The purpose of this study was to assess state-level trends in per beneficiary Medicare spending on medical imaging. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hughes, D.R., and Duszak Jr, R.. 2015. "State Variation in Medical Imaging: Despite Great Variation, the Medicare Spending Decline Continues," American Journal of Roentgenology, 205(4): 817 - 821.
This study investigates patient satisfaction and provider transparency with online physician-rating websites, focusing on radiologist representation. Full Article
Gilbert, K., Hawkins, C.M., Hughes, D.R., Patel, K., Gogia, N., Sekhar, A., and Duszak Jr, R.. 2015. "Physician Rating Websites: Do Radiologists Have an Online Presence?," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(8): 867 - 871.
This study evaluates changes in diagnostic radiology resident and fellow workloads in recent years. Full Article
Chokshi, F.H., Hughes, D.R., Wang, J.M., Mullins, M.E., Hawkins, C.M., and Duszak Jr, R.. 2015. "Diagnostic Radiology Resident and Fellow Workloads: A 12-Year Longitudinal Trend Analysis Using National Medicare Aggregate Claims Data," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(7): 664 - 669.
This study examines longitudinal trends in screening mammography utilization and the presence of any
changes in utilization associated with the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guideline change. Full Article
Jiang M., Hughes D.R., & Duszak Jr. R.. 2015. "Screening Mammography Rates in the Medicare Population Before and After the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guideline Change: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis," Women's Health Issues, 25(3): 239 - 245.
This study assess the perceptions of primary care physicians about the value of advanced medical imaging. Full Article
Hughes, C. M., Kramer, E., Colamonico, J., & Duszak, R.. 2015. "Perspectives on the Value of Advanced Medical Imaging: A National Survey of Primary Care Physicians," Journal of American College of Radiology, 12(5): 458 - 462.
This study evaluates national trends in percutaneous hepatic and renal biopsy procedures with regard to utilization, specialty group roles, and sites of service. Full Article
Angel W., Hawkins C.M., Wang J.M., Hughes D.R., Duszak R.. 2015. "Percutaneous Hepatic and Renal Biopsy Procedures: An 18-Year Analysis of Changing Utilization, Specialty Roles, and Sites of Service," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 26(5): 680 - 685.
This study evaluates regional variation in Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payments for medical imaging to radiologists compared with nonradiologists. Full Article
Rosman DA, Nsiah E, Hughes DR, Duszak R Jr.. 2015. "Regional Variation in Medicare Payments for Medical Imaging: Radiologists Versus Nonradiologists," American Journal of Roentgenology, 204(5): 1042 - 1048.
This study evaluates national trends in nonvascular invasive radiology procedures performed by advanced practice providers (APPs), focusing specifically on nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Full Article
Duszak, R., Walls, D. G., Wang, J. M., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D. R., Small, W. C., & Bowen, M. A.. 2015. "Expanding Roles of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants as Providers of Nonvascular Invasive Radiology Procedures," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(3): 284 - 289.
This study evaluates referring physicians’ perceptions of multimedia-enhanced radiology reporting (MERR)
as an alternative to traditional text-only radiology reporting. MERR supplements text-only reports by embedding user-friendly interactive
hyperlinks to key images and graphically plotting target lesion size longitudinally over time. Full Article
Sadigh, G., Hertweck, T., Kao, C., Wood, P., Hughes, D., Henry, T. S., & Duszak, R.. 2015. "Traditional Text-Only Versus Multimedia-Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians’ Perceptions of Value," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(5): 519 - 524.
This study compares the utilization of diagnostic imaging between advanced practice clinicians - specifically nurse practitioners and physician assistants - and primary care physicians. Full Article
Hughes, D.R., Jiang, M., Duszak, R. 2015. "A Comparison of Diagnostic Imaging Ordering Patterns Between Advanced Practice Clinicians and Primary Care Physicians Following Office-Based Evaluation and Management Visits," JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(1): 101 - 107.