Lindsay Conway, Oncology Roundtable
Last week, my colleague Ben Lauing at the Imaging Performance Partnership gave his thoughts on President Obama's proposed budget and it's implications on radiology.
Self-referral and preauthorization look to be explicit targets for reform, and whether or not the proposed budget is passed, it's likely that regulations to curb imaging utilization will be inevitable. Read the entire post to get the full story.
Our colleagues at the Imaging Performance Partnership recently posted an article summarizing the results of a Journal of Medical Screening review of European studies on service screening for breast cancer.
Researchers uncovered a significant mortality benefit from screening, upending skeptical studies and reports published over the past few months.
In case you didn’t see the article, we've reposted it below.
In case you missed it: European breast cancer study finds substantial screening benefits
Brian Clement, Oncology Roundtable
At the annual meeting of the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT), Dr. Jared Christensen, Duke Medicine's director of radiology for the newly-established CT lung cancer screening program, presented advice for other organizations that are considering developing such a program.
Starting a CT lung cancer screening program