Site-neutral payments are coming to Medicare in 2019
The U.S. Medicare system in 2019 will officially move toward a site-neutral...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS proposes 'site-neutral' payments for outpatient, hospital clinic visits Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 ACR sounds alarm regarding CMS' site-neutral policy Anthem move shows how payors are 'steering' patients Radiology averts cuts in proposed 2016 MPFS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pa. hospital faces suit for dirty ultrasound probes
A Pennsylvania hospital is facing legal action due to the discovery that improperly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe? Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes FDA seeks injunction against ultrasound gel maker Study finds low infection risk from US-guided intervention Ultrasound probe cleaning education may be lacking (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Qmetrics rolls out new accessories for MRI
A footrest, uniformity and linearity phantom, and T2 phantom belt can help...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Qmetrics provides Olea with segmentation technology Qmetrics partners with 3D printer Medairum Qmetrics launches 3D segmentation services FDA clears Qmetrics medical imaging software Qmetrics launches knee MRI research software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Allstate sues NY imaging centers over charges
Allstate Insurance has sued two imaging centers in New York, charging that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ex-fugitive convicted in radiology center scheme Allstate wins imaging fraud lawsuit Allstate files $4M suit against radiology practices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Maverick Medical AI raises $700K for new software
Maverick Medical AI has raised $700,000 U.S. (613,000 euros) from The Time,...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MDW to debut radiology blockchain software at RSNA 2018
Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW) is debuting at RSNA 2018 a blockchain-based software...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Subtle Medical to showcase AI software at RSNA 2018
Imaging artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Subtle Medical will showcase...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Subtle Medical wins NVIDIA Inception Award (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA OK's NinePoint software upgrade
Optical coherence tomography technology developer NinePoint Medical received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NinePoint teams with Merit Medical NinePoint highlights CMS reimbursement increases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canada to fund new medical isotope facility
A group of government, academic, and charitable entities in Canada has committed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian group succeeds with cyclotron-produced Tc-99m Canadian group reaches milestone on Tc-99m project Univ. of Alberta opens technetium-99m facility Study: Canada lacks PET access Tc-99m production feasible with cyclotrons (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MICI Q4: Imaging managers hope for strong finish to 2018
Managers of radiology departments and imaging centers are hoping for a strong...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New MICI numbers tread water for 3rd quarter of 2018 MICI Q2: Slow and steady for radiology managers MICI Q1: Payor pressure weighs on radiology managers MICI Q4: Political concerns don't roil admins' outlook MICI Q3: Administrator sentiment remains steady (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Fluoptics' real-time fluorescent imaging device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fluorescence imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA files action against Nev. imaging center for mammography FDA seeks to amend MQSA mammography regulations FDA, DHS ramp up cooperation on cybersecurity FDA proposes update to cybersecurity guidance FDA OKs InSightec's technology for Siemens' MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR: No news is good news in MPFS 2019
Radiologists, rejoice: An analysis by the American College of Radiology (ACR)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 2019 MPFS leaves radiology relatively unscathed A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019 How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH adds $220M to BRAIN research funding
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that the new round of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas NIH awards this year's BRAIN grants NIH releases 1st round of BRAIN research money President Obama launches brain research initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips to open Cleveland R&D center in Q1 2019
Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips said its new R&D center of excellence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips reappoints CEO, CFO Philips launches breast ultrasound package Philips launches CT, MR simulation scanners at ASTRO Philips records imaging equipment growth in Q3 Philips creates AI start-up collaboration program (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Groups release guide for new CT lung screening programs
The American Thoracic Society and the American Lung Association have developed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IASLC advocates CT lung cancer screening CT lung cancer screening foiled by low adherence New decision aids may revamp CT lung cancer screening CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% Access to CT lung screening varies by population density (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Heart valve-tracking algorithm boosts viability of 4D MRI
An automated heart valve-tracking algorithm halved the amount of time and variability...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4D CT compares well with 4D MRI for the heart Advanced visualization tool assesses lung disease 4D MRI identifies abnormal flow patterns in thoracic aorta (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair
A 3D-printed skull base provided surgical residents with the opportunity to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2019 MPFS leaves radiology relatively unscathed
