Skeletal x-ray utilization among Medicare beneficiaries is up, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Utilization is up 5.5 percent among radiologists and more than 11 percent among nonradiologists.
The compact, efficient KDR™ Advanced U-Arm (AU) System from Konica Minolta features an array of advanced design innovations to optimize workflow, increase staff efficiency and improve outcomes, expediting the diagnostic process and elevating the patient experience. That makes it an excellent option for all clinical settings.
One of the Lead designers of KRR-AU shares her view on the latest technology in Digital Radiology
Urgent care services help families prepare for cold and flu season with affordable, convenient care and a wide breadth of services With cold and influenza (flu) season upon us, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) is helping consumers get Urgent Care Prepared by encouraging them to visit their local urgent care center – the best place to receive flu vaccinations and other key winter healthcare services.
The Straight Arm System provides advanced digital X-ray capabilities in a small footprint, equipping urgent care and family practices to provide general radiography services from exam rooms with limited amounts of space. Clinicians will have the imaging flexibility, image resolution and immediate results they need to make informed decisions faster, helping to boost throughput and patient satisfaction for your practice.
Patients with rotator cuff tears who underwent repair within 6 months after injury experienced statistically and clinically superior improvement in outcomes compared with patients who underwent repair after 6 months of injury, according to recently published results.
Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, a boxing entertainment and promotion company founded by boxing legend Evander Holyfield, has partnered with Long Island, New York-based Medical Arts Radiology to develop The Real Deal Medical, an initiative that providers combat sport athletes with “top quality and consistent medical care across the country.”
Some in the health care industry speculate that consolidation is the fate for most providers. But Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has evidence that a sustainable advantage is gained not so much from economies of scale, but rather from economies of knowledge. Expertise correlates to patient outcomes and operational efficiency.
Hospitals and health systems have been taking a hard look at how they can maintain financial stability in recent years. As you’ve read here, many are venturing into urgent care, both on and off campus. Now, some are taking another step toward becoming everyday community health providers by offering, essentially, primary care in their emergency rooms.
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I still vividly remember the protocol for a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis from 1993. “Give two cups of barium to drink one hour prior to scanning, two cups 30 minutes prior to scanning and one cup on the table just before scanning,” it read. “Parameters included 5-mm scans with a 1.5-mm pitch helically, from domes of the diaphragm to the iliac crest with axial images through the pelvis.” These were the notes handwritten by our chief radiologist for each and every patient requiring the protocol. There were never any shortcuts taken or shorthand used; each protocol was painstakingly written.