Publication Academic Radiology reported that over $43 million in 2015. The research was undertaken by two Canadian researchers Marc Jutras, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver and Faisal Khosa, MD, MBA, department of Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital.
Payment data is now available due to the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act which requires manufacturers and medical suppliers to submit all payments of more than $10 to CMS. Payments may include funding for research, consultant fees gifts and even meals.
Authors of the report Jutras and Khosa are not sure how payment statistics are impacting public perception within radiology.