626 Acquires Medical Imaging Solutions

CEO Hints at Additional Acquisitions 626 Holdings LLC recently announced the addition of Medical Imaging Solutions (MIS). “MIS could not be a better fit. The addition of MIS helps both our customers and our employees win on many different levels including the...

FDA Clears Symbia Pro.specta SPECT/CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Symbia Pro.specta, a single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) system with advanced CT and SPECT imaging technologies. Capabilities include a...

KA Imaging Plans New Mobile X-Ray System

“Through the Ontario Together Fund, our government is making strategic investments in innovative homegrown businesses with the ideas and solutions to help us support Ontario’s vibrant innovation and medtech ecosystem,” said Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and tra

ECRI Opens New Global Headquarters

“The new building symbolizes the transformation that ECRI has been undergoing over the past few years,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, Ph.D., president and CEO of ECRI.

Today’s MRI Accreditation Does NOT Assure MRI Safety

Tobias Gilk, MRSO, MRSE, Senior Vice President, RADIOLOGY-Planning

Accreditation makes two promises, that their particular flavor is an assurance of both quality and safety. But when it comes to MRI accreditation criteria there are typically vast differences in how detailed MRI image quality criteria are, and how general MRI safety criteria are. Often accreditation minimums for MRI don’t meet CMS conditions of participation necessary for a site to maintain for Medicare/Medicaid/Tricare reimbursement. This presentation will illuminate the ways we may think accreditation protects us from MRI adverse events (but doesn’t) and identify a few “low-hanging fruit” steps that sites can take to help strengthen their MRI safety.

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