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RSNA has published the debut issue of its new online journal, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

How will the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 impact emergency department (ED) care in 2020 and beyond? That’s precisely what the authors of a new study published in Radiology wanted to find out.

The 2.3 percent medical device tax, originally implemented as a piece of the Affordable Care Act, is currently suspended until 2020. Could 2019 be the year it gets repealed for good?

The department of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced this week that the large expansion of one of its imaging facilities is now complete.

The FDA announced that it approved 106 novel medical devices in 2018, surpassing the previous record of 98 set just one year prior. Nine devices also received the agency’s Breakthrough Device Designation.

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not make a significant impact on breast cancer care at a safety net hospital in California, according to findings published in the American Journal of Surgery. The authors noted, however, that more patients did have health insurance in the two years following implementation.

A radiologist who operates a private practice in Florida was pulled over on Jan. 29 for a routine traffic stop and arrested on multiple charges, including the illegal possession of a handgun. 

Structured report templates are growing in popularity, but creating those templates and implementing them in a health system requires a significant amount of time and effort. After leading such an effort at their own system, a group of specialists wrote about the experience in a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A ward boy working at a hospital in Pune, India—roughly three hours southwest of Mumbai—was arrested and charged for filming a female patient changing her clothes for an MRI scan, according to a report published online Jan. 27 by The Times of India. 

RadioGraphics, the diagnostic radiology journal first launched in 1981, is searching for its next editor. The person selected is expected to officially take over the role in 2021.

A team from the Ohio State University College of Medicine is leading research aimed at determining if focused ultrasound surgery can help treat adult patients suffering from epileptic seizures. The group’s clinical trial is said to be the first of its kind.

Accuray Asia Limited, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, California-based Accuray, has entered into a joint venture with CNNC High Energy Equipment, a subsidiary of Tianjin, China-based China Isotope and Radiation Corporation (CIRC), to sell radiation oncology systems throughout China.