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FlouroShield is a region of interest radiation exposure reduction solution for interventional x-ray imaging.

An AI agent developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology automatically generates natural language explanations in real-time to explain the motivations behind its actions, ideally allowing those who aren’t experts in the field to interact with AI tools more confidently.

New legislation has been introduced to Congress that would update Medicare policies by preventing self-referrals related to advanced imaging services, radiation therapy, anatomic pathology and physical therapy.

Combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with digital mammography (DM) can spot additional lesions in patients with breast cancer, reported authors of a recent study published in Radiology. However, the combined method did have limitations.

Some 33.3% of cancer patients add their own alternative treatment regimen to whatever conventional cancer care they’re receiving—and almost 30% of those don’t tell their doctors they’re doing so.

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems can play a role in reducing unnecessary imaging orders, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. However, the authors noted, the reduction may be relatively modest.

Twenty-four defendants, including C-suite executives from five telemedicine companies, the owners of dozens of durable medical equipment (DME) companies and three licensed medical professionals, have been charged in what the U.S. Department of Justice is calling one of the largest healthcare fraud schemes investigated by the FBI and HHS.

As precision medicine transforms disease treatment into a patient-by-patient art and science, AI is poised to help quickly identify or even predict genetic mutations, pointing the way to highly targeted therapies.

A clinical decision support (CDS) tool designed to limit inappropriate high-cost imaging reduced targeted scans by 6%, reported authors of a study published in PLOS One. The results may be useful for creating a more efficient tool given the upcoming CDS mandate in 2020.

Researchers have developed a new checklist to determine if general anesthesia (GA) is needed when children and young adults undergo MRI scans, sharing their findings in Clinical Radiology.

An April 2 story in the New York Times highlighted a potentially dangerous insurance coverage gap faced by heart transplant patients and recipients of other organs—the immunosuppressive drugs they need to prevent organ rejection sometimes aren’t covered by Medicare if they received the transplants before enrolling in the program.

Omega Medical Imaging’s FluoroShield gained FDA clearance this month, becoming the first AI-enabled radiation reduction technology to hit the market.