The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) voiced their support for recent legislation that seeks to improve patient-access to radiopharmaceuticals in an Aug. 1 statement.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year $47 million grant to the University of California, Berkeley to incorporate imaging into an ongoing study investigating whether lifestyle changes can help protect against dementia.

“For radiologists, who generally perform routine activities, involvement in clinical trials increases their workload and raises human resources issues at hospitals which are already running chronic medical deficits,” wrote authors of a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with numerous other members of Congress, addressed a letter to the Military Health System (MHS) urging its leadership to provide DBT coverage to TRICARE health beneficiaries.

Reps. Paul Ruiz (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) added an independent dispute resolution amendment to the No Surprises Act, a move the American College of Radiology described as a "crucial step" toward resolving surprise medical billing.

After looking at more than 12,500 preventative office visits included in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, researchers reported that the rate of screening breast ultrasound ordering by physicians has remained low.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has expressed “serious concerns” with the No Surprises Act— legislation geared toward ending surprise medical bills, in a July 16 statement.

Industry leaders, including the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing July 17, to discuss a bipartisan bill that would expand patient access to diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals.

The FDA has approved Bayer’s gadobutrol (Gadavist) injection for use in cardiac MRI, making it the first contrast agent approved for the imaging technique, according to a statement from Bayer.

The average salary of a radiologic technologist jumped by 5.3% over the past three years, according to figures released by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

CMS revealed details for their newly proposed alternative payment model for radiation oncology on July 10. The American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes the model, with adjustments, "will incentivize higher quality, more convenient radiation treatments for patients and support their journey toward a cure."

The average base salary for radiologists continues to grow, checking in at $387,000, up 4.3% from $371,000 in 2017/2018, according to a new report from Merritt Hawkins.