Policy

The PI-RADS Steering Committee, a collaboration between the American College of Radiology (ACR), European Society of Urogenital Radiology and AdMeTech Foundation, has published a new update to its Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS).

The FDA announced Wednesday, March 27, that it is taking action to “modernize” breast cancer screening in the United States by amending the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 with a new proposed rule.

The Department of Health (DoH) of Northern Ireland has published a proposal that would reduce the number of facilities where patients can receive breast assessment services from five to three. Screening services, however, would not be impacted.

The passage of breast density notification legislation leads to improvements in ultrasound utilization and cancer detection, according to new findings published by the American Journal of Public Health.

Opinions vary on the effectiveness of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's updated guidelines, as one can see by reading two recent columns published by the Toronto Star.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has updated its reference guide for patient safety and high-quality care during radiation therapy treatment.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed the state’s breast density reporting legislation into law. The bill goes into effect on July 1.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has published a new voluntary standard addressing the servicing of medical imaging equipment.

Children and teenagers undergoing brain MRI scans experience little to no more claustrophobia or other form of anxiety than adults, so there’s no reason to exclude pediatric patients from MRI research on the basis of concern over stress. 

More than seven months after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to permanently repeal the country’s medical device tax, bipartisan legislation to accomplish the same goal has been introduced in the U.S. Senate

The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) is once again pushing the FDA to eliminate the “black box” warning from ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs), detailing its stance in a petition supported by several other medical societies.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and American College of Radiology (ACR) have published a statement to ease potential concerns from the general public about radioactive material in cremated bodies.