Healthcare Economics & Policy

A free lung cancer screening program using National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines detected more cancers and ultimately generated profit for the institution conducting the screenings, according to a single-center study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Previously established frameworks for creating breast cancer screening bundled payment models are achievable, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The approaches could also incorporate the rise of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).

"In taking these new steps today, we’re reaffirming our commitment to continually strengthening our review process, so that it can continue to serve and protect American patients well for years to come,” wrote FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, and Jeff Shuren, MD, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), in a recent statement.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced that Dennis Durmis, senior vice president of Bayer Radiology, Americas region, will be the next chair of its Board of Directors.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Virginia's State Senate’s Education and Health Committee voted not to send the bill to the full state Senate for a vote, according to a recent report by the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia.

The new evidence-based clinical recommendations seek to help labs better use quantitative image analysis (QIA) in HER2 testing for breast cancer.

The FDA recently gave 501(k) clearance to medical imaging device iCertainty which noninvasively shows blood flow without the need of injection, dyes or radiation.

Data from the Australian government revealed that costs within the department at Canberra Hospital in Australia have been steadily increasing over the past three years, largely due to unplanned staff leave and medical supplies, according to a recent report by The Canberra Times.

A coordinated program to reduce fluoroscopy radiation resulted in a three- to eight-fold reduction in high-dose procedures performed over an eight-year period, according to a single-center study published Jan. 15 in Radiology.

The RAPID neuroimaging platform has been cleared by the FDA to use in selecting stroke patients for endovascular thrombectomy. It becomes the first imaging platform to receive such clearance for clot removal procedure, reported the creator of the technology, iSchemaView.

On Jan. 1, U.S. hospitals began posting prices online for all services offered, including medical imaging, in compliance with a new Trump administration order intended to increase transparency for health care consumers. However, according to a recent article from The New York Times, the policy change is "turning into a fiasco.”

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was awarded $11 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop drug therapies that will treat radiation exposure for the military. If successful, the findings may also be applied to decreasing radiation exposure emitted from medical imaging technologies such as CT or x-rays, according to a recent report by NET News in Nebraska.