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.
Ala. hospital, docs to pay $25M to settle claims
July 29, 2014 -- A healthcare system in Alabama and a physician group practice have agreed to pay $24.5 million to settle claims made by the U.S. government that they violated federal antikickback laws.
Rayence ships new DR software
July 29, 2014 -- Rayence has begun shipping its flat-panel digital radiography (DR) detectors with enhanced XmaruView V1 image acquisition software.
Decision support helps radiologists suggest follow-up imaging
July 28, 2014 -- Radiologists often discover incidental findings during image interpretation, but it's not always easy to ascertain which follow-up studies, if any, should be suggested. Decision-support software can be a huge help, according to Dr. Sanjay Saini of Massachusetts General Hospital.
CT lung screening participants not bothered by false positives
July 25, 2014 -- Participants in the massive National Lung Screening Trial weren't troubled by false-positive initial results suggesting they might have cancer -- possibly because they had been well-prepared in advance for such alarms, according to a report published on Friday in Cancer.
Honey, I shrunk the magnet: Preclinical 7T MRI runs cryogen-free
July 25, 2014 -- Looking to fill a void in the market for preclinical MRI and eliminate the need for labs to hunt down scarce supplies of liquid helium, MR Solutions has developed a new cryogen-free, compact 7-tesla preclinical scanner for research applications.
Yoga pants prompt warning on MRI safety
July 25, 2014 -- An incident at a hospital in Canada has prompted a warning about the hazards of wearing certain types of yoga pants -- which may contain metal fibers -- during MRI scans.
ACR lauds study showing low CT screening anxiety
July 25, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is praising the results of a new study showing that initial false-positive results from lung cancer screening do not cause undue patient anxiety.