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Image: New appropriate use criteria for cardiac imaging will be implemented in 2018 (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Consulting Cardiologists Face an Imaging Paradigm Shift

In response to the rapid and unsustainable growth in the use of cardiac imaging procedures, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) has confirmed the January 1, 2018, deadline for physicians to begin reporting on appropriate use criteria (AUC) interactions in order to receive payment for Medicare advanced imaging, as mandated by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014. More...
22 Mar 2017
Image: Examples of Ga-68-pentixafor uptake in rabbits using a combined PET-MRI system (Photo courtesy of TUM).

PET Radiotracer Identifies Atherosclerotic Inflammation

A new study describes a novel positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer that can quickly and non-invasively identify life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques. More...
17 Mar 2017
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Image: The Watson Imaging Clinical Review (WICR) is designed to help healthcare providers identify patients that require urgent attention (Photo courtesy of IBM).

IBM Debuts Watson Health Cognitive Imaging Solution

IBM has launched the IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review (WICR), the first cognitive imaging offering from Watson Health that is designed to help healthcare providers identify patients that require urgent attention. More...
16 Mar 2017
Image: A cartoon depicting of brain \'coupling\' during human-to-human communication (Photo courtesy of Drexel University).

Wearable Device Used to Measure Brain during Conversations

Biomedical engineers and psychologists are using a brain-imaging headband to investigate how brains interact and synchronize when humans communicate with each other. More...
14 Mar 2017
Image: Representative brain SPECT scans in Alzheimer\'s dementia and depression (Photo courtesy of Amen Clinics).

Neuroimaging Helps Differentiate Dementia from Depression

A new study suggests that single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can help doctors discriminate between depression and cognitive disorders (CDs). More...
10 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection rates (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Digital Mammography Trend Improves Cancer Detection Rates

A new study that set out to establish performance benchmarks for digital mammography screening suggests that the shift from film has improved cancer detection rates. More...
09 Mar 2017
Image: A high-definition multimodal SFE of the carotid artery (Photo courtesy of U-M).

Laser-Based Angioscope Improves Carotid Artery Scanning

A novel scanning fiber endoscope (SFE) acquires high-quality images of atherosclerotic lesions in the carotid artery that may not be detected with conventional radiological techniques. More...
23 Feb 2017

MedImaging General Imaging channel provides a portal into the less common imaging technologies such as diffuse optical tomography (NIR), optical coherence tomography, electrical impedance tomography and more.
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