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RSNA 2019 Showcases the Future of Imaging

Last week marked one of my favorite times of the year, an opportunity to network with professionals in the imaging space and to get a peek at the exciting innovations that lie just around the corner. I’m speaking, of course, about RSNA. The biggest gathering of imaging professionals in the country, if not the world, took... Read more

Cassling Makes Waves with First Island Installation of CT System

Many considerations go into installing a new piece of imaging equipment. From facility planning and construction to system training and even marketing your new services, it's a long to-do list for imaging providers. Imagine, then, having to do all of that in isolation. In other words, on an island, surrounded by water.... Read more

by Andy Beer in CT,

How Mobile CT Workflows Are Transforming the Imaging Experience

For imaging professionals, conducting a CT scan is an everyday occurrence. But for patients, the very same procedure can be rare enough to cause anxiety, particularly if their future health rests on the results they receive. Historically, the CT experience has put barriers between the practitioner and the patient. Imagine:... Read more

Promoting Lung Cancer Screenings: Build Volume & Save Lives

During a normal day, most of us inhale and exhale 25,000 times—and we probably take each breath for granted. A person with lung cancer can have extreme difficulty breathing and, as a result, is not able to supply their body with the oxygen it needs.                               Watch our video to learn how low-dose CT... Read more

Implementing a Viable Lung Cancer Screening Program – Part 4

Is your facility planning on implementing a low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening program? If so, you’ll want to hear these lessons learned from Leslie Ciancibello, RT, R, CT, from the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Lessons Learned From Implementing a LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program Implementing a... Read more

Implementing a Viable Lung Cancer Screening Program – Part 3

To have a successful low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening program, several stakeholders—including referring physicians, technologists and schedulers—need to understand key elements of the program. In part three of our video blog series about LDCT lung cancer screening programs, Leslie Ciancibello, RT, R, CT, from the... Read more

Implementing a Viable Lung Cancer Screening Program – Part 2

In part two of our video blog series about low-dose CT lung cancer screening programs, Leslie Ciancibello, RT, R, CT, from the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, discusses key factors that impact screening volume and inclusion/exclusion criteria. Factors that Impact LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program Volume When... Read more

Implementing a Viable Lung Cancer Screening Program – Part 1

Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screenings are growing in popularity, with hundreds (if not thousands) of hospitals in the consideration or initial stages of program implementation.   Implementing a successful lung cancer screening program takes a coordinated effort. In our four part video blog series, Leslie Ciancibello,... Read more

XR-29 Compliance Journey Starts With a Single Step

Are you close to being XR-29 compliant? If you squeaked out a “no,” you’re certainly not alone. Although the reimbursement rubber hit the road the first week of January, it’s estimated that about 35 to 40 percent of imaging providers don’t yet have all of their CT equipment on the right side of the NEMA Smart Dose... Read more

Ready, Set, Bill! Imaging Providers Can Now Submit Claims for LDCT Lung Cancer Screenings

It’s January 2016, which means many of us are days into a resolution to improve ourselves personally or professionally. But there’s one change I think we all can celebrate this New Year: Medicare is finally accepting claims for low-dose CT lung cancer screenings. Read more