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Physician Self-referral Bill Draws Praise, Backlash from Medical Societies

On April 19, 2019, a new bill was introduced to Congress with an aim of closing the loopholes in Medicare. The study focused on preventing physician self-referrals specifically for radiation therapy, advanced imaging, physical therapy, and anatomic pathology. This is new legislation placed before the Congress to consider and update Medicare policies. The Promoting Integrity […]

How Environmental, Socioeconomic, Factors Impact Missed Radiology Appointments

No-shows or non-attendance for radiology visits has a negative impact on patients and clinicians. It not only adds to the cost of overall healthcare through wasted resources and poor allocation. Generally, medical imaging departments schedule appointments for all modalities. However, there is still a trend of no-show and it is important to understand the reason. […]

MRI Market Project to Reach $7.5 by 2025

The global market of Magnetic Imaging Resonance (MRI) is predicted to reach USD 7995.1 million in 2025 from a figure of USD 5913.6 in the year 2017. In fact, the magnetic imaging resonance market is also likely to grow with an average CAGR of 3.8% from 2018 to 2025. The health ministry of various countries […]

Diattenuation Imaging Allows Scientists to Differentiate Between Brain Tissue, Types

Diattenuation Imaging (DI) is a relatively new concept that allows researchers to study the brain more comprehensively and accurately. The neuro-imaging method is a major breakthrough in medical science. A study published in the Scientific Reports states that DI allows scientists to measure polarization-dependent attenuation of light through different parts of the brain. The Study […]

AI and Mental Health Research

Over 45 million people in America alone are coping up some kind of mental illness. The nature and scope of their treatment can also vary tremendously. Can Artificial Intelligence help? AI enabled facial analysis is helping researchers in assessing mental health. In an objective manner, by managing algorithms detecting behavioral biomarkers instead of subjective exams, […]

Malware Tricks Radiologists with Fake Nodules

Researchers based in Israel developed malware to draw your attention to the security lags and weaknesses in medical imaging networks and types of equipment. A malware that could add a real-looking but fake growths to MRI and CT scans or hide real cancerous tumors or nodules that would get detected by any medical imaging equipment. […]

AI under FDA Control?

On April 3, a Tuesday, the FA announced that it is building a new framework that would regulate AI-based medical devices, which learns continually from healthcare data and adapts. Scott Gottlieb, MD, FDA Commissioner announced his resignation last month and released a detailed discussion paper outlining the approach of the administration to pace up with […]

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