November 26, 2014 – IDS debuts at RSNA 2014 the AbbaDox Exchange image and results communication platform, highlighted by the ability to automate distribution of final radiology reports to a referrer’s EHR through Meaningful Use-compliant Direct messaging. The innovative cloud-based technology also automatically transmits a full range of data, including image links and CCD files, to multiple sites across the continuum of care without a complex and costly HL7 feed.
November 26, 2014 — AffordAScan is an online radiology marketplace that makes it easy for patients to compare prices for medical scans at high-quality imaging facilities and request appointments at the same time.
November 26, 2014 — AZE Technology announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Phoenix (Volume Registration Viewer), a viewer developed with a new concept for efficient and accurate image interpretation. Phoenix was designed with background volume processing that performs at the same time as data input, and presents various outcomes that were not possible with existing viewers.
November 25, 2014 — AZE Technology announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Phoenix (Volume Registration Viewer), a viewer developed with a completely new concept for efficient and accurate image interpretation. Phoenix is designed to have background volume-processing performed at the same time as data input, and presents various dramatic outcomes that were not possible with existing viewers.
November 25, 2014 — Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced availability in the United States of the Samsung RS80A, a high-resolution ultrasound system. Incorporating Samsung’s latest technology, the RS80A offers sophisticated digital image processing and high resolution to support accurate diagnosis.
The system provides fast, easy and accurate imaging across a number of applications, such as abdomen, vascular, cardiac, small organs, breast, urology, musculoskeletal, pediatric and fetal/obstetrics and gynecology.
November 25, 2014 – Fujifilm Medical Systems will introduce its latest digital radiography detectors, FDR D-EVO II at t the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill. Available in 24 x 30 cm Csl, 14 x 17 in. and 17 x 17 in., Fujifilm will begin shipping the new detectors in the United States in early 2015. FDR D-EVO II is available in Japan.
November 25, 2014 — medQ, Inc., has released the Patient Balance Estimator, an integrated solution that enables organizations using the Q/ris 3000 to accurately determine a patient’s financial responsibility prior to providing service.
November 25, 2014 — According to a 2014 Benchmark study on Patient Privacy & Data Security, healthcare respondents view the use of cloud services as a serious threat, second only to employee negligence.
In the past, image sharing outside of the healthcare network was made possible primarily through a third party cloud service that included image archival and was paid for on a per usage basis. Besides the security and budgetary challenges, anyone who wanted to benefit from image sharing was forced to use the cloud or to burn CD’s.
November 24, 2014 — EDDA Technology announced that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on IQQA-BodyImaging. The new product will be introduced as the latest addition to the IQQA Platform and Product Suite for imaging-guided cancer treatment at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago IL Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Also being introduced at RSNA is the company’s cloud-based OnDemand service with its clinical collaborator Massachusetts General Hospital.
November 24, 2014 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of its Isovue (iopamidol injection) Imaging Bulk Package (IBP), a specific combination multi-patient, multi-dose compliant contrast medium approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for point-of-care use in the computed tomography (CT) suite.
The Isovue IBP was designed to increase safety and improve workflow, while minimizing risk and maintaining compliance regarding the use of multi-dose contrast media for radiological procedures in the CT suite.
RedRick Technologies, a provider of ergonomic radiology workstations, monitor mounting solutions and reading room environment guidance, has helped the new Penn Musculoskeletal Center implement their newest musculoskeletal radiology reading room, which may also serve as a model for future reading room designs at Penn Medicine.
Gamma Medica announced the company now offers Philips MicroDose SI, the first full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system that supports single-shot, non-invasive spectral imaging, as a complement to its market leading LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system. LumaGEM is a highly effective and cost-efficient technology for detecting breast cancer in patients with complex mammograms and dense breast tissue.
Volpara Solutions will exhibit its complete suite of quantitative breast imaging tools built on the Volpara Solutions software engine that allows for personalized measurements of volumetric breast density, patient-specific dose, breast compression and other factors designed to maintain accuracy and consistent quality in breast screening.
November 24, 2014 — Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. will present at RSNA 2014, high voltage solutions for the diagnostic medical imaging industry, including the K&S HFe R/F generator series, CT gantry mounted generators, PDM Series Dental CT Monoblock, VMX Series mammography generator, Monoblock X-Ray Sources for Bone Densitometry and power supplies for image intensifiers.
November 24 —Novarad will display its latest advancements at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2014 conference, with anticipated products including: an improved MARZ Universal Viewer, a redesigned user interface and NovaGlass, a service that enables users to view images on any device.
November 21, 2014 — Agfa HealthCare will showcase its updated Enterprise Imaging Xero Viewer at RSNA 2014. With its new functionalities, the Enterprise Imaging XERO Viewer will offer a patient-centric view accessible on a single application-based viewer, supporting greater collaboration, clinical depth, a more informed diagnosis and a true longitudinal patient image record.
November 21, 2014 — The Q/ris 3000 Structured Report module, from medQ, Inc., provides users the capability to set up specific structured reporting tables and have these tables be automatically populated with data direct from modality. The program has the capability to receive DICOM SR data from all modalities including: mammography, DEXA, CT and MRI. Data can be reviewed for completeness and accuracy, modified on line by the technologists and forwarded to be automatically included in the radiologist's report. Specialty data, such as contrast and radiation dosage, ca
November 20, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. introduces Version 6.7 of its Vitrea software, with new features and enhancements to its cardiovascular, neurovascular and oncology applications as well as service, integration and efficiency enhancements. This latest version of Vitrea software, as well as Vitrea.InnerVision monitoring software, will be shown at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 30 –Dec. 4.
November 20, 2014 — Harvard scientists, in cooperation with physicians from Cottage Health System and DR Systems, will be conducting a live study at the 2014 Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The objective of the study is to assess image shuffling, a progressive reading method, relative to traditional side-by-side image comparison.
