MITA Comment Letters & Policy Papers

Policy Papers

  • MITA Smart Dose for Computed Tomography (CT)

    The MITA Smart Dose standard identifies four key CT equipment features that enable optimization of radiation dose delivery without compromising the quality images necessary for an accurate diagnosis. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and patient health organizations Image Gently and Image Wisely applauded MITA’s announcement of this important standard. Automatic Exposure Control Clinicians Read More

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  • Clinical and Economic Value of Medical Imaging

    Advances in medical imaging technology continuously improve the delivery of healthcare to patients. Given rising healthcare costs and the need to responsibly steward financial resources, this paper highlights scientific, peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate improved patient outcomes (including survival and quality of life) and cost savings associated with various imaging technologies.

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  • Value of Ultrasound

    Diagnostic ultrasound has multiple uses in today’s clinical practice being used for primary diagnosis and monitoring of known conditions to guidance of minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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  • The Value of the Right Scan at the Right Time: Promoting Appropriate Use of Imaging Services

    Medical imaging tests are central to modern patient-care. They ensure that life-threatening health
    conditions are caught early and Medicare beneficiaries can be treated sooner. This prevents the
    need for more invasive, and often more costly, diagnostic procedures as well as the monetary and
    emotional costs due to late-stage diagnosis.

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  • Radiation Therapy: A Cornerstone of Quality Cancer Care

    Radiation oncology is a cornerstone of cancer therapy offering highly personalized, non-invasive and cost-effective care for 50-60% of all diagnosed cancer patients. With an estimated 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with cancer in 2008 alone, and malignancies claiming over half a million lives, access to radiation therapy is essential for ensuring high quality cancer care.

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