ACR, AAPM release radiation safety resource
April 24, 2015 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) have released ACR-AAPM Radiation Safety Officer Resources, a new document designed to assist physicians and medical physicists who serve as radiation safety officers at medical facilities.
Siemens gets U.S. approval for breast tomo
April 23, 2015 -- Siemens Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a digital breast tomosynthesis add-on option to its Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography platform.
ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk
April 23, 2015 -- Ungated CT plus Agatston calcium scoring is sufficient to clarify an individual's cardiac risk, usually reclassifying them downward compared to guidelines that aren't based on imaging exams, researchers reported at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Toronto.
VuCOMP submits PMA for breast tomo CAD
April 23, 2015 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) developer VuCOMP has submitted a premarket approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAD software for digital breast tomosynthesis.
ATA tackles thyroid nodule management for children
April 23, 2015 -- The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has released its first guidelines for managing thyroid nodules and cancer in children.
IMRIS receives Nasdaq deficiency notice
April 23, 2015 -- Image-guided therapy developer IMRIS has received a deficiency notice related to the bid price of its stock from the Nasdaq Stock Market.
ASRT unveils new online education modules
April 23, 2015 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has released three new online education modules: Safe CT Practices, Safe MRI Practices, and Low-Dose Computed Tomography.
Ontario committee recommends MRgFUS for uterine fibroids
April 23, 2015 -- The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee has recommended the use of MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) in women seeking treatment for uterine fibroids, according to a statement from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.
eHealth Technologies teams up with Box
April 23, 2015 -- Electronic health records firm eHealth Technologies has formed a partnership with cloud storage provider Box.
U.S. senator calls for mammo reimbursement
April 23, 2015 -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is calling on U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to ensure the continued availability of free mammograms for women 40 years and older.