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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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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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FDA clears AI-powered brain MRI evaluation software

The newly approved system was designed to assist clinicians with the detection of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

September 19, 2023
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FDA announces recall of Abbott neurostimulation devices after MRI-related issues lead to 73 injuries

The new recall, which includes more than 155,000 implantable pulse generators, is due to ongoing issues with the devices being unable to exit MRI mode and return to normal use. 

September 14, 2023
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FDA clears new MRI-compatible robot for breast biopsies

The newly cleared device from Insight Medbotics represents a collaboration between robotics experts and surgeons. 

September 14, 2023
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Understanding reimbursements and coding for echocardiography

"I think everyone would agree that the current fee-for-service model is not working appropriately and there needs to be a fix," regulatory consultant Denise Garris explained in a new interview. 

September 13, 2023

FDA clears AI tool to boost quality of prenatal ultrasounds

Paris, France-based Sonio also recently raised $14 million in series A financing led by Cross Border Impact Ventures. 

August 2, 2023
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Appropriate use of imaging proven teachable during medical ed

Radiology education researchers have created an image-intensive online course for third- and fourth-year medical students wishing to learn radiology remotely.

July 21, 2023
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Interventional radiology has a representation problem, according to surveyed medical students

Gaps in mentorship are of particular concern for students who might have otherwise pursued a career path in IR, data show.

July 19, 2023
Stephen Little, MD, discusses trends in echocardiography at ASE 2023. #ASE23 #ASE2023 What is new in cardiac ultrasound.

Back in the spotlight: Exploring echocardiography's revival

American Society of Echocardiography President Stephen Little, MD, says several trends and technologies are coming together at once, leading to renewed interest in echo.

July 10, 2023
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