Aunt Minnie (7/13) reports that the ACR “has released an updated guide for the safe and effective use of contrast media.” It is available for free here. HealthImaging (7/12, Pearson) also covers the story.
Aunt Minnie (7/12, Yee) reports many primary care physicians “are ill-equipped to discuss” mammography with their patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The article points out that several medical organizations offer differing recommendations to women concerning when they should undergo mammography.
Diagnostic Imaging (7/10) reports that research suggests “breast density has only a minor impact on radiation dose during mammography examinations.” Investigators “determined that it was breast thickness that was the primary determinant of dose.” The findings were published in The Breast Journal.
Aunt Minnie (7/7, Yee) reports women have preferences regarding breast imaging centers, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Researchers found that a facility’s location “and whether its radiologists have breast imaging training” are key factors in their preferences.
The Radiology Business Journal (7/5, Walter) reports, “William Thorwarth Jr., MD, American College of Radiology (ACR) CEO, spoke with HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD,” last month “to discuss ‘unnecessary federal regulations and administrative requirements,’ according to the ACR.” The Journal adds, “Cynthia Moran, ACR executive vice-president on government relations, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma also took part in the meeting.” The article points out that “the ACR published a brief Q&A with Thorwarth about the meeting.”