Practice Management

Practice management involves overseeing all business aspects of a medical practice including financials, human resources, information technology, compliance, marketing and operations.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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New contrast agent is officially available for use in hospitals and clinics

A Feb. 14 announcement from Bracco indicates that the recently FDA-approved, gadolinium-based contrast agent VUEWAY, also known as gadopiclenol, is officially being used for patients undergoing MR imaging.

February 14, 2023

For many academic radiologists, achieving work-life balance is a struggle

Many radiologists are not only working extra hours but also buying back vacation time, according to new data.

February 13, 2023

Which risk stratification system is best for classifying thyroid nodules?

A new analysis compared the results of 39 published studies and nearly 50,000 patient cases to rank the performances of six different thyroid nodule stratification systems.

February 8, 2023
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Complications in an interventional suite spur lawsuit against medical center

An interventional radiologist claims she was retaliated against after reporting concerns with the amount of complications rendered by another interventionalist during procedures.

February 8, 2023
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Contrast-enhanced mammography for breast cancer staging offers significant cost savings

Prior research has shown that not only is contrast-enhanced spectral mammography comparable to CE-MRI in accuracy of loco-regional staging, but some studies have even found it to perform better.

February 7, 2023

6 tips for integrating NPPs into imaging practice

The role of non-physician practitioners will inevitably continue to grow in healthcare, but how will their presence impact radiology?  

February 6, 2023

Referring providers want virtual consultations with radiologists

Virtual consultations help diminish the effects of reading room “chaos” owed to frequent interruptions, which can occur up to 27 times per hour for radiologists.

February 3, 2023
overnight night shift attending radiologist burnout. A new policy statement from the American College of Cardiology highlights the importance of career flexibility—including the ability to change hours or work responsibilities when necessary—for cardiologists of all ages. 

Radiologists once again rank among the most burned-out specialists

Concerningly, nearly 80% of physicians described their burnout as “moderate to severe,” and one in five respondents reported self-medicating with alcohol to cope with their depressive symptoms. 

February 2, 2023
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