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Why The Optimal Radiology Study Requires Patient-Centered Imaging

  Patient expectations have changed. Rising healthcare costs are driving patients to demand more information when confronted with a medical issue, and technology is empowering them with access to that information. Today, radiologists are much more likely to interact directly with patients, where previously clinicians mediated imaging reports. More than half of patients who have…

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CAD-RADS: Improving Cardiac Care with a Common Language

  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing 17.7 million people a year.  That’s a third of all deaths on the planet and half of all non-communicable-disease-related deaths. Cardiac imaging and vascular imaging are critical in foreseeing an event before it happens. A coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) uses an injection of iodine-rich…

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Why vRad? Radiologist Lifestyle Profile: Siva Bodagala, MD

  It’s Wednesday afternoon at 2:59 p.m.: time for vRad radiologist Siva Bodagala to go to work. He ascends a flight of stairs in his suburban Houston home and arrives in his home-office promptly at 3 p.m. The 60-second commute is about 60 minutes shorter than the one required to get him to his previous…

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MEDNAX Radiology Roundtable: Winning in Today’s Radiology Environment

Key Strategies to Drive Success in Your Practice—View On-Demand the MEDNAX Radiology Leadership Discussion

Key Strategies to Drive Success in Your Practice—View On-Demand the MEDNAX Radiology Leadership Discussion. “Knowledge is power.” This maxim is as true today as when Francis Bacon first uttered it some 400 years ago. Knowledge is also a living thing, constantly morphing and growing. At the center of it all, it’s clear that technology is…

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How Finding Nemo is Helping Find Better Ways to Diagnose and Treat Cardiac Disease

  Through CGI (computer-generated imagery), the folks at Pixar – creators of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc. – allow audiences to explore and experience incredible worlds of perceptible dimension, nuanced shading and subtle detail. By applying similar technology to medical imaging, cinematic rendering enables the mapping of internal organs and structures with precise…

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Three Recommendations When Weighing 2018 MIPS Participation

  With the transition from year one to year two in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are several noteworthy changes to the program: MIPS: Comparing CY 2017 to CY 2018 POLICY TOPIC TRANSITION YEAR 1 (Final Rule CY 2017) YEAR 2 (Final Rule CY 2018) Exemption for Newly-enrolled in Medicare  • Clinicians enrolled…

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