As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024, that figure is projected to reach 18.9 million, according to a report released Sunday by the American Cancer Society. Read more here.
Florida-based Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals plans to build and operate a dedicated medical isotope production facility in Alachua. Read more here.
GE Healthcare said it will supply generators for the production of sodium pertechnetate technetium-99m (Tc-99m) injection to its U.S. radiopharmacies, effective June 1. Read more here.
While the implementation of PACS in radiology brought a host of clinical benefits, it came with a downside: less interaction between radiologists and clinicians. An iPad application developed by a Johns Hopkins team offers the promise of recapturing the clinical and educational value of frequent face-to-face consultations. Read more here.
Dr. William Thorwarth Jr. began his tenure as CEO of the American College of Radiology (ACR), succeeding Dr. Harvey Neiman. Previously, Thorwarth was ACR president and chair of the ACR Commission on Economics, and he has been a member of the ACR Board of Chancellors. AuntMinnie.com spoke with Thorwarth about his new position and the [...]
IAMERS works with trade associations with similar goals, as noted in the following article. The "Digital Right to Repair Coalition" is a member of IAMERS; and IAMERS of Digital Right to Repair Coalition. Read more about it here.
Here are a few pictures from the recent DC Meeting. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) with constituents Mike Schmit, Tom Jamison and Chris Lorenzen from GE Members Mike Wray, Jim Goldner, Anders Jensen & Tim Martin Tom Freund with Senator Baldwin, IAMERS Lobbyist, John Weinfurter and Rob Kerwin Mads Vittrup, Diana Upton and Dave Stopak [...]
Senate GOP leaders on Tuesday called for a vote to kill ObamaCare’s tax on medical devices, as part of a broader package to revive tax breaks that expired at the end of last year. But the tax package is popular with members of both parties, and it’s unclear if Republicans have the leverage to win [...]
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and four other federal agencies have failed to meet incremental development requirements for their IT projects, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read more here.
Between 25 percent and 42 percent of Medicare beneficiaries received a low-value service in 2009, with cardiovascular testing and procedures accounting for much of the spending. The results were published online May 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine . Read more here.