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Congress has passed legislation that eliminates the threat of annual cuts in Medicare payments to providers that were required under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) to control skyrocketing...

The 6th Annual Vitals Index revealed that the national average for wait times for doctors dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, a full one-minute shorter than the 2014 wait time average.

Bendavia, heart attack, scarring, angioplasty, ACC, study

Patients who received the new drug Bendavia before undergoing angioplasty or stent implantation after a heart attack showed no significant reduction in scarring compared to patients given a...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that...

low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. In this research, low-dose is...

UTHealth, telemedicine, acute stroke, telestroke

For the first time, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) wanted consistency in care and data reporting from all its facilities, and through use of its CVIS it was able to greatly improve workflow, cut reporting...

interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab

Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against radiation exposure is associated with increased musculoskeletal pain, according to a study...

Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding use of computed tomography (CT) for cardiac evaluations, use of nuclear...