News & Updates

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

  • Industry News

    America’s medical device manufacturers have from the very start maintained that the $30 billion excise tax on advanced medical technology is simply bad policy and would harm innovation, job creation and U.S. global leadership in this important manufacturing sector.

  • Industry News

    The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) also praised the report, noting the organization championed the provisions for accreditation in MIPPA of 2008. “The value of education and certification standards, accreditation, and clinical decision support will encourage the proper use of MR, CT, PET and nuclear cardiology services while maintaining patients’ access to life-saving diagnostic and screening services,” AMIC executive director Tim Trysla said in a statement.

  • Industry News

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the new information last week. “It is imperative that policymakers take seriously these data and implement nationwide standards to promote early detection and treatment of lung cancer,” Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA, said in a press release.

  • Industry News

    Hospitals are still racing to offer expensive new technology — even when it hasn’t been proved to work better than cheaper approaches. Case in point: proton beam therapy, a high-tech radiation treatment for cancer.

  • Industry News

    The findings suggest PiB-PET imaging for amyloid deposits could be used to screen for cognitive impairment, Christopher C. Rowe, MD, of the University of Melbourne in Australia, and AIBL researchers reported in JAMA Neurology.

  • Industry News

    Up, Up and Away

    You may think of helium as important only to birthday-party balloons and Frankie Valli impressions, but the gas has an extraordinary number of biomedical, industrial and national security uses, playing critical roles in the production or operation of M.R.I. machines, fiber-optic cables, flat-screen TVs, semiconductors, space launches, welding, military surveillance, air-to-air missile guidance and much else.

  • Industry News

    Research shows that relying on prior authorization programs, such as the use of for-profit radiology benefits managers (RBMs), for advanced imaging increases costs and red tape and burdens physicians, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said in a statement.

  • Industry News

    Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more lung tumors than chest X-rays do.

  • Industry News

    When used appropriately, medical imaging helps save lives and reduces long-term health care costs. Intermountain Healthcare’s efforts to help physicians and their patients make informed decisions about medical imaging are a commendable example of the important patient-centered work undertaken by imaging professionals today.

  • Industry News

    Scientists developed a new, lower dose X-ray method that works completely different than classical X-ray radiographs that provide information about absorptive structures such as bones. Conversely, the new method is based on diffraction and can image soft tissues in 3D and high resolution.


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