News & Updates

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

  • Industry News

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the industry lobby, submitted a comment letter to CMS opposing its hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) 2014 rule that would use separate cost centers to calculate reimbursement for CT and MR.

  • Industry News

    The medical imaging equipment market in Russia is poised for growth as the country moves toward a more modern and privatized health care system. According to the market research firm Frost & Sullivan, demand for medical technology in the country is growing at a compounded annual growth rate of around 14 percent with nearly one million more procedures done today than 10 years ago.

  • Industry News

    The semiconductor industry and other tech companies are lobbying Congress to take quick action to reauthorize one of the nation’s vital but little-known natural resource stockpiles: the helium reserve.

  • Industry News

    The heightened interest in lung cancer screening comes as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force considers a recommendation that, if adopted, would require health insurance companies to cover yearly CT scans for patients whose age and smoking history puts them at risk.

  • Industry News

    An innovative fusion of MRI and ultrasound might be a better way to detect and assess prostate cancer, while helping men avoid unnecessary biopsies, researchers say.

  • Industry News

    Researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of people with psychosis identified patterns of folds in the brain that could act as markers of whether a patient’s symptoms will be eased by medication.

  • Industry News

    Most physicians don’t support a shift away from the fee-for-service model. They aren’t fans of bundled payments, and don’t want to take steps to add incentives in the system.

  • Industry News

    Examination with 18F-FDG PET/CT can better determine the level of bone marrow involvement in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) than can bone marrow biopsy, according to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

  • Industry News

    The draft recommendation is supported by the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association, among other groups, as well as the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance. It’s open for public comments until Aug. 26, and the preventive services panel will consider the feedback before making a final recommendation.

  • Industry News

    Medical trade groups are resisting a potential change to regulations on medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment that they worry would lead to lax standards.

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