MRI can be used to provide accurate AHDH diagnoses; Breast tomosynthesis use spreading, but still varies geographically;

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> Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to measure brain iron levels that can provide accurate, non-invasive diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study recently published in Radiology. "We want the public to know that progress is being made in identifying potential noninvasive biological biomarkers of ADHD which may help to prevent misdiagnosis," Vitria Adisetiyo, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, told the New York Daily News. Article

> While digital breast tomosynthesis is being increasingly utilized, its use remains limited, particularly when it comes to geography. According to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, breast imaging practices in the Northeast and West are more likely to use tomosynthesis than the South and Midwest. Article

> Charges involving Medicaid fraud and kickbacks to doctors have been filed against the operator of a New Jersey imaging center and a dozen others. According to an article on NorthJersey.com, Rehan Zuberi is being held on $1 million bail and faces first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly being "in control of an enterprise engaging in commercial bribery, falsifying records, Medicaid fraud and offering payments to doctors in exchange for referrals in an amount more than $75,000." Article

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> The Office for Civil Rights' crackdown on HIPAA violations over the past year will "pale in comparison" to the next 12 months, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services attorney recently told an American Bar Association conference. Article

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> The California Department of Insurance tapped the University of California and the San Francisco-based Consumers Union to create a healthcare price transparency and quality database that will likely be ready to launch within a year. The database will rely on existing data streams, such as claims data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and from private payers. Article

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