FDA issues warning on PAD vascular balloon, stent
January 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to healthcare professionals about the use of certain drug-containing balloons and stents in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Medtronic recalls StealthStation brain imaging software
January 18, 2019 -- Device manufacturer Medtronic is recalling its Synergy and StealthStation S7 cranial software applications for its StealthStation surgical navigation system, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA clears Hologic's Localizer for long-term placement
January 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared women's imaging firm Hologic's Localizer radiofrequency identification breast lesion localization device for long-term placement.
Kwiatkowski asks for sentence to be thrown out
January 17, 2019 -- David Kwiatkowski, the radiologic technologist who is serving 39 years in prison after infecting patients with hepatitis C as part of a drug diversion scheme, is asking a federal court in New Hampshire to throw out his sentence.
Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform
January 17, 2019 -- Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips has launched an upgraded version of its Azurion image-guided angiography platform.
MIM nets FDA OK for dosimetry software
January 17, 2019 -- Medical imaging software developer MIM Software has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its molecular radiotherapy dosimetry product.
Digirad stock faces Nasdaq sanction
January 16, 2019 -- Nuclear medicine equipment and services firm Digirad has received notification from Nasdaq that the company's stock price has not met minimum price requirements for listing on the stock exchange.
Bayer announces layoffs in Pa. office
January 16, 2019 -- Bayer has announced plans to close its campus in Robinson Township, PA, and eliminate 569 jobs and 96 contractors over the next two years.
UnitedHealthcare delays preauthorization policy
January 16, 2019 -- Healthcare insurer UnitedHealthcare has delayed its planned "site of care" preauthorization review policy for certain hospital outpatient CT, MR, and MR angiography procedures until February 1, according to the American College of Radiology.
Screening mammo critic Gotzsche to start new institute
January 15, 2019 -- Long-time mammography screening critic Dr. Peter Gøtzsche plans to start a new organization called the Institute for Scientific Freedom, according to a news item published online January 11 in the BMJ.