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January 9, 2013
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  • Study finds imaging use decline in inpatient setting
    Researchers who reviewed Medicare Part B databases for 2000 to 2010 found that use of inpatient noninvasive diagnostic imaging declined from 32% to 25% for that time period. Use of nuclear medicine in the inpatient setting also decreased by 43%, according to the study, which was presented at a radiology meeting. The study did not include inpatient PET or bone densitometry because of the low utilization of the tests, a researcher said. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health care spending may be poised to accelerate, report finds
    Data from a CMS report showed U.S. spending on health care grew by 3.9% in 2011, marking the third year in a row of relatively small increases in spending. However, the report suggests spending growth may pick up in the coming years as the economy rebounds. The report appears in the journal Health Affairs. Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • More evidence is needed to support BP screening in children
    Studies have linked elevated blood pressure to cardiovascular problems in adults, but less is known about the long-term effects of high blood pressure in children and few studies have examined the pros and cons of screening children for high blood pressure, a review showed. Research must address whether blood pressure tests in children are reliable, whether treatment is safe and effective and whether screening lowers heart and mortality risks, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics. Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PCI outcomes in patients with diabetes are improving
    Diabetes patients today may have a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention than in past decades, according to a study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers also noted fewer negative hospital-related outcomes in patients. DailyRx.com (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ASNC 2013 Education Calendar
    ASNC is pleased to provide its 2013 Education Calendar. ASNC is an accredited provider of continuing education for both physicians and technologists. ASNC provides outstanding education programming for the nuclear cardiology community, including interactive workshops, Board Prep review courses, webinars, local learning groups and specific programs for online users. Registration is now open for several programs. Mark your calendars today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Registration now open for technologist program in April!
    Nuclear Cardiology for the Technologist is developed with technologists in mind and offers an overview of topics such as radiation reduction, quality control requirements and protocol selection for SPECT and PET. Expert faculty will discuss new developments in the field and review cases that put guidelines into practice. Go to asnc.org/nctechnologist to view the agenda and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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