November 20, 2014 — The new ResolutionMD functionality, which will be showcased at the 2014 RSNA conference by Calgary Scientific, offers better access to health information, supports better teamwork and enhances communication among practitioners and patients by:
November 19, 2014 — At the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, Cerner Corp. will feature RadNet Radiation Dose Documentation functionality. This enhancement provides the following features:
November 19, 2014 — Carestream will debut its Carestream Touch Ultrasound System that offers a combination of enhanced user experience and image quality to meet the needs of even the most demanding radiologists and sonographers. The product release also marks Carestream’s entry into the ultrasound market.
The Carestream Touch Ultrasound System is scheduled to be unveiled Sunday, Nov. 30, at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
November 19, 2104 —Guerbet will present its two latest contrast agents, Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) injection and Lipiodol (ethiodized oil) injection, at the 100th annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in Chicago.
In addition to its exhibit, five abstracts from studies, for which Guerbet provided financial support, have been accepted by RSNA for this year's meeting.
November 18, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. announced enhancements in image management to its VitreaView enterprise viewer with VioStream software. Today, many healthcare organizations are challenged to unify access to imaging content, often spread across a number of departmental picture archive and communication systems (PACS) and distributed locations. Vital is now offering building blocks which will enable full image access through electronic health records (EHRs).
November 18, 2014 — CIRS will feature a variety of quality assurance (QA), research and training phantoms for all radiology imaging modalities at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Chicago.
Key products that will be showcased include:
UltraiQ Phantom Analysis Software
November 18, 2014 — ContextVision released GOPView Mammo3, a complete mammography image processing product for both screening and diagnostic imaging.
GOPView Mammo3 provides high transparency of the parenchyma and visibility of subtle lesions and micro-calcifications independent of breast density. This is enabled by the product’s high global and local contrast in combination with intelligent noise suppression.
November 18, 2014 – Intelerad Medical Systems partners with Blackford Analysis to incorporate Blackford’s image comparison acceleration technology into its InteleViewer diagnostic viewer. The successful integration was carried out using Blackford Workflow Server, a standalone pre-processing server that provides the ability to quickly and easily integrate Blackford’s productivity technology into informatics product offerings.
Nov. 14, 2014 – Prestige Medical Imaging (PMI) will partner with VuCOMP Inc., a developer of advanced computer vision systems for the detection of breast cancer. VuCOMP has developed and commercialized two breast-imaging products, M-Vu CAD and M-Vu Breast Density. M-Vu CAD analyzes mammograms to mark areas consistent with breast cancer using sophisticated mathematical algorithms.
November 17, 2014 — Healthcare IT analysts have discussed the limits of the traditional vendor neutral archive (VNA) and begun advocating for an independent clinical archive (ICA). BridgeHead offers multiple backup, archive and recovery solutions.
November 17, 2014 — In an ongoing effort to maintain the highest standards of practice among radiology professionals, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Professionalism Committee has expanded its series of free educational vignettes on ethics and professionalism in radiology. The new vignette is called “Professionalism in Radiology Research: Authorship.”
November 17, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Siemens' syngo.CT Single Source Dual Energy software package, that enables spectral imaging using which is designed to operate with CT images acquired with Siemens single source CT scanners.
November 17, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced the Symbia Evo Excel SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) system—a new version of the company’s Symbia E system that combines SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class. A multi-purpose SPECT system for hospitals and outpatient centers with general nuclear medicine imaging demands that is designed to fit into nearly any existing nuclear medicine exam room, Symbia Evo Excel virtually eliminates costs associated with room renovation and expansion.
Nov. 14, 2014 — Carestream will introduce its compact new Vita Flex CR system that delivers image quality and can be positioned virtually anywhere in a healthcare facility. This new system’s flexible design enables it to operate vertically as well as horizontally, so it can process CR cassettes sitting on the floor, a tabletop or desktop or even from the back of a van. The Vita Flex CR system will be on display at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America conference.
November 11, 2014 — Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in the United States, causing more deaths each year than breast, colon, pancreas and prostate cancers combined. The National Lung Screening Trial proved that computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening (LCS) can reduce deaths due to lung cancer by at least 20 percent in individuals at high risk.
Nov. 11 — Toshiba has made software and hardware enhancements, some pending 510(k) clearance, to its Aquilion One and Aquilon Prime CT scanners as well as new dynamic clinical applications that take advantage of wide detector CT technology, to improve clinicians’ ability to accurately plan a patient’s treatment. Toshiba will demonstrate these improvements at RSNA 2014.
For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com
November 10, 2014 — Siemens announces the availability of its integrated mobile viewing application syngo.via WebViewer for all users of the newest syngo.via (VA30) image reading software. With the delivery of syngo.via VA30, users will automatically have the capability to easily and rapidly view images on mobile devices within a hospital network or on the go.
November 10, 2014 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. will showcase its SafeCT Enterprise solution at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA's) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nov. 30 - Dec. 5 in Chicago. SafeCT is a turnkey solution pioneered to revitalize existing computed tomography (CT) scanners with CT image enhancement for low-dose scans to enable low-dose imaging with high-quality image results for diagnosis.
November 10, 2014 — Carestream’s latest version of Vue RIS (radiology information system) offers workflow enhancements that address specific needs of healthcare providers around the world. The latest version of Vue RIS with these capabilities, which will be demonstrated at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, is available worldwide in December 2014. Current users of Vue RIS can purchase an upgrade to the latest version when it becomes available.
Nov. 10, 2014 – Intelerad Medical Systems launched its Performance and Quality Suite, which provides imaging enterprises with a set of key Intelerad modules designed to improve operational performance and diagnostic standards.
November 7, 2014 — Solid Water HE is the next generation of solid water phantoms by Gammex. It is designed for both therapy and imaging with improved uniformity and durability in mind. A wide range of sizes and dimensions are available, with features including:
Nov. 6, 2014 — The RadPRO Delinia 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart transports the Canon CXDI-701C/801C/401C Wireless detectors with Auto Detection mode to provide healthcare organizations a cost-effective way to transition to DR technology.
