Health Affairs: Imaging growth slowed sharply starting in 2006 July 25, 2012 -- The growth of advanced diagnostic imaging in Medicare patients slowed to single-digit rates starting in 2006, a trend that has extended to private payors, according to a study from the August issue of Health Affairs, published online July 25. The study confirms other recent research documenting imaging's slowdown.
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ACR responds to Health Affairs study July 25, 2012 -- A study published online July 25 in Health Affairs is "incomplete and potentially misleading," according to a response statement from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
NH to expand hepatitis C testing July 25, 2012 -- State health authorities in New Hampshire are extending a hepatitis C testing program in the wake of revelations that a traveling cardiac cath lab technologist may have infected patients with the disease after allegedly diverting fentanyl from the lab for his own use.
Elekta to highlight works in progress at AAPM July 25, 2012 -- Radiation oncology firm Elekta plans to highlight its works in progress at the upcoming American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting in Charlotte, NC.
CIVCO adds integration with Vision RT July 25, 2012 -- Ultrasound and radiotherapy products developer CIVCO Medical Solutions has integrated its Protura robotic patient positioning system with radiation therapy software developer Vision RT's AlignRT 3D imaging system.
Cardiac cath technologist charged in hepatitis C infections July 24, 2012 -- Federal authorities in New Hampshire have charged a traveling cardiac cath technologist with infecting patients with hepatitis C after he allegedly stole syringes containing fentanyl and replaced the dirty needles with saline solution. The case has authorities fearing an outbreak of hepatitis C in more than half a dozen states.