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Inside Imaging: July 2022

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Meet our diagnostic radiologists at Bethesda.

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As experts in chest, abdominal, gynecologic and oncologic imaging, the body division of our community radiologists read images taken at Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging in Bethesda and at Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. See the full list of faculty.



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The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires following appropriate use criteria (AUC) for ordering advanced imaging services for Medicare beneficiaries in outpatient and emergency department imaging settings. Johns Hopkins EPIC already integrates AUC compliance with fewer hard stops. For providers who do not use Johns Hopkins Epic, read more about PAMA and its impact on you.


Physician Liaisons for Imaging

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Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging has a team of physician liaisons to assist health care providers and staff members when referring patients to Johns Hopkins for radiology services. The team offers resources and support to providers throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., region. Meet the full team online.



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Order Wisely Acute Hip Pain — Suspected Fracture

For patients with acute hip pain and a suspected fracture, read about the best imaging guidelines. Hip pain is one of the eight priority clinical areas designated by PAMA that requires AUC compliance.


Ask Our Medical Director, Jenny K. Hoang, M.B.B.S., M.H.S., M.B.A.

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Q: How is Johns Hopkins handling the contrast shortage?

A: We were recently challenged by the worldwide shortage of IV CT contrast. In response, we worked with our leaders in radiology to reduce contrast for common CT protocols without impacting image quality. Unlike some practices, we did not reuse contrast outside sterile single vial doses due to infection risk. Our suppliers are now delivering contrast to meet our needs, so there is no need for providers to modify ordering practices for CT. As a health care system, Johns Hopkins Medicine is well positioned to monitor global events and adjust quickly to any supply storages.

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