News & Updates

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

  • Industry News

    The China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced steps in recent weeks to improve its medical device classification process and ease the path to market for innovative devices.

  • Industry News

    Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles in achieving those goals?

  • Industry News

    Beginning with CT scans that show slices of organs at different depths, Fung stacked the slices into a single image and developed a way to indicate changes in depth with contour lines similar to those on a topographic map.

  • Industry News

    The Senate is considering legislation to prevent a global helium shortage from worsening in October… That was a relief to industries that can’t get along without helium. The gas is used in MRI machines, semiconductors, aerospace equipment, lasers and of course balloons.

  • Industry News

    Foes of the 2.3% tax on medical device revenue have been making their case to lawmakers for years, and now they’re looping in the workers who could be affected by the charge, hosting sessions to educate employees on what they can do to support the repeal effort.

  • Industry News

    The original plan, otherwise known as the the unique device identifier, or UDI, rule, was released in September 2012 and addressed concerns around a series of medical device malfunctions, most notably Medtronic Inc.’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads, whose fractures led to deaths in 2007.

  • Industry News

    PET/CT with carbon-11 (C-11) acetate is better at detecting lymph-node metastasis among patients planning for or completing radical prostatectomy than conventional imaging, and it can help predict treatment efficacy and survival, according to a study published in the May Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

  • Industry News

    A new study led by Dr. Stamatia Destounis found that women older than 60 years saw changes to their initial cancer treatment plan approximately 50% of the time after undergoing MRI to determine the extent of disease.

  • Industry News

    Hospitals assign costs differently. As imaging equipment is large and immobile, some hospitals allocate the costs of those machines across hospital departments. Others allocate department fixed costs to sub-department service lines. Those differing approaches are legitimate, but that variation means that cost data is not an accurate measure on which Medicare should base pay rates, the MITA slides state.

  • Industry News

    Medical device tax opponent Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says a repeal bill may be able to ride along on a larger corporate tax reform measure championed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), largely considered the architect of the medtech levy.

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