Royal Philips has funneled roughly $164 million (€140 million) into two separate business deals with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln (Clinics of Cologne) and Städtische Klinikum München (Munich Municipal Hospital) in Germany, the company announced this month.
Radiologists have a lot to be excited about in 2018 and beyond. Jim Y. Chen, MD, of the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, explored some recent statistics in a new commentary published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, detailing what they mean for the specialty this year and in years ahead.
With seven of the country’s 20 most prominent radiology practices having completed business deals within the last 18 months, the field is witnessing more efforts to consolidate and conserve resources than perhaps ever before.
The escalating trade war between the U.S. government and China could lead to an additional $400 million in medical equipment costs each year, according to a new analysis from the American Action Forum (AAF).
A new healthcare startup, New York City-based Medmo, has launched a platform that allows patients to name their own price for various imaging services, including MRIs and CT scans.
The RSNA Research and Education (R&E) Foundation announced Wednesday, July 11, that it is awarding $4 million in grants in 2018.
Blizzard Entertainment, an Irvine, California-based video game company, announced this week that it has raised $12.7 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during its Pink Mercy charity campaign.
Radiology Partners has announced a new partnership with West Houston Radiology in Houston.
State officials have agreed to a $3.19 million upgrade to the MRI services offered at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has asked the U.S. government to establish a “timely and robust” process that could exempt medical imaging equipment from tariffs on Chinese products that went into effect July 6.
On Friday, July 6, tariffs on $34 billion worth of products imported from China—including x-ray, CT and MRI equipment—officially went into effect. Tariffs on another $16 billion worth of products are expected to kick in in a matter of weeks.
Australia’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has opened the doors on a $21-million MRI renovation after more than a year of construction, government officials announced this week.
July 05, 2018 | Leadership
The American College of Radiology’s Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care (CPFCC) announced Thursday, July 5, that Melissa M. Chen, MD, has been named the new chair of the CPFCC Economics Committee.
Breast cancer screening programs could reduce both costs and overdiagnosis by focusing on at-risk women, according to a new study published by JAMA Oncology.
Jimmie Taggart went to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Mississippi, complaining about severe back pain. When his doctor recommended an abdominal CT scan to confirm he had kidney stones, however, he wouldn’t agree to the procedure. He was afraid of how much it would cost.
Pharmaceutical companies paid radiologists more than $43.6 million in 2015, according to a new study published by Academic Radiology, but do such payments negatively impact public perception?
Healthcare Economics & Policy
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) released a statement this week about the recently finalized tariffs on $50 billion worth of products imported from China and the June 20 Senate Finance Committee hearing held with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about the impact of those tariffs.
Healthcare Economics & Policy
After a year of soul searching and strategic review, GE announced its move today to spin off GE Healthcare into a standalone company over the next 12 to 18 months. The goal, the company said, is a leaner corporate structure with substantial reductions in debt.
Healthcare Economics & Policy
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the 60-year prison sentence of the man who murdered radiologist Alfred C. Moon, from Lincoln, Rhode Island, back in 1999.
Healthcare Economics & Policy
Self-identified radiologists made $16.25 million in federal political contributions from 2003 to 2016, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Healthcare Economics & Policy, Policy
Filling the noticeable gap in quality cancer care between high- and low-income countries is a daunting task, but one that’s worth the effort, a group of experts recently reported in Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Healthcare Economics & Policy, Quality