MammoCoach is the worldwide first internet-based screening mammography training site simulating the real mammographer’s situation and providing real results.
MQSA requires mammographers to read a minimum of 480 mammograms per year, although there is plenty of published data, that those who read more mammograms, have a better performance and subsequently patient outcome than those who read small numbers.
This paper discusses why radiation exposure in medical imaging is such a hot topic, how a dose management solution can help healthcare organizations to lower dose levels and the important features of such a solution. Click here to access the white paper.
For more information: www.sectra.com
Nov. 6, 2014 — Gammex offers a dynamic phantom containing tissue mimicking materials of varying densities that simulate arterial and venous blood flow to generate time-attenuate curves. Potential uses of this phantom include the evaluation of CT perfusion software and dose reduction experiments by evaluating different energy settings with a predictable time-attenuation curve.
For more information: www.gammex.com
November 6, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A. subsidiary, announced the availability of the RadPRO Delinia 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart that transports the Canon CXDI-701C/801C/401C Wireless detectors with Auto Detection mode to provide healthcare organizations a cost-effective way to transition to digital radiography (DR) technology.
November 6, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has announced a partnership with OnBase by Hyland to extend mobile image-access capability to its enterprise content management (ECM) platform. OnBase empowers superior care across the healthcare enterprise by making information readily available to clinicians and staff within the applications they already use and know, driving improvements in patient care and service while reducing operational costs.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and is being celebrated through the theme “A Century of Transforming Medicine.” Numerous activities are planned to celebrate its century mark Nov. 30 through Dec. 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, including a Centennial Showcase. Imaging Technology News (ITN) congratulates RSNA on this monumental success, and for all it has done for this industry and its community over the years.
November 5, 2014 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will officially kick off its 100th annual meeting and scientific assembly (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, McCormick Place, Chicago) with a look back on the role RSNA has played in the history of radiology, brought to life in the RSNA Centennial Showcase.
Nov. 5, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems will highlight its women’s healthcare portfolio at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill. The company will show enhancements to its Aspire Cristalle mammography system, released in July.
November 5, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems will introduce a new X-ray image processing tool called Virtual Grid at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill. The Virtual Grid intelligently adapts contrast to improve image quality for exams that are taken without a grid.
Nov. 5, 2014 — Carestream announced availability for its new Carestream Dryview 6950 Laser Imager, which is designed to produce rapid output of high-resolution images for all imaging modalities including mammography. The new imager will be showcased at the upcoming annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.
Nov. 4, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announces the availability of the Acuson X600, a cost-effective new ultrasound system with advanced technologies migrated from premium Siemens systems and workflow efficiencies for clinical applications in general imaging, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiology.
Nov. 4, 2014 — Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare IT consultancy, will partner with Medical Imaging Expert Mike Cannavo, the "PACSMan" to deliver the PACS Check Up and PACS Sanity Check to healthcare providers seeking evaluation and optimization of their existing radiology imaging architecture.
November 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announces the availability of the Acuson X600 – a new ultrasound system with advanced technologies migrated from premium Siemens systems and workflow efficiencies for clinical applications in general imaging, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiology.
Nov. 3, 2014 — The Gammex 464 CT phantom indicates the scanner's performance with a phantom that more accurately mimics a torso. The optional Gammex 464-Ring torso adapter permits the use of the Gammex 464 Accreditation in this type of application.
October 31, 2014 — Syed F. Zaidi, M.D., president of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC) and chief executive officer of RadHelp LLC announced his group, along with hospitalists at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio have reduced patient length of stay (LOS) by three days for inpatients recommended for computed tomography (CT) biopsy.
October 30, 2014 — medQ Inc.’s Q/ris 3000 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
October 30, 2014 — Visage Imaging Inc. announced the latest release of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, offering substantial enhancements in scalability, clinical features, integration, workflow and quality assurance capabilities. With this new release, Visage 7 has further extended its support for large-scale enterprise imaging volumes with a technology-forward architecture.
October 29, 2014 — Visit TeraRecon at booth 4100 in Hall A to learn about the company’s iNteract suite of intelligence and interoperability tools. iNteract+ is TeraRecon’s image viewer that works in combination with any of TeraRecon’s medical image viewers and image sharing and storage solutions to provide unmatched intelligence, powerful interoperability and simplified integration capabilities.
For more information: www.terarecon.com
Oct. 29, 2014 — At the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual meeting in Chicago, Mindray introduced the M9 premium compact ultrasound system, the next generation in point-of-care ultrasound technology.
October 27, 2014 — At this year’s RSNA, GE Healthcare will showcase the Signa PET/MR, a time-of-flight (TOF) capable, integrated, simultaneous positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) system.
Oct. 27, 2014 — Debbie Black was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 30 and underwent aggressive chemotherapy and hormonal treatment. She was cancer-free for more than a decade until she began experiencing the loss of feeling in the left side of her body.
October 24, 2014 — Cephasonics today announced the introduction of the cQUB-1 (cQuest Ultrasound Box-1), the first product in a new family of cQUB white-label ultrasound systems designed and manufactured by Cephasonics for purchase by companies to rebrand with their own brand name and model number.
October 23, 2014 — Telemis has launched a new version of its picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) software at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) technical exhibition and congress in Paris. Telemis-Medical PACS version 4.6 includes advanced functions for 360° medical imaging and ultrasound reporting and offers a new architecture to reduce image processing overheads.
October 23, 2014 — At RSNA 2014, Lexmark’s Perceptive Software will introduce to radiology professionals its new medical content management (MCM) solution to capture, access, manage and share medical images and supporting documents found throughout the clinical enterprise.
Oct. 23,2014 — DR Systems adds a new capability to eMix, its HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based medical information exchange platform. Now, patients and physicians can upload medical information - including large diagnostic imaging files - simply and securely with the click of a button that can be placed on any healthcare provider's website.
