Scanning for A Solution

Chordas, Lori
October 2009
Best's Review;Oct2009, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p71
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the efficiency of radiology management programs in addressing the problems in increasing costs of diagnostic imaging equipments. According to chief medical officer Michael Pentecost of National Imaging Associates, the process of the program begins with ordering providers logging on to a Web site to describe a patient and the proposed scan. Such a program can also offer hospitals the ability to manage outpatient diagnostic imaging within their call centers.


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