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lung cancer deaths through use of low-dose CT scans. Learn more about Imaging Forward

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breast cancer deaths among women who receive regular mammography screening.
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According to the New England Journal of Medicine, medical imaging is one of the top developments that "changed the face of clinical medicine" during the last millennium. Today, imaging is...
  • MITA Statement 01.29.15

    MITA Commends HHS for New Efforts to Shift Medicare Payments from Volume to Value

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today commended the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for setting clear goals and developing a timeline for shifting Medicare payments from volume to value. Learn More

  • MITA News 01.27.15

    Survey Finds Older Docs Delighted with Advanced Imaging

    Gail Rodriguez, executive director of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), suggested that, apart from Hughes’ study, there’s ample anecdotal evidence pointing to physicians’ support of advanced imaging for a very simple reason: steady technological improvement. “When I started in imaging 20 some-odd years ago, the sensitivity and specificity were acceptable; they were OK,” said Rodriguez. “Today we are looking at much higher accuracy quantifying things like tumor volumes. I really think that sort of precision is part of why these physicians have become so much more comfortable with advanced imaging over the years.” Learn More

  • MITA News 01.27.15

    More Experienced PCPs See Greater Benefits in Advanced Imaging than Less Experienced Counterparts

    When asked if advanced imaging could replace invasive procedures, 69 percent of physicians with less than 20 years of practice agreed. Among physicians with 20 or more years of experience 84 percent agreed. Christine Hughes suggested that recalling an era before advanced imaging could make the more experienced PCPs stronger endorsers of the newer technology. “The younger physicians attach more value to the practice-efficiency issues, such as enabling the PCP to see more patients, or patient-centric issues like the ability to communicate on a visual level with the patient,” said Hughes. Learn More

  • In the News 01.26.15

    How Valuable is Advanced Imaging to PCPs?

    Many primary care physicians (PCPs) believe that advanced medical imaging adds considerable value to patient care, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Learn More

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