Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

The American Lung Association’s 5th annual “State of Lung Cancer” revealed that only 5.8% of the Americans eligible for low-dose CT lung cancer screening had been screened. The US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommendations are: Have a 20-pack-year history (1 pack/day for 20 years, 2 packs/day for 10 years) Are a current smoker or…

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FDA Approves GE’s DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

FDA Approves GE's DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

GE Healthcare announced on November 3 that patients suspected of having Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) now have new FDA-approved imaging options to diagnose DLB definitely. This kind of dementia is sometimes called LBD or Lewy Body Dementia. GE’s DaTscan (ioflupane I 123) has been used to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in over…

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CMS Releases Final 2023 Physician Fee Reimbursements

CMS Releases Final 2023 Physician Fee Reimbursements

Despite the input of healthcare facilities, physicians, and health-related associations and societies, the CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2023 will see a reduction in the face of the highest inflation rates in 40 years. The CMS conversion factor falls to $33.0067 in 2023 — down from $34.6062 in 2022 — resulting in approximately…

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Collaborative Imaging’s CFO Preeth Hegde is named CFO of the year

Collaborative Imaging's CFO Preeth Hegde is named CFO of the year

Collaborative Imaging’s CFO Preeth Hegde, MBA was honored as a CFO of the Year Award winner by the Dallas Business Journal at a celebratory event on November 10. The Dallas Business Journal announced 16 honorees for its 14th annual CFO of the Year Awards, among those names was Mr. Hegde. Dhruv Chopra, CEO of Collaborative Imaging…

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