On November 1, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019 How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI warns of Mo-99 shortage in early November
The double whammy of simultaneous nuclear reactor shutdowns in South Africa...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Australia still importing technetium generators Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week Russia, South Africa partner on radioisotope deal Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures NTP execs return to work after inquiry (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer mutation increases interval cancer risk
Women who carry a certain rare breast cancer mutation are more likely to develop...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dense breast tissue translates into higher cancer odds Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk Visual aid pinpoints women at high risk of breast cancer Set your breast clinic apart with risk-based resources (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Konica Minolta to highlight DR detector upgrades at RSNA
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas plans to highlight upgrades to its AeroRemote...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta provides portable x-ray at U.S. Open Konica Minolta contributes to ultrasound education Konica Minolta debuts ultrasound-guided procedure package Konica Minolta launches portable musculoskeletal US Konica Minolta debuts AeroRemote Insights (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LPixel secures $30M to develop medical imaging AI
Image analysis and processing technology firm LPixel of Tokyo has raised $30 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mednax posts Q3, 9-month revenue increases
National medical group Mednax posted higher revenue for its 2018 third-quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mednax acquires Nev. radiology practice Mednax buys Texas radiology group Mednax buys Tenn. radiology practice Mednax acquires Texas-based radiology firm Mednax buys Jefferson Radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedQ inks reseller deal for monitors
Radiology informatics firm MedQ has become a licensed reseller of diagnostic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedQ partners with Availity Eizo debuts new monitors at ECR MedQ unveils new reporting software MedQ wins Bermuda contract FDA clears Eizo monitor for breast tomo Eizo touts reader study with 8-MP display (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suit against Navidea dismissed
A lawsuit filed against radiopharmaceutical developer Navidea Biopharmaceuticals...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Navidea receives acceptance letter from NYSE American Navidea enters NIH CAP program, raises $3M NYSE American delivers noncompliance notice to Navidea Navidea posts lower revenue in Q2 2018 Navidea signs Cerveau to PET agent deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2nd MRI center reports problems with Apple devices
A second imaging facility is reporting problems with Apple devices that appear...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did MRI helium leak take out hospital's iPhones? Mumbai MRI scanner back online after tragedy Europe plays catch-up on MRI safety Suit alleges MRI accident led to man's death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What coffee and radiology billing have in common
Just as a good cup of coffee needs to have the proper ratio of water to coffee,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is there a fox in your billing henhouse? 5 tips to get a grip on your radiology practice's metrics Is your RVU strategy leaving money on the table? Who should do your radiology billing? How to get a good deal in payor contract negotiations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

USC begins clinical use of Siemens 7T MRI scanner
A 7-tesla MRI scanner manufactured by Siemens Healthineers has gone into clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to debut RT version of Sola MRI scanner at ASTRO Siemens wins FDA clearance for Sola MRI unit Siemens taps Kilkenny for VP role at MRI division Siemens to highlight new catheter at TCT 2018 Siemens installs 1st U.S. go.Top CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Social media is key to screening mammography education
What kind of questions or concerns do women have when it comes to screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound? What is the Twittersphere saying about radiology AI? When it comes to social media, don't forget Instagram Is Twitter a good source of mammography information? Radiologists should use Facebook to develop their brand (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Second MRI center reports problems with Apple devices
A second imaging facility is reporting problems with Apple devices that appear...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did MRI helium leak take out hospital's iPhones? Mumbai MRI scanner back online after tragedy Europe plays catch-up on MRI safety Suit alleges MRI accident led to man's death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PaxeraHealth adds AI module to PACS
RIS/PACS software developer PaxeraHealth has developed an artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PaxeraHealth wins VNA, PACS contract in Africa PaxeraHealth to launch VNA software at SIIM 2018 PaxeraHealth names Dandrow, Pyne to executive team Paxeramed rebrands as PaxeraHealth Paxeramed wins Egyptian VNA contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lantheus revenues, earnings rise in Q3
Double-digit sales growth in its Definity and TechneLite contrast agent product...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lantheus taps new senior VP Lantheus appoints new CFO, treasurer GE, Lantheus launch phase III trial for flurpiridaz Lantheus touts cardiac PET tracer study at ACC Lantheus revenues climb in Q1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Navidea receives acceptance letter from NYSE American
Radiopharmaceutical developer Navidea Biopharmaceuticals said the New York...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Navidea enters NIH CAP program, raises $3M NYSE American delivers noncompliance notice to Navidea Navidea posts lower revenue in Q2 2018 Navidea signs Cerveau to PET agent deal Navidea signs distributor for India (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA files action against Nev. imaging center for mammography
