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Wisconsin Senate to hear breast density notification bill

The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would require providers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue.

Oregon imaging center closing in late January

Diagnostic Imaging of Salem in Salem, Oregon, is closing its doors on Jan. 26. 

Lawsuit filed after X-ray reveals scalpel in veteran’s abdomen

Army veteran Glenford Turner filed a malpractice lawsuit against the United States and the state of Connecticut after an x-ray indicated a scalpel was left in his abdomen during prostate cancer surgery at the VA Hospital in West Haven four years ago.

GE considering breakup after continued issues

General Electric (GE) has experienced a lot of change in recent years, but a much bigger transformation could be on the horizon as a new report indicates the company is considering breaking itself apart.

Senators introduce legislation that would fully repeal medical device tax

Organizations such as the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance and the Advanced Medical Technology Association have been pushing for Congress to fully repeal the 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices. Could such action now be on the way?

Philips to move North American headquarters within Massachusetts

Royal Philips announced it will be relocating its North American headquarters in Massachusetts from Andover to Cambridge in 2020. The new location, including a 243,000-square-foot facility, will house 2,000 employees, while 300 ultrasound system manufacturing positions will stay in Andover, according to the Boston Globe.

NFL pledges more than $17M to concussion funding

The National Football League (NFL) has announced it is reallocating more than $17 million to fund concussion- and brain-related research. The funds will go to the Department of Defense, the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study and the National Institute on Aging.

3 takeaways from a county-level exploration of the US radiologist workforce

Researchers performed a county-level analysis of the U.S. radiologist workforce, breaking down both the overall supply of radiologists in the nation as well as the subspecialization of those radiologists, and published their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

MITA asks Congress to fully repeal medical device tax before payments begin

The 2.3-percent tax on the sale of medical devices returned Jan. 1 after being suspended for two years, but the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is now urging Congress to fully repeal the tax by Jan. 29, the day manufacturers are required to resume making payments.

What impact does MRI, CT utilization have on ACOs?

CMS data from accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) reveals that higher MRI utilization rates are associated with “small but significant” cost savings, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. No such correlation was seen for CT utilization rates.

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