News & Updates

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

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    Brain imaging technology known as positron emission tomography (PET) shows that people who have had a traumatic brain injury develop so-called “plaques” in their brain like those seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.

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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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    Everyone agrees that improvements are needed in reporting incidents during radiation therapy treatments that can affect patients. But such reporting is tricky, especially if radiation oncology facilities aren’t even using the same language to describe incidents.

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    “It is critical that policymakers establish physician-developed appropriateness criteria as the benchmark to guide the use of advanced medical imaging services. Appropriateness criteria, rather than the blunt instrument of across-the-board imaging cuts, is how to root out inappropriate use of imaging,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, in a statement.

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    Ultrasound imaging of the thyroid could be used to identify patients at low risk of cancer for whom biopsy could be deferred, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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    The medical device industry will continue to push for repeal of the healthcare reform law’s $30 billion medical device tax, with industry officials saying they are “emboldened” and “heartened” by bipartisan support for repeal of the tax and efforts to include it in a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit. Lawmakers proposed repealing or delaying the 2.3 percent medical device tax in recent weeks but the measure, along with many other Affordable Care Act provisions, was ultimately not included in the final short-term budget deal reached Wednesday (Oct. 16).

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    In the Psychiatry and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where important work is being done to understand cognitive impairments in aging, funding from the NIH has been reduced to one-third of the original amount…

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    Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., said Democrats are struggling to find a way to let Republicans save face and end the government shutdown, and he suggested that a solution could be a concession on the medical-device tax, which the Republicans want to repeal.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) cited progress in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final decision on beta-amyloid PET coverage; however, the organization said it was disappointed by the scope.