NeuroLogica Corp., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., brings the power of imaging to the patient. NeuroLogica transforms fixed CT technologies into portable platforms. NeuroLogica’s imaging solutions are used globally in intensive care units, neurosurgical operating rooms, emergency departments, stroke centers and other clinical areas.
NeuroLogica launched its first product, the CereTom in 2005. The CereTom is a portable head and neck CT scanner that is used in neurosurgery and intensive care units.
October 22, 2014 — Healthcare organizations looking to implement low dose protocols for computed tomography (CT) exams on all scanners, regardless of disparate locations, can now benefit from SafeCT Enterprise from Medic Vision. The solution will be displayed at RSNA 2014.
October 22, 2014 — With over 2,000 systems installed worldwide and interest in 3-D technology growing exponentially, a significant focus of Hologic’s exhibit at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting is on new enhancements to the company’s 3-D Mammography platform.
October 22, 2014 — The Gammex 410 family of ultrasound phantoms lets users pick and choose what level of testing is right for quality assurance. All 410 phantoms allow evaluation of uniformity and artifacts, geometric accuracy and system sensitivity economically. This phantom provides a standard of quality assurance required for routine testing of ultrasound scanning systems.
Other features of the Gammex 410 family include:
October 21, 2014 — Infinitt North America will be featuring Dose M 2.0 radiation dose tracking software at this year’s RSNA in Chicago. The new version expands the capture of dose data from multiple-modalities and can be integrated with radiology information systems (RIS), picture archive and communication systems (PACS) or electronic medical records (EMRs) to make dose information accessible as part of the patient record.
October 21, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of ResolutionMD 4.0 diagnostic medical imaging software for all modalities and China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) certification for diagnosis on mobile devices in China.
This announcement follows the company’s recent news on gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for all modalities and China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) certification for diagnosis on mobile devices in China.
October 21, 2014 — Three Palm Software announced that that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Three Palm Software a new patent, U.S. Patent 8,803,911. This new patent covers many aspects of the design of a mammography workstation, including pre-fetching and caching of the source data, sequencing of the hanging protocols, and advanced viewing techniques.
October 21, 2014 — Viztek will be showcasing its new Exa PACS (picture archive and communication system) at 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2014). The new PACS was developed to innovate usability and delivers functionalities that efficiently manage workflow data. Additionally, the zero-footprint, fully Web-based PACS platform is supported on any device, enabling immediate access to full PACS functionality for radiologists.
October 21, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the new Prime edition of its Acuson SC2000 premium cardiovascular imaging system — a system that offers live full-volume color Doppler imaging of heart valve anatomy and blood flow using a new true volume transesophageal echo (TEE) probe.
October 20, 2014 — Barco announces the release of Coronis Uniti, a diagnostic display designed for both picture archive and communications systems (PACS) and breast imaging. It offers high image quality, productivity features and ergonomics to address specific challenges in modern radiology.
October 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is highlighting four new medical printers at RSNA 2014: models UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-971AD. Each new model is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class II, 510(k) cleared. The new printers are designed for increased efficiency and performance in a range of radiology applications, including ultrasound, portable C-Arm and cardiac cath labs.
October 17, 2014 — Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. announces the introduction of its new PDM Dental Monoblock X-Ray Source. This compact and lightweight, integrated high-voltage power supply, filament power supply and X-ray tube assembly is ideal for panoramic/cephalometric/computed tomography (CT) dental imaging.
October 15, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that the new AeroDR XE wireless digital radiography system received FDA clearance. Healthcare providers in the demanding ER/Trauma rooms and ICU/CCU units need simple, reliable and robust primary imaging solutions that deliver the information they need to make important patient care decisions.
The RSNA FastPass is produced by Imaging Technology News (ITN), and is designed as a guide to showcase the products and technology that vendors are highlighting at the show. Use it as a tool to better navigate the vast technical exhibit floor and find what you are looking for. The RSNA microsite can be found at www.itnonline.com/rsna-fastpass.
October 14, 2014 — McKesson Radiology Mammography Plus version 2.0 offers users unrestricted access to multimodality breast imaging with all the advantages of a robust picture archiving and communications system (PACS).
October 14, 2014 — PenRad Technologies Inc. announced its partnership with Clinithink to refine the process of clinical documentation for radiologists in real time. PenRad is embedding Clinithink’s CLiX CNLP (clinical natural language processing) platform into its MIS (mammography information system) solution to increase productivity, accuracy and efficiency of the mammography reporting workflow for its existing install base.
October 14, 2014 – Kubtec, a developer of digital specimen radiography systems, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the U.S. FDA approved, Mozart with TomoSpec, the only breast specimen radiography system with tomosynthesis technology.
McKesson Clinical Data Exchange is a standards-based solution that helps manage, share, and access images and clinical documents within a single facility, within an enterprise, or across a region. Available independently of McKesson Radiology PACS (picture archive and communications system) and McKesson Enterprise Image Repository, this solution supports a modular or enterprise deployment model to offer a single view of the patient’s longitudinal record from any common Web-enabled mobile device or workstation.
For more information: www.mckesson.com\connectedenterprise
October 13, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced Release 3.5 of the Acuson Freestyle ultrasound system — the world’s first ultrasound system with wireless transducers — to enhance clinical and operational efficiencies at the point of care.
Informity is the fastest, most complete automated cloud backup and disaster recovery solution for the ImagePilot Sigma and ImagePilot Aero systems. It protects patient data, ensures data recovery in the event of a disaster or other system failure, and helps facilities fulfill HIPAA’s security compliance as required by federal law.
October 10, 2014 — Current economic factors have created many challenges for hospitals and medical providers, regardless of size or location. Large urban hospitals are searching for ways to reduce costs and achieve greater efficiency, and smaller facilities, such as those in rural areas, are struggling to keep up with technology and staffing to keep their patients closer to home.
October 10, 2014 — Patients seeking treatment for varicose veins continues to rise, so there is an increasing demand for a step platform to perform the standing venous insufficiency studies. Clear Image Devices LLC has released a new set of ultrasound exam step platform to meet this patient positioning need.
October 10, 2014 — Carestream will launch new capabilities for its Vue PACS (picture archive and communication system) platform including its new 64-bit architecture that provides enhanced processing power so radiologists can manage large imaging data sets and use complex analysis and automatic registration features to read 3-D imaging studies.
October 10, 2014 — Carestream will show enhancements to its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module including a slabbing tool, improved workflow capabilities and the display of DICOM-compliant 2-D synthetic views (which are generated from the 3-D dataset) at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The latest DBT module is currently available.
October 9, 2014 — Intelerad Medical Systems launched its Assignment Engine module, which automatically assigns pending cases from across the enterprise to the most suitable radiologist, and prioritizes the cases within the radiologist's own dynamic worklist.
October 9, 2014 — Sectra is now launching Sectra Image Lab — a platform that offers healthcare providers with straightforward access to medical image analysis as a service. The recently signed partner, Riverain Technologies, will offer its lung disease detection software via Sectra’s platform.
October 9, 2014 — SurDoc announced the launch of its SurMD DICOM Image Archival and Distribution (SDAD) service to aid medical and diagnostic imaging centers to securely archive and share test results with patients and providers. SDAD, from the SurMD line of products, is HIPAA-certified by a qualified third party, features cost effective pay-as-you-go plans and is designed to address the specific needs of diagnostic imaging.
Sept. 17, 2014 -- Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates are working with Dicom Systems to enhance its image sharing capabilities and provide immediate assistance in case of network failures.
October 8, 2014 — At RSNA 2014 in Chicago, Agfa HealthCare (South Hall A, booth# 4708) will focus on the ‘Future of Radiology’, demonstrating specific ways in which it is meeting the various and evolving needs of healthcare.
Voluson E10 is the latest addition to the Voluson family of ultrasound scanners.
The system uses the same traditional principles of ultrasound that have been used for decades, but uses HDlive software to calculate depth, shape and detail. The system includes noise-removal, image enhancement, color and light.
October 8, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced the launch of electronic referrals and online order management for iConnect Network. The expanded service offering adds to Merge's advanced interoperability network for the exchange of clinical data, which integrates with existing electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIE), allowing healthcare organizations to further streamline workflow, reduce costs, increase referrals and meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.
Agfa HealthCare has recently launched its DX-D 40 digital detector with Automatic Exposure Detection (AED), offering a fast and easy way for radiography facilities to benefit from high-quality digital imaging using any X-ray equipment.
RamSoft celebrates its 20th anniversary by unveiling the latest in Imaging Informatics at RSNA 2014. Single database PowerServer RIS/PACS 6.0 is simple and intuitive. Its feature rich workflow engine provides all functions traditionally found in disparate RIS, PACS, radiology EMR, reporting, physician portal, and analytics software from within a single product.
RapidResults is a powerful Clinical Image Viewer app that enables users to view reports and images through iPhones/iPads, Android, desktop and touchscreen devices. During RSNA 2014, RamSoft will be showcasing the latest advancements in clinical image and reporting.
Essence is an enterprise business analytics module that will be released with PowerServer RIS/PACS and TelePlus v6.0. This interactive reporting module allows users to analyze their operations, identify workflow deficiencies and ensures staff is achieving the organizational goals.
PowerServer Cloud is a powerful Web-based solution that is hosted on the cloud and supports all modalities, allowing you to access and read studies from anywhere. It will automate your processes so you can become a successful and profitable practice while continuing to promote better, faster patient care.
October 3, 2014 — Esaote North America announced that its new MyLab Gamma ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale in the United States.
MyLab Gamma is a laptop-sized ultrasound system with lightweight portability and feature-rich applications that facilitate its use in a wide variety of clinical environments, from shared service to dedicated clinics and point-of-care.
October 3, 2014 — Dolbey’s Fusion SpeechEMR front-end speech recognition received the highest overall rating by healthcare providers, according to a new KLAS report on speech recognition titled “Front-End Speech Recognition 2014: Functionality Doesn’t Trump Physician Resistance.”
October 3, 2014 — CIRS released the MRI-Linac Dynamic Phantom at the AAPM Annual meeting in Austin. This is the first of the CIRS dynamic phantoms to be compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems for MRI quality assurance and radiation therapy applications.
October 3, 2014 — Carestream’s Vue RIS (radiology information systems) is one of the first to achieve certification for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use capabilities. This certification allows Vue RIS to exchange patient medical records and clinical documents with other certified EHR providers.
October 3, 2014 — Carestream will announce its new Clinical Data Collaboration platform that goes beyond the capabilities offered by a vendor-neutral archive (VNA). This new platform helps equip those responsible for managing, providing, receiving and reimbursing care with the ability to share and manage clinical data in ways that can help reduce costs and improve service delivery.
October 2, 2014 — Blackford Analysis announced the availability of Blackford Workflow Server, a standalone pre-processing server that provides informatics vendors with the ability to quickly and easily integrate Blackford’s productivity technology into their product offerings.
October 2, 2014 — Tested and proven for 3-D breast tomosynthesis, TomoSPOT skin markers subtly highlight areas of interest on the breast with the clearest visualization of underlying tissue detail and the least potential for “slinky” artifact compared to other mammography skin markers.
October 2, 2014 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will officially kick off its 100th Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, McCormick Place, Chicago) with a look back on the role RSNA has played in the history of radiology, brought to life in the highly anticipated RSNA Centennial Showcase.
October 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced Allegheny Health Network is the first center in the nation to install SenoClaire, the company’s new breast tomosynthesis solution, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September. SenoClaire uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube, helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.
October 1, 2014 – Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, and Windham Hospital now gather and analyze dose data from all necessary modalities within their imaging departments to ensure an effective dose management program for their patients through the use of Sectra DoseTrack.
October 1, 2014 — Intelerad Medical Systems launched its new Tomosynthesis Module. Integrated directly into Intelerad’s InteleViewer, the module eliminates the need for dedicated workstations, allowing practices to easily open new revenue streams, while enhancing radiologists’ workflows by allowing them to read tomosynthesis studies from their main workstation.
September 30, 2014 — TeraMedica announces the launch of Evercore 6.0 VNA with a new user control center and tighter integration with a PACS and other software systems. Evercore 6.0 features an innovative and improved user interface to locate system data and also enhances user control by customizing delivery of relevant information.
September 29, 2014 — Claron Technology introduces support for the BlackBerry Passport for its Nil family of zero-footprint enterprise medical imaging viewers, which enable anytime, anywhere Web-based review of a full range of imaging modalities and related data.
McKesson Enterprise Image Repository brings together scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient’s imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange manages, shares, and helps access patient information anywhere in the enterprise or the region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) integration profile.
September 25, 2014 — FEI released RemoteViz for Open Inventor, a software development framework for interactive remote 2-D and 3-D visualization.
At RSNA 2014, FEI will present Open Inventor 9.4, the latest release of their leading Software Development Kit, introducing a new essential extension for cloud and mobile application development: RemoteViz. The RemoteViz SDK enables application developers to build Web-based applications that deliver high-quality 2-D and 3-D interactive visualization on any browser-enabled device.
Open Inventor SDK is platform for developers of all types of visualization software on desktop and mobile environments: 2-D and 3-D imaging, image processing and analysis, PACS, diagnosis and surgical planning, device modeling and printing, simulation and training. The Open Inventor object-oriented API is designed to quickly integrate powerful new visualization capabilities into software applications in a simple and consistent way.
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September 25, 2014 — Mallinckrodt announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system as a new technology in its Global Medical Imaging segment. The OptiSync system is designed to help healthcare professionals efficiently collect and analyze radiology data from when a patient undergoes a contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging procedure.
September 17, 2014 — The industry’s first ultrasound real-time 3-D volume enhancement product from ContextVision has been paired with brand new image visualization capabilities. The resulting product, REALiCE, will deliver photo-realistic and improved diagnostic-quality 3-D ultrasound images.
September 12, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced Radiology and Imaging Specialists (RIS) has chosen Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to consolidate and manage all RIS medical imaging services across central Florida.
Focused on providing their patients and referring physicians with the most accurate, reliable and professional services, RIS is devoted to utilizing the most advanced radiology and imaging technology available.
Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform allows RIS to:
September 12, 14 — Rayence Inc. announced that they have partnered with Instacover for insurance coverage for their flat panel detectors. Under the terms of the agreement, Rayence customers can insure new Rayence detectors at the point of purchase or obtain coverage for their existing Rayence detectors. The insurance plan(s) consists of an “open-peril” policy that covers a variety of physical loss or damage.
September 9, 2014 — Cloud provider SurDoc launched its SurLink Custom Medical File Exchange Plugin, a free plugin that allows healthcare providers to offer fast, easy, secure file exchange to patients directly from their own website. SurLink is one of the few HIPAA-compliant file exchange services available.
September 8, 2014 — Infinitt North America announced the Infinitt G3 RIS (radiology information system) version 220.127.116.11 has been tested and certified as meeting the 2014 Modular Ambulatory EHR (Electronic Health Record) requirements, in accordance with ONC-ACB certification criteria. The Infinitt RIS was certified through InfoGard, one of the ONC-authorized certification bodies (ONC-ACBs), on Aug. 21, 2014. The certification number issued to Infinitt is #IG-2384-14-0055.
September 8, 2014 — Esaote North America announced its new MyLab Six ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale in the United States.
September 8, 2014 — Eizo Inc. expanded its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared large monitor system with the addition of the RadiForce LS580W monitor and LMM0802 large monitor manager for interventional radiology and surgical suites.
September 8, 2014 — iCAD Inc. announced that, in addition to Volpara Density volumetric breast density assessment software, Volpara Analytics and Volpara Dose solutions are now available as part of iCAD’s PowerLook Advanced Mammography Platform (AMP). With the addition of these quantitative breast-imaging tools, radiologists will be able to evaluate the performance of all major digital mammography and tomosynthesis units and obtain patient-specific dose information to make informed treatment decisions in real time.
September 4, 2014 — Based on its recent analysis of the breast imaging solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Volpara Solutions with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership.
A growing volume and variety of patient information created a big challenge for leaders at CHRISTUS Health. “We needed to make patient information readily available to clinicians while also managing it within a long-term storage solution outside the departmental picture archiving and communication system (PACS),” said Lynn Gibson, vice president and CTO at CHRISTUS.
September 3, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced commercial availability in the United States for its new Logiq e ultrasound system. The new system features a programmable probe with buttons on it that allow for simple, fast and precise use of portable ultrasound at the point of care. The new transducer combined with enhanced imaging capabilities allows for premium imaging capabilities in a compact format for patients in a wide variety of settings.
September 3, 2014 — GE Healthcare has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of SenoClaire, GE’s new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with three-dimensional imaging technology.
August 29, 2014 — Nuance Communications announced it has achieved an industry-first milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the Nuance PowerShare Network. This reflects steady growth of approximately 30 percent each year as the technology gains more widespread adoption in hospitals and facilities securely sharing patient medical images using the cloud.
August 27, 2014 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its precision planning application for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) treatments. Through 3-D imaging, the Philips TAVI application provides interventionalists with pre-procedural, high-precision positioning to treat aortic stenosis ailments.
August 26, 2014 — Esaote is launching MyLab Six, a fast, accurate and highly flexible enhanced ultrasound system at ESC (European Society of Cardiology) in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. Configured for an extensive range of applications, MyLab Six delivers a premium quality, yet affordable, solution for shared ultrasound services across any busy clinical setting.
August 25, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ADMIRE (Advanced Modeled Iterative Reconstruction), the company’s new image reconstruction algorithm for computed tomography (CT). ADMIRE supplements SAFIRE (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction), Siemens’ raw-data based iterative reconstruction algorithm, which can provide a radiation dose reduction of up to 60 percent.
August 25, 2014 — Esaote is launching MyLab Gamma, a best-in-class, highly portable “green” cardiovascular ultrasound system at ESC Congress (European Society of Cardiology, Barcelona, Aug. 30-Sept. 3). Based on Esaote’s productivity-oriented operating platform, the super-light, feature-packed portable system sets ultrasound free to be used in any environment at a moment’s notice.
August 22, 2014 — Carestream has added a ceiling-mounted tube option for its DRX-Ascend system to provide versatile positioning for a variety of imaging exams. The DRX-Ascend system also offers a floor-mounted tube stand, wall stand and a choice of an elevating float-top table or non-elevating table. The new ceiling-mounted tube option is currently available for order and begins shipping in August.
August 20, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound. This powerful pocket-sized ultrasound tool houses two transducers in a single probe, allowing clinicians to see both shallow and deep views of the body without changing probes.
August 20, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Image Denoising software, a post-processing filter designed to be used in conjunction with original image data used with its Vitrea software.
August 19, 2014 — Healthcare technology has evolved immensely in the past few years. With electronic medical records (EMR), medical image transfers or telemedicine, it is easy to forget that the priority is the patient — an individual person with unique needs, concerns and feelings. That is where medical collaboration comes in.
August 19, 2014 — At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 meeting Sept. 13-17, Toshiba will display newer features offered on its Infinix cardiovascular X-ray system to improve diagnostic accuracy and patient safety.
August 18, 2014 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA’s MobileDaRt Evolution mobile digital radiography (DR) system has been named the Category Leader in its product category by market research firm KLAS for three out of the last four years. It received this accolade in the "2014 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure" report from market research firm KLAS Research of Orem, Utah.
August 14, 2014 — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe will introduce the SURE Subtraction Coronary software at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. The software was developed in close cooperation with the Iwate Medical University in Japan, leading hospitals in the United States and Europe, and the European-based research center Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems.
August 13, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. is showcasing its line of radiology offerings at the 2014 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators Exposition (AHRA) at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 11-13, 2014. Canon presented a variety of digital radiography solutions designed to help healthcare professionals accelerate exams for a wide variety of patients and procedures and create more efficient workflows.
August 12, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is showcasing its full line of approved radiology monitors, including the LMD-DM50, LMD-DM30C and LMD-DM30 models, at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) in Washington, D.C. The monitors are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in diagnosis of full-field digital mammography exams (FFDM), providing detailed viewing of microcalcifications.
August 12, 2014 — Attendees at the Association of Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) Meeting and Exposition will have the opportunity to see the latest entries to the growing line of 14x17 inch wireless flat panel detectors by Rayence, the new 1417WCC (Csl) and 1417WGC (Gadox).
August 12, 2014 — Agfa HealthCare announced the North American launch of its DX-D Mobile Retrofit solution that will allow hospitals an easy and affordable way to upgrade existing GE AMX 4 and 4 plus mobile X-ray systems to digital radiography (DR).
August 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a new way to diagnose disease faster and noninvasively.
August 11, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the introduction of the Nano P+ CR system, a simple and easy-to-use solution designed for the private practice that provides the flexibility to upgrade to digital radiography (DR). The Nano P+ offers enterprise level capabilities in a secure, Windows 7 based platform that enhances workflow and improves productivity.
August 7, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced the release of an enhanced version of its Physician & Patient Portal, version 11.5.
Mach7’s Physician & Patient Portal enables direct communication and collaboration between physicians and patients. Patients gain access to a comprehensive view of their care history, including all imaging files. Mach7 seamlessly consolidates complete patient care records and intelligently delivers access to records where and when needed to save time, reduce costs and improve care delivery and patient satisfaction.
August 7, 2014 — Doctors are gleaning important information from the most common imaging exam, the chest X-ray, by using sophisticated software that improves X-ray images captured by the equipment they already have or are in the process of purchasing. Riverain Technologies revenues increased 34 percent year-over-year through the first half of 2014, based on strong adoption of the company’s ClearRead software solutions.
August 6, 2014 — Zonare announced the introduction of its Z.One Pro ultrasound system to worldwide markets. The new system is designed to provide an economical, high performance imaging system for a wide variety of applications. The Z.One Pro recently received U.D. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance.
August 5, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced a new cost-effective digital imaging solution that combines the ImagePilot Sigma state-of-the-art computed radiography (CR) technology with Konica Minolta’s total cost of ownership (TCO) long-term support plan. By bringing together technology and service solutions, ImagePilot Sigma TCO simplifies the transition to digital imaging and controls ongoing costs for imaging facilities and private practices.
August 5, 2014 — Carestream has added a Motor Assist feature to its fully automated Carestream DRX-Evolution DR (digital radiography) room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors. This capability is now shipping as a standard feature with all new orders for fully automated DRX-Evolution systems worldwide.
August 5, 2014 — Rayence announced it will begin shipping its flat panel detectors with newly enhanced XmaruView V1 image acquisition software. The new software is the third version of image acquisition software developed by Rayence in as many years.
August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced its first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k) pending at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
August 5, 2014 — The 2014-15 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation’s Best Hospitals were recently released. More than 40% of the cited top 17 hospitals depend on image archive and management software developed by TeraMedica.
August 1, 2014 — Novarad introduced RapidView, a proprietary memory management algorithm, with the Marz universal viewer 8.2 release.
RapidView allows the user to download images faster, without memory crashes that commonly occur with Web-based viewers. Instead of loading all images within a study in sequential order, RapidView analyzes the user’s behavior and adapts the image loading for an improved user experience.
August 1, 2014 — XRware is a new software company on the market for X-ray system manufacturers and end-users.
The company offers standard packages to SDK for all OEM needs. It provides flexible on-demand software development services and has a full OEM project management and X-ray systems expert services. The XRware software suite offers the following modules:
August 1, 2014 — Viztek will showcase its new Ultra Digital Radiography (DR) software at the upcoming Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10-13. The new software is compatible with Viztek’s complete DR product line and sold with the company’s passive trigger technology.
July 30, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced a partnership with Del Medical, a source of radiography products that brings together Konica Minolta’s AeroDR wireless panel with Del Medical’s X-ray systems for a complete digital radiography solution. The agreement includes all three AeroDR panels (10 in. x 12 in.; 14 in. x 17 in.; and 17 in. x 17 in.), and is effective immediately.
July 25, 2014 — Based on its recent analysis of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Siemens Healthcare with the 2014 North American Award for Product Leadership. Siemens Healthcare's Freezeit solution, which employs Siemens' Magnetom Aera and Skyra scanners, addresses the need for robust and motion-insensitive imaging.
July 23, 2014 — Lexmark’s Perceptive Software has released Perceptive Cloud Share, a lightweight, scalable and intuitive cloud solution that simplifies the sharing and collaboration of enterprise social content, including rich media.
July 21, 2014 — eMix has released Version 2.0 of its cloud-based medical-image exchange solution — including a new capability that enhances the immediate transmission of medical imaging files and related information.
The new capability is called eMix Instant Sender. It allows a doctor, medical facility or attorney to quickly and confidentially deliver medical imaging exams, reports and other information to any recipient online.
eMix functionality also now includes:
July 21, 2014 — Novarad has added a new licensed feature as part of NovaRIS version 8.2, Relative Value Unit (RVU) Productivity Management Reports. This new feature provides a way for administrators to track the productivity and efficiency of radiologists. RVU Productivity Management Reports is also available with Novarad’s NovaBilling product.
July 15, 2014 — PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC and developer of software that monitors patient exposure to ionizing radiation, announced Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software solution.
July 15, 2014 — U.S. Electronics Inc. announced the release of the CCL650i2, 6MP LED color diagnostic monitor. The CCL650i2 allows for the flexibility of window layouts in a number of ways supporting multiple system configurations. Providing optimal functions for diagnostic viewing, this seamless and wide LCD improves user workflow efficiency while ensuring space and energy saving.
July 11, 2014 — Kubtec’s new patent pending technology TomoSpec is an integral part of Mozart 3D specimen radiography system. Digital specimen tomosynthesis is a 3-D imaging modality for the intraoperative imaging of excised breast tissue.
July 11, 2014 — DICOM Grid, a provider of cloud-based imaging solutions, announced that KLAS Research has ranked the company as a top performing vendor in its new report, Image Exchange 2014: Delivering Value in an Enterprise World.
July 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its newest M-Power software version for the Vantage Titan 1.5T magnetic resonance (MR) system and a new software version for its Vantage Titan 3T MR. Toshiba will also offer the new software versions with enhanced automated tools at no charge to existing Titan customers with previous M-Power software versions that have a current service contract with Toshiba.
July 8, 2014 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has released its new Dome S6c widescreen color 6MP diagnostic display, now in production. The newest member of the S-series product family, the Dome S6c offers LED-backlight technology, grayscale and color imaging, and 30-inch widescreen viewing.
July 8, 2014 — Barco announced the launch of Eonis 21” — a new 21-inch clinical review display offering a 40 percent higher calibrated luminance and almost twice the contrast ratio of the previous generation. With a 2MP resolution for viewing consistent, quality-controlled images for accurate review, Eonis 21” is the perfect display for image review in radiology and cardiology.
July 7, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. and wholly owned subsidiary Virtual Imaging Inc. announced the introduction of the RadPRO Omnera 400A auto-positioning digital radiographic system, the first of a new series of overhead radiographic systems designed to help healthcare professionals meet the challenges of demanding hospital imaging departments.
July 7, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. announced the global release of VitreaExtend, an advanced visualization solution that supports up to three simultaneous users with high performance similar to Vital's advanced server-based solution. VitreaExtend meets the needs of organizations that want increased access to advanced visualization tools without a significant IT footprint.
July 2, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Aspire Cristalle mammography system. The Aspire Cristalle combines innovative detector engineering with well thought out patient focused ergonomics, resulting in faster more confident diagnosis for clinicians and exceptional patient comfort.
July 2, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare recently submitted its premarket approval application (PMA) for the Mammomat Inspiration with Breast Tomosynthesis option to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
July 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound device. The 129-pound, mobile system features quantitative features, stress echo and TEE capabilities in an affordable echo system.
June 30, 2014 — The Web-based Marz Universal Viewer gives medical providers easy, unlimited access to imaging and patient data in many different formats, including DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine), and non-DICOM. With the Marz vendor neutral archive (VNA), patient data is accessible remotely through a Web browser or an image enabled EMR (electronic medical records). In its latest release, Version 8.2, the viewer has been improved with several features such as touch screen gestures, pen annotations and a magnifying glass.
June 16, 2014 — Carestream’s Smart Link helps ensure optimal system performance and uptime by continuously monitoring operations of its healthcare IT and digital imaging systems at healthcare providers across the globe. Smart Link is provided as part of Carestream’s customer service maintenance agreements.
June 11, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced its Discovery IQ PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in St. Louis. The system enables both high image quality and intelligent quantitation. It is pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and not available for sale in the United States.
June 11, 2014 — VuCOMP Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for M-Vu CAD for mammography version 3.1. Concurrently, VuCOMP is releasing an update to its CAD (computer-aided detection) station, which includes the ability to process additional standard screening views. Together, the CAD system updates provide radiologists with faster processing time, enhanced workflow and improved parallel architecture.
June 9, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced the release of its Celesteion system for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. The Celesteion is currently pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
June 9, 2014 — At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 7-11, at the St. Louis Convention Center, Siemens Healthcare will debut syngo.via for molecular imaging — a reading solution that transforms large amounts of data into comprehensive results, allowing for organ-based reading, reference-based quantification and evidence-based reporting of disease.