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Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology
Is your radiology practice up-to-date on requirements for coding interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SRS for Brain Mets: Use Is Up, but Restricted SRS for Brain Mets: Use Is Up, but Restricted
Use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat brain metastases has increased significantly in recent years. But some patients are more likely to receive it than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Neuroanatomic Abnormalities ID ’ d in Those at Risk for Autism
Seen in carriers of deletion or duplication at 16p11.2, a common cause of autism spectrum disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Out - of - Pocket Costs Correlate With Receipt of Cancer Care
Across cancers, higher costs tied to higher rates of oral prescription abandonment, delayed initiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties
Researchers from Minnesota have used a 3D printer to generate patient-specific...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification 3D-printed prosthetics improve surgery for hearing loss 3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT How radiologists can optimize their role in 3D printing 3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RT Without Chemo for Dysphagia in Advanced Esophageal Cancer RT Without Chemo for Dysphagia in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
Palliative radiotherapy is slightly less effective but much less toxic than palliative chemoradiotherapy for dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer, according to results from a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation
With the availability of a 3D printing material that's detectable on both CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products 3D-printed prosthetics improve surgery for hearing loss 3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2017
Concerns about the safety of gadolinium MRI contrast dominated the headlines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2016 Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2015 Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2014 Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2013 Year in Review: No shortage of big news stories in 2012 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Unusual Presentations of Functional Parathyroid Cysts Unusual Presentations of Functional Parathyroid Cysts
This case series illustrates diagnostic challenges related to functional parathyroid cysts, which can easily be mistaken for a thyroidal mass and may not appear on parathyroid scintigraphy.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers
Computer-aided detection (CAD) of digital chest tomosynthesis studies helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digital tomo refines postoperative imaging of hand fractures DR tomo beats x-ray, especially for small chest lesions Digital tomosynthesis works well for spinal tuberculosis Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?
Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients? Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? Increases in ED imaging use aren't across-the-board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI for Assessing Myocardial Ischemia, Infarct Burden Cardiac MRI for Assessing Myocardial Ischemia, Infarct Burden
This article presents an overview of the application of stress cardiac MRI in identifying hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

ContextVision receives patent for AI image optimization
Image enhancement software developer ContextVision has been awarded a U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ContextVision to unveil new products at RSNA 2017 ContextVision to help develop image database ContextVision secures ultrasound patent ContextVision to show upgraded software at ECR 2017 ContextVision to launch AI software at RSNA 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Congress passes stopgap government funding bill
The U.S. Congress passed a stopgap government funding bill on December 21 that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate Republican senators introduce healthcare reform bill U.S. Senate healthcare repeal fails for 3rd time Senate Republicans vote to debate ACA repeal Senate unveils updated healthcare bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears Xcision's breast cancer radiotherapy device
Medical technology company Xcision Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could Cone-beam CT Demonstrate the Lateral Accessory Canals? Could Cone-beam CT Demonstrate the Lateral Accessory Canals?
