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Researchers are perfecting the art of using 3D printing technology to produce patient-specific cardiac models. Find out how this process is shaping the future of cardiology and how 3D bioprinting could do the same for the heart transplant process.

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The need for stronger collaboration among the fields of radiology, pathology, and genomics is growing. Integrated diagnostics could be key to strengthening interdependence and improving diagnosis.

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Noncontrast MRI techniques, such as hierarchical template matching, represent the newest way that the radiology field is working to better diagnose cardiovascular disease.

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In rural areas, providing quality care poses both a challenge and an opportunity for radiologists. Specialists are looking toward technology as a means of improving accessibility and standardization for an underserved population.

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The ABCs of Medicare Billing for Radiology
By Pramod Gupta, MD

History
A 32-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with moderate-intensity, right-sided abdominal pain. She reported feeling mild pain occasionally for the past few weeks while running and lifting weights. The patient also reported that her pain had gradually worsened over the last two weeks. Her menstrual cycles were regular, and she had an uneventful past medical history. All routine laboratory tests were within normal limits, and a pregnancy test was negative. On physical examination, the patient had mild diffuse rebound tenderness. CT of the abdomen and pelvis was ordered. MRI of the pelvis was then obtained to further characterize the CT findings. Continue reading »
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