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CMS May Require Some Doctors to Get Pre-Authorization for Imaging

April 12, 2011 5:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

High utilizers of advanced medical imaging beware: the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) just voted 15-1 this month to recommend to Congress that the top tier of referrers of advanced medical imaging should get prior authorization first.

Aethlon Medical Announces Multi-Target Exosome Assay Validation

April 12, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2011 /- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI) has validated the ability of its Enzyme Linked Lectin Specific Assay (ELLSA) to identify the presence of exosomes underlying the human...

Reportlinker Adds North America Neurology Devices Market Outlook to 2017

April 12, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North America Neurology Devices Market Outlook to 2017 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0336547/North-America-Neurology-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2017.html North America...

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ImaginAb, Inc. and Dainippon Seiki (DNS) Co., Ltd. Conclude Technology Development Agreement for Automated Chemistry Systems

April 11, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES and KYOTO, Japan, April 11, 2011 /- ImaginAb, Inc. and Dainippon Seiki Co., Ltd. have concluded a technology agreement around the development of automated chemistry systems for fluorination of proteins and peptides for diagnostic imaging with positron emission tomography...

Healthcare Providers, Technology Experts Call for Use of Existing Decision Support Tools to Promote Diagnostic Imaging Appropriate Use

April 11, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Thursday's Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommendation that medical practitioners who use substantially higher levels of advanced diagnostic imaging services receive Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Baptist Health of Northeast Florida Acquires Brainsuite® iMRI and Brainsuite® iCT Digitally Integrated ORs

April 11, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTCHESTER, Ill., April 11, 2011 /- Baptist Health of Northeast Florida will be the first health system in North America to offer intra-operative imaging during pediatric and adult brain surgery and non-surgical radiosurgical procedures with the Brainlab Brainsuite® iMRI...

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces Highlights of Third International Conference of Cellvizio Users (ICCU)

April 11, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NICE, France, April 11, 2011 /- Mauna Kea Technologies today announced highlights from the 3rd Annual International Conference of Cellvizio® Users (ICCU).  The meeting included 32 different speakers and 25 posters on the role and impact of probe-based confocal laser...

Malpractice Movement Calls for Reporting Directly to Patients, Part 2 in a Series

April 11, 2011 5:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Communication - or failure to communicate - is an important issue in radiology malpractice lawsuits. However, in the past, radiologists have not been the primary communicators of imaging reports with patients, as that has been the responsibility of the referring physician. That is about to change.

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PositiveID Corporation Announces Positive Results From Its Easy Check Breath Glucose Detection Device in Preliminary Laboratory Testing

April 11, 2011 5:34 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Announces Positive Results From Its Easy Check Breath Glucose Detection Device in Preliminary Laboratory Testing

Clinical study suggests estrogen levels and breast health can be altered

April 11, 2011 3:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Strategic Communications) Researchers from Canada and the United States today told attendees of the Experimental Biology 2011 Scientific Meeting that they have uncovered a possible means of enabling women to favorably influence whether the estrogens in their bodies take a "beneficial...

Immunization not linked to increased hospitalization for children with inherited disorder

April 10, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kaiser Permanente) Children with inborn errors of metabolism received vaccines on the same immunization schedule as did healthy infants, according to Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center scientists who examined the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population. In addition,...

FDA Clears Test for Bacteria That Can Cause Serious Intestinal Disease

April 8, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a cause of...

Hospital-Physician Alignment Drives Improved Health Care and $4.6M Savings

April 8, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /- The current era of health care reform has intensified the pressure on hospitals and health systems nationwide to contain the growing cost of providing health care while improving the quality of care delivered.   (Logo:...

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The Overuse of "Stat" in Imaging Centers

April 8, 2011 10:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Once upon a time, when I worked primarily in hospitals, “stat” referred to emergencies, or at least something with real urgency (such as the patient is being cleared to have surgery tomorrow morning, etc.). After leaving the inpatient (and ER) world for outpatient imaging centers, I...

Is Cargo Screening Damaging Your Medical Imaging Film?

April 8, 2011 10:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Researchers at the International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) examined potential damage to imaging materials entering the country as cargo, which is being screened by high-energy X-ray equipment. Indeed, one kind of X-ray machine is likely to cause damage to medical imaging films,...

Biofield Corporation's 51% Owned Subsidiary Agrees to Deal Appointing McKinley Infocapital as Korean Exclusive Distributor of Breast Cancer Diagnostic System; Contract has Pot...

April 8, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /- Biofield Corp. (OTC Pink: BZEC) announced today that its 51% owned subsidiary, Sky Unicorn Holdings Ltd., has engaged McKinley Infocapital as its exclusive distributor in Korea for its flagship product, the Biofield Breast Diagnostic System (BDS).  McKinley...

High Quality Above All Else in Your Practice, Part 2 of 2

April 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Quality is in the eye of the beholder. Clinical image interpretation is paramount as we've talked about before. But there are other aspects to demonstrating quality for your partners.

MRI Exams May Help Predict Which Adults Develop Alzheimer's

April 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Using MRI may help researchers predict which adults are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published online and in the June issue of Radiology.

Luminex Corporation Wins Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award

April 7, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) has won a 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award in the category of In Vitro Diagnostics for its innovative MAGPIX® system. Introduced in 2010, MAGPIX is a compact, versatile laboratory analysis platform designed to...

Experts issue recommendations for evaluating and treating pituitary incidentalomas

April 7, 2011 4:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Endocrine Society) Today, the Endocrine Society released a new Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary incidentalomas. The CPG is published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a publication of the...

Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Interventional Cardiology Devices 2011 (15 Countries)

April 7, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: European Markets for Interventional Cardiology Devices 2011 (15 Countries)...

Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market

April 7, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: World In Vitro Diagnostics Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0470752/World-In-Vitro-Diagnostics-Market.html Global demand to increase 6.1% annually through 2014 The...

A Century of Healthcare Innovation from IBM

April 7, 2011 4:32 am | by IBM | News | Comments

To mark World Health Day, IBM announced several new contributions to public health as well as historical breakthroughs of the past that have contributed to Smarter Healthcare. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Quest Diagnostics Honored for Diagnostic Innovation at 2011 Edison Awards

April 6, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MADISON, N.J., April 6, 2011 /- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the Simplexa™ molecular test on the 3M™ Integrated Cycler was honored with a bronze award for best...

KellBenx Secures Exclusive Worldwide License With AdnaGen for Commercializing Patented Antibodies

April 6, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /- KellBenx, a biotechnology company focused on the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of genetic and inherited disorders, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with AdnaGen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alere, Inc., to...

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