D C Levin

Summary

Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: recent actions against self-referral by state governments, commercial payers, and medicare--hope is on the horizon
    David C Levin
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Radiology, 1090 Main, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:972-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Ownership or leasing of CT scanners by nonradiologist physicians: a rapidly growing trend that raises concern about self-referral
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:1206-9. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: privileging and site accreditation programs--what they have accomplished for commercial health plans
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:534-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The 2005 Robert D. Moreton lecture: the inappropriate utilization of imaging through self-referral
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:90-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The controversy over advanced cardiovascular imaging: relative roles of radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians in CT and MRI of the cardiovascular system
    David C Levin
    Jefferson Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:16-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The statements by the American College of Cardiology on in-office cardiac imaging performed by cardiologists
    David C Levin
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:6-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of recent utilization trends in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging among radiologists and cardiologists
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:821-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: should it be radiologists or cardiologists who do cardiac imaging?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:749-52. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in utilization of cardiovascular imaging: how important are they for radiology?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:736-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: challenges leveled at our specialty and how to respond to them
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:492-3. 2007

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Publications61

  1. doi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: recent actions against self-referral by state governments, commercial payers, and medicare--hope is on the horizon
    David C Levin
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Radiology, 1090 Main, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:972-7. 2008
    ..In this paper, the authors review all these recent developments and their implications...
  2. doi request reprint Ownership or leasing of CT scanners by nonradiologist physicians: a rapidly growing trend that raises concern about self-referral
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:1206-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine recent nationwide trends in the ownership or leasing of computed tomographic (CT) scanners in private offices by nonradiologist physicians...
  3. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: privileging and site accreditation programs--what they have accomplished for commercial health plans
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:534-6. 2006
    ..Another advantage is that they can help eliminate low-quality providers. Radiologists should encourage health plans in their area to develop and implement these measures...
  4. ncbi request reprint The 2005 Robert D. Moreton lecture: the inappropriate utilization of imaging through self-referral
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:90-5. 2006
    ..Major payers such as Medicare and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association are aware of the problem. There are a number of possible remedies, and it remains to be seen whether they and other payers will adopt them...
  5. ncbi request reprint The controversy over advanced cardiovascular imaging: relative roles of radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians in CT and MRI of the cardiovascular system
    David C Levin
    Jefferson Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:16-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relative roles of the different specialties in these procedures...
  6. ncbi request reprint The statements by the American College of Cardiology on in-office cardiac imaging performed by cardiologists
    David C Levin
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:6-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of recent utilization trends in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging among radiologists and cardiologists
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:821-4. 2005
    ..To study recent practice patterns in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and related procedures among radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians...
  8. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: should it be radiologists or cardiologists who do cardiac imaging?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:749-52. 2005
    ..The authors present the arguments favoring both sides and discuss strategies radiologists should pursue. Although the arguments favoring radiologists are more compelling, this may be an instance in which both sides should work together...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in utilization of cardiovascular imaging: how important are they for radiology?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:736-9. 2005
    ..To determine (a) the role cardiovascular imaging (CVI) plays within the spectrum of noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI), (b) the role radiologists play in CVI, and (c) recent trends in CVI workload among radiologists and cardiologists...
  10. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: challenges leveled at our specialty and how to respond to them
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:492-3. 2007
    ..During these debates, others will often level challenges or accusations at radiologists. In this article, the authors present some of the more commonly heard challenges and their views on how to respond to these challenges...
  11. ncbi request reprint Current practice patterns and recent trends in breast biopsy among radiologists and surgeons
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 3:707-9. 2006
    ..To ascertain the relative roles of radiologists and surgeons in breast biopsy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in utilization of vascular ultrasound among radiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, and other physicians
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:125-7. 2007
    ..To determine how much vascular ultrasound is performed by the various medical specialties and to assess the utilization trends among them in recent years...
  13. doi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: updated evidence on the relationship between self-referral and the overutilization of imaging
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson Uiversity Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:806-10. 2008
    ..Because radiologists have an important stake in the matter, it behooves them to be familiar with this recent evidence so they can bring it to the attention of policymakers in their areas...
  14. doi request reprint Recent trends in utilization rates of abdominal imaging: the relative roles of radiologists and nonradiologist physicians
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:744-7. 2008
    ..To study recent trends in the utilization of abdominal imaging in the Medicare population...
  15. doi request reprint Radiology's image problem: ponder the words of some thought leaders in the field
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:616-8. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Ownership or leasing of MRI facilities by nonradiologist physicians is a rapidly growing trend
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:105-9. 2008
    ..To study growth trends in the ownership of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations by nonradiologist physicians who either own the equipment outright or are involved in scan leasing arrangements...
  17. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in utilization rates of noncardiac thoracic imaging: an example of how imaging growth might be controlled
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:886-9. 2007
    ..To study trends in the utilization of the various noncardiac thoracic imaging modalities in the Medicare population in recent years and to compare the roles of radiologists and nonradiologist physicians...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of the introduction of MR and CT angiography on the utilization of catheter angiography for peripheral arterial disease
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:457-60. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the future of radiology depends on research--and on your support of it!
