XR-29’s lower dose CT requirements: Will iterative reconstruction play a role?


XR-29, MITA’s latest dose related standard, may require one in three CT scanners in the U.S. to be replaced if the facility wishes to receive full CMS reimbursement on select procedures. The fourth standard of its kind to be released since 2010. “Around the first of the year we are going to meet with CMS and have some suggestions, or at least help talk through the implementation process,” said Rodriguez, who stresses the simplicity of the four necessary items as a benefit.


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