AIS Celebrates 23 Years with Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas!
Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas serves the communities of Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding area with 13 outreach clinics in the state. Cardiovascular Consultants provides a full range of cardiovascular care. They treat diseases of the heart muscle, heart arteries, arteries of the legs and neck, heart valves and the electrical system of the heart. Cardiovascular Consultants has been a dedicated Associated Imaging Services customer since 1997. Curtis Lee, Lead Nuclear Technologist, shared his experience on the facility’s long-term relationship with Associated Imaging Services in a question-and-answer interview.
At the onset of the pandemic, various health officials, professional societies and patient advocacy groups shared guidance advising patients to delay routine and non-essential healthcare. As a result, appointments for breast, cervical and colorectal screenings in March were down 86 to 94 percent compared to previous years
Oral Radiography Can Reveal Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
The calcification of the carotid artery is a sign of advanced arteriosclerosis, which may be associated with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) and can lead to death. Such calcification can be seen in regular oral panoramic radiography.
Positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) facilitates cancer staging as well as PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) and improves lesion detectability in select cancers, potentially helping to promote fast, efficient local and whole-body staging in one step.
Physicians Highlight Potential of Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology
MITA, along with CORAR and SNMMI, hosted a virtual briefing for Capitol Hill staff this month with leading physicians to discuss the extraordinary and growing impact of positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear medicine in cancer treatment, as well as the importance of expanding patient access to these drugs through passage of the Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019 (H.R. 3772).
CMS Releases CHART Model Notice of Funding Opportunity, Encourages Rural Communities to Apply
The Community Transformation Track will provide up-front funding to up to 15 rural communities across the country. The rural communities will be awarded seed money to work with health care providers and payers across the community to design systems of care that improve access to high quality care that is sustainable and value-based.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence. This new Center of Excellence seeks to empower digital health stakeholders to advance health care by fostering responsible and high-quality digital health innovation.