MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 25, 2016

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Cigna adds reimbursement coverage for 3D breast scans Cigna said this week that it’s revising its coverage to include 3D mammography for routine breast cancer screening. The Bloomfield, Conn.-based health insurer only reimbursed for 3D breast scans made for diagnosis, based on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s finding that there’s not enough data to show that 3D mammography is better than traditional mammography in screening for breast cancer. Read more 4. Insightec touts near 50% tremor score improvement in pivotal Exablate Neuro study Insightec today touted results from a pivotal study of its Exablate Neuro system, which met its primary endpoint with patients treated with the system reporting a 47% improvement in a composite tremor score at 3 months. Data from the study were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more 3. Rivanna Medical pulls down $3m Rivanna Medical, which makes an epidural needle guidance device, raised $3 million in an equity offering, according to a regulatory filing. Charlottesville, Va.-based Rivanna won ...
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