Cone-beam computed tomography is being increasingly used to assess root canal morphology. Is it able to assess the full canal system, including tiny lateral and accessory canals?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Deep learning analyzes PET for signs of dementia
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed FDG-PET and MR was able to differentiate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player? PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur Can AI diagnose Alzheimer's disease early? FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules
The echogenicity of solid thyroid nodules is often assessed qualitatively during...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning prevent unnecessary thyroid biopsies? 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses
Confirming previous research, a new study has found that the Affordable Care...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: ACA leads to earlier breast cancer diagnoses Study links ACA with earlier cancer diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer Probability Documentation Lacking for Some at High Risk
Documentation found to be rarely provided for high - risk indeterminate pulmonary nodes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Findings Support Comprehensive Approach for Seniors With Cancer
Persistent symptoms, comorbidities, leisure - time physical activity, financial challenges deemed key factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Financial Strain, Stress High Among Colorectal CA Survivors
Colorectal cancer survivors with this strain, stress more likely to have low health - related quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a revised version of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR names 2018 gold medalists ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria ACR chair asks Congress for radiation research funds ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria ACR sounds alarm regarding CMS' site-neutral policy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are the good times over for compact ultrasound? Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices
Are you ready for new revisions to current procedural terminology (CPT) codes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedPAC floats voluntary MIPS idea
At its December 7 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back MedPAC considers repeal of MIPS value program It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Active Surveillance Confirmed as Best for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Active Surveillance Confirmed as Best for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
Japanese experts recommend active surveillance as a first-line strategy for low-risk papillary microcarcinomas of the thyroid, based on a review of their many years of experience using this strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Predicting CSF Diversion for Fetal Ventriculomegaly With MRI Predicting CSF Diversion for Fetal Ventriculomegaly With MRI
A machine learning model based on fetal MRI parameters accurately predicts the need for postnatal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion in fetal ventriculomegaly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can automatically detect large pneumothoraces...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from RSNA 2017 in Chicago Artificial intelligence shows promise for breast cancer metastases Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASRT Foundation supports imaging education study
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation is funding...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT awards grants to 51 members ASRT highlights upcoming RT week ASRT donates to Hurricane Maria relief efforts ASRT, Toshiba announce Safety First grant recipients ASRT donates $10K for Hurricane Irma relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Issues Tougher Warning on MRI Dye Tied to Brain Effects
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued a directive requiring...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels FDA panel to tackle questions on gadolinium retention ISMRM offers guidelines for gadolinium MRI contrast Pull linear MRI contrast from market, European group says (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do 5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation Docs with scanners order more low-value imaging No need for RBMs: In-house efforts cut imaging rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ISCT moves 2018 meeting to San Diego
The International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) is moving the 2018...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 7 steps to better AI algorithms ISCT: Who's responsible for radiology's value chain? ISCT: The long road to full automation in abdominal CT ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? ISCT: Ultrahigh-resolution CT raises the bar (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme
A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was convicted last week on charges that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Imaging firm pays $647K to settle fraud charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study
A preclinical study from Belgium has shown promising results with the PET tracer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET links midlife vascular risk factors to more amyloid Lilly touts latest study on florbetapir's efficacy Brain connection changes could serve as Alzheimer's biomarker (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing
A Medicare administrative contractor in the southern U.S. has agreed to a recommendation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI sets AUC guidelines for malignant disease SNMMI, IAEA collaborate on training ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis SNMMI posts use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Is it time for CCTA to replace invasive angiography? Cutting-edge techniques transform practice of cardiac CT Prototype FFR-CT software shows high accuracy vs. invasive FFR Noninvasive FFR-CT equals cardiac cath for stenosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Secondary to 3-BHSD Deficiency Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Secondary to 3-BHSD Deficiency
What were the image findings in this patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Women not getting recommended breast radiation therapy
Almost 10% of women don't receive radiation therapy after breast conservation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens chief: Health unit may someday surpass parent
Siemens Healthineers may someday grow to be bigger than its parent company...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application Siemens to list health division shares on Frankfurt exchange Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA Materialise, Siemens announce 3D printing partnership at RSNA 2017 Siemens launches new CT scanners at RSNA 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans unearth ancient cases of cancer in mummies
Cancer may be older than people realize; it has been around as far back as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Contrast - Enhanced Ultrasound No Aid for Metastasis Detection
Findings based on use of laparoscopic ultrasonography during colorectal cancer surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options
Many women don't feel completely informed about their surgical options for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Clinical trials to shed new light on preoperative breast MRI Imaging tool could reduce repeat breast cancer surgeries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EASL and AASLD Recommendations for the Diagnosis of HCC EASL and AASLD Recommendations for the Diagnosis of HCC
This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of CT, MRI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, alone and in combination.Liver International (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?
Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI contrast agent could aid inflammation imaging
Researchers from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY, and Temple University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease MRI shows pancreatic inflammation in diabetics PET/MRI spots neuroinflammation from chronic back pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Paper in conservative journal touts radiation's benefits
A new paper promoting the health benefits of low doses of radiation has been...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet? CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals 8 strategies to optimize radiation dose in CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stereotactic Body Radiation Can Cut Ventricular Tachycardia
Reduction from baseline of 99.9 percent in episodes of ventricular tachycardia in five patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news