Healthcare Economics & Policy

Patients and insurers have both saved significant money on medical imaging procedures thanks to a state-run website in New Hampshire, according to a researcher from the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor.  

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.

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. 

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. 

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.