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Michael Walter
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
Radiology Business

Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van has been serving the state for 20 years, but it might lose funding in 2019.

 - Durbin on Opioid Addiction
Radiology Business

As the United States works to solve its ongoing opioid epidemic, medical specialties are beginning to examine their own behaviors to see who is, and is not, prescribing opioids. For example, a team of researchers used public Medicare data to study the number of opioids prescribed in 2015 by more than 2,000 radiologists from practices predominantly focused on interventional radiology.

Radiology Business

In 2016, radiology technician Manoj Kunjachan of White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, was found guilty of misdemeanor third-degree sexual abuse for molesting a patient in July 2015. That patient is now suing Kunjachan for causing her “to suffer and sustain severe and potentially permanent personal injuries” as a result of the incident.

 - AI technology machine learning deep learning
Radiology Business

To gain a better understanding of how the industry perceives radiology’s maturing relationship with artificial intelligence, researchers surveyed attending radiologists and trainees at a single diagnostic radiology (DR) residency program in August 2017, publishing their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 - money, question mark
Radiology Business

Patients are often required to pay high out-of-pocket costs for advanced imaging services, especially when out of their network, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors suggested that radiologists should communicate these costs to patients to help prevent “surprise billing.”

 - Chemo1
Radiology Business

Infused chemotherapy is associated with lower costs for commercial insurance providers when administered at a physician’s office compared to a hospital outpatient department (HOPD), according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

Radiology Business

Sixty years ago, a man found a handwritten message inside a bottle on an Australian beach. When he couldn’t track down the note’s author, he put it away for decades. His son recently found the note, however, and the mystery has been solved; it was written by radiologist William Hare, back in 1935.

 - West Feliciana Hospital

West Feliciana Hospital (WFH) has been serving patients in the small town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, since 1970, but its imaging capabilities were limited for a long time. As a result, the hospital gained a bit of a reputation among referring physicians in the area—when in doubt, they would just avoid WFH altogether and send patients more than 30 miles away to Baton Rouge.

Radiology Business

Carestream Health announced Wednesday, Feb. 21, that it will be displaying advanced artificial intelligence and imaging analytics software tools March 5-9 at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

 - MoneyMedicine
Radiology Business

Siemens announced this week it is planning to list its healthcare division, Siemens Healthineers, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany sometime in the first half of 2018. The initial public offering (IPO) is expected to take place as early as March.