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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230650/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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William E Jones, W Waren Suh, May Abdel-Wahab, Ross A Abrams, Nilofer Azad, Prajnan Das, Jadranka Dragovic, Karyn A Goodman, Salma K Jabbour, Andre A Konski, Albert C Koong, Rachit Kumar, Percy Lee, Timothy M Pawlik, William Small, Joseph M Herman
Management of resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to present a challenge due to a paucity of high-quality randomized studies. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted due to the high risk of systemic spread associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the role of radiation therapy is less clear. This paper reviews literature associated with resectable pancreatic cancer to include prognostic factors to aid in the selection of patients appropriate for adjuvant therapies. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210788/surgical-management-of-degenerative-meniscus-lesions-the-2016-esska-meniscus-consensus
#2
Ph Beaufils, R Becker, S Kopf, M Englund, R Verdonk, M Ollivier, R Seil
PURPOSE: A degenerative meniscus lesion is a slowly developing process typically involving a horizontal cleavage in a middle-aged or older person. When the knee is symptomatic, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy has been practised for a long time with many case series reporting improved patient outcomes. Since 2002, several randomised clinical trials demonstrated no additional benefit of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy compared to non-operative treatment, sham surgery or sham arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
February 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152845/standardizing-architecture-and-governance-of-radiology-clinical-checklist-development
#3
Priyanka Jain, Deanna Langer, David Kwan, Julian Dobranowski
: 193 Background: To improve quality of radiology reporting, Cancer Care Ontario's (CCO) Cancer Imaging Program established synoptic radiology reporting as a priority area. Program goals are to implement standardized radiology reports across the province, improving communication between referring and interpreting physicians and providing a standardized foundation for staging data collection and population health research. Although there are libraries of structured radiology clinical checklists, development methodologies quality vary...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118038/quality-metrics-currently-used-in-academic-radiology-departments-results-of-the-qualmet-survey
#4
Eric A Walker, Jonelle M Petscavage-Thomas, Joseph S Fotos, Michael A Bruno
OBJECTIVES: We present the results of the 2015 QUALMET survey, which was designed to assess the commonalities and variability of selected quality and productivity metrics currently employed by a large sample of academic radiology departments representing all regions in the United States. METHODS: The survey of key radiology metrics was distributed in March-April of 2015 via personal e-mail to 112 academic radiology departments. RESULTS: There was a 34...
January 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070707/value-based-assessment-of-radiology-reporting-using-radiologist-referring-physician-two-way-feedback-system-a-design-thinking-based-approach
#5
Faiq Shaikh, Kenneth Hendrata, Brian Kolowitz, Omer Awan, Rasu Shrestha, Christopher Deible
In the era of value-based healthcare, many aspects of medical care are being measured and assessed to improve quality and reduce costs. Radiology adds enormously to health care costs and is under pressure to adopt a more efficient system that incorporates essential metrics to assess its value and impact on outcomes. Most current systems tie radiologists' incentives and evaluations to RVU-based productivity metrics and peer-review-based quality metrics. In a new potential model, a radiologist's performance will have to increasingly depend on a number of parameters that define "value," beginning with peer review metrics that include referrer satisfaction and feedback from radiologists to the referring physician that evaluates the potency and validity of clinical information provided for a given study...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059930/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-locally-advanced-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#6
Patrick W McLaughlin, Adam L Liss, Paul L Nguyen, Dean G Assimos, Anthony V D'Amico, Alexander R Gottschalk, Gary S Gustafson, Sameer R Keole, Stanley L Liauw, Shane Lloyd, Benjamin Movsas, Bradley R Prestidge, Timothy N Showalter, Al V Taira, Neha Vapiwala, Brian J Davis
PURPOSE: To present the most updated American College of Radiology consensus guidelines formed from an expert panel on treatment of locally advanced, high-risk prostate cancer METHODS:: The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios...
