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. 

CT scanner Canon Aquilion One 320 slice system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Radiology technologists ready to prep a patient for a scan.

FDA updates and rescinds several radiation protection recommendations

According to the Federal Register, the FDA is repealing these radiation protection recommendations because they have become “outdated” and “unnecessary.” 

January 26, 2023

Gun goes off during MRI, injuring patient's son

A 40-year-old man was accompanying his mother to her MRI exam when the magnet caused his gun to fire, shooting him in the abdomen.

January 23, 2023

A 'clear lack of adherence' in imaging guidelines is impacting lung cancer survival rates

A study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reveals that nearly half of Medicare patients with NSCLC in the United States do not complete recommended FDG PET/CT scans prior to treatment.

January 19, 2023

'Reflexive management' of incidental findings causes more harm than good

While there are numerous formulas to help guide providers in managing incidental findings, there is limited data available on the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the subsequent evaluations that follow.

January 12, 2023
Breast MRI

Lawmaker pushes to eliminate OOP costs for supplemental breast imaging

HB 575 would remove financial barriers for women who are recommended to undergo supplemental breast imaging, such as an MRI, CT or ultrasound, when the exams are deemed medically necessary.

January 11, 2023

'I'm not going to do it': Imaging leader tells staff to boycott unjustifiable exams on migrant children

The UK's Home Secretary recently proposed the use of X-ray, CT and/or MRI for age checks to determine which migrants are, in fact, children and which ones might be posing as children in an attempt to remain in the country.

January 9, 2023

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider extravasation reporting requirements

The NRC noted that advancements in nuclear medicine and increased use of radiopharmaceuticals prompted the commission to reconsider the exclusion of extravasation from medical event reporting.  

January 3, 2023

VIDEO: Making sure lower dose X-ray is still diagnostic quality

Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD, professor of radiology and a medical physicist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains a new ACR effort to ensure that lower radiation dose X-ray images under Image Wisely and As Low as Reasonable Achievable (ALARA) meet diagnostic reading standards.

December 21, 2022

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