July 2021

One-third of ED visits for ministroke include redundant brain imaging, costing $8.7M in a single year
State urges patients to seek 2nd opinions, alleging imaging facility posed ‘serious risk to human health’
American College of Radiology links with ophthalmologists to expand AI efforts into eyecare
Race is the most pronounced driver of delays in screening-detected breast cancer diagnosis
Radiology practice assembles skilled team to strengthen cybersecurity after data breach
85% of radiologists’ head and neck cancer misses are ‘failure to see’ errors
Imaging center operator Akumin taking on $700M in debt to fuel Alliance Healthcare Services acquisition
American College of Radiology leads push to extend Medicare pay protections through 2023
Radiologists among millions of healthcare professionals urging for COVID-19 vaccination mandates
American Board of Radiology reveals full exam schedule for 2022
Moody’s upgrades Radiology Partners’ outlook but still sees ‘significant’ risk in Mednax integration
Bills in both chambers of Congress would protect payment for mammography screenings before age 50
Lawmakers urge CMS to reexamine long-delayed imaging Appropriate Use Criteria program
Mobile health provider offering at-home X-rays and ultrasounds expands into new states
Physicians want Congress to calm ‘deepening alarm’ over 2022 Medicare practice pay cuts
Orthopedic surgeons’ most common reasons for opting not to read radiology reports
Bipartisan bill would bolster Medicare patients’ access to diagnostic imaging agents
Registration now open for RSNA 2021 in Chicago following COVID-19 hiatus
Private equity-backed Rayus Radiology acquiring 100-rad practice, adding 45 new hospital partners
CMS dropping coverage restrictions around PET imaging outside of oncology care
Virtual radiology consultations during primary care visits help maximize specialty’s value
Physician advocates for change after 36-year-old radiologist sibling’s death by suicide
Hospitals dodging imaging price transparency rule could face fines as high as $2M, CMS says
Independent radiology residents more productive on overnights than those in 24-7 attending models
Coronary CT imaging artificial intelligence firm HeartFlow to go public in $2.4B deal
High-profile $100M mammography trial gains steam, hitting 50,000-participant mark
Female physicians order more imaging than men, produce lower mortality rates
Structural MRI shows promise predicting relapse among patients battling opioid addiction
‘Startling shift’: 70% of physicians employed by private equity firms or other corporate entities
Nearly 40% of radiologists and other doctors working side gigs amid pandemic
‘This must be countered’: Radiologists launch political fund to stop nonphysician scope-of-practice gains
Radiologist-founded imaging lab specializing in artificial intelligence sold for $80M
Bullet pierces mobile mammography unit during imaging exam, halting screening event
CMS Stark Law advisory grants radiology practices more flexibility in structuring their organizations
Radiologists and other docs label 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule a ‘mixed bag’
Annual MRI surveillance of low-risk prostate cancer drops biopsies while preserving life expectancy
Rad Partners AI ally raises $66M, Rayus’ latest M&A move, plus more company news
Alliance Healthcare Services plans to ‘vigorously defend’ against ‘unfounded’ PACS-breach lawsuit
Inpatient mammography screening scores high marks from formerly nonadherent patients
Liver MR imaging specialist eyes $75M initial public offering on the Nasdaq
Is structural racism preventing Black and Latina patients from receiving the best breast cancer care?
Screening with MRI, targeted biopsies could potentially cut prostate cancer overdiagnoses in half
American College of Radiology ‘disappointed’ with surprise-billing act’s payment methodology
Portable MRI-maker Hyperfine to go public as $580M company, plus more radiology vendor news
One-third of patients do not receive timely follow-up after their CT lung cancer screening
Hospital apologizes after erroneous cancer diagnosis left woman without right breast for 9 months
Watchdog recommends extending incidental findings safety net to after-hours service following CT slipup
Private equity-backed Rayus Radiology acquiring 3 more imaging centers and a research institute
Radiology consultation service bolsters department’s value amid COVID-19 shutdowns
Enterprise Imaging Data Management: Why Your Strategy Must Include the Cloud
‘Leading’ private equity firm invests in one of country’s largest imaging center operators
No Surprises Act could have ‘substantial’ impact on radiology practices, regardless of network status
Jury convicts former imaging center chain CEO in $250M MRI bribe scheme
Surprise medical billing ban one step closer as Biden administration unveils final rule
Radiologists can help drop unnecessary opioid prescriptions with low-cost imaging reporting change
American College of Radiology underscores opposition to nonphysician imaging interpretation, supervision
Radiologists urge practices to grant breast-pumping RVU credits to offset new moms’ productivity losses
CDC says mammography screenings declined 87% during initial days of the pandemic