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Advancing Medical Imaging

Advancing Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Cheryl Kreider Carey, Director, Operations and Administration, MITA What’s the big idea? At the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), improving business for 55 members in the medical imaging ecosystem is big. As one of MITA’s 10 staff members, I am fortunate to work alongside MITA’s members on the technical front and run MITA’s internal operations. Precipitated by this age of digital Read more [...]
MITA Smart Dose Standard Enhances Patient Care

MITA Smart Dose Standard Enhances Patient Care

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, published NEMA XR 31-2016 Standard Attributes on X-ray Equipment for Interventional Procedures in May 2016. This new standard, which pertains to MITA Smart Dose Interventional technology, offers healthcare providers a reference  for identifying key features that contribute Read more [...]
Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services, Waterbury Hospital In the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sustainable and thriving healthcare operations are paramount. Effective healthcare operations require diagnostic medical imaging to play a major role in controlling cost, improving quality, and achieving superior patient outcomes. From Read more [...]
Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

Get the Picture? Proper Servicing of Imaging Equipment Ensures Accurate and Safe Diagnoses

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Jim Nestel, Manager Service Projects and Installations, Hitachi Medical Systems Over the past century, the miracle of medical imaging has allowed for previously impossible insights into the structure and function of the human body. Rapid advances in science and technology have given us some of the most complex medical devices ever invented. Computed tomography (CT) imaging uses radiation Read more [...]
Smart Healthcare Employs Enterprise Imaging to Enable Ubiquitous Access

Smart Healthcare Employs Enterprise Imaging to Enable Ubiquitous Access

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Henri “Rik” Primo, Chair, MITA Medical Imaging Informatics Section Ever since the x-ray was first used for medical imaging in 1896, image sharing has been intrinsic to the practice of medicine. In the early days, viewing the film on a light box for diagnostic purposes was the task of the radiologist, but sharing the film and the diagnostic report was essential to discussing Read more [...]
Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective

Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA) promotion of good refurbishment practices for medical imaging equipment stresses the benefits for patients and healthcare providers. This is for good reason: a large, regional hospital focused on neurology or cancer treatment may opt to purchase the latest magnetic resonance imaging Read more [...]
NEMA/MITA Highlights: President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

NEMA/MITA Highlights: President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

By Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA President Obama’s final State of the Union address set the tone for his last year in office and set forth his vision for policies in America. The full transcript of the address can be found here. NEMA’s summary of key points in the address that affect electrical equipment and medical imaging technology manufacturers is provided below. International Trade Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama touted the completion Read more [...]
NEMA, MITA Commend Congress for Passing Omnibus Package Containing Medical Imaging and Electroindustry Provisions

NEMA, MITA Commend Congress for Passing Omnibus Package Containing Medical Imaging and Electroindustry Provisions

Today, America’s electrical and medical imaging industries applaud Congress for passing a $1.1 trillion omnibus legislative package that funds the government through September 30, 2016, addresses certain tax provisions and includes NEMA-supported cybersecurity language. Passage of the package completes legislative work for this session of the 114th Congress; the second session is scheduled to start when Congress returns on January 4, 2016. In particular, the two-year delay of the medical device Read more [...]
Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

Why is Congress finding it difficult to pass legislation that helps U.S. business export to developing countries, supports U.S. jobs, and sends money to the U.S. Treasury? The subject is the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which for eight decades has helped U.S. exporters “get paid” but which may be in its last days due to a persistent echo-chamber of falsehoods and misunderstandings. Urge your Senators and Representative to support “Ex-Im” reauthorization. Opponents of the Bank, including leading Read more [...]
Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

U.S. electroindustry companies sell billions of dollars of equipment outside the U.S. each year. These companies employ many thousands of workers here in the U.S., workers whose employment depends on the ability of their company “teams” to innovate, make sales, and satisfy their customers. With most of the world’s people (95 percent) and supporting infrastructure outside the U.S., it makes sense that companies want to gain access to more markets, be competitive, and make more sales Read more [...]