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IBA Molecular, Mallinckrodt Nuclear unite under Curium banner

IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt are launching a new radiopharmaceutical company after IBA Molecular acquired Mallinckrodt’s nuclear imaging division in a $690 million sale announced in August 2016.

Northwestern Memorial unveils Illinois' first combined MRI-PET scanner

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has become first in Illinois to house a combined MRI and PET scanner, a machine that reduces the time a patient spends on imaging tests, while producing quality images at lower doses of radiation.

Missing records for Fukushima child with thyroid cancer raise questions

According to ABC News, a child who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records.

Cardiac cath lab, interventional radiology suite open at Fairmont Regional

A new cardiac cath lab and interventional radiology suite have opened at Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Advanced Radiology marketing campaign recognized by RBMA

Connecticut-based Advanced Radiology Consultants was recognized by the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), winning the 2017 RBMA Quest Award for Physician Marketing. 

Cost of MRI varies drastically by state, type of facility

MRI costs vary drastically from facility to facility, according to an analysis from Amino, a startup using big data to match patients with providers. American consumers are paying more out of pocket for healthcare than ever before, so choosing where to receive care is a more impactful decision than it’s been in the past.

Toshiba unveils new ultrasound systems

Toshiba Medical introduced the latest iterations in their Aplio line of ultrasound scanners: the Aplio i700, i800 and i900. Increased computing power and updated beam technology expand the systems’ ability to image the musculoskeletal system, providing accurate diagnoses of sprains, strains, tears and other soft tissue conditions.

Academic radiology and funds flow models: Where do you fit in?

The advent of value-based reimbursement has tightened the purse strings on the clinical services income that academic medical centers traditionally rely on. It will become increasingly important for academic hospitals to develop a 21st century funds flow model, and radiology departments need to know where they fit into the institutional mission—both now and in the future.

Ohio's Columbus Radiology expands to Toledo

Columbus Radiology announced an expansion to 10 hospitals within the Mercy Health System, with 14 area radiologists joining Columbus Radiology to provide services to hospitals in the Toledo area. Columbus Radiology is a Radiology Partners practice, allowing them to maintain local control while taking advantage of large-scale support programs such as clinical analytics or physician leadership boards.

McKesson, Change Healthcare finalize creation of new company

McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare Holdings completed their previously-announced agreement to form a new health IT company, named Change Healthcare. The new company combines the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions and “substantially all” of Change Healthcare Holdings in a $6.1 billion deal.

 

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