News & Updates

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

  • MITA News

    In an effort to reduce unnecessary care and waste in the health care system, researchers from Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy went after certain tests and procedures that Medicare beneficiaries receive which, according to empirical studies, have been shown to offer little or no health benefit.

  • MITA News

    According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, cancer survival rates in the United States are climbing. While this welcome trend is a result of a combination of scientific, technological and medical advances, there is no doubt that innovations in medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies play a critical role in the fight against cancer.

  • Industry News

    According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, cancer survival rates in the United States are climbing. While this welcome trend is a result of a combination of scientific, technological and medical advances, there is no doubt that innovations in medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies play a critical role in the fight against cancer.

  • MITA News

    A Medicare advisory panel voted “low confidence” on the benefits of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening at an April 30 meeting in Baltimore, Md. The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee voted “low confidence” on the benefits of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening outweighing any risks posed by CT screening for the disease.

  • MITA News

    The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) are weighing in on a negative vote by a Medicare advisory committee regarding coverage of low-dose CT (LDCT) for lung cancer screening.

  • Industry News

    Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals, experts said.

  • MITA News

    Before January 2016, an estimated one-third of the outpatient installed CT base will need to be replaced if providers wish to avoid the 5% penalty Medicare will levy on scans acquired with outdated CT technology.

  • Industry NewsMITA News

    Imaging has contributed to significant advances in healthcare delivery, leading to better health outcomes and reduced costs. Technology that was once unimaginable is now the medical standard of care. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The next generation of imaging technologies will not only detect the location of a tumor, it will provide details about the molecular structure of the abnormal tissue within a single scan. In other words, imaging has not just obviated the need for exploratory surgery — it may also soon render biopsies obsolete.

  • Industry News

    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) announced a new campaign this week aimed at highlighting groundbreaking innovation in medical imaging technologies and the impact of these advances on patient care and healthcare delivery.

  • Industry News

    The medical imaging industry has been challenged the past few years as it struggles to prove its value in a shifting health care environment. To show its worth, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), the industry lobby, announced the launch of a brand new campaign called Imaging Forward on Monday.