February 3, 2014 — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, developed features on the Logiq S8 general imaging ultrasound system. The innovations allow for enhanced image quality and streamlined workflow for healthcare providers, and help shorten exam times for patients.
The practice of breast imaging and screening in women at risk for breast cancer is evolving as new imaging modalities are incorporated and researchers continue to study the implications of dense breast tissue in patients. At the 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, there were several sessions highlighting trials and studies that brought breast density and cancer detection to the forefront.
Understanding Breast Density
What was once diagnostic imaging is on track to becoming much more. Radiology is on the verge of a new era in which its focus goes beyond the traditional gatekeeper role, directing the earliest steps in patient management to one that adjusts the direction of care throughout the management of a patient.
Physicians have used radiation in medicine for more than a century. The use of radiation in diagnostic imaging, including computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR), as well as in nuclear medicine, has aided greatly in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.
January 20, 2014 — RamSoft’s PowerServer 6.0 features updated aesthetics to aid usability. RamSoft Console is built to be as familiar to end users as launching a smartphone application. PowerServer 6.0 will comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations by accepting all orders and clinical information electronically while eliminating the need for many HL7 interfaces and manual processes necessary to capture required patient data.
January 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division unveiled at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting its next generation of medical printers, including three digital thermal models with features such as built-in image capture and hybrid signal inputs. The models build on Sony’s existing printer line and the co
January 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division demonstrated its latest developments in 4K and 3D imaging technologies designed to re-shape visualization, training and education for a range of medical applications.
January 20, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Dose Tracking System allows clinicians to track X-ray skin dose exposure in real time during interventional procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Toshiba’s Infinix-I cardiovascular X-ray systems for use in pediatric and adult cardiac and abdominal procedures.
January 20, 2014 — Viztek, a digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging provider, introduced the FIT-DR, a dual-detector digital x-ray system that providers quick throughput and high image quality. The product incorporates Viztek’s Leggera Wireless DR panel with a fixed panel to aid hospitals and clinics convert remaining analog imaging suites to digital. The FIT-DR’s two cesium detectors accommodate x-ray exams without repositioning the patient.
January 20, 2014 — Viztek, a digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging provider, introduced a web-based PACS platform at the Radiological Society of North America’s 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Dec. 1-6 in Chicago. “Radiologists and referrers can now benefit from getting all of the necessary tools in one place,” said Steve Deaton, vice president of sales for Viztek.
January 20, 2014 — Barco, a healthcare imaging company, introduced the MXRT-7500, a 3-D PCI Express (PCIe) display controller. The board is compatible with the DisplayPort 1.2 interface standard and features the PCIe 3.0 interface and third-generation AMD FireProTM 3-D technology, facilitating quick loading of medical images and large datasets. The MXRT-7500 is fitted with 4 GB of memory and a GPU that quickly process large medical datasets.
January 9, 2014 — Primordial, a vendor for medical imaging communications, workflow, quality management and analytics applications, announced the addition of numerous customers, its entrance into the radiologist reporting system market and the development of new capabilities across all of its product lines. Radiology Reporting SystemPrimordial has deployed a next-generation radiology reporting system at an East Coast integrated health system.
January 9, 2014 — Modus Medical Devices Inc. debuted Quasar MRID3D, a patent-pending method for quantifying geometric distortion in 3-D magnetic resonance (MR) images, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Unlike distortion analysis products that only sample a few imaging planes, Quasar MRID3D analyzes the entire 3-D field of view in a single acquisition.
January 8, 2014 — ClearCanvas Inc., developer, manufacturer and supplier of imaging informatics infrastructure solutions, highlighted two informatics solutions at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. "Both solutions are designed to increase access to patient images, optimize efficiencies and ultimately improve patient outcomes," said Clinton Chau, founder and CEO, ClearCanvas. Vendor Neutral Enterprise PACS
January 8, 2014 — Biodex Medical Systems Inc. introduced its line of ultrasound tables, which feature redesigned optional side rails that tuck underneath the table when not in use to allow clear access to the tabletop. The railes are mounted flush to the table, eliminating discomfort and reducing the reach required by the sonographer. In the past, the rails would extend 1.5 inches from the table — enough to cause the sonographer to be further away from the patient than was a comfortable distance to perform the scan.
January 8, 2014 — Carestream demonstrated work-in-progress enhancements to its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module on its Vue Mammo Workstation at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The module is scheduled to include the display of DICOM-compliant 2-D synthetic views, which are calculated from the 3-D dataset.
January 7, 2014 — The winners of the Right Dose Image Contest were announced at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. The winning images offer an idea of what is possible with the newest low dose CT technology offered by vendors. An international jury of experts chose the nine winners of the Right Dose Excellence Awards, and online votes determined the winner of the Public Vote. This year, two U.S.
January 7, 2014 — Vizua Corp., Seattle-based developer of the cloud-based, 3-D visualization, sharing, collaboration and printing software platform, and 3D Systems of Rock Hill, S.C., announced that 3D Systems will develop a 3-D software marketplace website platform powered by Vizua's 3-D software platform technology to further enhance and expand the printing of high-definition 3-D data. Vizua's software platform technology enables users across all market sectors to do the foll
January 6, 2014 — GE Healthcare showcased its SensorySuite “cocoon” experience at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). This 3-D, fully immersive video simulates SensorySuite by plunging participants into the overall SensorySuite patient experience.
