A quick MRI scan of the heart could help doctors determine whether a patient complaining of chest pains is suffering from a life-threatening condition, thereby helping reduce costs associated with care.
An easily stockpiled drug that shields bone marrow from radiation poisoning could also ease chemo's harsh side effects.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes hospitals grant visitation rights to gay or lesbian partners, or anyone the patient picks, ahead of a final rule on visitation rights expected later this year.
United Medical Instruments to distribute SonoSite's hand-carried ultrasound to the private practice market.
Connecticut is the first state to fatten its Medicaid rolls under health reform legislation.
Embattled CMS nominee Dr. Donald M. Berwick draws support of major hospital groups.
HHS announces the investment of another quarter billion dollars in public health.
Laissez-faire policy will come to an end, politicians say.
A noise-removing technology can cut radiation dosage in half for virtual colonoscopies without significantly hurting the image quality, according to a new study.
In keeping with a tradition of last-minute reprieves, the Senate agreed to freeze a Medicare pay cut to doctors the day it was scheduled to go into effect.
Organizations wishing to certify electronic health records to ensure they allow health care providers to meet "meaningful use" criteria now have a process in place to do so.
Carestream Health earned an award from business research group Frost & Sullivan for its X-ray upgrade kit.
After months of delays, repairs to the National Research Universal Reactor are now complete, says the company fixing it.
The Institute of Medicine held a second public meeting on FDA's loved and loathed 510(k) approval process.
Moderate Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans today in shooting down a benefits package that would also freeze a 21 percent Medicare pay cut to physicians set to go in effect on Friday.
A crisis facing Greece's public hospitals desperate for needed medical supplies might be winding to a close.
Heart monitoring company CardioNet tapped ex-Home Diagnostics chief Joseph Capper to be their new president and CEO, the company announced Tuesday.
Philips and RXI team up for experimental therapy that uses ultrasound pulses to activate gene blockers.
Medicare instructs contractors to hold claims until June 18 to give Congress a chance to pass the 'doc fix.'
Study says Medicare's decision to cover computer-assisted detection for film mammos is linked with increased adoption of the technology, although some rads disagree.
A health IT behemoth was born today, as Allscripts nabbed Eclipsys for $1.3 billion in all all-stock purchase, the companies announced this morning.
A panel hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting last month in New Orleans sought to produce hard data where now exists mostly dorm-room and back-office anecdotes about drugs known as "cogs."
Medical technology jobs were largely spared the devastation that befell the rest of U.S. manufacturing, according to a report released Wednesday.
Device manufacturers call for in-built safeguards for radiotherapy devices to prevent the sort of dosage mishaps that made headlines last year.
PET scans can find patients at risk for Alzheimer's, while a new imaging agent could make the scans more accessible.
Lawmakers approved hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts to health care in New York state Monday as part of emergency spending measures promoted by embattled Gov. David Paterson to keep state government going amidst a budgetary deadlock.
As $250 rebate checks for the prescription drug "doughnut hole" reach the mailboxes of seniors this week, U.S. Health and Human Services and the country's top prosecutor warn state attorneys general to watch out for a spike in Medicare fraud.
Phase 1 safety studies in for Lantheus' PET imaging agent for heart failure.
A blood test that scours the blood for DNA fragments shed by dying cells could help doctors check how well cancers are responding to treatment and even whether cattle are afflicted by mad cow disease.
Study shows radioisotopes made by cyclotrons just as good as those from generators.
Autistic children differ markedly from healthy volunteers in metabolites shed in their urine, raising hopes for a biological test for the disorder that could allow doctors to catch it before behavioral symptoms show up.
St. Jude Medical Inc. and two hospitals have to pay up almost $4 million after a whistleblower alert to an alleged kickback scheme.
Repairs of one of the world's biggest producers of medical isotopes are almost finished, according to Atomic Energy Canada Limited.
Dell aims to bundle Practice Fusion's Web-based electronic medical records software with hardware packages targeted toward small practices.
Twice-a-year injection reduces fracture risk.
A blood test could detect about half of lung cancers up to five years before other tests, according to a team of British scientists.
The American College of Radiology is pushing Congress to get Medicare to pay for virtual colonoscopies.
A new device combines high-resolution PET with SPECT scanners to allow scientists working on cancer and brain research with small animals to see functional details down to a half millimeter in size.
Covidien plunges deeper into the vascular market as it further cuts back on sleep products.
Radiotherapy company Elekta bought image-guided therapy business Resonant Medical Inc. for $30 million Canadian dollars (around $28.5 million U.S. dollars) in cash, the Stockholm-based company announced.
Wrapping a up a week Democrats spent wrangling with the budget hawks in their own party, the House of Representatives voted Friday to freeze looming Medicare physician payment cuts until 2011 as part of a two-piece benefits package.
A pair of Minnesota politicians asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration not to make the fast-track approval process for medical devices any tougher than it is.
From "smart" patient handling at Mt. Sinai to a "budget" MRI, a $6 billion initiative starts to pay off.
The rate of deadly bloodstream infections associated with central line catheters dropped around 18 percent nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' first state-by-state report on hospital-acquired infections.
Salaries are not keeping pace with costs of living for most RTs.
Oft-prescribed acid reflux disease drugs present a fracture risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday evening.
Covidien is selling its industrial chemical business to private equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC for around $280 million.
Volcano Corporation's intravascular ultrasound angioplasty balloon received CE mark approval.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering an additional $30.3 million in stimulus awards to beef up community health IT infrastructure.
After months reviewing safety reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added warnings to labels of popular weight-loss drugs Alli and Xenical advising of an extremely rare risk of serious, even life-threatening, liver injury.