Policy

Beginning with services performed on Jan. 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare will be reviewing the site of care for certain CT and MR imaging procedures to be performed in an outpatient hospital setting. Anthem implemented a similar policy in 2017.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has issued a statement in support of the FDA’s recent efforts to strengthen its medical device cybersecurity program.

Patients with advanced breast cancer, along with their families and friends are planning a march on New Zealand’s Parliament to ask Pharmac, an area pharmaceutical company, to fund two drugs they say could potentially provide some relief.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced a new cancer strategy by implementing widespread rapid diagnostic centers across the country, in an effort to increase early detection and diagnosis, while improving cancer survival rates. But with a shortage of radiologists in the U.K., the question remains—is this possible?

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed the state’s breast and ovarian cancer screening legislation, AB 2342.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has issued a statement in support of the recently introduced Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2018 (HR 6948).

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released three new and nine revised topics to the ACR Appropriateness Criteria.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) have submitted a letter to CMS in response to the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule, sharing both recommendations and concerns with the agency.

The Trump administration’s efforts to roll back regulations that limit radiation levels could take a significant step forward this week.

A collaboration between New York-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the Kuwait National Mammography Screening Program (KNMSP) allowed for the successful implementation of a national mammographic screening program. Program highlights were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

State-level breast density reporting laws are associated with increased breast density awareness and increased likelihood of conversations between women and their providers regarding supplemental screening, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

If the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) amends the Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) Act of 1994, Ayurvedic doctors could have the ability to utilize sonography on their patients, provoking anger from radiologists in India.