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Medical imaging managers aren't very optimistic about receiving reimbursement for diagnostic imaging services.

For this “10 Questions” series, we spoke with Eliot Siegel, MD, FACR, FSIIM, about his work and the future of radiology.

Using PET/CT imaging can help clinicians detect recurrent thyroid disease among patients who have negative radioiodine scans.

Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to track brain growth of premature babies.

Chest tomosynthesis may reduce the number of chest CTs and the resultant radiation doses.

Pelvic radiographs not be as effective as CTs in diagnosing pelvic fractures or dislocations in children.

Using PET/CT with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose–labeled leukocytes is a noninvasive and reliable method to help diagnose acute pancreatitis.

Mammography detects early cancers in older women and provides better disease-specific survival than cancers discovered by the patient or physician.

Subclinical inflammation of non-swollen joints not seen on radiographs can be detected on MRI.

Web-based decision tool in development to help high-risk patients decide if they want to undergo low dose CT screening for lung cancer.


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