News & Updates

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

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    “We believe that if colonography is approved for coverage and reimbursement that we will be able to increase the percentage of folks who get screened,” Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA, told DOTmed News. “There’s a large number of people today who don’t get the recommended screening and we think that with this test, which is just as sensitive as colonoscopy, a lot more people will be screened and live longer.”

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    Supporters of PET amyloid imaging said they will continue to fight for coverage. “We are committed to working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other experts to generate additional clinical evidence to support coverage for beta amyloid PET for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA.

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    “Over the years, Congress and Medicare administrators have tried to enact harmful policies — indiscriminately cutting payments, blocking coverage of new technologies, and erecting bureaucratic barriers to patient care,” said Gail Rodriguez, MITA’s executive director, in a statement. “A thoughtful, evidence-based appropriate use criteria policy is a much better approach to guiding medical imaging utilization. Appropriate use criteria empower physicians by providing them with the latest information to help inform the discussion with their patients on what care is best.”

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    The Capitol Hill Fly-In was convened by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) through its patient advocacy and survivor network, Right Scan Right Time, in partnership with advocacy groups COLONTOWN, Chris4Life, Lung Cancer Alliance and YES! Beat Liver Tumors.

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    Brain imaging technology known as positron emission tomography (PET) shows that people who have had a traumatic brain injury develop so-called “plaques” in their brain like those seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has published its fourth standard since 2010 to optimize CT radiation dose.

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    Debbie Whitmore, who is 46, will head to Washington, D.C., next week as part of a push from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance to lobby against potential cuts to Medicare reimbursements for medical imaging services and radiation therapy.

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    Everyone agrees that improvements are needed in reporting incidents during radiation therapy treatments that can affect patients. But such reporting is tricky, especially if radiation oncology facilities aren’t even using the same language to describe incidents.

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    “It is critical that policymakers establish physician-developed appropriateness criteria as the benchmark to guide the use of advanced medical imaging services. Appropriateness criteria, rather than the blunt instrument of across-the-board imaging cuts, is how to root out inappropriate use of imaging,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, in a statement.

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    Ultrasound imaging of the thyroid could be used to identify patients at low risk of cancer for whom biopsy could be deferred, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.