News & Updates

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

  • MITA News

    Rosslyn, Va. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today reiterated its support for reducing radiation dose associated with computed tomography (CT) imaging and the implementation of appropriateness criteria for CT procedures – two concepts that Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman writes in support of in her June 23 article for the New England Journal of Medicine…

  • Industry News

    CHICAGO, June 21 (Reuters) – A new software program that enhances the quality of CT images allowed doctors to cut in half the radiation dose needed for a colon scan and still produce clear images, U.S. researchers said on Monday…

  • Industry News

    Radiation equipment manufacturers have developed a new set of patient-protection features that, going forward, will be incorporated into radiation-therapy equipment, according to an announcement made by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance…

  • MITA News

    Washington, D.C. – As part of its ongoing commitment to provide safe and effective radiation therapy equipment, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced an industry-wide effort, designated the “Radiation Therapy Readiness Check Initiative,” to develop and implement additional patient protection features for radiation therapy equipment…

  • Industry News

    (Reuters) – Makers of radiation therapy devices used in cancer treatment said on Wednesday they will add safeguards to their equipment to protect patients from accidental overdoses.

  • Industry News

    Manufacturers of radiation therapy equipment said at a patient-safety conference here Wednesday that within the next two years their new equipment and the software that runs it would include fail-safe features to help reduce harmful radiation overdoses and other mistakes…

  • Industry News

    A number of studies in the past year have raised concerns that Americans are exposed to too much radiation from CT scans, increasing their risk of cancer…

  • Industry News

    On a recent flight, Dr. Aaron Sodickson learned firsthand about the fallout from studies and media stories about radiation exposure from CT scans…

  • Industry News

    The CTC Coalition, consisting of physician providers, colon cancer patient advocates and imaging technology manufacturers, today announced their support for H.R. 5461, a new bill to cover computed tomography colonography (CTC), commonly known as virtual colonoscopy…

  • MITA News

    Washington, D.C. – The CTC Coalition, consisting of physician providers, colon cancer patient advocates and imaging technology manufacturers, today announced their support for H.R. 5461, a new bill to cover computed tomography colonography (CTC), commonly known as virtual colonoscopy. If passed, this bill would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend Medicare benefits to include CTC as another colorectal cancer screening option for patients…