MedPAC votes to recommend elimination of MIPS
January 23, 2018 -- At its January 11 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted to recommend that Congress eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and institute a new voluntary value program that will reward quality within the current fee-for-service Medicare program.
U.S. diagnostic reference levels parallel those of other countries
January 23, 2018 -- The diagnostic reference levels for the 10 most common adult CT exams performed in the U.S. match those of many other countries, according to an article published online January 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies
January 23, 2018 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR), along with 11 other national medical specialty societies and patient advocacy groups, is urging Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield to eliminate an outpatient imaging policy it put into effect last year.
ASRT selects international speaker award recipients
January 22, 2018 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation selected its two recipients of the 2018 International Speakers Exchange award.
Imagin starts bladder cancer study
January 22, 2018 -- Imagin Medical has started its research study on bladder cancer using the i/Blue imaging system at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
IRadimed predicts boost in 2018 revenue
January 22, 2018 -- MRI accessories developer IRadimed announced that it expects a bump in revenue for the full year and first quarter of 2018.
SBRT bests surgery in post-treatment lung cancer survival
January 22, 2018 -- Patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had a better post-treatment survival rate than those who received surgery in a new study, published online January 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Imaging center accused of withholding patient records
January 19, 2018 -- A radiology imaging center in Franklin, TN, that has closed its doors has been charged with refusing to provide health records to patients without additional payment, say local news reports.
Ligand to develop contrast with low renal toxicity
January 19, 2018 -- Pharmaceutical developer Ligand Pharmaceuticals announced that it intends to develop a line of injectable medical imaging contrast agents with lower renal toxicity than existing agents on the market.
Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
January 18, 2018 -- The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical examination revealed that he has moderate heart disease, according to a news report from CNN.