ACR urges Aetna to update lung cancer screening policy
April 9, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging Aetna to update its lung cancer screening policy to reflect guidelines recently released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Read More
iTheranostics, Novartis ink FAP-targeted drug development agreement
April 9, 2021 -- Sofie subsidiary iTheranostics has inked an agreement with Novartis to collaborate on the development of therapeutic fibroblast activation protein (FAP) drugs. Read More
Median posts 51% revenue increase for fiscal year 2020
April 9, 2021 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies has reported a 51% revenue increase for fiscal year 2020. Read More
Life Image: Most healthcare orgs fail to comply with new rule
April 9, 2021 -- Medical image-sharing technology provider Life Image is sounding the alarm that the healthcare industry is not prepared to comply with the Information Blocking and Improving Interoperability provisions of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Final Rule of the 2016 Cures Act. Read More
Low-dose CT effective for diagnosing colonic diverticulitis
April 9, 2021 -- A low-dose protocol of intravenous contrast-enhanced 2-mSv CT is comparable to conventional-dose CT for diagnosing right colonic diverticulitis, according to a study published April 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Varian to work with Google on new diagnostic AI platform
April 8, 2021 -- Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems plans to work with Google Cloud to build artificial intelligence (AI) tools for radiation oncology organ segmentation using the Google Cloud AI Platform. Read More
National nonprofits launch cancer screening campaign in COVID-19 era
April 8, 2021 -- The Community Oncology Alliance and CancerCare, two national nonprofit advocacy groups in oncology, announced the launch of a campaign called "Time to Screen" that's intended to counter delays reported in preventive care due to COVID-19. Read More
Wireless interventional radiology firm Xenter announces formal launch
April 8, 2021 -- Xenter, a company developing wireless technology for use in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and neurointerventional radiology, has announced its formal launch. Read More
RapidAI expands presence in Latin America
April 8, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) cerebrovascular software developer RapidAI has formed a partnership with the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and the Ibero-American Society for Cerebrovascular Disease for Latin America. Read More
More Medicare patients to be covered for Heartflow Analysis
April 7, 2021 -- Patients with coronary artery disease in 38 states will soon have Medicare coverage for HeartFlow's HeartFlow Analysis fractional flow reserve CT software. Read More