Policy & Regulations

This channel includes news coverage of healthcare policy and regulations set by Congress, the states, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and medical associations and societies. 

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Radiologist who tried to cover up multiple procedural mistakes is handed a career-ending judgment

There were two serious incidents in the span of three months that raised concerns among the radiologist's colleagues, according to official documents. 

May 29, 2024

New Drug Application for PSMA-PET 'cold kit' could expand access to prostate imaging

If approved, the kit could allow for more flexible production of prostate cancer imaging agents.

May 28, 2024
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Dozens of injuries trigger FDA recall of over 50,000 implantable tissue marking devices

The Class I recall, which is the most serious recall the FDA issues, comes after numerous adverse events and complications linked to the radiographic markers were reported.  

May 22, 2024
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Prostate ablation AI 'contouring assistant' lands FDA clearance

The new module is a machine learning-based segmentation tool that further enhances procedural planning.

May 15, 2024
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FDA adds more than 120 new AI-enabled medical devices focused on radiology to list of approvals

The FDA has cleared over 150 artificial intelligence- or machine learning-enabled medical devices since the beginning of August.

May 14, 2024
The long legal saga of Richard Paulus, a Kentucky cardiologist accused of performing unnecessary cardiac procedures, appears to still be going strong in 2022 and might be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The New York state radiologist is facing 36 misdemeanor counts for secret sexual recording without consent, according to a story in the Boston Herald.

Radiologist who botched multiple cosmetic procedures calls license revocation 'unfair' in appeals case

The physician's attorneys say that he is being "over punished" for his actions.

May 9, 2024
United Imaging's 5T whole body MRI receives FDA clearance

First 5T MRI to offer whole-body imaging scores FDA clearance

Houston, Texas-based United Imaging announced the clearance of its uMR Jupiter 5T MRI system, the first to offer an 8-channel whole-body multi-transmit system. 

May 2, 2024
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USPSTF stops short of recommending supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue

Experts, medical organizations and advocates alike are coming forward saying that the new guidelines “do not go far enough,” particularly when it comes to addressing the screening needs of certain patients. 

April 30, 2024

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Automated AI-generated measurements combined with annotated CT images can improve treatment planning and help referring physicians and patients better understand their disease, explained Sarah Jane Rinehart, MD, director of cardiac imaging with Charleston Area Medical Center.

Two advanced algorithms—one for CAC scores and another for segmenting cardiac chamber volumes—outperformed radiologists when assessing low-dose chest CT scans. 

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive datasets, saving valuable time," Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said Tuesday. 

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