Patient Callbacks in MRI Due to Miscommunication Largely Preventable
Patient callbacks are sometimes unavoidable in MRI, but a majority of callbacks are preventable. Improving communication between clinicians and technologists could decrease patient callbacks for a...
Imaging Professionals Discuss Patient Stabilization, Motion Artifact, and Infection Control in CT and MRI
The goal for every imaging department is to obtain an optimal patient image for accurate diagnosis. Involuntary patient motion becomes the department’s enemy as the slightest wiggle causes...
How Oral Contrast Affects Departmental Throughput in Enterography
Radiology is one of the most affected hospital departments by patient cancellations according to the article, "The Financial Burden of Missed Appointments: Uncaptured Revenue Due to Outpatient...
Sealing the Leaky Revenue Bucket in Small Bowel Enterography
No-show patients and cancellations cost the health care system $150 billion a year, according to a study from SCI Solutions. Nationwide, no-show patients and cancellation rates are as high as 30%,...
Incomplete Scans and Lost Revenue in MRI
MRI’s are an important diagnostic tool. They can differentiate between fat, water, muscle, and other soft tissue to help detect abnormalities of the brain, heart, breast, liver, and joints to name...
Helping Anxious Patients Cope with MRI Exams
It’s not uncommon to hear people speak of being anxious about having to undergo an MRI scan. In fact, it is estimated that up to 5% of the United States population suffers from some sort of...
Current Trends in Small Bowel Imaging
Enterography studies (in MRI and CT) are a specialized tool for a specific patient population. While it can be used to diagnose problems such as bleeding, inflammation, and obstructions, it is...
Choosing the Ideal Localization Marker in MRI
MRI scans can be used to examine almost any part of the body including bones and joints, the heart and blood vessels, and internal organs like the liver. 
How Much Does Motion Artifact Cost in Advanced Imaging Exams?
Artifact is a hurdle imaging departments avoid if possible and for good reason. Artifact could compromise a study, make an accurate diagnosis difficult to obtain, or create the appearance of a...
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