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    Imaging has contributed to significant advances in healthcare delivery, leading to better health outcomes and reduced costs. Technology that was once unimaginable is now the medical standard of care. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The next generation of imaging technologies will not only detect the location of a tumor, it will provide details about the molecular structure of the abnormal tissue within a single scan. In other words, imaging has not just obviated the need for exploratory surgery — it may also soon render biopsies obsolete.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) also applauded the committee leadership for the deal.

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    “We believe that if colonography is approved for coverage and reimbursement that we will be able to increase the percentage of folks who get screened,” Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA, told DOTmed News. “There’s a large number of people today who don’t get the recommended screening and we think that with this test, which is just as sensitive as colonoscopy, a lot more people will be screened and live longer.”

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    Supporters of PET amyloid imaging said they will continue to fight for coverage. “We are committed to working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other experts to generate additional clinical evidence to support coverage for beta amyloid PET for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA.

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    “Over the years, Congress and Medicare administrators have tried to enact harmful policies — indiscriminately cutting payments, blocking coverage of new technologies, and erecting bureaucratic barriers to patient care,” said Gail Rodriguez, MITA’s executive director, in a statement. “A thoughtful, evidence-based appropriate use criteria policy is a much better approach to guiding medical imaging utilization. Appropriate use criteria empower physicians by providing them with the latest information to help inform the discussion with their patients on what care is best.”

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    The Capitol Hill Fly-In was convened by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) through its patient advocacy and survivor network, Right Scan Right Time, in partnership with advocacy groups COLONTOWN, Chris4Life, Lung Cancer Alliance and YES! Beat Liver Tumors.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has published its fourth standard since 2010 to optimize CT radiation dose.

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    Debbie Whitmore, who is 46, will head to Washington, D.C., next week as part of a push from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance to lobby against potential cuts to Medicare reimbursements for medical imaging services and radiation therapy.

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    Seventeen members of Congress showed their support for medical imaging in a letter to House leadership today. The bipartisan letter expressed concern over cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates that the representatives fear will reduce imaging access to seniors and stall new equipment manufacturing jobs.

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    In a letter to lawmakers of both parties in both chambers, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, or MITA, said that the Bureau of Land Management could be forced to shut down the country’s Federal helium privatization program as early as next year, taking 30 percent of the world’s helium supply out of circulation.

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