Getting Paid for DBT
Digital breast tomosynthesis is gaining acceptance in women’s imaging. However, imagers have had to deal with the challenges of sporadic reimbursement from insurance providers who still view the procedure as experimental.
Radiologists put in long hours at their workstations, which can put them in uncomfortable positions. To alleviate some of this physical stress, considerations such as comfort, quality, size, and functionality should be top of mind when shopping for furniture for the radiology reading room.
Biopsy & Treatment
A recent study looks at combining lung cancer biopsy and radiofrequency ablation into one procedure as a way to both alleviate patient stress and reduce possible complications from multiple invasive procedures.
As health care organizations seek ways to make medical images accessible throughout their enterprises, many are looking at their archives as a starting point. Health systems consolidation combined with rising demand for imaging is making an effective archiving strategy essential.