CMS to mull covering more PET agents July 12, 2012 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to consider expanding coverage to more PET imaging agents after receiving a letter from imaging groups advocating broader Medicare payments.
NIH awards Digital Infuzion with 10-year contract July 12, 2012 -- Biomedical informatics firm Digital Infuzion has received a 10-year contract with a value of up to $20 billion from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) IT Acquisition and Assessment Center.
Merge releases OrthoPACS software July 12, 2012 -- Healthcare IT and advanced visualization developer Merge Healthcare has released its Merge OrthoPACS image management and digital templating software for orthopedics.
HIT Global enters Chinese market July 12, 2012 -- Canadian continuing medical education firm HIT Global announced it will be selling continuing medical education courses to more than 2 million healthcare professionals working in China through a joint venture.
Hologic offers update on Gen-Probe purchase July 12, 2012 -- Women's imaging vendor Hologic and Gen-Probe announced that Carl Hull, chairman and CEO of Gen-Probe, has entered into an agreement to continue his employment with the combined company for a minimum of 15 months.
KLAS ultrasound survey rates OEMs' performance July 12, 2012 -- Ultrasound vendors who respond well to provider needs and market changes -- including expansions in range of clinical use and growing volumes -- receive higher satisfaction scores, according to a new study conducted by research firm KLAS.
Demographics can help predict malignancy on CT lung screening July 11, 2012 -- Lost in the enthusiasm over CT lung screening's mortality benefit was a big question: how to handle follow-up. With false-positive rates over 25% in some screening studies, there has to be a better way to separate patients who may have cancer from those who don't. In a July 2 article in PLoS One, researchers think they may have found one.
CDC warns of digesting grill-cleaning bristles July 11, 2012 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about a continuing trend of injuries caused by adults and children unintentionally ingesting metal brush bristles used to clean cooking grills.