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DAWN of a New Age for Stroke Imaging

  The DAWN Trials, among others, support positive results for stroke patients who first receive treatment up to 24 hours after symptom onset. Current guidelines that require treatment within 6 hours or less limit clinicians’ treatment options for stroke patients when initial signs may have gone unobserved, or when the patient may have been delayed…

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Want to get paid under AUC? A qualified CDSM may be your best insurance.

  Effective collaboration with your referring physicians can make the difference between getting paid or not getting paid. Cooperation between referring and ordering professionals becomes increasingly important with the approaching implementation date for the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, on January 1, 2020. Radiology groups that proactively align with hospitals and referring clinicians to jointly…

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Radiologist, Image Thyself

  Like you, I assumed from the start that a career in radiology would be a perfect fit. I thought I would always be happy with my choice of specialty and enjoy the anticipated rewards of being a physician. I didn’t consider how over time, the field would change, my personal life would change, or…

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Radiology Insight Essential to Precision Medicine, Excellence

  Today we have the capability—unparalleled in human history—to compile enormous amounts of information, then apply sophisticated analytic tools and artificial intelligence to help solve patients’ most vexing difficulties. Managing big data is essential to building specialized centers of excellence, and diagnostic imaging is a vital part of their success.   Centers of Excellence: The…

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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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