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CAD increases accuracy of diagnosing liver fibrosis
Magnetic resonance CAD is useful in diagnosing fibrosis of the liver, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at Gifu University School of Medicine in Gifu, Japan. (2007-07-31)

Medicare payments for medical imaging are higher to nonradiologist physicians than to radiologists
Researchers have found that Medicare payments for non-invasive medical imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans, are now higher to non-radiologists than to radiologists, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2011-01-04)

Radiologists rank themselves as less than competent on health policy issues
Radiologists classify themselves as less competent than other physicians regarding knowledge of patient imaging costs and patient safety, a new study shows. (2012-04-30)

New study indicates radiologists need standards to ensure optimal visual accuracy
Radiologists, like professional pilots for example, depend on good vision as part of their occupation. However, radiologists unlike pilots are not required to undergo regular vision testing. A new study found that approximately 50 percent of radiologists surveyed indicated they don't recall ever having their vision tested or it had been 24 months or longer since their last vision exam. (2009-06-09)

Mammograms read by specialists save patients' time and money
Results of a recent study show that breast-imaging specialists are more efficient than general radiologists at reading mammograms, says Martha Mainiero, MD, of Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, and lead author of the study. (2003-05-08)

Radiologists have a duty to communicate their reports effectively to clinicians
It is a radiologist's responsibility to make sure critical reports are communicated to clinicians, state the authors of a Viewpoint in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-02-02)

Radiologists urged to study federal regulations relating to meaningful use
Authors of a study in the Sept. issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology say, with an estimated $1.5 billion in potential bonus payments for radiology professionals at stake, radiologists should study and respond to recent federal regulations related to meaningful use of complete certified ambulatory electronic health records and their equivalents. (2011-09-01)

Study supports the use of general radiologists during off hours
A general radiologist can be a good, first line of defense in the evaluation of emergency CT scans during off hours, when neuroradiologists are unavailable, a recent study shows. (2003-05-07)

ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
The American College of Radiology's 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, according to an article in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2010-06-01)

Radiologist's body CT readings quicker, more efficient with coronal reformatted images
Coronal multiplanar reformatted images can replace conventionally used axial images for interpretation in the MDCT evaluation of the GI tract, improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, according to a new study by researchers from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. (2006-05-02)

Are poor workspace ergonomics causing radiologists pain?
A lack of attention to workspace ergonomics could be to blame for radiologists' musculoskeletal symptoms, including lower back pain, wrist pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and headaches, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. (2010-05-03)

Radiologists, primary users of non-cardiac ultrasound
Although non-radiologist physicians have contributed to the widespread use of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound, radiologists remain the primary users, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. POC ultrasound is defined as an ultrasound performed (and interpreted) by the clinician at the bedside. (2011-11-01)

Radiologists play key role in successful bariatric procedures
With the increase of obesity in the last 50 years, bariatric surgeries are becoming a common solution for tackling this epidemic. A new exhibit shows how radiologists play a key role in ensuring the success of these procedures. (2012-04-28)

Many radiologists disagree on management of incidental findings, study finds
According to a recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, many radiologists disagree on the management of incidental findings found on body computed tomography scans. An incidental finding is something found that is unrelated to the present illness and is discovered unintentionally. (2011-11-01)

Over a quarter of interval cancers could have been detected during screening
Results from an exercise in rereading mammographies from the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme has shown that 27% of tumours found between screenings could have been detected from the mammograms, according to research reported at the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona today (Friday 22 March). (2002-03-22)

PET-CT detects muscular lymphoma better than CT
PET-CT is better for early detection of muscular lymphoma than CT alone, according to a new study conducted by radiologists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (2007-05-04)

Diagnostic mammogram readings vary extensively by radiologist
Radiologists' interpretation of diagnostic mammograms varies widely and could not be explained by differences in patient populations, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This variation could affect clinical decisions in large numbers of women. (2007-12-11)

CT: The first-line imaging choice of physicians for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Computed tomography, a highly accurate, readily available medical imaging technique, is the overwhelmingly preferred technique of emergency physicians and radiologists for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2009-12-22)

ARRS president responds to NAS report on ionizing radiation
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today released a report that indicates that low levels of ionizing radiation may cause harm. The following is a response to the report from Bruce McClennan, MD, president of the American Roentgen Ray Society. (2005-06-30)

Lung nodule matching software dramatically increases radiologists' efficiency
An automated lung nodule matching program can improve radiologists' efficiency almost two-fold, a first of its kind study shows. (2012-06-26)

