News & Updates

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

  • Industry News

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is calling on congressional leaders to find some way — any way — to repeal a $30 billion piece of Obamacare after a symbolic Senate vote last month showed broad bipartisan support for her cause.

  • Industry News

    In a move to shore up its lead in Alzheimer’s diagnostics, Eli Lilly and Co on Wednesday said it will acquire two imaging agents from Siemens designed to light up brain deposits of tau, an Alzheimer’s protein linked with cell death.

  • Industry News

    Doctors can use a patient’s abdominal CT scans to also check for signs of the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, according to a new study.

  • Industry News

    Step into any operating room where neurosurgery is being performed, and there is a good chance that the surgeon is viewing the brain through a camera. Technology today is saving lives by enabling surgeons to see what the naked eye cannot.

  • Industry News

    “Overwhelming bipartisan majorities in Congress want to repeal the medical device tax because they understand how important medical technology is to our economy and patient care,” according to a letter to the editor signed by AdvaMed president & CEO Stephen Ubl, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance executive director Gail Rodriguez and Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. president & CEO Mark Leahey.

  • Industry News

    Contrary to “One Industry’s Hold on the Senate” (editorial, April 2), overwhelming bipartisan majorities in Congress want to repeal the medical device tax because they understand how important medical technology is to our economy and patient care.

  • Industry News

    The phrase “practice makes perfect” has a neural basis in the brain. Researchers have discovered a set of common changes in the brain upon learning a new skill. They have essentially detected a neural marker for the reorganization the brain undergoes when a person practices and become proficient at a task.

  • Industry News

    President Obama’s brain-mapping initiative, for which he has proposed $110 million in federal funding for 2014, will focus how on how the brain is affected by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism; how it produces memories and programs human behavior; and what treatments could lead to cures for post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropsychiatric afflictions.

  • Industry News

    President Obama officially announced his new brain research initiative on Tuesday, with a pledge to put $100 million in his 2014 budget to support work at three federal agencies. It is a modest but welcome start for an effort that could transform our understanding of how the brain works and help researchers find new ways to treat and prevent brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

  • Industry News

    Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) defend efforts to repeal the medical device tax after a Washington Post editorial calls the recent Senate vote a “budget-busting mistake.”

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