Radiologists actively search less than half the lung on CT scans; ED imaging utilization rates on the rise;

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> Researchers using eye tracking to determine the effectiveness of radiologists' search, recognition and acceptance of lung nodules on CT images found that radiologists actively search less than half of the lung when looking for lung nodules on CT scans, according to a study in Radiology. Abstract

> Emergency department imaging rates continue to grow despite an overall downturn in imaging utilization, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.The researchers found that the rate of emergency department imaging utilization has steadily increased from 248.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries in 2002 to 320 in 2012. Abstract

> Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography have found an association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and high-risk coronary artery plaque. In a study published online in Radiology, the researchers determined that a single CT exam can detect both conditions. Announcement

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> In Rhode Island, hospitals are seeing improved outcomes and reductions in readmissions thanks to the use of real-time clinical alerts of admission, or "ADT alerts." Article

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> The ongoing cuts in disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to as many as 225 hospitals closing around the country, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Article

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