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The American College of Radiology supports the May 31, 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which calls for establishing minimum national standards and an oversight...

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Vycon, flywheel power systems

When a power outage occurs, MRI equipment can be damaged and accuracy of the scans effected. To mitigate the effects of power interruptions, healthcare facilities have traditionally relied on the...

Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, is compiling the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures...

The Alliance for Integrity in Medicare (AIM), a broad coalition of medical specialty, laboratory, radiation oncology, and medical imaging groups committed to ending the practice of inappropriate...

liver metastasis, iterative reconstruction

New computed tomography (CT) dose studies and growing public media attention have made minimizing unnecessary radiation dose to patients a priority for medical imaging facilities. In addition,...

Sen. Stan Bingham and Sen. Wesley Meredith have introduced a bill in the North Carolina legislature that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and...

The Obama administration has released the long-anticipated budget proposal for fiscal 2014. Although the document did not include specific reductions in reimbursement for advanced diagnostic...

Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is a better way to measure annular size in patients with aortic stenosis who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) than two...

According to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, any efficiencies in physician interpretation and diagnosis gained when different...

MIM 6

MIM Software Inc. has announced its software release MIM 6 is now available. Users in all areas of medical imaging can benefit from tools for deformable evaluation and correction, magnetic...

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc Synapse 3D Advanced Visualization ACC

FujiFilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. showcased its Synapse 3D at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference March 9 to 11, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Fully...

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) applauded the adoption of an amendment...

Mummies Egypt Atherosclerosis CT Systems

Atherosclerosis is usually considered to be related to contemporary risk factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. However, researchers suggest that high prevalence of atherosclerosis...

Contrast Agents Mayo Clinic Clinical Study Kidney Injury

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for computed tomography (CT) scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of...

Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron emission tomography (PET) Infusion System through a new distribution agreement with Comecer SPA....

The American College of Radiology supports the Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act (H.R. 846), recently introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Peter Roskam (R-IL), John Barrow (D-GA...

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) today launched Medical Device Tax Watch, a website dedicated to raising awareness of efforts of some medical device manufacturers to pass the...

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely. The list...

Sunshine act, disclosure, cardiology, radiology

The White House’s recent approval of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act mandates transparency within physician-industry relationships. Data recording begins Aug. 1, 2013, so it is necessary for...

Since its launch, less than two years ago, more than 5 million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly 3 million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index...