NEC nets FDA OK for MultiSync monitor August 2, 2013 -- NEC Display Solutions of America has received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 21-inch MultiSync MD211G5 medical-grade monitor.
FDA to consider adding breast density to MQSA August 1, 2013 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to amend its regulations governing mammography to include breast density reporting to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), the agency stated in the Federal Register.
FDG-PET/CT tops biopsy in lymphoma patients August 1, 2013 -- FDG-PET/CT achieved greater sensitivity, negative predictive value, and accuracy than bone marrow biopsy in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Mirada touts software in AAPM studies August 1, 2013 -- Medical imaging software developer Mirada Medical is highlighting several studies featuring the company's software at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Indianapolis next week.
Top paid specialties? Radiology comes in 8th August 1, 2013 -- Which medical specialties have the highest paid physicians? Not radiology, according to a study conducted by the physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates and reported by Forbes.
Chest pain patients hospitalized more often without CCTA August 1, 2013 -- Patients presenting with chest pain spend less time in the hospital and are admitted less often if they undergo coronary CT angiography (CCTA) rather than standard care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
House committee passes SGR repeal legislation August 1, 2013 -- The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee has unanimously passed legislation to repeal and replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR), according to the American College of Radiology.
Calif. rep to propose Stark exception antidote August 1, 2013 -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) plans to introduce legislation that would remove some healthcare services -- including advanced diagnostic imaging -- from the exemption to federal anti-self-referral laws.
Siemens taps new CEO, reports Q3 financials July 31, 2013 -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG on July 31 announced a new CEO to replace departing executive Peter Löscher, and also released financial results for the company's third quarter (end-June 30).
Toshiba launches MRI upgrade program July 31, 2013 -- Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched a program for users of its Vantage 1.5-tesla MRI systems that allows them to easily upgrade to Vantage Titan, the company said.