Case Studies

A hospital seeking to replace CT technology that does not meet the XR-29 standard has a wide range of slice counts and capabilities to consider, all the way up to state-of-the-art—but pricey—dual energy CT (DECT).

Imaging Specialists of Charleston, a radiologist-owned, full-service medical imaging center in a South Carolina suburb faces stiff competition in its region, specifically from a trio of hospital-based imaging providers.

The nation's 100 largest private radiology practices bulk up, adding radiologists but shedding employees and imaging center assets as they grow

Due to improvements in both technology and the quality of patient care, there are currently more images being used in the healthcare industry than ever before.

Today, imaging has truly gone enterprise-wide, with medical centers needing to optimize their processes and technology to accommodate images from cardiology, pathology, dermatology and more.

Radiology can provide immense value to the healthcare system, not only through accurate diagnostic interpretations, but by helping direct the appropriate use of imaging.

April 16, 2015, marked the beginning of a seismic shift in the healthcare landscape. On that day, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2, the MACRA, which repeals the SGR formula, extends the CHIP for two years, institutes a 0.5% increase in Medicare reimbursement over the next four and a half years and encourages physicians to transition to APMs.

The time has come for the profession of radiology to embrace a label it has been furiously trying to beat back for years: commoditization. The battle against those who wield it as a pejorative is not just futile, it's also counterproductive.

When ACR's Radiology Leadership Institute honored Leonard Berlin, MD, with a 2015 Leadership Luminary Award this past August, some may have assumed Berlin was getting ready to take a bow and move on toward retirement.

Radiology has been hit hard by reimbursement cuts and regulations but the cutting-edge tools available are helping practices stay ahead of all the changes impacting the market.

When Keyur Sathe, MHA, decided to put his nearly two decades of healthcare leadership and entrepreneurialism to work in a bold new venture—one that would, in his words, help “bend the arc of healthcare” toward greater value—he didn’t have to look far for inspiration.

Secure Direct Messaging capabilities have become must-have components for many if not most users of RIS and PACS. While Meaningful Use’s requirements around the technology have spurred much of the adoption, Direct Messaging has grown in popularity by its own merits.