Benchmarking business processes and performance metrics for industry best practices through the use of major surveys rose to prominence in the 1980s, and recently several companies have begun filling the growing need for specialty-specific data.
Improving Stroke Assessment
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a new technique that utilizes MRI and can predict with 95% accuracy which ischemic stroke patients could benefit from the use of a clot-busting drug and which could suffer potentially lethal brain bleeding.
Reading Room Redux
As technology continues to evolve, the space in which radiologists work has become more important. As a result, they now have a bigger say in how their workspace looks and feels in order to ensure maximum productivity.
A 55-year-old woman with 3-year history of progressive lower extremity numbness and weakness. Coronal MR angiogram, obtained using gadolinium bolus technique (4-sec delay), of lower thoracic spine shows enlarged, tortuous draining veins (arrowheads) along surface of spinal cord.