January 3, 2014 — Ikonopedia announced the launch of its SonoPro breast ultrasound interpretation and reporting module, designed to guide radiologists through the interpretive process for diagnostic breast ultrasound exams, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Delivered as a cloud-based web application, SonoPro is based upon the teaching files of Thomas Stavros,
January 3, 2014 — GE Healthcare MRI announced DV24.0, a software platform featuring applications such as Silent Scan. “The DV24.0 Continuum Pak upgrade that includes Silent Scan is, in my opinion, the most innovative approach in MRI in the last few years that will make a significant contribution in the chain of diagnosis,” said Jean-Marc Pinon, imaging manager of magnetic resonance (MR) and
January 2, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc., featured its newest women’s health products including the Aspire Comfort Paddle, a patented paddle designed to improve patient comfort, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
GE Healthcare and Konica Minolta Inc. have signed a global distribution agreement of Konica Minolta’s AeroDR cassette-size digital X-ray imaging retrofit. Having built a collaborative relationship for nearly ten years related to the sales of computed radiography in the United States, the two partners have now agreed to expand their strategic alliance, with GE Healthcare distributing AeroDR not just within the United States, but globally as well, using GE Healthcare sales channels.
January 2, 2014 — Accelarad, a cloud-based medical image sharing solution, announced a product update at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) that includes image exchange analytics reporting and a new user interface (UI).
December 24, 2013 — GE Healthcare showcased at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) a work-in-progress product for positron emission tomography (PET) that quickly and confidently evaluates a patient’s response to cancer treatment. The Q.Clear tool provides up to two times improvement in both PET quantitative accuracy (SUVmean) and image quality (signal-to-noise ratio).
December 24, 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a medical imaging picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS) and workflow solutions company, announced the launch of InteleRIS 8.224, the latest version of its reporting information system.
December 20, 2013 — Seno Medical Instruments Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced preliminary information from a feasibility study of its Imagio breast imaging device. Results from the feasibility study suggest that information from Imagio, beyond that available from traditional breast ultrasound, may be helpful in assisting physicians in their decisions whether to recommend biopsies for women with suspicious breast masses.
Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Prisma, a 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner capable of extraordinarily high spatial and temporal resolution to achieve outstanding image quality, particularly in highly demanding applications.
December 18, 2013 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. showcased Aspire Bellus, a dedicated breast imaging workstation at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. The Aspire Bellus workstation joins Fujifilm's breast imaging solutions that are designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and enhance patient outcomes.
December 18, 2013 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced enhancements to its Vantage Titan magnetic resonance (MR) product line. The new technologies improve workflow, image quality and patient comfort. The enhancements include:
Flexible coils: The high-density, 16-channel Flex Speeder coils conform closer to the patient’s anatomy, improving signal-to-noise ratio for enhanced image quality.
GE Healthcare showcased its SensorySuite “cocoon” experience at RSNA 2013. This 3-D fully-immersive video simulates SensorySuite by plunging participants into the overall SensorySuite patient experience. SensorySuite surrounds a woman with an interactive mammography experience designed to simultaneously stimulate three senses; sight, smell and hearing, helping to distract the patient from the perceived discomfort, pain and anxiety of a mammogram.
December 16, 2013 — Ultrasound will be able to depict blood flow with more detail and accuracy using Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s work-in-progress ultrasound capability, which is the latest advancement to Toshiba’s Aplio 500 ultrasound system. Despite advances in ultrasound, current imaging techniques struggle to detect microvascular blood flow in areas like the liver, kidneys, abdomen and lymph nodes because of limitatxions in conventional Doppler technologies.
December 16, 2013 — Double Black Imaging demonstrated its full line of auto-calibrating LED displays at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The new line includes 6MP Color and 10MP Monochrome large format LED displays. It also includes 2MP Color, 2MP Monochrome, 3MP Color, 3MP Monochrome and 5MP Monochrome.
December 16, 2013 — GE Healthcare announced its exclusive clinical application for its fixed radiographic system, VolumeRAD, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). VolumeRAD offers improved detection and management of patients with lung nodules compared to conventional X-ray imaging of the chest.
December 13, 2013 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. unveiled a patient-centric vendor-neutral archive (VNA) for healthcare professionals at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
December 13, 2013 — Agfa HealthCare, a provider of enterprise clinical imaging and IT solutions, announced the installation of two DX-D 400 direct radiology (DR) systems at WellStar Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare organization comprised of five hospitals and 11 imaging centers. The floor-mounted, scalable, DX-D 400s provide DR workflow, high image quality and the benefits of flexible exam configuration for both the WellStar Medical Physician Group and the
December 13, 2013 — Philips Healthcare introduced the IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) system at RSNA 2013. It is the world’s first spectral-detector CT system built from the ground up for spectral imaging. It uses color to identify the composition of an image without involving time-consuming protocols. In the same way that white light is made up of a spectrum of colors, the X-ray beam photons used in CT scanners also consist of a spectrum of X-ray energies.
December 13, 2013 — Philips unveiled the Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging system at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
December 12, 2013 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) selected Claron’s NilRead zero-footprint diagnostic viewer for the communication of images and related data to support several new research and educational programs.
December 12, 2013 — Toshiba introduced its Adaptive Diagnostics computed tomography (CT) technology, which simplifies complex exams, lowers dose and improves diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). Available on the Aquilion One, Aquilion One Vision Edition and Aquilion Prime, Toshiba’s Adaptive Diagnostics includes:
December 12, 2013 — Siemens debuted technologies designed to enable fast body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for all patients at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The technologies will be available on the Magnetom Skyra 3T and Magnetom Area 1.5T MRI systems.
