News In Brief
DTI-MRI shows brain wiring in neurodevelopmental disorders
July 30, 2014 -- Using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI), researchers have found differences in brain wiring between children with sensory processing disorders and those with autism, according to a study published online July 30 in PLOS One.
U.S. x-ray market could top $1B by 2020
July 30, 2014 -- The U.S. diagnostic x-ray market could reach a value of approximately $1.1 billion by 2020, according to a report from market research firm GlobalData.
Calif. AG puts pressure on for-profit college
July 30, 2014 -- A California firm accused of running "phantom" programs for radiologic technologists will give prospective students more information on its plans to shut down most of its campuses in the state under an agreement with the state's attorney general (AG).
NEJM article seeks more FDA regulation of mHealth apps
July 29, 2014 -- While mobile health (mHealth) apps have the potential to broaden healthcare access and control costs, more regulatory oversight is needed to ensure consumer confidence and safety, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
21st Century lands term loan, recapitalization
July 29, 2014 -- Radiation oncology firm 21st Century Oncology said it has entered into two agreements with a group of noteholders, providing incremental liquidity and a framework for reducing outstanding debt and increasing cash flow.
Report: ACR's PAC backs incumbents over rads
July 29, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology's (ACR) political action committee, RADPAC, is spending more than $230,000 on support for incumbents in the Tennessee and Kansas Republican primary races -- rather than on radiologists who are challenging them for the posts, according to an article by the National Journal.