The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute announced the awarding of six research grants to support studies of the role of diagnostic imaging in today¹s changing health care payment and delivery structures. The recipients are:

1. Dr. Saurabh Jha (University of Pennsylvania), “Utilization of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Coronary Revascularization”
2. Dr. Marta Heilbrun (University of Utah), “Demonstrating the Value of Imaging: Measuring the impact of Whole ­ Body versus Selective CT on length of stay in severe trauma”
3. Dr. William Hsu (UCLA), “Utilization and Value of Imaging in the Elderly Population”
4. Dr. Suhui Li (George Washington University), “How Does Tort Reform Affect Physicians’ Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging Services?”
5. Dr. Michael Lu (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital), “Reducing Repeat Imaging Due to Transfer of Care: Import to PACS and Formal Reports for Outside Imaging”
6. Dr. Amir Khaliq (University of Oklahoma), “The Scope, Variation, and Cost of Imaging Services at Critical Access Hospitals”