New CMS payment model doesn't cover iCAD's rad therapy
September 18, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software developer iCAD said the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative payment model, does not include coverage for iCAD's intraoperative radiation therapy.
Siemens unveils new version of cardiac SPECT system
September 18, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its cardiac SPECT system in the U.S.
Stanford Atlas critics hit with lawyer's letter
September 18, 2020 -- A group of Stanford University scientists who authored an open letter criticizing Dr. Scott Atlas has been hit with a letter from his law firm charging them with defaming the radiologist, who in August was named to advise President Donald Trump on the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARRS to hold virtual 2021 annual meeting
September 18, 2020 -- The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) has announced that its 2021 annual meeting will be a virtual event held April 18-22.
MGH scientists identify PET tracer for Alzheimer's
September 18, 2020 -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists have developed a molecular imaging radiotracer that identifies Alzheimer's disease-related gamma-secretase in rodents and macaques that has translational potential for humans.
Radiation Business solutions purchases Radmax
September 18, 2020 -- Radiation Business Solutions purchased Radmax, a radiation oncology medical billing company headquartered in Tyler, TX.
RADLogics partners with PVmed on AI
September 18, 2020 -- Software developer RadLogics and Perception Vision Medical Technology Company (PVmed) of China are partnering on artificial intelligence (AI) medical imaging, which will extend the reach of the firms across Asia.
Glassbeam forms service user group
September 18, 2020 -- Machine data analytics firm Glassbeam has launched the Glassbeam Technical User Group, a group designed to create an industry-wide knowledge base.
GE to invest $50M in Wis. facility
September 18, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is investing $50 million in its existing West Milwaukee, WI, facility as part of its intention to concentrate teams and resources in certain facilities across the state.
Groups tout value of nuclear medicine to Congress
September 17, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging advocates held a virtual briefing with congressional staff in Washington, DC, on September 16 to urge Congress to ensure patients' access to nuclear medicine through passing the Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019.