- Doc with money

CMS published its 2014 Open Payments data this week, detailing payments made by drug and device companies to various healthcare providers. The data includes information on 11.4 million financial transactions made to physicians and teaching hospitals, totaling $6.49 billion.

 - Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the subsidies offered as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be available nationwide, regardless of whether they are used to buy health insurance on an exchange established by the federal government or an individual state.

 - heart geometry

While amyloid imaging is typically discussed with regard to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, a team of French researchers, presenting at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 annual meeting, have found that amyloid scans of the heart can predict major cardiac events.

 - MRI Scanner

MRIs and ICDs can mix, at least if MR imaging is with a 1.5 Tesla machine and the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system is the one tested in a late-breaking clinical trial presented May 14 at the Heart Rhythm Society’s scientific session in Boston.

 - Gulf War Helmet

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are common conditions afflicting U.S. military veterans, yet they are difficult to distinguish clinically. A new study using brain perfusion SPECT, however, has demonstrated the ability of the modality to differentiate the conditions.