Cigna revises policy, will now pay for screening DBT
August 24, 2016 -- Reversing a decision made late last year, health insurer Cigna said it will now cover breast screening exams performed with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).
New PET device could go to your head
August 24, 2016 -- Researchers are developing quite the novel way to acquire PET brain scans. Rather than placing a patient in a conventional scanner, he or she would wear a helmet outfitted with PET detectors, according to an article published August 22 on Smithsonian.com.
Qubyx lands FDA clearance for monitor bundle
August 23, 2016 -- Display calibration firm Qubyx Software Technologies has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a version of its PerfectLum calibration and quality assurance software that's bundled with Dell's UltraSharp UP3216Q monitor.
Lexmark expands product portfolio
August 23, 2016 -- Printing firm and software developer Lexmark International has debuted several new software packages and services, including its Healthcare Content Management Viewer.
ACR debuts private online community
August 23, 2016 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has introduced Engage, a private online community for its members.
ViewRay to sell $14M in stock
August 22, 2016 -- Image-guided radiotherapy developer ViewRay said it will sell $13.8 million in common stock in a financing effort led by current investors as it prepares to launch its MRIdian linear accelerator technology.
FDA OKs new MRI-conditional cochlear implant
August 22, 2016 -- Cochlear Limited announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Nucleus implants for MRI use up to 3 tesla when the implant's magnet has been removed.
CT separates bone mets from benign lesions
August 22, 2016 -- Researchers in Boston say that CT attenuation measurements can be used to distinguish untreated osteoblastic metastases from enostoses, which are benign bone lesions, according to a study in the August American Journal of Roentgenology.
Later positive CT lung scans portend worse outcomes
August 22, 2016 -- Individuals undergoing annual CT lung cancer screening fare worse when the results are positive in the second or third annual round, concludes a new study based on the National Lung Screening Trial. Conversely, patients who had a noncancerous positive result at the first screening lived longer.
Prostate cancer rates decline after USPSTF change
August 19, 2016 -- Rates of early prostate cancer have continued to decline since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine prostate-specific antigen testing in all men in 2012, according to an article published online August 18 in JAMA Oncology.