Surveillance of nonsolid lung nodules with CT imaging detected all nodules in transition to part-solid status, enabling curative treatment and avoiding treatment in most cases, a large retrospective study showed.
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Nonsolid lung nodules followed safely with CT
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Surveillance of nonsolid lung nodules with CT imaging detected all nodules in transition to part-solid status, enabling curative treatment and avoiding treatment in most cases, a large retrospective study showed.
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  Healthcare fraud and blowing the whistle
By Keith Carlson
We've all heard the news before; healthcare fraud — especially Medicare and insurance fraud — is more common than we think. Fraud occurs in home health, hospitals, physician offices, and other facilities. Healthcare professionals who find themselves potentially entangled in a fraudulent situation should immediately report the suspected abuse to the appropriate authorities.
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Are imaging sites ready for new Joint Commission rules?
AuntMinnie (registration)
On July 1, a new era of intense scrutiny and documentation arrived for CT and other imaging modalities, thanks to new Joint Commission accreditation requirements that become effective on that date. Unfortunately, most radiology departments aren't remotely ready to fulfill the requirements, according to a talk at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT.
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Radiology is data-rich, information-poor
Diagnostic Imaging (registration)
At SIIM 2015, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A. of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center thought this quote by Einstein was fitting for radiology: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
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  Nearly 1 in 4 hospitals fail in hand hygiene
FierceHealthcare
Though hospitals' performance on hand-hygiene practices has improved, 23 percent still fail to meet all 10 best practices the Leapfrog Group outlines in its latest quality and safety report, according to the nonprofit organization.
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Many with early breast cancer have too many imaging tests
Reuters
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommend against looking for metastatic cancer in women with stage I or II breast cancer. That's because less than two percent of these women will have metastases, and there's a high risk that the tests will be falsely positive, leading to unnecessary extra testing, delays and anxiety.
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