AHRA Names Grants to Hospitals

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The Association for Medical Management (AHRA) and Toshiba America Medical Systems announced up to $68,000 in grants to seven hospital recipients. “Six grants of up to $7,500 were awarded to hospitals, three focused on pediatrics and three on overall imaging, and one grant of up to $20,000 was awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN)/hospital system,” according to a press release. The most substantial grant was awarded Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for the use of MRI to replace CT in imaging children for appendicitis. Researchers there will conduct a four-month study into the effectiveness of MRI for such purposes. This year’s Putting Patients First grants mark the fourth year of the program aimed at developing education and patient care initiatives in diagnostic imaging at hospitals, imaging centers and health systems. For more on the grant recipients click here.