MITA Applauds Senators’ Letter to FDA Regarding Servicing

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) applauded a recent letter by U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to acting U.S. FDA Chairman Ned Sharpless, MD, about the agency’s upcoming guidance clarifying the distinction between the “servicing” and “remanufacturing” of medical devices.

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MITA Announces New DICOM General-Secretary

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has announced that Lisa Spellman has joined the organization as the general-secretary for the Digital Communications in Medicine (DICOM) international. In her role, Spellman will provide strategic leadership and manage operational affairs for DICOM stakeholders worldwide.

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MITA Expands Service Standard to Cover All Medical Devices

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced that it is expanding the scope of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Imaging Devices to cover all medical devices, not just medical imaging technologies. MITA officials say this decision—which is likely to be met with criticism from many in the medical device sector—“comes after the consideration of extensive stakeholder feedback indicating a desire for one, universal standard for the medical device industry.”