AI firm Infervision scores $47M in funding
March 20, 2018 -- Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Infervision completed a 300 million yuan ($47 million U.S.) series B+ round from existing investors Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, and Genesis Capital, according to a report from China Money Network.
Md. providers settle claims over ultrasound billing
March 20, 2018 -- Five healthcare providers in Maryland have agreed to settle U.S. government claims stating that they submitted false Medicare bills for duplex Doppler ultrasound studies.
FDA report tackles Philips complaint handling
March 20, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its inspection of the Cleveland-area manufacturing facility operated by Philips Healthcare.
SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs
March 20, 2018 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has joined other advocacy groups and vendors in Washington, DC, last week to campaign for a bill that would require the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reclassify diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as drugs.
SIR inducts 34 new fellows at annual meeting
March 20, 2018 -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 34 new fellows at its annual scientific meeting, held March 17-22 in Los Angeles.
Pittsburgh radiologist charged in opioid case
March 19, 2018 -- A radiologist in Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he unlawfully dispensed Vicodin and then filed for insurance reimbursement of the prescriptions.
SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure
March 19, 2018 -- Better strategies are needed for the prevention and management of respiratory compromise in interventional radiology sedation procedures, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in Los Angeles.
MedyMatch changes name to MaxQ-AI
March 19, 2018 -- MedyMatch has changed its name to MaxQ-AI to reflect a focus on artificial intelligence (AI).
Japan adopts new gadolinium use restrictions
March 16, 2018 -- Japan has adopted new restrictions on the use of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to an editorial written by Dr. Tomonori Kanda of Kobe University and published online on March 16 in Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences.
Health Canada clears Planmed's Clarity systems
March 16, 2018 -- Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has received clearance from Health Canada for its Planmed Clarity 2D and 3D digital mammography systems.