Supporting radiologists with access to remote reading can be a meaningful way to retain a talented radiologist workforce—despite the technology and policy challenges. That’s according to Ontario, Canada-based Don K. Dennison, who has 18 years of experience in medical imaging informatics.
Congress doesn’t always succeed in implementing forward-thinking policy changes. But the recent passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 not only addresses overutilization and rising costs with careful, evidence-based reform, it puts power back in the hands of radiologists.
In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an aggressive form of high-precision radiation therapy can greatly increase how long oligometastatic patients live and doubles how long they live without cancer. The findings will be presented in a news briefing and the plenary session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) next week.
Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS from Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., teleradiology provider Radiology Imaging Solutions, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., one of the state’s largest radiology imaging suppliers, has significantly increased volume and productivity.