As scientific understanding of the biology of cancer deepens, so grows the role of nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Part III: In this final installment, the author looks at medical records, terms and termination, compensation, and miscellany.
Though well reasoned, a plea for renaming interventional radiologists…”minimally invasive surgeons is misguided.
Many rational minds will take the Health Care Financing Administration’s final regulation implementing the APCs for hospital outpatient services as an invitation to spin off their outpatient radiology service into a freestanding environment.
A new model for operating a radiology department at optimum productivity involves creating a medical imaging business subsidiary with department leaders at the helm.
Lack of funds and limited space are still the main reasons facilities opt for mobile imaging service, but it also offers a safe way of gauging market potential for a new modality.
The radiology department at the University of Alabama dared take computed radiography where most fear to tread-the tumult of the emergency department-with positive impact on service and care.
By altering processes to support 15-minute intervals for screening mammography, breast centers can turn a loss leader into profitable, responsible medicine.
By designing and initiating implementation of an in-house asset management program, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network has achieved a 25% savings on service.
The collaboration between the UCSF nuclear medicine section and its Physics Research Laboratory has resulted in development of a multimodality device for the precise fusion of images.