What is the cost of interrupting a radiologist?
A first of its kind study shows typical interruptions experienced by on-call radiologists do not reduce diagnostic accuracy but do change what they look at and increase the amount of time spent on a case. (2018-03-19)

Evaluating the impact of user interface changes on time spent searching for prior exams
The upgraded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves over the prior system in reduced time spent searching for prior studies and total time spent reading studies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)

Radiologists positioned to detect elder abuse but additional training and research needed
Radiologists may be uniquely positioned to identify elder abuse, but they don't have training or experience in detecting it, according to a study published in the December 2016 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (2016-12-19)

AI performs as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer
UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. (2019-04-16)

Study finds robots can detect breast cancer as well as radiologists
A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that artificial intelligence systems may be able to perform as accurately as radiologists in the evaluation of digital mammography in breast cancer screening. (2019-03-05)

Picture this: A dramatic drop in wrong patient errors
Adding a photo of a face to X-ray images can reduce (2013-04-15)

Volume of mammograms read may influence accuracy of diagnosis
Radiologists who read a higher volume of mammograms per year may have greater diagnostic accuracy in detecting breast cancers than radiologists who interpret fewer mammograms per year, a new study suggests. These findings appear in the March 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2002-03-05)

3-D printing technology from CT images may be used effectively for neurosurgical planning
3-D models, produced by combining a patient's CT scans and 3-D printing technology are proving useful in neurosurgical planning. (2011-04-29)

Appropriate timing in the use of breast shields in children can further reduce MDCT radiation dose
Using breast shields during pediatric chest MDCT reduces radiation dose and minimally increases image noise, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. (2008-02-12)

ARRS 2017 Annual Meeting open to media
With educational activities representing the entire spectrum of radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will host leading radiologists from around the world at the ARRS 2017 Annual Meeting, April 30-May 5 in New Orleans, LA. (2017-02-14)

New standards for treating traumatic shoulder injuries improve patient care
Shoulder injuries are among the most frequently encountered musculoskeletal injuries treated in emergency departments. One new study shows how radiologists can more effectively identify these injuries and improve patient outcomes. (2012-04-28)

Radiologic signs more than double sensitivity of MRIs
Radiologists can make a more accurate preoperative diagnosis of damage to knee cartilage by using four radiologic 'signs,' a recent study found. Using the four signs to identify the extent and type of damage to knee cartilage makes interpreting MRIs with higher degrees of accuracy easier for any radiologist, regardless of their level of expertise. (2006-02-09)

Diagnostic radiologists with lifetime ABR certificates less likely to participate in MOC
An ahead-of-print article from AJR discovers lifetime-certified diagnostic radiologists whose Maintenance of Certification was not mandated by the American Board of Radiology were far less likely to participate in ABR MOC programs--especially general radiologists and those working in smaller, nonacademic practices in states with lower population densities 'Many opinions have been expressed regarding MOC in radiology, but there is actually very little public data on the matter,' says Andrew Rosenkrantz, ARRS Leonard Berlin Scholar. (2019-09-20)

New technology reduces, controls CT radiation exposure in children
Patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are being exposed to significantly less radiation during CT scans because of new technology that allows doctors to more tightly control radiation doses. The first-of-its-kind imaging software reduced overall radiation exposure from CT scans by 37 percent. (2013-06-19)

MSK ultrasound volume increase higher among non-radiologists, study suggests
Between 2000 and 2009, the musculoskeletal ultrasound volume increase among non-radiologists was much higher than that among radiologists, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Ultrasound images of the MSK system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body. (2012-02-01)

Interventional radiology: From sidelines to mainstream for patients
The Society of Interventional Radiology hailed the extension of an American College of Radiology resolution in support of clinical patient management by vascular and interventional radiologists as an important reminder of the critical contribution these minimally invasive specialists bring to quality patient health care. (2009-05-12)

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. (2013-02-01)

Radiologists Successful At Detecting Breast Cancer Using New Technology
Radiologists can detect breast cancer with the same accuracy whether they're looking at a mammogram film or reading the image off a computer screen, according to a study conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and reported today (Nov. 30) at the annual meeting of the Radiologic Society of America. (1998-11-30)

Technology can't replace doctors' judgment in reading mammograms
Radiologists should not become too dependent on the use of computer-assisted detection (CAD) technology when reading screening mammograms because the doctors can see lesions that CAD sometimes misses. The research appears in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. It is the first study of CAD using a random sample of cases from a screened population rather than using selected cases of visible cancers. (2006-12-04)

Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
A significant percentage of patients undergoing targeted CT of the heart have abnormalities outside the coronary arteries, some of which could be life threatening, and as a result need the experience of trained radiologists to interpret them, say researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor. (2005-05-16)

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