United Imaging donates scanning rooms to Chinese clinics February 25, 2020 -- United Imaging has donated $14 million in portable scanning and operating rooms to Chinese mobile hospitals that have been established in sports centers, exhibition halls, and schools to fight the 2019 novel coronavirus disease outbreak.
Cigna posts high-tech imaging hospital coverage policy February 25, 2020 -- Healthcare insurer Cigna has announced a new medical coverage policy for MRI, MR angiography, CT, and CT angiography imaging in the hospital. The move is the latest in a trend in which insurers try to contain advanced imaging costs, both in and out of hospitals.
Merit reports increases in revenue for Q4, 2019 February 25, 2020 -- Disposable products developer Merit Medical Systems posted increases in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter and 2019, with notable growth in sales of its catheters and standalone devices.
CurveBeam to debut AI tool for segmenting foot CT February 25, 2020 -- Imaging device vendor CurveBeam said it will debut its new CubeVue Autometrics artificial intelligence (AI) segmentation software for foot and ankle CT scans at next month's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in Orlando, FL.
Abbott recalls 2 coronary angioplasty catheters February 25, 2020 -- Pharmaceutical and healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of two of its catheters used in coronary angioplasty procedures.
Coronavirus may transmit through asymptomatic carriers February 24, 2020 -- An asymptomatic individual in China may have transmitted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to five family members despite having normal chest CT findings and negative initial DNA test results, according to an article published February 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.