Medicare to cut analog x-ray payments

Medicare to cut analog x-ray payments starting in 2017 By Brian Casey, staff writer February 8, 2016 — As part of a push to nudge U.S. healthcare providers to adopt digital radiography (DR), the Medicare system will begin reducing payments for exams performed on analog x-ray systems starting in 2017. The year after that, […]

New Radiology Accessories That Are Making Waves

Everyday there are advances in the technology that medical professionals use in the workplace. It’s our job to make sure that we’re offering our customers accessories that are on the cutting edge in our field. Whether it’s radiolucent positioning aids, heavy-duty receptor covers or protective x-ray eyewear, we stay on top of what’s making waves […]

ImageWorks Corporation

ImageWorks Corporation/AFP – The Leader in Veterinary Digital Dental Imaging, Acquired. Blackstone Holdings, LLC, announces their acquisition of the Veterinary Division of ImageWorks Corporation/AFP. The new company, ImageWorks Veterinary, will focus exclusively within the animal health imaging market. Denver, CO (February 4, 2014)—Blackstone Holdings, LLC (Denver, CO) has acquired the veterinary division of ImageWorks Corporation/AFP […]

Radiology Cassettes – A Hidden Source of Infection

As a technologist, you’re already well aware of the more obvious dangers in your field. Radiation exposure and proper patient handling, for example, are two areas that you likely focus on routinely. But what about the hidden dangers in our field? Today, we’d like to mention one such hazard lying in wait – infection. Specifically, […]

Optimizing PACS

Worth another look: Avoid unnecessary imaging by optimizing PACS to display priors John Hocter Jun 23, 2015 A certain number of radiology follow-up procedures could be avoided by conducting a comprehensive comparison with patients’ previous imaging studies, meaning PACS systems should be optimized to streamline review of priors for radiologists, according to a study published […]

Does keeping equipment longer save money?

July 01, 2015 Does keeping equipment longer save money? by Philip F. Jacobus , President I remember a time when the average piece of used medical equipment was five or six years old. There was more money floating around in those days and people replaced their old equipment sooner. Technology was moving forward and as […]

Archiving and the Enterprise

Archiving and the Enterprise By Beth W. Orenstein Radiology Today Vol. 16 No. 7 P. 12 – July 2015 As image and other data needs become more complex, virtualized solutions increasingly protect against real disasters, but many facilities and vendors are not there yet. Traditionally, data backup and disaster recovery were part of an imaging […]

Improving Patient Experience

Improving Patient Experience – 3 Rules For Interpersonal Patient Care Radiology departments across the country have been taking steps to change the way we think about patient care in order to provide an environment that is more focused on the patient’s experience. In order to take patient care to the next level, we need to […]

Seeing the Future of Eye Protection

Seeing the Future of Eye Protection in Your Workplace If there’s one part of the anatomy that has been studied over and over again in terms of its vulnerability to radiation, it’s probably the eyes. We know much more today than we knew just a decade ago about the threshold of radiation exposure to the […]

Georgia X-Ray Regulations for Imaging Equipment

X-Ray Facilities Programs and Services Georgia Department of Community Health An X-Ray is any manufactured product or device, or component part of such a product or device, or any machine or system which during operation can generate or emit radiation. Exemptions: •    Electrical equipment that produces radiation incidental to operation for other purposes and that […]