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an adverse event warning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA posts alert for NC mammography facility FDA questions mammography quality at Fla. center FDA issues adverse MQSA report for ND hospital FDA posts alert for Calif. mammography center FDA files MQSA action against NJ imaging center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Conavi plans to bring Novasight Hybrid to Japan
Cardiovascular imaging technology developer Conavi Medical said that medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Conavi tests coronary artery imaging system Conavi lands Health Canada nod for Foresight (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuray reports revenue gains in fiscal 1st quarter
Strong sales of its Radixact radiation therapy system helped radiation oncology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray brings Radixact to India Accuray highlights CyberKnife prostate studies Accuray posts revenue increases for Q4, fiscal 2018 Accuray wins Indian market clearance for Radixact X9 Accuray lands new deal with Mercy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canadian group tackles MRI waits through scheduling
Wait times for MRI scans have been a troublesome issue in Canada. But in Ontario,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada Report tallies growth in imaging scanners in Canada British Columbia takes aim at MRI wait times Machine learning helps predict exam wait times, delays Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids
While uterine artery embolization (UAE) has proved an effective interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal Online patient info about UAE could be better SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Did MRI helium leak take out hospital's iPhones?
Social media websites are buzzing with speculation that newer Apple iPhones...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mumbai MRI scanner back online after tragedy Europe plays catch-up on MRI safety Suit alleges MRI accident led to man's deathComments: 10/31/2018 1:41:58 AMConcernedaboutsustainability With that amount of He in the building the whole place should have sounded like everyone was in Disneyland. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New nanomaterial may detect Alzheimer's disease earlier
A new nanomaterial that can pass through the blood-brain barrier and be visualized...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SDMS raises over $300K in fundraising campaign
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Foundation said that its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SDMS announces award winners SDMS celebrates Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month SDMS seeks feedback on new sonography guidelines for infection control SDMS mourns death of Donald W. Baker SDMS announces scientific competition winners (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IRadimed turns in strong 3rd quarter
Strong sales of its MRI-compatible patient vital signs monitoring system propelled...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IRadimed MRI vital signs monitor gets cleared in Japan IRadimed posts strong revenue, earnings growth in Q2 IRadimed reports Q1 revenue increase IRadimed posts mixed results for Q4, year-end IRadimed predicts boost in 2018 revenue (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinicians use MRgFUS to treat neuropathic pain
Clinicians at the University of Maryland Medical Center have treated the first...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix MRgFUS shows effectiveness for essential tremor Focused ultrasound trial for depression gets underway MRgFUS pioneer Jolesz dies Focused ultrasound therapy eases cancer pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up
GE Healthcare produced flat revenue growth but a slight increase in profitability...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. GE partners on radiographer training in Kenya GE makes equity investment in SonoSim GE Healthcare sales and profit rise in Q2 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical groups urge endovascular training for stroke
Multiple interventional radiology societies have committed to providing necessary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines JVIR presents awards for best papers at SIR 2018 SIR inducts 34 new fellows at annual meeting SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is Facebook useful for mammography screening education?
Facebook may be a useful tool for communicating with women about screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound? Facebook, NYU feel need for MRI speed with AI When it comes to social media, don't forget Instagram Are radiologists underutilizing social media? Use social media to give the people what they want (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology
What exactly are relative value units (RVUs), and how do they affect payment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019 How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologistsComments: 10/30/2018 3:27:40 AMDr.Sardonicus (oh how I despise RVU's) Quote from The initial focus was to determine a relative value, ultimately called a relative value unit, of the service-specific work component to...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Firm files for patent for contrast-free MRI protocol
A Wisconsin start-up company has filed for a patent for a technique that uses...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASRT Foundation grows its research grants
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation has established...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT donates to Hurricane Michael relief ASRT announces grant recipients ASRT releases technologist best practice guide for MRI ASRT donates to hurricane relief effort ESR, ASRT expand partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Spanish speakers need native language breast density info
Spanish-speaking women aren't getting the information they need when it comes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients remain confused about breast density Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use Breast density laws mystify primary care providers Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news