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Why vRad? Finding Work-Life Balance with Barbara Michele McCorvey, M.D.

  Everything changes when you start a family. OK – not everything – not all at once – but it certainly does bring change. Let’s explore the story of a radiologist who faced – and embraced – that change with vRad.   Introducing Dr. Barbara Michele McCorvey Dr. Barbara Michele McCorvey is a fellowship trained…

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Imaging Essential to Certification for Successful Stroke Centers

  Radiologists must design protocols that enable clinical partners to achieve stroke certification. Medicine is at the forefront of a revolution in stroke diagnosis and treatment, as my colleague Dr. Dym recently elucidated. Independent certification empowers the care organizations that will lead the fight against the disease, helping ensure staffs are armed with the best…

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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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