Ezra launches full-body MRI screening
May 24, 2019 -- Cancer screening startup Ezra has launched a direct-to-consumer full-body MRI scanning program in the New York City area.
ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges
May 23, 2019 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is lauding the U.S. House of Representatives for the introduction of bipartisan legislation that addresses "surprise" medical bills.
RefleXion files 510(k), opens manufacturing facility
May 23, 2019 -- Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical has filed a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its biology-guided radiotherapy system. The firm also opened a new 50,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in Hayward, CA.
FDA OKs ControlRad's fluoro dose-reduction technology
May 22, 2019 -- Medical device firm ControlRad has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Trace radiation dose-reduction technology for fluoroscopy.
Radium awarded radiation shielding patent
May 22, 2019 -- Radiation protection technology developer Radium has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its ClearView transparent radiation shield.
Senate gets bill for RA Medicare payments
May 22, 2019 -- U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) has introduced the Senate's version of the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act, a bill that would allow radiologists to submit Medicare claims for nonimaging services performed by radiologist assistants (RAs).
Eden nets funding for Mo-99 reactor
May 22, 2019 -- Eden Radioisotopes has signed an investment agreement with oil and gas company Abo Empire to build a medical isotope production reactor in New Mexico. The planned reactor of less than 2 megawatts of power will primarily manufacture molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the precursor to technetium-99m.
Philips gets new FDA OK for MRI treatment planning
May 22, 2019 -- Philips Healthcare has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Magnetic Resonance for Calculating Attenuation pelvis software.
Life Image teams up with Bialogics Analytics
May 21, 2019 -- Medical image-sharing provider Life Image has signed a strategic partnership with business intelligence analytics firm Bialogics Analytics.
Varian to acquire cancer treatment provider
May 21, 2019 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cancer Treatment Services International for $283 million.