News In Brief
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.
NTP temporarily halts Mo-99 production
July 25, 2014 -- NTP Radioisotopes was forced to temporarily halt production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) earlier this month after a minor operational incident at its manufacturing facility in South Africa.
Study: 2 new signs identify gastric band slippage
July 25, 2014 -- Researchers in Ohio and Rhode Island have identified two previously undescribed radiological signs of potentially life-threatening slippage of laparoscopically adjustable gastric bands.
USPSTF posts plan for breast screening review
July 24, 2014 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized its research plan for new recommendations for breast cancer screening as the group looks to update its controversial 2009 guidance.
FDA clears Philips' Visiq mobile US scanner
July 24, 2014 -- Philips Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Visiq mobile ultrasound scanner.
ACR offers journalism, publishing fellowship
July 24, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now accepting applications for the Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing.
Claron to partner with Italian telehealth firm
July 24, 2014 -- Advanced visualization and analysis firm Claron Technology has formed a partnership with an Italian telehealth system provider.
Konica Minolta, Del to collaborate
July 24, 2014 -- Konica Minolta Medical Imaging has announced a partnership with Del Medical that will bring together Konica Minolta's Aero DR wireless digital radiography (DR) panel with Del Medical's x-ray systems.
Kan. Senate candidate lands in more hot water
July 24, 2014 -- A Kansas radiologist running for the U.S. Senate has run afoul of the state's medical licensing board, which has launched an investigation into charges that he improperly posted gruesome photos of gunshot victims to a social media site.

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