The radiologic technologist (RT) plays an important role on every diagnostic imaging team. A professional relationship based on trust and respect for each person can foster efficiency, improved outcomes and greater patient satisfaction for the entire organization.
As we all know, radiologists need a quality image to properly diagnose a patient. And to get a quality image, you need much more than a limited x-ray machine operator in your diagnostic imaging department; you need a registered radiologic technologist (RT).
Ready or not, here it comes! October 1st ushers in the implementation of ICD-10. In order to stay ahead of the game, we recommend taking a proactive approach; in this blog, we will discuss how the new codes will affect radiology, how to deflect denials and keep your payments coming.
A recent analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world found that employees who put in long hours at the office were 33 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than colleagues who clocked out earlier. Even employees who worked just over 40 hours a week experienced a significant increase in stroke and cardiovascular disease risk, according to results published online in the Lancet.
In an effort to lower children’s exposure to ionizing radiation, pediatric healthcare providers are beginning to use MRIs more than CTs. Findings from a study of 33 children's hospitals shows that between 2004 and 2012, there has been a drop in the volume of pediatric CT scans for the 10 most common diagnostic groups in children, and it could be due to increased use of alternate imaging modalities.