Healthcare Economics & Policy

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.

The FDA released draft regulatory framework and complimentary documents detailing its plans to streamline the review of digital health devices, including artificial intelligence (AI) technology, under its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) initiative.

Montana-based Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital paid $10 million to settle a federal lawsuit accusing its radiology department of fraud, according to unsealed court documents reported by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

The results drive home the need to incorporate these risk factors during the shared-decision making process between patients and physicians when evaluating lung cancer screening options for high-risk groups, according to the study's authors.

A recent op-ed published by Morning Consult urged Democrats in the House and Senate to permanently repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax in order bring down healthcare costs and promote innovation.

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) released updated guidelines for using CT imaging in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Bruce J. Tromberg, PhD, was appointed director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) on Jan. 7 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, according to a recent NIBIB news release.

Overall cancer deaths in the United States have steadily declined by 27 percent over the past quarter century, according to a new review from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

A new federal law took effect Jan. 1 requiring all hospitals to post their list prices online. But, as it turns out, what appears online may end up confusing price-conscious patients more than helping them.

A new federal law proposed by CMS took effect on Jan. 1, requiring hospitals to publish online price lists for medical imaging and all other services they provide, according to a recent report by Newsweek.