Update on Medicare requirements for staff performing bone densitometry

Update on Medicare requirements for staff performing bone densitometry

Many questions have been raised over the past several weeks about the training and qualifications of personnel performing bone densitometry after several facilities received letters of denial upon submission of Medicare Enrollment application CMS-855B.

INDUSTRY NEWS

ISCT: Ultrahigh-resolution CT raises the bar
AuntMinnie

Exquisitely detailed ultrahigh-resolution CT is on its way thanks to several technologies, although most haven't reached the market yet, according to a talk at the International Society for Computed Tomography meeting. The technologies are revealing new levels of anatomic detail in several applications. But there are a few downsides, including the potential for higher radiation dose.

New survey finds radiologists are back in demand
AuntMinnie

For the first time in a decade, radiologists have landed back in the top 10 of search assignments for U.S. physicians by recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins, as employment conditions in the specialty continue to improve.

How Quantitative Radiology Solutions is transforming medical imaging

How Quantitative Radiology Solutions is transforming medical imaging
MedCity News

QRS' product — its Automatic Anatomy Recognition software — significantly cuts down the time it takes to recognize, delineate and identify anatomical objects and diseased tissue on MRI, CT and PET/CT images. Instead of taking hours, the process only takes 15 minutes with AAR.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

MRI is a low-dose option for diagnosing Crohn's study finds
Radiology Business

MRI could replace CT as a low-dose option when diagnosing Crohn's Disease in the small bowel, according to a study published in Academic Radiology. Crohn's disease affects between 400,000 and 600,000 individuals in North America, mostly in the small intestine.

A doctor ponders the dangers of bird poop, and more
Texas Medical Center (commentary)

Gulchin A. Ergun, M.D., writes: "Disgusting is what he said. Then my darling husband delivered an out-loud, tonsil-bragging, uvula-flagging howl and continued his march to get charcoal."

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