Healthcare Economics & Policy

Providing free lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) clearly helps patients, but it can also lead to financial benefits for healthcare providers, according to a study published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

The University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance joined forces to bring a mammogram van to Mary’s Place, a Seattle shelter that supports women, children and families in need.

The continued popularity of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has not made bundled payment models from before the rise of DBT any less feasible, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Employees from St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California, have planned a rally for Jan. 24 to protest the hospital’s decision to lay off two radiology technologist assistants.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat detailed the significant impact artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are having on breast cancer care

At North Cotswolds Community Hospital in Gloucestershire, England, x-ray services were reduced due to ongoing staffing issues. There are now fears that this temporary change will be made permanent. 

Bayer will be closing its administrative offices in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, affecting more than 500 jobs and another 96 contract positions. The decision comes months after Bayer announced that it will be laying off 12,000 workers by 2021.

The budget of the medical imaging department at Canberra Hospital has exceeded $10 million (approximately $7.1 million) over a five-year period due to staffing shortages, according to a new report by WA Today.

U.S. healthcare stocks had a strong 2018, rising 4.7 percent overall, and experts say they should continue to do well in the new year.

Carestream has announced that it was granted 42 new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2018. The patents were focused on digital radiography, extremity CT imaging and other key healthcare technologies. 

Thanks to former mayor Trevor Marris, Ireland’s Louth County Hospital will get a new MRI suite 15 years after the idea was first proposed.

Spending on treating chronic conditions has skyrocketed in the United States, but it is an investment that has paid off for patients.