President's 2015 budget proposal: Political, not practical March 5, 2014 -- The Obama administration has released its 2015 budget plan, which largely reflects proposals that were included in the 2014 budget and will most likely not affect medical imaging -- for better or for worse, according to the American College of Radiology.
7T MRI may improve diagnosis of Parkinson's disease March 5, 2014 -- Researchers in Italy used 7-tesla MRI to uncover details of an area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease, which could help improve early detection of the condition, according to a study published online February 26 in Radiology.
The PACSman Awards: HIMSS 2014 edition March 5, 2014 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is a completely different show than RSNA's annual confab in Chicago. RSNA is more serious, while HIMSS has an almost carnival atmosphere to it, according to PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo, also known as the PACSman.
AAA gets orphan drug status March 5, 2014 -- Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) has received orphan drug designation status for gallium-68 DOTATATE.
MRI's view of carotid artery helps predict cardiovascular risk March 4, 2014 -- Using MRI to image carotid artery plaque can accurately predict future cardiovascular events such as strokes and heart attacks in people with no history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online March 4 in Radiology.
MICI Q1: Reimbursement concerns still dominate March 4, 2014 -- Concerns over reimbursement continue to weigh heavily on the minds of radiology administrators, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Administrators surveyed for the index's first quarter expressed lower optimism that they would be adequately reimbursed by Medicare.
Short-term follow-up OK for BI-RADS 3 lesions on MRI March 4, 2014 -- The malignancy rate is comparable for lesions detected at mammography and those found on MRI that are probably benign, which means that short-term follow-up is acceptable for women with no history of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Nordion, Bracco ink supply deal March 4, 2014 -- Canadian radioisotope firm Nordion and Bracco Imaging have signed a two-year contract to supply U.S. subsidiary Bracco Diagnostics with strontium-82.