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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) called on legislators across the country to find a permanent fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula to preserve access and improve the...

ASTRO, HCPLAN, launch, Medicare, payment structure

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) leadership participated in the launch of the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) from the U.S. Department of Health and...

The 6th Annual Vitals Index revealed that the national average for wait times for doctors dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, a full one-minute shorter than the 2014 wait time average.

FDA, MQSA, tomosynthesis, DBT, certificate extension, requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released updated requirements for a mammography facility to extend its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certification for digital breast...

4-D scans, fetuses, smoking, effects, unborn babies, Durham, Lancaster

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers' unborn babies, new research has suggested.

The ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment service released a new report examining the possible role of computer-aided detection in low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung...

Cardiac visualization and analysis software provider Epsilon Imaging announced the results of four studies presented at the ACC 2015 that demonstrated improved quality in assessment of heart...

March 26, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare introduced a new angiography system and new cardiac ultrasound apps at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting.  

UC San Diego, NAFLD, MRI, diagnosis, PDFF

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to help improve diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver...

Prostate cancer patients with detectable prostate specific antigen (PSA) following radical prostatectomy should receive earlier, more aggressive radiation therapy treatment, according to a new...

OSUCCC, prostate cancer, miRNA, recurrence, radiation therapy

A group of molecules in prostate-cancer cells could one day be used to distinguish which patients with rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels should be treated with radiation therapy...

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

TraumaCad, Voyant, Brainlab, pre-operative planning, templating, hip, orthopedic

Voyant Health, a Brainlab company, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on TraumaCad Mobile, a mobile solution for pre-operative orthopedic...

Virginia, prostate cancer, adjuvant radiation therapy, prostatectomy, salvage

Two new studies from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have cast doubt on the wisdom of delaying radiation treatment for prostate cancer as long as possible after the removal of the...

Brainlab, ExacTrac, Versa HD, Elekta, LMU, Munich, LINAC, first

Brainlab announced first patient treatments on a fully integrated radiation oncology solution that combines ExacTrac patient positioning with the delivery precision of the Elekta Versa HD...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program (MQSA) Scorecard, which offers answers to the most commonly requested national...

IBA, Phillippines, CAREprogram, training, proton therapy, radiation, SRS, SBRT

Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) announced the successful expansion of IBA Academy on the Road “Small Field Dosimetry Workshop,” organized and hosted with Lung Center of the Philippines in Manila...

ASRT, Safety Essentials, online series, education, culture

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched Safety Essentials, an online educational series providing healthcare professionals with guidance to create a culture of...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports it has revoked the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certificate for AP Diagnostic Imaging Inc., a facility at 1692 Oak Tree Road in...