Policy

DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) has launched a new research study to evaluate how educational interventions affect a healthcare provider’s knowledge of breast density.

The FDA has published two new guidance documents designed to align the agency’s requirements for x-ray imaging devices with various international standards.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed the state’s breast density legislation into law. The bill goes into effect on July 1.

All women 25 years old and older should undergo a breast cancer risk assessment, according to a new position statement published by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Annual mammograms, beginning at the age of 40, are recommended if women have an average risk of developing breast cancer. If the risk is greater, annual mammograms and supplemental imaging are recommended.

House Democrats introduced legislation on April 29 that would delay the implementation of breast cancer screening recommendations first published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 for another full year.

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is an effective, minimally invasive treatment option for men with enlarged prostates, according to a new position statement from four interventional radiology societies.

The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) rescheduled its 2018 and 2019 annual meetings after learning the states they were to be held in—Tennessee and Texas, respectively—had passed legislation considered discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

Citing “recent incidents” that exposed patients to unnecessary radiation, the FDA has issued a reminder to imaging providers about the proper operation of rubidium-82 (Rb-82) generators used during PET imaging examinations.

The FDA has released a new draft guidance focused on the completion of premarket submissions for medical devices with quantitative imaging functions.

AMGA, a trade association focused on improving healthcare throughout the United States, has issued a statement in opposition to legislation being considered by Congress that would limit self-referrals in numerous specialties, including imaging.

From HMOs to ACOs to the several arms of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), policymakers have been pushing healthcare providers to achieve better outcomes for less dollars—i.e., to improve value—for generations now.

As a response to new breast cancer screening guidelines shared by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has issued a statement reaffirming its belief that women should undergo annual screening using mammography beginning at the age of 40.