The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)—the trade association representing manufacturers of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media, and focused ultrasound therapeutic devices—announces that Jay Hill, GE Healthcare’s chief technology officer for molecular Imaging and CT, will take over as MITA Board Chairman on January 1.

Hill will succeed Michael Wendt, senior vice president of customer services at Siemens Healthineers, who will continue serving on the board.

“It’s an honor to be elected Chair of MITA’s Board of Directors, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to further demonstrate medical imaging’s unique value proposition to patient health,” Hill says. “Medical imaging technology—and the role of the people who invent and maintain sophisticated equipment—are catalysts for better healthcare in our nation’s healthcare system. I’m proud to help lead MITA efforts as an advocate for this vital sector.”

Patrick Hope, MITA’s executive director, also spoke out about the appointment, commenting: “A key aspect of MITA policy effectiveness is member leadership and engagement. On behalf of the association and all its members, we extend a heartfelt thank you to Michael Wendt for his service and welcome incoming chairman Jay Hill.”

“With a new Congress, we are eager to continue to advocate for policies bring value to patients and providers by supporting medical imaging,” Hope adds.