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Widespread use of teleradiology services could be declining
Researchers have found recent evidence that shows the growth of external, off-hours teleradiology services (EOTSs) has slowed in recent years, despite a significant increase in the number of radiology practices using those services between 2003 and 2007. View News Article (2009-10-21)

Impact of iPad® on radiology residents' daily clinical duties is limited, study suggests
While the iPad® is being used for intraoperative procedure guidance, percutaneous procedure planning, and mobile interpretation of some imaging examinations, the majority of radiology residents are using it primarily as an educational tool, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. View News Article (2013-06-27)

ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
The American College of Radiology's (ACR) Task Force on Relationships between Radiology Groups and Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations has proposed several steps that can help improve relationships between radiologists and the health care systems that they service. View News Article (2010-06-01)

New technology useful for soft-tissue imaging in interventional radiology procedures
Soft-tissue cross-sectional imaging acquired on a flat panel C-arm fluoroscopic unit located in the interventional radiology area is feasible and useful for interventional radiology procedures, avoiding the necessity of sending patients out to a CT scanner. View News Article (2007-05-07)

3-D breast imaging could revolutionize cancer screening
In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with 2D digital mammography (DM).  View News Article (2014-06-18)

Use of dedicated pediatric imaging departments for pediatric CT reduces radiation dose
The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department (with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists) for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose delivered to the patient, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. View News Article (2012-05-01)

Majority of primary care physicians prefer delivering radiology test results to patients themselves
According to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, primary care physicians prefer to deliver the results of radiology examinations themselves and feel medico-legally obligated by recommendations within radiology reports.  View News Article (2013-02-04)

Ultrasound lags behind MRI for supplemental breast cancer screening
Cancer screening of women with dense breast tissue is a subject of great interest to both the medical community and the press. View News Article (2015-02-27)

New national poll: 89 percent of women said mammograms vital to their health
According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care.  View News Article (2011-09-28)

Measuring productivity helps radiology department improve efficiency
Researchers working in a radiology department at a mid-sized hospital were able to increase productivity and improve efficiency by developing a simple method for measuring general technologist productivity. View News Article (2010-10-04)

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