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Coding changes that will impact radiology practices in 2024

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Erin Stephens. The annual update to the Current Procedural Terminology 1 (CPT) for 2024 has 230 new codes, 70 revised codes, and 49 deleted codes. In addition, there are 395 new diagnosis codes contained in the ICD-10-CM 2 update, about one-third of them describing new ways to capture accidents and injuries. Although relatively few of these changes will impact radiology practices, it’s essential to know what they are and adjust your practice systems accordingly.

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How Should You Hire for Post-Quantum Cryptography?

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The cryptographic algorithms deemed secure today could crumble under quantum attacks, jeopardizing digital security across all industries. This looming vulnerability has created an emerging field: post-quantum cryptography (PQC). PQC aims to develop next-generation algorithms to resist known and anticipated quantum attacks. However, as the early adopters of PQC have found out, implementing these new algorithms into existing systems presents a significant challenge.

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Radsource adds 10 new clients in second half of 2023

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PACS software developer Radsource added 10 new ProtonPACS clients in the second half of 2023. The new contracts included radiology practices in Mississippi, Nebraska, and Texas; a sports medicine center in North Carolina; a pulmonary and sleep medicine practice in Georgia; and a number of other medical facilities across the country, the company said.

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Combined Spontaneous Portosystemic Shunt Embolization and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation for Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy

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This retrospective case series assessed the early effectiveness of combined spontaneous portosystemic shunt (SPSS) embolization and preemptive transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for alleviation of medically refractory hepatic encephalopathy and prevention of portal hypertension complications in liver cirrhosis patients. Eight liver cirrhosis patients (5 men, 3 women; mean age 61 ± 10 years) and HE (overt, n = 7; covert, n = 1) refractory to lactulose and rifaximin ther

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to transform your radiology center into a high-performance hub of medical imaging.

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Artificial Intelligence-Guided Segmentation and Path Planning Software for Transthoracic Lung Biopsy

JVIR

To validate the sensitivity and specificity of a 3-Dimensional Convolution Neural Network (3D-CNN) AI software for lung lesion detection, and to establish concordance between AI-generated needle paths and those used in actual biopsy procedures.

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