September 5, 2012 — According to a study in the Sept. issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, overall noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21 percent from 2006 to 2010. The study reveals that medical imaging is not a driver of escalating Medicare costs.
September 5, 2012 — A criminal complaint was unsealed this morning in Brooklyn federal court charging Ting Huan Tai, also known as “Warren Tai,” the operator of United Medical Diagnosis, P.C. (“UMD”), based in Flushing, New York, with healthcare fraud in connection with his submission of more than $30 million in false Medicare and Medicaid billings. A seizure warrant seeking the defendant’s alleged ill-gotten gains, including a Lamborghini automobile, was also unsealed.
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid watching the ensuing carnage after two individuals who underwent positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with CardioGen-82 (Rubidium Rb 82 Generator) triggered airport radiation sensors in May 2011. Hung up on the tracks… Bracco Diagnostics, healthcare providers and their patients. Inbound at 60 miles-per-hour and weighing in at 15,000 tons… the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
August 30, 2012 — According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research entitled, "Digital Radiology Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global radiology systems market is estimated at $9.7 billion in 2012 and expected to reach $13.3 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2018.
August 30, 2012 — HealthInsight, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers and eHealth Global Technologies (eHGT) announced the successful go-live for HealtHIE Nevada of eHealth Image Exchange, a service that enables authorized health information exchange (HIE) participants to seamlessly share diagnostic quality images.
August 30, 2012 — Carestream has upgraded its Carestream DRX-1 system with a new smaller and lighter console at 20 x 8 x 15 inches and 36 lbs.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
August 30, 2012 — Brit Systems Inc. has announced Cloud Premium, additional services for the Brit Cloud medical image-sharing platform.
August 30, 2012 – Viztek, the digital imaging solution provider, announced a new market, based on significant increase in interest in its small footprint Straight Arm digital radiography (DR) product among urgent care facilities recently opened and run by area hospitals.
August 30, 2012 — An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need – or don’t need – an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood flow to the heart, according to an international study.
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
Cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
August 29, 2012 — A new, daytime teleradiology company targeting urgent care, independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs), mobile medical and physician offices is now serving clients in 10 states, is licensed in 20 and plans to expand with the growth of its customers. Teleradiology Specialists keeps overhead costs low and extends the savings to every customer while employing highly qualified radiologists who are available to read a wide variety of studies all day.
August 29, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems announced that it has become a supporter of a phase III study comparing radiosurgery with surgical resection for the treatment of early-stage, high-risk, operable non-small cell lung cancer.
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
August 29, 2012 — The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create exquisite images of the body’s soft tissues – and the tumors that arise amid them – is helping physicians at National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumors, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs and tissues.
August 29, 2012 — New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research shows that changes in brain blood flow associated with vein abnormalities are not specific for multiple sclerosis (MS) and do not contribute to its severity, despite what some researchers have speculated. Results of the research are published online in the journal Radiology.
We want absolutes; things we can depend on; certainties in an unfortunately uncertain world. It’s the kind of faith we put into positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), even when it’s not warranted.
August 28, 2012 — According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), a paper by Gierach et al. in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (which is not the National Cancer Institute's journal) says that, although they are at a small increased risk of developing breast cancer, women with dense breast tissue (a large percentage of fibrous and glandular tissues) are not at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer when compared to women with mostly fat in their breasts.
August 28, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on its new Vantage Titan 1.5T series, which features the 8-, 16- and 32-channel MR (magnetic resonance) systems.
August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to modify the U.S. product label for several ultrasound contrast agents used to improve the accuracy of radiation-free ultrasound scans.
August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-type A microspheres injectable suspension, USP), a contrast agent that may improve visualization of the left ventricular border, an area of the heart that is critical to see in order to diagnose certain heart diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Gary Ezzell, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), talks about current trends in ...