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With DBT, synthetic mammo could be a radiation-free alternative to digital mammo

SM/DBT has similar efficacy in detecting breast cancer compared to DM/DBT

ASTRO research demonstrate high-risk prostate cancer management with PSMA PET/CT

PSMA PET/CT has more sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging

CT scan volume falls nearly 3.7 million below expectations for 2020

CT scans fell by 38,000 on average during worst days of pandemic

Proton therapy reduces risk of heart disease for lung cancer patients

Proton therapy spares the heart from radiation-related cardiac toxicity

Northern Idaho hospitals banking on Seattle and Portland to take COVID-19 patients

Regional hospitals are at 99% capacity and short-staffed

Court of Appeals questions AHA appeal to stop transparency of hospital prices

AHA claims it is impossible to itemize and publish prices in a consumer-friendly way

British patient in overcrowded ED dies due to wrong CT scan being read

Error was due to slow computer system and overcrowded emergency department

St. Luke’s University Health Network taps GE for $11 million ultrasound purchase

Will install 76 ultrasound systems at St. Lukes in 2020, but deal continues over four years

New technology is advancing radiation oncology

The latest treatment innovations entering the market

Philips begins a major, 10-year strategic partnership in Germany

Marienhospital Stuttgart hospital to implement state-of-the-art technology across multiple departments

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Payer-provider relationships: Pre and post COVID-19 worlds

Insights from CitiusTech's Abhay Singhal and Sheetal Sawardekar

Caring for growing families in uncertain times

Rochelle Johnson, director of nursing for the Birth Center at Regions Hospital

Q&A with incoming ASTRO chair, Dr. Thomas Eichler

Getting ready for radiation oncology’s biggest event of the year

Behind the scenes on proton therapy construction jobs

Q&A with Joern Meissner, CEO of Meissner Consulting

Opening the ‘digital front door’ to enhanced patient experiences in the post-pandemic era

Rajesh Midha, chief strategy officer at Bottle Rocket, on how COVID-19 has caused a systemic shift in healthcare

Healthcare organizations must keep watch over IoT devices – COVID-19 tracing apps and other medical devices at risk

Insights from Dr. Vinay Sridhara, chief technology officer for Balbix

How to build better document exchange infrastructure for care and payment coordination

Insights from John Harrison, chief commercial officer of Concord Technologies

Reducing sharps injuries: One of healthcare’s most under-reported and avoidable hazards

Insights from Scott E. McFarland, JD, CEO of IntegriMedical LLC