ACR urges Congress to retain 2021 MPFS conversion factor through 2023
July 27, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) on July 23 sent a letter to U.S. congressional leadership urging that the existing 3.75% increase to the conversion factor currently in play in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) be retained through 2023. Read More
GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3
July 27, 2021 -- Sales growth for its imaging and ultrasound products contributed to a strong increase in revenue for GE Healthcare in its fiscal third quarter. Read More
InsiteOne secures Pa. contract
July 27, 2021 -- Archiving services provider InsiteOne has secured a five-year contract with Doylestown Health in Doylestown, PA. Read More
Olympus launches quantitative CT analysis service
July 27, 2021 -- Olympus Medical Group parent Olympus has launched SeleCT Connect, a new program that makes its SeleCT quantitative CT analysis service available to U.S. healthcare facilities through Nuance Communications' Nuance AI Marketplace. Read More
Too many patients are receiving unacceptably high CT radiation doses
July 27, 2021 -- Patients undergoing multiple CT exams are receiving unacceptably high collective radiation doses, according to a study published July 22 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Luxsonic nets Health Canada OK for radiology VR suite
July 27, 2021 -- Canadian virtual reality software developer Luxsonic said that its SieVRt virtual reality (VR) radiology software platform has received Health Canada approval as a class 2 medical device for use in diagnostic radiology. Read More
Prescient Imaging gets FDA nod for portable PET scanner
July 27, 2021 -- PET technology developer Prescient Imaging said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its BBX-PET portable PET scanner. Read More
ASTRO members exhort Congress to block proposed Medicare cuts
July 26, 2021 -- Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) met with congressional leaders to urge them to block radiation oncology facility payment cuts in the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read More
Philips posts Q2 revenue increases in its medical imaging segment
July 26, 2021 -- Philips Healthcare posted second-quarter revenue increases in its Diagnosis & Treatment division, which includes its medical imaging operations. Read More
Quitting smoking slows early lung cancer progression
July 26, 2021 -- People who quit smoking after being diagnosed with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer have slower disease progression and lower mortality rates, according to a study published July 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More