December 12, 2013 – EIZO Inc. announced the release of the RadiForce RX850, a 31.1-inch color LCD monitor capable of displaying 8 megapixels for multi-modality applications. The RadiForce RX850 is the successor of the RadiForce RX840-MG released last year, which was the first 8-megapixel monitor for multi-modality use.
December 11, 2013 — Integrated Modular Systems Inc. (IMSI) introduced My Key to ImageWebGate (MKTI), based on patent-pending technology at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The MKTI system module generates a patient wallet card with a bar code that, when scanned by a smart phone, tablet or PC, allows the patient to view, download and transmit his own medical images and medical documents securely, easily and conveniently at home.
December 11, 2013 — Compañía Mexicana de Radiología, CGR, S.A. de C.V. (CMR) acquired certain Naviscan Inc. assets, including intellectual property and the Naviscan trademark. CMR plans to continue sales and support of Naviscan’s high-resolution organ-specific positron emission tomography (PET) imaging technology. CMR, a Mexico-based company, has been a developer and manufacturer of quality diagnostic imaging equipment and healthcare IT solutions for more than 25 years. CMR recently established a U.S.-based corporation — CMR Naviscan Corp.
December 10, 2013 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new TomTec-Arena software solution. TomTec-Arena is a suite of clinical applications that review, analyze and quantify medical image data in multiple dimensions (2-D and 3-D/4-D) as well as from multiple modalities such as ultrasound, angiography, magnetic resonance (MR) and nuclear. TomTec-Arena combines TomTec’s entire cardiology and radiology application portfolio in one product.
December 10, 2013 — GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help clinicians track and measure dose at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). Smart Technologies and ASiR-VSmart Technologies is a suite of intelligent compu
December 10, 2013 – Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., has signed a business transfer agreement with Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Healthcare) under which the ultrasonic diagnostic equipment business of Panasonic Healthcare is to be transferred to Konica Minolta. All Panasonic Healthcare's assets necessary for planning, development, manufacturing, sales, maintenance, etc., will be transferred, effective on January 1, 2014.
December 9, 2013 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Gadolinium and Cesium digital X-ray detectors for pediatric use. Sizes that are available include: 24-by-30 cm, 14-by-17 cm and 17-by-17 cm.
December 9, 2013 — 3M Health Information Systems released 3M ChartScriptMD Software for Radiology, a reporting application that makes it easy for busy radiologists to create, sign and distribute complete reports and communicate diagnostic findings all from a single integrated system.
December 9, 2013 — NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) market clearance of the 24-inch MultiSync MD242C2 referral-grade, widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations. The 2.3-megapixel, 24-inch display with in-plane switching (IPS) panel is designed to provide precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles.
December 9, 2013 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the launch of the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound device. The Sonimage P3 brings advanced imaging capabilities to the patient or bedside. It can help clinicians visually assess a patient efficiently and immediately for a rapid diagnosis that can improve health at an affordable price.
December 6, 2013 – In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OneMedNet Corporation is launching the BEAM Women’s Health Image Exchange service. This low-cost service enables breast imaging centers and radiology departments to quickly transfer a patient’s mammograms to another care provider for comparison, consultation, or treatment and eliminate delays associated with conventional delivery methods.
December 5, 2013 — eRAD announced the availability of its upgraded, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Mammography Module, with a full feature set for breast imaging and integration with eRAD PACS (picture archiving and communications system). With this product, eRAD — a subsidiary of RadNet Inc., a provider of standards-based, Web-centric radiology image and data management solutions — eliminates the need for a dedicated
December 5, 2013 — Calgary Scientific Inc. is showcasing updates to ResolutionMD at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) at booth 5509. ResolutionMD is an enterprise-wide image and report viewing solution that provides one simple interface for practitioners to securely access information from multiple archives in real-time. ResolutionMD is accredited by the U.S.
December 5, 2013 — Carestream is showing a new generation of its Vue PACS (picture archiving and communications system) platform as a work in progress at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The platform is designed to create productivity-enhancing capabilities for radiologists and referring physicians including:
Embedding access to key image data u
December 4, 2013 — Canvys, a division of Richardson Electronics, announced the new Image Systems XLED series of diagnostic LED backlit displays at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013).
December 4, 2013 — U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) released a range of LED-backlit diagnostic monitors, which the company is displaying at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) at booth 4734 in the South Hall. The products include a broad range of resolutions including 1.3-megapixel, 2-megapixel, 3-megapixel, 5-megapixel and 6-megapixel.
December 4, 2013 — PACSGear, a provider of connectivity solutions for medical image management and electronic health records (EHRs), announced new features for its product line. New releases include GearView QC 2.1, MDR Video 7.0, MediaWriter 2.1, ModLink 1.0 and PacsScan5.1. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) attendees can also see live demonstrations of the PACSGear Image Exchange (PIE).
December 4, 2013 — Nicholas Reed Dunnick, M.D., was named president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the society's Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Dunnick is the Fred Jenner Hodges professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has been since 1992. As president, Dunnick will help shape and implement RSNA's vision and strategic goals to adv
December 4, 2013 — A technique that uses focused ultrasound under magnetic resonance (MR) guidance to heat and destroy tumors may offer a safe and effective treatment for breast cancer, according to research being presented today at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) ablation is a noninvasive technique that requires no incision or puncture to p
December 4, 2013 — In a study of screening mammography-detected breast cancers, patients who had more frequent screening mammography had a significantly lower rate of lymph node positivity — or cancer cells in the lymph nodes — as compared to women who went longer intervals between screening mammography exams.
