News & Updates

Check here regularly for news about medical imaging and updates from MITA.

  • MITA News

    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.”

  • MITA News

    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.

  • Industry News

    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.

  • MITA News

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) are applauding the legislation. The organizations believe that the medical technology industry is “an important engine for economic growth in the United States” since it employs over 400,000 workers globally and generates about $25 billion in payroll.

  • MITA News

    The Protect Medical Innovation Act (HR 160) is sponsored by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) and was introduced with 254 original co-sponsors. The proposal has already received support from the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).

  • Industry NewsMITA News

    The global medical device market in 2014 was a challenging one, but agile companies found opportunities for growth.

  • MITA News

    XR-29, MITA’s latest dose related standard, may require one in three CT scanners in the U.S. to be replaced if the facility wishes to receive full CMS reimbursement on select procedures.

  • MITA News

    Bucking a negative assessment from its own appointed review panel, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday approved CT lung cancer screening for Medicare recipients, saying the evidence is sufficient to justify screening high-risk individuals until the age of 74 years.

  • MITA News

    As technology advances, the imaging industry likewise develops safeguards to protect patients and promote the highest quality care. We do this in part by creating and implementing standards. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) have taken the lead to create rigorous standards and encourage their adoption across the industry.

  • Industry News

    Within days of the Republican Party regaining control of the Senate, a host of policy issues has quickly risen to the top of Washington’s priorities list: trade, corporate tax reform, the Keystone pipeline. And then there’s the medical device tax.


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