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A TAVR procedure being performed at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. These structural heart procedures require a team approach.

Charles Davidson, MD, clinical chief of cardiology and medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, explains what hospitals need to consider when starting a new structural heart program. 

Arl Van Moore, MD, American College of Radiology (ACR) delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, former ACR president, chairman of the ACR Board and former CEO of Strategic Radiology, discusses two radiology related policy decisions at the AMA 2022 meeting. These included a AMA policy on the iodine contrast shortage and AUC CDS. #AMA #AMA22 #AMAmtg #AMA175 #ACR

Arl Van Moore, MD, American College of Radiology (ACR) delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, former ACR president, chairman of the ACR Board and former CEO of Strategic Radiology, discusses radiology-related policy decisions at the AMA 2022 meeting.

The ASNC is one of several medical imaging societies asking Congress to repeal the appropriate use criteria (AUC) criteria mandate. They say it poses issues for clinicians and is becoming outdated by changes in CMS payment systems. The AUC requirements call for documentation using CVMS authorized software in order to show advanced imaging such as nuclear and CT is justified, or else Medicare payments might be withheld.

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates 2022 meeting Stephen Bloom, MD, and Nishant Shah, MD, explain a new AMA policy asking Congress to revise its clinician decision support mandate. 

Alex Ding, MD, radiologist and incoming AMA Board trustee, explains the new AMA policy that calls on Ciongress to change the requirements of the CMS requirement for appropriate use criteria clinical decision support software for all advanced imaging exams, including CT and MRI. #AMA #AMAmtg #AMA175 #AUC

Alexander Ding, MD, a radiologist and incoming American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees member, explains the new AMA policy calling on Congress to change the language and implementation of the current Medicare mandate that all advanced medical imaging needs certification.

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, explains some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. Harmon, a retired Air Force general and family practice specialist, said the top polices adopted where those that addressed gun control, physician burn out and issues regarding scope creep where non-physicians are filling roles traditionally held by doctors. #AMAmtg #AMA175 #AMA #guncontrol

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, joined us for an exclusive chat about some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting.

A radiologists reading station, image from Sectra

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s board of directors, explains some of the issues that cause burnout and how technology can help mitigate issues that cause radiologists to leave.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, explained how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing at the 2022 Radiology Business Management (RBMA) meeting.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s Board of Directors, explains how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing using an AI-driven IT system for its work lists.

Cardiac CT imaging has been moved to the forefront of medical imaging to evaluate chest pain under the new 2021 chest pain guidelines from the AHA and ACC. #Yescct #CCTA #CTA #CT

Eric Williamson, MD, president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic, explains the rapid rise of interest in cardiac CT imaging following its inclusion as a top recommendation in the ACC 2021 Chest Pain Evaluation Guidelines.

The imaging iodine contrast shortage is delaying procedures and causing rationing at hospitals. impact is it having on hospitals and the tough decisions that are being made to triage patients to determine if they will get a contrast CT scan or an interventional or surgical procedure requiring contrast. Photo by Dave Fornell

Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, chair of the department of radiology at the University of Virginia and vice chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors, explains the contrast shortage situation and the tough decisions providers are being forced to make.

Kirk Garratt, past SCAI president, explains the impact of the iodine contrast shortage on interventional cardiology and the cath lab. #SCAI

Kirk Garratt, MD, medical director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Health, ChristianaCare, and a past president of SCAI, explains what this shortage means for interventional cardiologists.

Terry Bowers, MD, director of vascular medicine at Beaumont Hospital and national co-chair of the Pulmonary Embolism Research Collaborative (PERC), explains the trend toward creating pulmonary embolism (PE) response teams that include cardiology. 

American College of Cardiology President Edward T. A. Fry, MD, discusses cardiologist burnout and how the pandemic accelerated the issue.

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The FDA would approve trials on a case-by-case basis, according to an anonymous source close to the situation. 

Charles Davidson, MD, clinical chief of cardiology and medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, explains what hospitals need to consider when starting a new structural heart program. 

Arl Van Moore, MD, American College of Radiology (ACR) delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, former ACR president, chairman of the ACR Board and former CEO of Strategic Radiology, discusses radiology-related policy decisions at the AMA 2022 meeting.

   
   
   
   
   
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