After months of statements, speculation, trade talks, tweets and threats, the U.S. government has officially put tariffs in place on $50 billion worth of products imported from China, including medical imaging equipment. X-ray, CT and MRI equipment are all on the list of products included in this announcement.
Academic radiology practices offering run-of-the-mill exams like mammography, MRI and CT are likely losing around $1 million per year to missed imaging appointments and no-shows, according to a study published this June in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
A study in the latest edition of Research Policy, looking at the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on medical devices in 2013, found it significantly reduced research and development investment, sales revenue, gross margins and earnings.
Less than a week after President Donald Trump confirmed plans to proceed with tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has said it’s backing a bipartisan letter urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to exempt nearly $3 billion worth of medical device products from Section 301 tariffs.
An initiative to boost Scotland’s radiologist count by at least 10 percent in the midst of a national shortage “has failed,” The Herald Scotland reported, leaving cancer patients across the country without access to potentially life-saving treatments.
Breast pain impacts more than half of all women and affects the quality of life of 41 percent of women. Healthcare resources are overutilized to treat these patients, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, suggesting imaging providers should pay closer attention to recommended protocols and referring physicians may need additional education.
As the industry turns increasingly toward value-based care, radiologists might want to prioritize and cultivate their professional relationships, one Texan physician wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month.
A lawsuit filed by State Farm Insurance claims Detroit attorney Mike Morse had an undisclosed financial relationship with Berkley, Michigan-based Horizon Imaging, an MRI provider that accepted referrals from Morse's law firm.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo (UB) has gained approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its new radiology residency program.
Female representation on the editorial boards of prominent radiology journals has increased over the last forty years, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. But, the authors noted, that increase still falls behind progress seen in other areas, including female first authorship in radiology journals and radiology faculty appointments.
Medical students today are largely unprepared for standard radiologic interpretation as interns, according to research published in Academic Radiology this May. That lack of knowledge could be costing U.S. healthcare.
The average price of an MRI in the United States is $1,119, higher than in any comparable countries, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report examined the availability, utilization and prices of a variety of health services in countries all over the world.