February 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048569/tu-h-204-03-ncrp-pac-4-radiation-protection-in-medicine
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D Miller
: Since 1928, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has developed, maintained, and elaborated the International System of Radiological Protection used world-wide as the common basis for radiological protection standards, legislation, guidelines, programs, and practice. ICRP provides and periodically revises radiation and tissue weighing factors, provides and updates recommended dose limits for occupational and public exposures, recommends dose levels for termination of pregnancy, and estimates threshold doses for tissue reactions (deterministic effects)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048448/su-f-e-10-student-driven-exploration-of-radiographic-material-properties-phantom-construction-and-clinical-workflows-or-the-extraordinary-life-of-candy-man
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R N Mahon, M J Riblett, G D Hugo
PURPOSE: To develop a hands-on learning experience that explores the radiological and structural properties of everyday items and applies this knowledge to design a simple phantom for radiotherapy exercises. METHODS: Students were asked to compile a list of readily available materials thought to have radiation attenuation properties similar to tissues within the human torso. Participants scanned samples of suggested materials and regions of interest (ROIs) were used to characterize bulk attenuation properties...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047838/tu-h-204-00-work-of-icrp-ncrp-and-others-and-how-they-impact-on-medical-physicists
#9
Madan Rehani
: Since 1928, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has developed, maintained, and elaborated the International System of Radiological Protection used world-wide as the common basis for radiological protection standards, legislation, guidelines, programs, and practice. ICRP provides and periodically revises radiation and tissue weighing factors, provides and updates recommended dose limits for occupational and public exposures, recommends dose levels for termination of pregnancy, and estimates threshold doses for tissue reactions (deterministic effects)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047179/tu-h-204-01-work-of-icrp-in-relation-to-activities-of-medical-physicists
#10
M Rehani
: Since 1928, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has developed, maintained, and elaborated the International System of Radiological Protection used world-wide as the common basis for radiological protection standards, legislation, guidelines, programs, and practice. ICRP provides and periodically revises radiation and tissue weighing factors, provides and updates recommended dose limits for occupational and public exposures, recommends dose levels for termination of pregnancy, and estimates threshold doses for tissue reactions (deterministic effects)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046511/tu-h-204-02-work-of-nrc-states-and-of-re-evaluating-dose-limits-by-ncrp
#11
L Dauer
: Since 1928, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has developed, maintained, and elaborated the International System of Radiological Protection used world-wide as the common basis for radiological protection standards, legislation, guidelines, programs, and practice. ICRP provides and periodically revises radiation and tissue weighing factors, provides and updates recommended dose limits for occupational and public exposures, recommends dose levels for termination of pregnancy, and estimates threshold doses for tissue reactions (deterministic effects)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032679/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinus-cancers
#12
Farzan Siddiqui, Richard V Smith, Sue S Yom, Jonathan J Beitler, Paul M Busse, Jay S Cooper, Ehab Y Hanna, Christopher U Jones, Shlomo A Koyfman, Harry Quon, John A Ridge, Nabil F Saba, Francis Worden, Min Yao, Joseph K Salama
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios...
December 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987203/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-recurrent-hodgkin-lymphoma
#13
REVIEW
Karen M Winkfield, Ranjana H Advani, Leslie K Ballas, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Sughosh Dhakal, Christopher R Flowers, Chul Soo Ha, Bradford S Hoppe, David B Mansur, Nancy P Mendenhall, Monika L Metzger, John P Plastaras, Kenneth B Roberts, Ronald Shapiro, Sonali M Smith, Stephanie A Terezakis, Anas Younes, Louis S Constine
This topic addresses the management of recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma. While autologous stem cell transplantation may be appropriate for select cases of recurrent disease following comprehensive combined-modality therapy, other options exist for patients treated with lower-dose therapy for early-stage disease. Additionally, innovative targeted therapies provide newer salvage options to consider. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
December 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964905/acr-appropriateness-criteria-permanent-source-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Brian J Davis, Al V Taira, Paul L Nguyen, Dean G Assimos, Anthony V D'Amico, Alexander R Gottschalk, Gary S Gustafson, Sameer R Keole, Stanley L Liauw, Shane Lloyd, Patrick W McLaughlin, Benjamin Movsas, Bradley R Prestidge, Timothy N Showalter, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: To provide updated American College of Radiology (ACR) appropriateness criteria for transrectal ultrasound-guided transperineal interstitial permanent source brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The ACR appropriateness criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 3 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures by the panel...
