ASNR creates Anne Osborn professorship program
June 28, 2017 -- The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) has launched the Anne G. Osborn ASNR International Outreach Professor Program.
EAN 2017: Smartphone use can damage median nerve
June 28, 2017 -- Need another reason to take a break from your smartphone? Heavy users of smartphones can experience damage to their median nerves, potentially resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a poster presentation at this week's congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Amsterdam.
Texas governor signs DBT insurance bill
June 28, 2017 -- Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has signed legislation requiring insurance providers to cover digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for women older than 35, with no co-payment.
Philips lands FDA nod for new IntelliSpace applications
June 27, 2017 -- Royal Philips has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for version 9.0 of its IntelliSpace Portal image analytics platform, including several new radiology applications.
U.S. Senate health bill would leave 22M uninsured by 2026
June 26, 2017 -- The U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would leave 15 million more Americans uninsured a year after its implementation, 19 million by 2020, and 22 million by 2026, according to a report published June 26 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
$262B in healthcare claims initially denied in 2016
June 26, 2017 -- Out of an estimated $3 trillion in medical claims submitted by hospitals in the U.S. last year, an estimated 9% of charges ($262 billion) were initially denied, according to an analysis by Change Healthcare.
U.S. Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill
June 23, 2017 -- The U.S. Senate Republicans have unveiled their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Paxeramed launches image management platform
June 23, 2017 -- PACS/RIS developer Paxeramed has launched a new image management platform called CareRad to support DICOM imaging workflow and securely deliver medical images and reports to patients.
Study: ACA leads to earlier breast cancer diagnoses
June 23, 2017 -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being credited for a shift to earlier breast cancer diagnoses as more women were able to afford mammography screening, according to a study published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology.
FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains
June 23, 2017 -- Researchers using FDG-PET have uncovered healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in the brains of people at risk for Alzheimer's disease who consistently partake in moderate-intensity physical activity, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.