jAnuARy/FebRuARy 2012 • VoluMe 34: 1
Reducing Errant Ordered
By Benjamin Duman and Patrick Martin
With grant funds, Providence Saint Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT developed an interac
tive web based utility for CT protocols, which included ACR Appropriateness Criteria.
As well as reducing errant ordered radiology exams from clinicians, it also assisted in reducing
The Leap from Doppler
to UltraFast Doppler
By Jeremy Bercoff, PhD
Technology development is the enabler to a new concept: ultrafast ultrasound imaging.
Complex flow dynamics and transient flow event can be visualized in a much more accu
rate manner. Potential clinical benefits include increased measurement accuracy and
increased efficiency in patient management.
43 Instructions for Authors
46 Index to Advertisers
The Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing
Program and Imaging’s Role
By Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq
Medicare and other payors are simultaneously seeking both a reduction in overall health
care expenditures and an improvement in the quality of care for covered individuals.
This movement recognizes the widespread belief that poor quality of care is expensive.
47 The Marketplace