Fewer patients seeking heart attack care, study says
April 29, 2021 -- Interventional radiologists reported a decline in rates of heart attack patients seeking care during the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign that many patients may have stayed at home despite experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, according to researchers. Read More
ACR urges Congress to boost MPFS payments by $3B for 2022
April 29, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has joined with 62 other organizations in urging the U.S. Congress to boost Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payments by $3 billion for 2022 to support the nation's further recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Isotopia backs development of 'virtual' biopsy
April 29, 2021 -- Isotopia Molecular Imaging has announced it is backing research led by Israeli investigators who are developing a radiopharmaceutical to detect small, aggressive cancerous tumors. Read More
Three Palm updates WorkstationOne breast imaging software
April 29, 2021 -- Breast imaging software developer Three Palm Software has released the latest update of its WorkstationOne software. Read More
Early MRI boosts diagnosis of broken-heart syndrome
April 28, 2021 -- Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) could potentially help clinicians more quickly determine the cause of a condition that could lead to takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken-heart syndrome, according to a study published April 14 in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
FDA clears cloud-based cinematic rendering software from IMS
April 28, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the CloudVue mobile 3D cinematic rendering software from International Medical Solutions (IMS). Read More
DenseBreast-Info.org touts new study
April 28, 2021 -- Web-based education can tighten the gaps in breast density knowledge among women's health providers, according to a study supported by DenseBreast-Info.org and published April 28 in Menopause. Read More
Humana partially reverses PET/CT policy
April 28, 2021 -- Humana will begin covering PET/CT imaging for gastric and esophageal oncologic indications, a sign that the modality may be shifting out from under current procedural terminology codes that list it as "experimental/investigational," according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
ASRT announces distinguished author award winners
April 28, 2021 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced recipients of its distinguished author awards, which recognize the best peer-reviewed articles published in the society's scientific journals in 2020. Read More
DispatchHealth acquires portable x-ray firm PPX
April 28, 2021 -- In-home medical care provider DispatchHealth has acquired mobile imaging company Professional Portable X-Ray (PPX). Read More