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:184-6. 2007
    ..Better support from private practice radiologists is badly needed to help their academic colleagues maintain that research leadership...
  20. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: emergency department ultrasound and radiography
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:271-3. 2005
    ..This is a battle that radiologists have largely won. The authors explore some of the history of this controversy and the reasons why radiologists still control emergency department imaging...
  21. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the battle for peripheral vascular interventions
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:68-71. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint The changing roles of radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons in percutaneous peripheral arterial interventions during a recent five-year interval
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:39-42. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint Role of emergency medicine physicians in US performed in patients in the emergency department: how substantial is their participation?
    D C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 216:265-8. 2000
    ..To determine the extent to which emergency medicine physicians have assumed responsibility for performing and interpreting ultrasonographic (US) studies in emergency departments (EDs) in the United States...
  24. ncbi request reprint Do interventional radiologists pose a significant threat to the practice of vascular surgery?
    D C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 10:1007-11. 1999
    ..The authors studied nationwide 1996 Medicare Part B procedure data to determine the seriousness of these threats...
  25. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the quality of interpretations of imaging studies by nonradiologist physicians--a patient safety issue?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:506-9. 2004
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  26. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: introduction
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:23-5. 2004
    ..Each article will focus on a specific aspect and provide advice on how radiologists can deal with self-referral in their locales...
  27. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the overutilization of imaging resulting from self-referral
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:169-72. 2004
    ..The authors estimate that the cost to the American health care system of unnecessary imaging resulting from self-referral by nonradiologists is $16 billion per year...
  28. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: other causes of overutilization and what can be done about it
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:317-21. 2004
    ..It is important for radiologists to be familiar with these issues and to support efforts to control overutilization...
  29. ncbi request reprint Recent rapid increase in utilization of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging and related procedures: 1996-1998 practice patterns
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 222:144-8. 2002
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  30. ncbi request reprint Comparative increases in utilization rates of ultrasound examinations among radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians from 1993 to 2001
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:549-52. 2004
    ..To ascertain changes in the utilization rates of diagnostic ultrasound among radiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians in recent years...
  31. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the quality of imaging facilities operated by nonradiologist physicians and of the images they produce
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:649-51. 2004
    ..Radiologists should bring this evidence to the attention of payers and medical policy makers in their areas who are responsible for decisions affecting patients' safety...
  32. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: possible remedies for self-referral that could be taken by federal or state governments and payers
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:806-10. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Who gets paid for diagnostic imaging, and how much?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:931-5. 2004
    ..To determine the apportionment of Medicare Part B payments for noninvasive diagnostic imaging among radiologists and other specialists and to ascertain the trends in these payments over a recent 5-year period...
  34. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: what must academic radiology do?
    Vijay M Rao
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:622-5. 2007
    ..The Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments needs to assume a leadership role in implementing these changes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: the past, present, and future importance of training standards in imaging
    Vijay M Rao
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:602-6. 2005
    ..In this article, the authors review some of the existing standards and proposals for new ones and discuss how they might affect the credentialing of physicians in the near future...
  36. doi request reprint Trends in PET scanner ownership and leasing by nonradiologist physicians
    Rajan Agarwal
    Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:187-91. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine growth trends in ownership or leasing of private-office PET scanners by nonradiologist physicians...
  37. ncbi request reprint Use trends and geographic variation in neuroimaging: nationwide medicare data for 1993 and 1998
    V M Rao
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 22:1643-9. 2001
    ..Use of conventional invasive procedures such as myelography and angiography increased strikingly, contrary to the expected decline. Regional use varied substantially...
  38. ncbi request reprint Nationwide trends in rates of utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging among the Medicare population between 1993 and 1999
    Andrea J Maitino
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Suite 3390, Gibbon Bldg, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 227:113-7. 2003
    ..To determine current utilization rates and recent nationwide trends for noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) among the Medicare population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Spinal injection procedures: volume, provider distribution, and reimbursement in the U.S. medicare population from 1993 to 1999
    John A Carrino
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, 3390 Gibbon, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 225:723-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate spinal injection procedures for trends in volume, reimbursement, and physician specialty participation...
  40. doi request reprint A prior authorization program of a radiology benefits management company and how it has affected utilization of advanced diagnostic imaging
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 7:33-8. 2010
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  41. doi request reprint Recent shifts in place of service for noninvasive diagnostic imaging: have hospitals missed an opportunity?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 6:96-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine recent shifts in place of service for noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) and determine whether hospitals have lost business to private outpatient imaging facilities...
  42. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of coronary CT angiography in evaluation of patients without symptoms who have positive stress test results
    Ethan J Halpern
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, 132 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 5244, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1257-62. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to use decision tree analysis to determine the cost-effectiveness and radiation dose that would result from performing coronary CT angiography (CTA) before catheterization...
