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Radiology

Will Shear Wave Elastography Make an Impact in Liver Disease?

October 15, 2014 by Jeffrey Bundy

Shear wave elastography uses ultrasonic waves to detect extremely small changes in tissue displacement, resulting in highly sensitive and reliable diagnostic images. Of the non-invasive imaging methods to diagnose fibrosis from chronic liver disease, ultrasound may be the most accurate and cost-effective option.[read more]

Radiation Dose Monitoring Trends in the U.S. and Abroad [VIDEO]

September 15, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Todd Minnigh of Carestream

Marianne Matthews, Editor in Chief of Imaging Economics, interviews Carestream’s own Todd Minnigh, Vice President, Word Wide Sales & Marketing Development, discuss radiation dose monitoring and the different technologies being used in the U.S. and around the world to address this important issue.[read more]

Chiropractic and Diagnostic Imaging: Evolving Trends [INTERVIEW]

September 5, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Dr. Chad Warshal is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and teaches as an Associate Professor at New York Chiropractic College. We sat down with him for our most recent edition of an Inside Look magazine to hear his views on the current role of diagnostic imaging within the Chiropractic field.[read more]

Enterprise Dose Management Is Radiology's Opportunity to Lead

August 24, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA 2014

In a session at last week’s AHRA annual meeting titled, “An Executive Guide to Implementing a Successful Enterprise Dose Solution,” Chris Tomlinson, MBA, director of radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, urged administrators to not be myopic.[read more]

Assuring Safe Patient Health Information (PHI) in Radiology

August 14, 2014 by Andy Salmen

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI is short for "protected health information." Keeping this information private and secure is essential in order to avoid negative repercussions for the patient and to avoid civil and criminal penalties that could be incurred if a practice fails to comply with HIPAA Rules.[read more]

AHRA 2014 Keynote Highlights: Lessons for Your Radiology Department from a Fighter Pilot

August 14, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA keynote speaker

Radiology’s “top guns” are being tested and success in the changing healthcare environment is dependent on your commitment to yourself, the mission and your team. This was the message from AHRA 2014 keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Rob “Waldo” Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot and author.[read more]

Fast-Forward Scanning

August 11, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

Aarthi Scans

In this video, Dr. P. Vignesh and V. Govindarajan from Aarthi Scans in Chennai, India, share how they managed to reduce MRI scan time by 20 percent. Now they are able to scan more patients per day and provide them quickly with a diagnosis of the health problems they are facing.[read more]

Patient Care Over There: A Talk About Global Radiology Practices

August 10, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Global radiology practices

Todd Minnigh is a familiar face in the AHRA community. As a frequent conference attendee and speaker, he has presented on a variety of topics because he has seen and experienced a great deal throughout his career. He took the time to answer a few questions.[read more]

Using Teleradiology to Become Independent from RIS [VIDEO]

August 7, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

radiology / shutterstock 

Innovative Radiology covers a couple of hospitals, and Houston Medical Imaging is its primary medical imaging facility. The organization also provides readings for about 30 other facilities. This video is a case study on how Innovative Radiology uses teleradiology to become independent from specific RIS vendors.[read more]

5 Tips for Preventing Reimbursement Loss in Radiology Billing

August 2, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Photo: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc

Rules and regulations have made the coding and billing for medical services more complex for all segments of the industry, including radiologic groups. Here are five tips for making cost-effective improvements that can enhance your radiology billing and reimbursement process.[read more]

Shared Risk Reimbursement: 5 Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology

August 1, 2014 by Andy Salmen

risk reimbursement

Accurate and efficient radiology billing can prove tricky, especially with so many factors influencing the final outcome. Still, maintaining a healthy revenue stream is possible for any healthcare provider so long as the practice adheres to a handful of best practices.[read more]

2014 Medicare Payment Cuts for Radiology Services

July 29, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Radiology payment changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2014 hospital outpatient prospective payment system updates late last year. Unfortunately for radiology professionals, there was a decrease in many different kinds of imaging procedures that will have an economic impact on the field.[read more]