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.”

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MITA Issues Guidance on Live Model Ultrasound Scanning

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) encourages manufacturers to follow newly issued guidelines, similar to those adopted by the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine,when engaging in live model ultrasound scanning for educational purposes.

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Acertara CEO Named Chair of Medical Imaging Technical Committee

Acertara Acoustic Laboratories has announced that CEO G. Wayne Moore was named as the new chair for the Ultrasound Technical Committee of the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA), the medical device division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). MITA develops standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment. Its membership is comprised of original equipment manufacturers that make up 90% of the market.

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White Paper Calls for Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Imaging

According to a white paper published by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), cybersecurity best practices and standards by manufacturers and healthcare providers offer the clearest line of defense against cyber attacks. Manufacturers, installers, service staff, and healthcare providers must work together to advance cybersecurity measures, particularly as the Internet of Things advances towards greater interoperability and data exchange.

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