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Radiology Career Articles of Interest
Radiation Dose Regulations Are Changing State-by-State
Source: The Advisory Board
The Advisory Board offers some details about recent changes to radiation dose regulations in California, Connecticut and Texas. This summary of the important changes in these states hints at the changes to come in other states that will soon follow. Additionally, the American Board of Radiology Foundation is creating a master action plan for proper medical imaging, which will most likely alter future radiology regulations as well.
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Radiologist Suggests CMS Cover Low Dose CT Screening on Site-by-Site Basis
Dr. Wiener from the Boston University School of Medicine suggested in a recent Annals of Internal Medicine article that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cover low dose CT lung cancer screening on a site-by-site basis. In her plan, coverage would exist in facilities that are certified as patient-centered programs, “designed to maximize benefits and minimize harms.”