  43. doi request reprint The disproportionate effects of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on radiologists' private office MRI and CT practices compared with those of other physicians
    David C Levin
    Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 6:620-5. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was therefore to compare the effects of the DRA on the in-office MRI and CT practices of radiologists and NRPs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Do emergency medicine physicians perform ultrasound and conventional radiography in the emergency department? Recent trends from 1993 to 2001
    Andrea J Maitino
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:274-8. 2005
    ..To examine trends in emergency medicine physicians' participation in diagnostic ultrasound and conventional radiography from 1993 to 2001...
  45. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal imaging: medicare use, costs, and potential for cost substitution
    Laurence Parker
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:182-8. 2008
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  46. ncbi request reprint Body MR imaging and CT volume: variations and trends based on an analysis of medicare and fee-for-service health insurance databases
    Donald G Mitchell
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1096 Main Bldg, 132 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 179:27-31. 2002
    ..We examined Medicare and fee-for-service data sets to understand better the utilization of MR imaging for imaging the pelvis, abdomen, and chest relative to its use in imaging for other body parts and to the utilization of CT...
  47. doi request reprint Recent payment and utilization trends in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging: comparison between self-referral and referral to radiologists
    David C Levin
    Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 6:437-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effects of self-referral by comparing recent trends in payments and utilization rates for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) among radiologists and cardiologists between 1998 and 2006...
  48. doi request reprint Radiation dose in a "triple rule-out" coronary CT angiography protocol of emergency department patients using 64-MDCT: the impact of ECG-based tube current modulation on age, sex, and body mass index
    Kevin M Takakuwa
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1020 Sansom St, Ste 239, Thompson Bldg, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:866-72. 2009
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  49. ncbi request reprint Practice patterns of radiologists and nonradiologists in utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging among the Medicare population 1993-1999
    Andrea J Maitino
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Suite 3390, Gibbon Bldg, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 228:795-801. 2003
    ..To compare nationwide trends in noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) practice patterns of radiologists and of nonradiologists among the Medicare population during the 6 years from 1993 to 1999...
  50. doi request reprint Decision analytic model for evaluation of suspected coronary disease with stress testing and coronary CT angiography
    Ethan J Halpern
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107 5244, USA
    Acad Radiol 17:577-86. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to apply a decision analytic model for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) to define the optimal utilization of coronary computed tomographic angiography (cCTA) and stress testing...
  51. ncbi request reprint Trends in the utilization of MR angiography and body MR imaging in the US Medicare population: 1993-1998
    Barry J Livstone
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Radiology 222:615-8. 2002
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Endovascular repair vs open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: comparative utilization trends from 2001 to 2006
    David C Levin
    Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 6:506-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine to what extent EVAR is replacing OSR, whether the frequency of treatment is increasing with the advent of the less invasive approach, and which specialties are performing the procedures...
  53. doi request reprint Geographic variation in the utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging: national medicare data, 1998-2007
    Laurence Parker
    Department of Radiology, Center for Research on the Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 132 S 10th St, 10th Fl Main, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1034-9. 2010
    ..This study provides an overview of geographic variation in noninvasive diagnostic imaging utilization in the Medicare population over the period 1998 to 2007...
  54. ncbi request reprint Turf wars in radiology: training in diagnostic imaging: how much is enough?
    Vijay M Rao
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:1016-8. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular imaging: who does it and how important is it to the practice of radiology?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:303-6. 2002
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Accuracy of MDCT in assessing the degree of stenosis caused by calcified coronary artery plaques
    Shaoxiong Zhang
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Main Bldg, Rm 1090, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:1676-83. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine how accurate coronary CTA is in evaluating these lesions...
  57. doi request reprint Recent trends in mammography utilization in the Medicare population: is there a cause for concern?
    Vijay M Rao
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 5:652-6. 2008
    ..Recent published reports have shown a decline in the mammography screening rate in women over age 40, but it is not known whether this trend is a reason for concern in the Medicare population...
  58. doi request reprint Comparison of image quality and arterial enhancement with a dedicated coronary CTA protocol versus a triple rule-out coronary CTA protocol
    Ethan J Halpern
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 132 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 5244, USA
    Acad Radiol 16:1039-48. 2009
    ..To compare the image quality of dedicated coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) to that of triple rule-out (TRO) CTA designed to evaluate the coronary arteries, thoracic aorta, and pulmonary arteries...
  59. ncbi request reprint Angiographic assessment of initial balloon angioplasty results
    Geoffrey A Gardiner
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 15:1081-7. 2004
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  60. ncbi request reprint Changes in procedure volume and service provider distribution among radiologists and nonradiologists in dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry between 1996 and 2002
    Charles M Intenzo
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:662-4. 2005
    ..To determine changes in the number of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) procedures performed in the United States, as well as changes in the relative number of procedures performed by radiologists and nonradiologists...
  61. ncbi request reprint Same-specialty referrals for imaging compared with referrals to radiologists: are the data correct?
    David C Levin
    Radiology 247:592; discussion 592-4. 2008