Ready for RSNA?

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 - Claudette Lew

Whether you’re using a pocket-guide to keep track of activities, or keeping your RSNA schedule online, the 100th Annual Meeting of the RSNA is just a turkey away, so it’s time to dig in and finalize your plans. As far as what you might expect to see and hear at RSNA this year, ImagingBiz and will keep you up to date with the latest news and information online. So whether you’ll be in Chicago or monitoring the meeting from home, you can get everything right here. This issue of ImagingBiz brings you information on what will surely be some of the hot topics of this year’s meeting.

The topic of data and analytics continues to grow in relevance and move from just a business management topic into the mainstream radiology meeting. Radiologists and radiology groups are clearly using more data analysis and trending to monitor and better predict patient volumes, manage revenue and demonstrate added value.

Additionally, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 brings forward several important considerations for radiology practices.  Are you in the know on the CT equipment standard mandate, mandated consultation of appropriate-use criteria and utilization of clinical decision support tools? Meeting attendees and virtual followers alike will be paying special attention to what they’re operating and what they need to do to meet the requirements.

Lastly, the topic of 3D breast tomosynthesis has received a lot of attention so far this year and the momentum will definitely continue as radiologists evaluate it as a viable tool in the fight for early detection of breast cancer.

Warmest wishes from the ImagingBiz staff for a very happy Thanksgiving.