December 4, 2013 — For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation.
December 4, 2013 — Ronald L. Arenson, M.D., FACR, was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the society's Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Arenson is the Alexander R.
December 4, 2013 — Claron Technology, Inc. debuts version 3.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF), an advanced platform that accelerates development of medical image visualization applications, at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
December 3, 2013 — Etiam partnered with Vidyo Inc. to improve patient care through telemedicine and teleconsultation. Etiam’s flagship solution, Etiam-Connect is the basis for the offering. Etiam-Connect, an image and clinical data-sharing solution, supports telemedicine and the delivery of clinical care in remote settings. Through integration of the VidyoWorks platform, Etiam-Connect will now include HD video conferencing capabilities to provide quicker, more efficient patient care.
December 3, 2013 — Cephasonics and Orcasonix, an ultrasound company specializing in imaging systems with depth-independent resolution, disclosed details of the Cephasonics design-in. Orcasonix used the Cephasonics cQuest Cicada platform to develop its first prototype imaging system, the Orca-1, and plans to commercialize the system in 2014 and go to volume production with the just announced cQuest Dragonfly system.
December 3, 2013 — An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease (CAD) and similar cardiovascular risk profiles share similar prognoses.
December 3, 2013 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferred its highest honor, the Gold Medal, upon Theresa C. McLoud, M.D., Harvey L. Neiman, M.D. and J. Frank Wilson, M.D. In a tradition that originated in 1919, the RSNA Board of Directors presents Gold Medals each year to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the science of radiology and who have received unanimous approval. Theresa C. McLoud, M.D.A world-renowned thoracic radiologist, 2008 RSNA President Theresa C.
December 3, 2013 — Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining HIV-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.
December 3, 2013 — Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). Breast density is already known to be a strong and independent risk factor for breast cancer
December 3, 2013 — Claron Technology has received Health Canada diagnostic approval for its NilRead zero-footprint medical image viewer. NilRead enables diagnostic interpretation of DICOM image files and related digital information anywhere and anytime on a diagnostic workstation and mobile devices when a workstation is not available. This includes smartphones, tablets and laptop computers used across the enterprise and beyond.
December 2, 2013 — Brit Systems Inc., an image management and IT solutions company, announced it is partnering with Radiolopolis, a global, online community for radiology professionals, to image enable the launch of Consult Me, a peer review consultation capability on the Radiolopolis Radiology Network.
December 2, 2013 — BridgeHead Software, a healthcare data management developer, announced BridgeHead Deduplication for Backup and Recovery along with integrated support for HP StoreOnce Backup at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013).
December 2, 2013 — The New South Wales statewide image repository, powered by TeraMedica’s Evercore vendor neutral archive (VNA), has been recognized with the Australian Premier’s Award for Public Service. The project, managed by government agency HealthShare NSW, was selected for superiority in the Public Sector category for Improving Performance and Accountability.
December 2, 2013 – A new study reports that individuals who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight three months after the procedure. Results of the study, which offer a potential new avenue for obesity research, will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
December 2, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare introduced Somatom Force, the company’s next-generation Dual Source computed tomography (CT) system, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. The Somatom Force enables faster imaging, more precise diagnoses reduces doses for even more groups of patients.
December 2, 2013 — GE Healthcare introduced the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). ABUS is used to detect cancer in women when mammography alone may be insufficient due to their greater breast density.
December 2, 2013 — Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). PRP therapy has grown popular among professional athletes from a variety of sports, who are looking to avoid surgery or prolonged recovery periods.
December 2, 2013 — Using a stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform everyday activities.
December 2, 2013 — Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have found that soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) induced by blast exposure exhibit long-term brain differences, according to a study being presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). Recent wars have resulted in veterans with an exposure rate of approximately 20 perc
December 2, 2013 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded honorary membership at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) to three individuals who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to the field of radiology and its allied sciences. The recipients were Gabriel Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., from Rotterdam, Netherlands; Anne W.M.
December 2, 2013 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013).
December 2, 2013 — Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented at the the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). "Until now, we haven't known exactly what effect these energy drinks have on the function of the heart," said Jonas Dörner, M.D.
December 2, 2013 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annually invites eminent researchers and leaders to deliver honored lectures during the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). RSNA 2013 will feature honored lectures by these esteemed leaders: Damian Dupuy, M.D., Irving Weissman, M.D., Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., Paul Harari, M.D., David Jaffray, Ph.D., and James Deye, Ph.D. Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology: Sunday, Dec.
November 27, 2013 — 20/20 Imaging, a solutions provider of healthcare information technology (IT), digital imaging, picture archiving communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR), announced their product lineup for the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013), which will be led by a new digital X-ray system with enhanced software capabilities and higher frequency generator. Targeted more specifically to the podiatry market, this higher-frequency
November 27, 2013 — Viztek, a provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will debut a modular solution that combats electronic health record (EHR) interface challenges for smoother radiology workflow at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec. 1-6 in Chicago.
November 27, 2013 — Visage Imaging Inc. announced a set of new features for the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to be demonstrated at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) at booth 4765, Dec. 1-5 in Chicago.
November 27, 2013 — Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and digital X-ray image sensing technology manufacturer, will introduce its new flat X-Ray detector at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec. 1-5 in Chicago.
November 26, 2013 — VuComp Inc. announced an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to include VuComp’s M-Vu CAD, the first mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) product clinically proven in a pivotal reader study, as companion technology for Konica Minolta’s high-resolution Regius Mammography systems. The agreement provides VuComp the ability to market its CAD system through Konica Minolta’s U.S.
November 26, 2013 — ScImage’s PICOM365 is an end-to-end diagnostic reading environment that provides a redundant reading platform when the local reading system is down. Its cloud infrastructure, which can be used as a vendor neutral archive (VNA), can send image pointers and dispatch reports to any external system, providing consistent, universal Web-viewing on any device.
November 26, 2013 — Ziehm Imaging, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of mobile C-arms, will showcase the first motorized mobile C-arm for use in hybrid ORs at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. The Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition C-arm is tailored to hybrid OR requirements.
November 26, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare will introduce version VA30 of its routine 3-D and advanced reading software syngo.via at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The version will feature new applications and functionalities that further streamline and accelerate the software. An addition to the software includes General Engine, a new package of automated and standardized applications.
November 26, 2013 — Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Preterm infants — generally those born 23 to 36 weeks after conception, as opposed to the normal 37- to 42-week gestation — face an increased risk of behavioral problems, ranging from impulsivene
November 25, 2013 — RamSoft announced the launch of PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM, a workflow application for imaging centers in the United States requiring an all-in-one, web-based imaging workflow and practice management/billing solution that is also ICD-10 compliant. With the government mandate to switch to ICD-10 Oct. 1, 2014, PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM includes dual-mode billing so billing staff can still bill on ICD-9 while learning ICD-10.
November 25, 2013 — OiService CT and MR is a service division of Oxford Instruments that specializes in providing quality after-market GE computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) maintenance services, equipment sales and parts to healthcare practitioners in imaging centers, hospitals and private practices across the United States. OiService covers support from coldheads and compressors to coils and CT X-
November 25, 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a medical imaging picturing archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS) and workflow solutions developer, announced a technology partnership with Blackford Analysis, a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images.
November 25, 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the release of Intelerad Analytics and unveiled new features in IntelePACS 4.8.1, which include an updated Image Fusion module, new workflows in Multi-Method Reporting and new technologist tools. Intelerad AnalyticsIntelerad Analytics provides radiology practices with a comprehensive view of operations through real-time performance metrics.
November 25, 2013 — ContextVision will introduce GOPView Mammo2 features at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). The GOPView provides high digital mammography image quality software for medical imaging manufacturers. Using ContextVision’s GOP technology in combination with optimized mammography algorithms, GOPView Mammo2 makes it easier for clinicians to quickly diagnose patients.
November 25, 2013 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced it has recently signed agreements with three major healthcare purchasing organizations, namely Premier and Health Trust PG, to offer the SafeCT to thousands of their member hospitals and other healthcare providers at pre-negotiated special terms. Medic Vision was independently selected by each of the purchasing organizations as a preferred supplier of a vendor-neutral image enhancement solution for low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanning.
November 25, 2013 —BridgeHead executives will be available at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) to discuss BridgeHead’s multiple backup, archive and recovery solutions for cloud storage. These solutions include:
Backup-to-cloud solutions: enabling backup data copies to be written to cloud, BridgeHead encrypts and deduplicates (via HP StoreOnce deduplication storage
November 25, 2013 — A study reports that individuals who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight three months after the procedure.
November 25, 2013 — Barco, a supplier of diagnostic and visualization systems, will demonstrate a wide array of imaging technologies focused on providing an integrated approach to patient care. Barco will present its latest display systems, networked digital OR solution and interactive patient care products at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec.
November 22, 2013 — Vital Images Inc. will participate in the Image Sharing Demonstration (North Building, Hall B, booth 8140) at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Dec. 1-5 in Chicago. Vital's universal viewer, VitreaView, was selected as the viewer for all demonstrations.
November 22, 2013 — Hologic Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced the imaging products it will highlight at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec.
November 22, 2013 — Etiam Corp. will present the Etiam-Connect along with its Nexus 4.2 update, which features a smoother client interface, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Etiam will also allow attendees to test its video conferencing solution in real time as well as see the management capabilities of the new ETIAM-Connect 4.2 software.
November 22, 2013 — ContextVision will debut four real-time ultrasound image enhancement packages as part of its US PlusView Family at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. The packages, optimized for individual application areas will ultimately provide medical professionals with enhanced diagnostic confidence.
November 22, 2013 — Barco, a supplier of diagnostic systems, presented its MDSC line of network-ready surgical displays. These displays are fully compatible with Nexxis, Barco’s imaging and audio management solution for the operating room (OR), which integrates surgical devices over IP.
November 22, 2013 – Montage Healthcare Solutions and Mammography Reporting Systems (MRS), will be demonstrating the initial results of their previously announced partnership at the upcoming RSNA 2013 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
November 21, 2013 — Etiam Corp. will demonstrate and launch its Nexus 4.2, the core digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) router of Etiam-Connect services, Dec. 1-6 at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
November 21, 2013 — Carestream announced X-ray its newest version of image acquisition software that will include innovative standard and optional features for its computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) X-ray system at RSNA 2013.
November 21, 2013 — Licenses sold worldwide through October for Riverain Technologies’ ClearRead software are up 36 percent compared to the same time period last year. The simple-to-use software suppresses the clavicle and ribs that often obscure lung nodules on a conventional X-ray image. Unlike other suppression technology, ClearRead is a software-only solution.
November 21, 2013 – One of the biggest complaints patients have with MR imaging is the loud acoustic noise. The sound produced by the powerful gradients makes patients uncomfortable. This discomfort results in longer exams and sometimes poor image quality because patients can’t stay still. Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is helping clinicians improve the MR experience with its Pianissimo technology. Pianissimo is a hardware solution that reduces gradient acoustic noise, producing the quietest MR exam on every sequence.
November 20, 2013 — CIRS will feature multiple products at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Ultra IQUltra IQ is an automated ultrasound QA that brings automated phantom image analysis to diagnostic ultrasound. It supports CIRS Model 040GSE and 054GS to objectively measure ultrasound image QA parameters. The software seamlessly integrates with users’ current systems.
November 20, 2013 — Cephasonics introduced the small, 2-pound cQuest Dragonfly family of modular 32- or 64-channel, high-performance ultrasound systems, which, along with the included cQLink network communications technology, it will showcase at Medica 2013 Nov. 20-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cephasonics will be located in the U.S. Pavilion in Hall 16, Booth D18-3.
November 20, 2013 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. and Brit Systems Inc. jointly announced that they have teamed up to offer a new cloud-based service supporting low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.
November 20, 2013 — Eizo Inc. announced the release of the RadiForce RX650, a 30-inch color LCD monitor ideal for multi-modality applications. The 6-megapixel screen of the RadiForce RX650 provides enough space to display numerous applications at once, making it an effective replacement for a dual 3-megapixel monitor setup. In addition, medical professionals can conveniently view images side-by-side without the obtrusive bezels typically found in a multi-monitor environment.
November 19, 2013 — MedQ Inc. announced it will launch and highlight new products at the Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). MedQ’s new Reporting PLUS+ is an enhanced radiologist's report creation and referring physician's communication tool. It features an enhanced close loop critical test results module, structured reporting and peer review.
November 19, 2013 — Carestream is offering a new Managed Print Solutions program that pairs the image quality of its DryView laser imagers and medical films with an all-inclusive program that provides a range of benefits to healthcare providers. This program helps eliminate the capital investment in film printing systems and offers a payment model based on per-print usage, with management through an easy-to-use and comprehensive Web portal.
November 19, 2013 — Accelarad, a cloud-based medical image sharing solution, was named the top-ranked image exchange vendor in KLAS Research’s report, “Image Exchange 2013: A Close Look at Accelarad, November 12, 2013.” Accelarad earned an 89.6 on KLAS’ independent evaluation. KLAS evaluated Accelarad’s platform based on security, workflow, scalability, new-sender setup and viewers.
November 19, 2013 — Medical Economics ranked Advanced Data Systems (ADS) 21st in its Top 100 EHR Vendors for 2013 list. Medical Economics also reported that best government estimates indicated a total of 729 vendors providing certified electronic health records (EHRs). "Attaining as high a ranking as we did from as prestigious an organization as Medical Economics is both humbling and gratifying,” said David Barzillai, president, ADS.
November 19, 2013 — Computer-aided detection (CAD) vendor iCAD will show its VeraLook solution for virtual colonoscopy (CTC), designed to enhance clinician accuracy and effectiveness by improving detection of colonic polyps, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013).
November 19, 2013 – Five global MRI manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia have selected ContextVision’s GOPView MRI2Plus to upgrade their MRI equipment. Today’s healthcare industry requires improved efficiencies without sacrificing patient safety. As radiologists around the world review an increasing number of MRI images every day, image quality is key.
November 18, 2013 — Digisonics will showcase WebView 4.0, an easy-to-use application for fast review of patient images and reports of all modalities from any HTML5-capable Web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.) or operating system including Windows, Mac, iPad and tablets, at the Radiological Society of North America 2013 Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013). Digisonics will also demonstrate the latest functionality available in its
November 18, 2013 — GE Healthcare will introduce new software to help humanize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the DV24.0 Continuum Pak Silent Scan noiseless MRI at the Radiological Society of North America 2013 Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
November 18 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a medical imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS), radiology information system (RIS) and workflow solutions company, announced that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected IntelePACS as the PACS for their National Teleradiology Program (NTP). As the Veteran's Health Administration’s in-house teleradiology service, the NT
November 15, 2013 — Guerbet announced that Novation, a health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, awarded an agreement for Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) Injection, a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) indicated for intravenous use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in intracranial, spine and associated tissues in adult and pediatric patients (ages two and older) to detect and visualize areas with disrup
November 15, 2013 – RamSoft is exapnding its product line by offering PowerServer Nube, a Spanish-language hosted platform RIS/PACS for Latin America. PowerServer Nube will allow RamSoft to service markets in Latin America that have previously found RIS/PACS solutions to be cost prohibitive due to having to purchase multiple servers to run disparate software.
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November 14, 2013 — Philips Healthcare and Sectra announced an agreement to extend the term of their existing picture archiving and communication system (PACS) support partnership agreement. This agreement allows Philips to provide continued support for Sectra PACS installations through 2020 and can be extended on a yearly basis thereafter. Philips and Sectra have maintained a nonexclusive partnership agreement since 1997.
November 14, 2013 — DICOM Grid, a provider of cloud-based medical image exchange solutions, announced the world-wide availability of DG Revenue Engine, a service designed to turbo-charge patient portals for second opinions. DG Revenue Engine makes it easy for patients to upload complex medical images and associated reports, and to authorize credit card payments to seek second opinions from providers. “Our mission is to provide world-class care to thos
November 14, 2013 — Clear Image Devices LLC (CiD) announced the release of its step platform to be used for standing patient ultrasound venous insufficiency studies. The Ultrasound Exam Steps enable sonographers to place the patient in the optimal position for safe, easy capture of the highest quality venous images of the upper and lower leg.
November 14, 2013 — Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) vendor DR Systems will exhibit new capabilities designed to increase the quality and efficiency of patient services at the Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting (RSNA) 2013.
November 12, 2013 — Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a radiology practice, announced the release of its radiology patient care (RPC) Indices, the first set of findings-based national and peer group radiology benchmarking metrics. The RPC Indices are derived from vRad’s clinical database of more than 22 million imaging studies from over 2,000 facilities in all 50 states. vRad’s database is a national projection of the U.S.
November 12, 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of InteleConnect Patterns, an optional service built into the InteleConnect Referring Physician Portal that provides radiology groups with key analytics regarding their base of referring physicians. “InteleConnect Patterns provides a competitive advantage to radiology groups by providing business intelligence sourced directly from their Referring Physician Portal,” said Rick Rubin, chief engineering officer, Intelerad.
November 12, 2013 — Agfa HealthCare announced that it is launching the next generation of its MUSICA (Multi-Scale Image Contrast Amplification) image processing software with new technology improvements that enhance both image quality and workflow for radiographers and radiologists at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.
November 12, 2013 — Aycan will feature its mobile iPad application, which is designed to quickly, easily and securely transfer DICOM images from hospitals and imaging centers to on-call and other radiologists and referring physicians with an iPad, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. <
November 12, 2013 — NEC Display Solutions will be offering additional insight and demonstrations of its latest products including the MultiSync MD210C2 medical-grade monitor, built for the displaying and viewing of digital images for diagnosis by physicians, at the RSNA 2013 in Chicago.
November 12, 2013 — Personnel of Wyle, a provider of engineering, scientific and technical service to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), at the Johnson Space Center have selected Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.
November 11, 2013 — Carestream’s newest version of Image Suite Software offers a flexible image acquisition, processing and storage platform that now supports Carestream wireless digital and computed radiography (DR and CR) imaging systems and an optional mini-PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
November 11, 2013 — Fujifilm SonoSite Inc., specialists in designing ultrasound tools and education for access to point-of-care visualization, announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its newest generation of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound, the X-Porte Ultrasound Kiosk. Available in a stationary or a detachable use model, SonoSite will begin shipping the X-Porte kiosk in the United States effective immediately.
November 8, 2013 — Paxeramed, a medical imaging solution developer based in Boston, has launched the industry's first medical imaging sharing module to social media. The image-sharing module anonymizes selected computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray images and allows users to share it to social-media platforms from their reading workstations or dedicated viewing apps.
November 8, 2013 — Hologic Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced that two healthcare organizations recently recognized 3-D mammography technology with important industry awards.
November 7, 2013 — Cerner SkyVue is a customizable viewer framework that enables the use of one cohesive viewer within the enterprise and beyond, regardless of role or venue. Whether in the radiology department or throughout the enterprise, Cerner SkyVue gives a facility the same view of a patient’s images and electronic health records (EHR) information, enabling clinicians to better communicate, diagnose and treat patients.
November 7, 2013 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Aplio 300 SE (Special Edition) builds on the current Aplio 300 and includes advanced imaging features to provide the highest resolution images possible, as well as a larger monitor to enhance patient care. The Aplio 300 SE offers exceptional image quality in a small, versatile platform.
November 7, 2013 — Blackford Analysis, a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images, announced it will launch its complete product range at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago. Designed to be integrated directly into any image viewer, such as a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), Advanced Vis
November 7, 2013 – PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. for DoseMonitor, its radiation dose tracking system. The agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for radiation dose tracking products.
November 6, 2013 — Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the U.S. commercial release of its first digital radiology (DR) system, the Samsung XGEO GC80. The Samsung XGEO GC80, which received 510(k) approval from the U.S.
November 6, 2013 — Carestream debuted new image acquisition software that will include optional features for its computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems including:
Bone suppression software, which is 510(k) pending, that is designed to create a companion image to suppress the appearanc
November 6, 2013 – The web-based service DG ImageShare offers a unified communication platform for medical image sharing to participants in the RSNA Image Share project. It allows patients, as well as providers, to quickly access, view, and share imaging and other medical records online.
November 5, 2013 — MedCurrent Corp. will debut OrderRight 3.0 at the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting (RSNA), Dec. 1-5, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. MedCurrent will exhibit in the South Hall, booth 3106.
With a strong foundation of expertise in imaging design, development and manufacturing, NeuroLogica transforms fixed technologies into portable point-of-care platforms. The current product offering consists of three portable platforms, the CereTom small bore CT, inSPira HD brain SPECT and the BodyTom large bore CT. The latest offering BodyTom is a portable, large bore (85 cm), 32 slice, battery powered, full body CT. The BodyTom is equipped with scout and capable of both helical and axial scanning protocols. In addition BodyTom has CTA with bolus tracking as well as CT perfusion.
November 4, 2013 – Viztek announced a new partnership with Matakina to integrate the company’s VolparaDensity software for analyzing digital mammography and tomosynthesis images and objectively assessing breast density with the Viztek Opal-PACS and Opal-wRIS for streamlined reporting and workflow.
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) was approved in the United States for use as a supplement to traditional mammography following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of two studies in which radiologists showed a 7 percent improvement in the ability to distinguish between cancerous and noncancerous cases using 3-D datasets.
October 28, 2013 — Medical imaging and healthcare IT experts from Carestream will host an interactive discussion entitled, “How to Future-Proof Your X-ray and Health IT Purchases with Modular Systems” at 3:45-4:40 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at the RSNA Exhibitor Product Theater, held as part of the annual meeting and exhibit of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
October 28, 2013 — GE Healthcare announced that the somo•v Insight System was recognized as the category leader with the highest ranking in Women’s Imaging (Specialty) in the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure Report. The Best in KLAS Awards Report ranked imaging, pharmacy automation and infrastructure vendors.
October 24, 2013 — Advanced Data Systems (ADS) introduced MedicsConnect, a tool that automatically transmits radiology reports to referring physicians in a vendor agnostic Health Level Seven (HL7) format compatible with any electronic health record (EHR) system. The technology eliminates the need for implementing multiple costly, customized HL7 interfaces, representing a potential cost savings of tens of thousands of dollars for radiologists.
October 24, 2013 — Accelarad, a cloud-based medical image sharing solution company, announced that it has launched Connect America, a first-of-a-kind program that will revolutionize accountable care by connecting patients, doctors and hospitals across the country with 21st century medical image sharing. Previously, images were shared manually on CDs, which had a high defect rate and often required patient rescans.
October 24, 2013 — Computerized Imaging Reference System’s (CIRS’s) Sectional Pediatric Radiography Training Phantom (SPoRT) is a hands-on training phantom for repeated pediatric imaging. In addition to the age-specific anatomical details of the five-year-old phantom, SPoRT now includes buckle fractures, transverse fractures and a post-surgical spiral fracture with embedded hardware.
October 22, 2013 — An IHS report confirmed Perceptive Software’s Acuo vendor neutral archive (VNA) the world market share leader among independent software vendors (ISVs). According to the report, Acuo led all other independent VNAs worldwide with 42.3 percent of total studies managed.
October 22, 2013 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of syringe packs with spikes, to be used when loading contrast and saline for delivery with power injectors in computed tomography (CT) suites.
October 22, 2013 — Vital Images Inc. remote image access/viewing software was selected by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) to integrate into JHM’s Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system. VitreaView was rated the highest in each of the evaluation categories, including performance, ease-of-use, user interface, clinical use and most recommended solution.
October 18, 2013 — Philips’ MobileDiagnost wDR system allows staff to bring radiography machines directly to patients, optimizing patient comfort. The detector technology and reduced need for retakes inherent to these machines contribute to the patients receiving a low X-ray dose, further enhancing patient experience. This system uses the same Eleva interface used across Philips X-ray machines and therefore reduces staff training requirements.
October 21, 2013 — Healthcare providers are adopting Carestream Health’s digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module because of its ability to streamline reading workflows by displaying DBT exams and images from other mammography modalities on its Vue Mammography Workstation. Sites that recently installed Carestream’s DBT module include Arcispedale S.
October 21, 2013 — Swissray International, Inc. a manufacturer of direct digital radiography (ddR) systems, announced that they sold a ddR system to Swedish American Health System in Rockford, Ill., bringing the total to four DR systems at the location. “The Swissray equipment is very intuitive and easy to use for my staff,” said Brian Johnson, manager of medical imaging, Swedish American. “The image quality has impressed our radiologists and referring physicians as well.
October 21, 2013 — Swissray International Inc., a manufacturer of direct digital radiography (ddR) systems, announced they have sold their ddRElement system to Capital Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Flowood, Miss.
October 18, 2013 — Swissray International Inc., a manufacturer of direct digital radiography (ddR) systems, announced they have sold their ddRElement to Tower Radiology Center in Tampa, Fla. and Capital Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Flowood, Miss. “The Element is a clean-looking machine that is designed to perform any exam,” said Christy Bailey, site supervisor and X-ray technologist, Tower Radiology.
October 17, 2013 — M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding solutions, announced a medical dictation application for iPhone mobile digital devices, expanding the company’s mobility solutions. The M*Modal Fluency Flex Mobile application lets doctors quickly and accurately record clinical notes during patient encounters for easy integration with electronic health record systems (EHRs), increasing ph
October 17, 2013 — The Agfa Impax Agility picture archive and communication system (PACS) is a departmental imaging platform designed to improve productivity, reduce cost and facilitate quality outcomes.
October 17, 2013 — Upgrades featured at the Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) for the DX-D 100 wireless, mobile digital radiography (DR) system will include improved workflow and connectivity as well as low noise and dose capabilities.
October 17, 2013 — Deployable throughout the hospital enterprise, the new Dome S3c LED is an all-in-one 3 MP diagnostic display, featuring LED backlight technology for pristine color and grayscale imaging.
October 17, 2013 — Fujifilm Medical Systems invites attendees to experience an interactive demonstration of its digital radiography (DR) portfolio at the Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) December 1-6 in Chicago.
October 17, 2013 — Physicians at TeraRecon work interactively with enterprise medical image viewing and relevant health information to close gaps in electronic medical records (EMR), electrocardiograms (ECM), picture archive and communication systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archive (VNA) workflow and enable a better clinical experience.
October 17, 2013 — Swissray’s ddRCruze provides increased flexibility for digital radiography (DR) systems at modern healthcare facilities. The vendor asked technologists to help design the mobile X-ray system. The ddRCruze is a fully motorized mobile DR system with effortless system operation, wireless connectivity and premium diagnostic image quality.