MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

Jefferson Radiology Implements iCAD ProFound AI Platform

Jefferson Radiology is implementing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence software for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to improve cancer detection rates and enhance overall quality of patient care. iCAD ProFound AI is an advanced deep-learning, cancer detection software solution that has been shown to detect more cancers, with fewer unnecessary callbacks, and in less than half the time[1]. Jefferson Radiology is not only the first, but currently the only practice in the state of Connecticut to offer ProFound AI.

“This new technology is revolutionizing breast cancer detection and has improved our workflow efficiency. This means more time with our patients, cancers detected earlier than ever before, and ultimately, better health outcomes for our communities,” said Diana James, MD, Section Chief of Breast Imaging at Jefferson Radiology.

Incredibly powerful, the new software is designed to run while a radiologist is actively performing a study. As the physician reads a case, Profound AI uses the latest in artificial intelligence, paired with pattern recognition technology, to assess each image and help identify potential areas of concern. It does this quickly using its algorithm that is trained with one of the largest 3D datasets available, while providing radiologists with potentially life-saving information, including Certainty of Finding lesion and Case Scores.

“Combined with our highly trained, sub-specialized breast imaging team and our new suite of GeniusTM 3D mammography units – the most advanced 3D mammogram available on the market, Profound AI is the next step towards offering our patients, referring physicians and radiologists the best in breast imaging care,” said Luce Buhl, Sr. Director of Operations at Jefferson Radiology.

The implementation was completed on June 2, 2020, and patients at each of the practice’s nine locations will benefit from this new technology.

  1. Conant, E. et al. (2019). Improving Accuracy and Efficiency with Concurrent Use of Artificial Intelligence for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. 1 (4).



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