imaging Sciences

UT Health San Antonio Offers New MS in Imaging Sciences

The School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) recently announced its plan to introduce the first Master of Science in Imaging Sciences. The program offers training for imaging technologists in radiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). According to program director…

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Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

The American Lung Association’s 5th annual “State of Lung Cancer” revealed that only 5.8% of the Americans eligible for low-dose CT lung cancer screening had been screened. The US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommendations are: Have a 20-pack-year history (1 pack/day for 20 years, 2 packs/day for 10 years) Are a current smoker or…

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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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Hazardous Attitudes and their Role in Radiology Oncology

Hazardous Attitudes and their Role in Radiology Oncology

A recent study published in the November edition of Advanced in Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Radiation Oncology’s scientific journal, revealed lower levels of hazardous attitudes (HA) in radiology oncologists compared to neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. The study, led by Nadia Saeed, BA, and Adriana Blakaj, MD, PhD, both of Yale, adapted a method…

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US Radiology Faces Class Action Lawsuit after Data Breach

US Radiology Faces Class Action Lawsuit after Data Breach

  proposed class action suit has been filed against US Radiology Specialists (USRS) over a data breach occurring in December 2021. Plaintiffs Ariann J-Hanna and Nicole Pyle, residents of Tucson, AZ, claimed “individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated” that USRS did not fulfill their responsibility to keep secure and protect sensitive patient…

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