SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

Ohio medical board disciplines radiologist for HIPAA violation Incident not uncommon and underscores importance of compliance programs

Imagining a less-invasive surgery with MRI-powered millirobots Is injecting 'millirobots' into patient spinal canals the future?

Magnetic stimulation (nTMS) gives German brain surgeons new insight Pre-operative brain mapping may reduce brain surgery damage

Testing equipment: Still a challenge, but getting easier Testing equipment is getting easier but no less a challenge

GE Healthcare launches Vscan Access portable ultrasound for developing regions Aims to reduce pregnancy related deaths worldwide

Proton therapy's real-world benefits accrue at PTCOG Measuring appropriate use and untapped potential with two new studies

Study confirms patient preference for receiving imaging results The referring doctor is seen as best source of info, although a majority of patients also want to view their radiology report

Announcing the 'Rosetta Stone' of advanced prostate cancer Researchers say prostate cancer not a "single disease" but 90 percent of cases yield actionable mutations

Surgical robotic device market to grow over 600 percent by 2021 Will jump from $3.2 billion to $20 billion

New radiation blood test awaits human application Research funded by feds to save lives offers faster, cheaper testing

Global medical imaging OEM trade lobby becomes a U.S. corporation

by Brendon Nafziger , DOTmed News Associate Editor
A global medical imaging OEM trade lobby whose members include the big trade groups from Europe, Japan and North America and which has been around for more than a decade has at last formally incorporated.

The Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association, or DITTA, became a U.S. corporation May 24 in the state of Delaware, a group spokesman told DOTmed News. The move was announced Wednesday.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Fully integrated PACS, RIS and Voice Recognition at an affordable price

We fit our RIS/PACS to match your workflow, rather than the other way around! Call us at 866-949-7227 or click here to visit our website & see our Advanced Mammography Workstations & Mammography Tracking System built into RIS



DITTA represents the big players across three continents, and its members include the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, or MITA; the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry, or COCIR; Canada's Medical Technology Companies, or MEDEC; and Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association, or JIRA.

These groups in turn represent most medical imaging and radiation therapy manufacturers, from Accuray to Ziehm.

DITTA, which has been around for about 12 years, says its main goal is "improving the global regulatory environment."

"DITTA's coalition of expert members work together with governments and other stakeholders around the globe to promote innovation, improve market access and enhance global competitiveness in the medical imaging, radiation therapy, healthcare IT, electromedical and radiopharmaceutical industries," the group said in its press release.

DITTA's current chair is MITA's executive director, Gail Rodriguez. Nicole Denjoy, COCIR's secretary general, holds the vice-chair spot, while a JIRA senior manager, Mitsuro Tokugawa, and a MEDEC vice president, Klaus Stitz, are association representatives. Zach Helzer, MITA's administration and international programs manager, serves as secretariat.

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2015 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED