NY Times Op-ed Links Medical Radiation To Cancer, Death

A new op-ed article published today in the New York Times is revisiting the debate over medical radiation and cancer, linking the overuse of CT to rising cancer rates and even death in patients who are scanned. The editorial discusses the rising use of CT over the past 20 years, with one in 10 Americans now undergoing a CT scan each year. This growth has occurred despite a lack of evidence demonstrating that increased use leads to improved patient outcomes, the authors claim.

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GE Healthcare Will Team With An Indian R&D Center To Concoct New Med Tech

GE Healthcare will work with a technology R&D center in India to develop new med tech products. The Economic Times of India and others reported on the news. Right now the investment isn’t very large. GE Healthcare said it inked a three-year research and development deal with the Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre in Chennai to concoct devices and treatment tools in areas including child healthcare, care for mothers, cardiology and cancer.

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IAMERS 21st Annual Meeting

Helping Small Business Help the Economy

April 30th – May 2nd 2014

Willard Hotel • Washington D.C.

Featured Speakers:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Mark Leahey, CEO
Medical Device Mfgr. Assn.

Featured Topics:

Small Business Initiatives
CMS Trends in Reimbursement
FDA Updates
Global Markets Review
U.S. Dept of Commerce

Contact Diana Upton at diana@iamers.org for more information.


Washington DC

CT Procedure Volume Drops 11% Over Past 2 Years

The findings appear to dovetail with other studies that have shown an overall slowdown in utilization of advanced imaging technologies throughout the U.S. But while CT use has fallen over the past couple of years, the report indicates that the age of the CT installed based has climbed significantly, generating hope that scanner sales could pick up steam as sites look to replace aging systems and upgrade to new technology.

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