Radiology Patient Safety

Meet Dr. Alix Vincent: Co-Founder and CMO of Onrad

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There are many people that contribute to Onrad’s success but we wouldn’t be considered one of the top teleradiology service providers without their expertise and dedication. Each of our radiologists bring something valuable to the table whether it be their subspecialty, their experience at a high-level university/hospital or even their personality. This week, we want […]

CMS Lung Cancer Screening Update

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Consensus has been building for long-time smokers need for annual CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening to reduce their risk of dying from lung cancer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on November 10th that it made a preliminary decision to offer Medicare reimbursement of CT […]

Healthcare for Women: ONRAD Apprehensive about Medicare Reimbursement Cuts for Stereotactic Biopsy Procedure

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

At Onrad, we provide quality patient care to women via our on-site and teleradiology diagnostic imaging services.  The provision of quality health care for all women and girls in the U.S. continues to be an on-going initiative throughout the country.  Medicare’s anticipated plans to implement reimbursement cuts for stereotactic biopsy procedures may unintentionally fuel a […]

False-Positive Mammograms: Balancing Patient Fear with Patient Care

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recently, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “False-positive mammograms take mental toll, study finds.” As a radiologist in Los Angeles. I am , of course concerned  with and sympathetic to the anxiety created when an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram. I believe there are several important issues not addressed in the […]

ASTRO: IMRT Produces Less Rectal Toxicity in Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AuntMinnie | Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) causes fewer bowel and rectal toxicities than 3D conformal radiation therapy, according to study findings to be presented October 3 at the plenary session of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Miami Beach, FL. A preliminary analysis of acute and late toxicity in men receiving […]