Healthcare Economics & Policy

The fear of paying high out-of-pocket costs is leading many patients to decline digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to new findings published by Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Radiology Partners announced Wednesday, July 10, that it has entered a new partnership with Atlanta-based Northside Radiology Associates (NRA).

The RSNA Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees has approved more than $5 million in funding for grants related to radiology research and education so far in 2019.

Radiology is the fourth most requested physician search assignment for the second consecutive year, according to a new report from Merritt Hawkins. In addition, the specialty’s average base salary is $387,000, up 4.3% from $371,000 in 2017/2018.

The average salary of a radiologic technologist is up 5.3% since 2016, according to a new survey from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Monday, July 1, that its ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) mammography unit will now exclusively be sold in the Midwest through RadSource Imaging Technologies.

Laurel Bridge Software, a Newark, Delaware-based developer of enterprise imaging solutions, announced that it has expanded its working relationship with 3M M*Modal.

Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a U.K.-based molecular imaging company, for $450 million plus an additional closing adjustment of approximately $25 million.

ScriptSender, a West Palm Beach, Florida-based healthcare technology company, has partnered with Toronto-based MedCurrent Corporation to help its customers meet the CMS-mandated clinical decision support (CDS) guidelines scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Radiology Partners announced Thursday, June 27, that it has formed a new practice partnership with New Jersey-based Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI).

The office manager at a California imaging center has been sentenced to five years in state prison for his role in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme.

Leading imaging vendors regularly bribe government officials in China to get their products in area hospitals, according to an in-depth report from the New York Times.