December 7, 2016: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888941/lessons-learned-from-two-decades-of-patient-and-family-centered-care-in-radiology-part-1-getting-started
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James V Rawson, Layne Mitchell, Lewis Golden, Alisa Murdock, G Rebecca Haines
Patient- and family-centered care has a long history, but the application of these principles to radiology is limited by infrequent direct patient contact for many radiologists; scarce peer-reviewed data in the radiology literature; and sparse access to implementation strategies, tools, and best practices. In a series of two articles, the authors share two decades of lessons learned from implementing patient- and family-centered care in a radiology department.
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870717/an-international-comparison-of-the-instigation-and-design-of-health-registers-in-the-epidemiological-response-to-major-environmental-health-incidents
#16
Behrooz Behbod, Giovanni Leonardi, Yvon Motreff, Charles R Beck, Joris Yzermans, Erik Lebret, Oleg I Muravov, Tesfaye Bayleyegn, Amy Funk Wolkin, Paolo Lauriola, Rebecca Close, Helen Crabbe, Philippe Pirard
CONTEXT: Epidemiological preparedness is vital in providing relevant, transparent, and timely intelligence for the management, mitigation, and prevention of public health impacts following major environmental health incidents. A register is a set of records containing systematically collected, standardized data about individual people. Planning for a register of people affected by or exposed to an incident is one of the evolving tools in the public health preparedness and response arsenal...
January 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858233/utility-of-contemporaneous-dual-read-in-the-setting-of-emergency-teleradiology-reporting
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Anjali Agrawal, D B Koundinya, Jayadeepa Srinivas Raju, Anurag Agrawal, Arjun Kalyanpur
PURPOSE: Emergency radiology requires rapid and accurate interpretation of imaging examinations. Missed findings may lead to adverse outcomes. Double reporting may be used to minimize errors. Limited contemporaneous double reporting may be most efficient and cost-effective, but no data exists. This study is intended to examine the benefits of double reading and identify examinations where this would be most useful. METHODS: In this study, dual reporting was conducted in a parallel reading environment in a teleradiology practice for 3779 radiological procedures performed at two radiology centers in the USA over a period of 4 months...
November 18, 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853839/the-effects-of-expanding-outpatient-and-inpatient-evaluation-and-management-services-in-a-pediatric-interventional-radiology-practice
#18
Faramarz Edalat, Will S Lindquester, Anne E Gill, Stephen F Simoneaux, Jennifer Gaines, C Matthew Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Despite a continuing emphasis on evaluation and management clinical services in adult interventional radiology (IR) practice, the peer-reviewed literature addressing these services - and their potential economic benefits - is lacking in pediatric IR practice. OBJECTIVE: To measure the effects of expanding evaluation and management (E&M) services through the establishment of a dedicated pediatric interventional radiology outpatient clinic and inpatient E&M reporting system...
November 17, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834008/severe-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-summary-of-a-national-quality-of-care-study-with-focus-on-radiological-services
#19
Simon J McPherson, Martin T Sinclair, Neil C E Smith
PURPOSE OF STUDY: To identify the remediable factors in the quality of care provided to patients with severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHOD: All hospital admissions in the first four months of 2013 with ICD10 coding for GI bleeding who received a transfusion of 4 units or more of blood. Up to five cases/hospital randomly selected for structured case note peer review. National availability of GI bleeding services data derived from organisational questionnaire completed by all hospitals...
February 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816360/does-peer-review-of-radiation-plans-affect-clinical-care-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
Kelsey Brunskill, Timothy K Nguyen, R Gabriel Boldt, Alexander V Louie, Andrew Warner, Lawrence B Marks, David A Palma
PURPOSE: Peer review is a recommended component of quality assurance in radiation oncology; however, it is resource-intensive and its effect on patient care is not well understood. We conducted a systematic review of the published data to assess the reported clinical impact of peer review on radiation treatment plans. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A systematic review of published English studies was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and abstracts published from major radiation oncology scientific meeting proceedings...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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