When I speak with experienced radiologists about the “old days” of reading film-based mammographic images, they often tell me they are now able to read more efficiently with today’s digital mammography technology. While intuitively you might assume that digital is and always has been better,
Nowhere is the processing of CR cassettes more inconvenient than in a portable environment.
So if hospitals had the ability to quickly and easily convert their existing mobile x-ray systems to DR, would they take it? Indeed they would, according to healthcare providers who are eagerly
On Friday evening, President Obama signed into law the act to reinstate CMS physician payments to their previous level (without the 21.3% pay cuts which had been scheduled to begin in April). The new law will hold physician payments at their present level till May 31st,
Do you agree with Dr. Pelc's views? What's your take?
Editor's Note: Dr. Pelc is Professor of Radiology and Bioenginnering and Electrical Engineering at Stanford. He recently visited Carestream Health's Rochester, NY offices as a guest speaker.
As someone who has watched numerous debates about mammography screening transpire, there’s one “standard” that we can all agree on: double reading, of any kind, improves detection rates and can save lives.
Numerous studies lend evidence to the effectiveness of double reading*—whereby at least two radiologists
The Federal incentives to digitize medical records and make patient information accessible across platforms should extend to radiology images. We agree with Charles Rosen, MD, PhD, professor of neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, quoted in a recent CMIO article “imaging