A new era of telehealth has arrived. According to HIMSS Analytics 3rd Annual Mobile Survey, 83 percent of physicians use mobile technology to provide care. Because doctors are so mobile, patient information has to be mobile as well.
Imaging is pivotal for detection, staging and evaluation of tumor response to treatment. It is instrumental in determining which treatment is best suited to a patient and may be used to help guide surgery and radiation therapy. With chemotherapy, follow-up imaging exams are used to track tumor response and determine if different drugs should be used.
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable advanced procedural image guidance. All three of these points have become increasingly important as more complex procedures are attempted in interventional labs and hybrid ORs.
The future of ultrasound looks auspicious, according to Jonathan M. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the division of ultrasound in the department of radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who presented on “The Future of Ultrasound” at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago this past December.
January 23, 2015 – Infinitt North America has partnered with Aris Radiology to develop specialized software solutions to automate operations that had been done manually and reduce the number of staff needed to support their radiologists.
January 21, 2015 — Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Calgary Scientific Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Capital Investment Opportunity.
January 21, 2015 — At the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced it reached an important milestone in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) installations, having installed 4,000 Synapse PACS systems in healthcare facilities around the world.
January 9, 2015 — Radiologists can transmit their reports, which can also contain access to images, to their referring physicians’ electronic health records (EHR) systems securely, efficiently, and cost effectively using carefully selected technology, according to a presentation by Advanced Data Systems Corp. (ADS) at the 2014 Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30-Dec.
January 9, 2015 — Blackford Analysis announced that its software has been successfully integrated into a tool developed by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tumor Imaging Metrics Core for its Precision Imaging Metrics system that helps radiologists and oncologists coordinate to generate clinical trial imaging results with enhanced efficiency and quality.
January 7, 2015 — The value of volumetric breast imaging data to provide critical insight for optimal breast imaging quality and workflow was the focus of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA), November 30-December 5, 2014.
January 7, 2015 — Viztek announced upgraded features that have been added to its Exa PACS. The new PACS (picture archive and communication system) platform was designed to be fully Web-based on any device with any operating system, and increase the speed and tool set from which radiologists and referring physicians are able to access radiology exams. Exa PACS was demonstrated during the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA’s) 100th annual Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.
January 7, 2015 — X-ray imaging components for high-speed, high-quality, wireless and digital imaging systems were exhibited by Varian Medical Systems at the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 30-Dec. 5.
Among the highlights were:
January 7, 2014 — IDS debuted at RSNA 2014 AbbaDox CRM version 2.0 with advanced architecture, enhanced database design, intuitive graphical interface, geographic mapping functionality, analytics and a marketing toolset.
January 7, 2015 — Blackford Analysis announced a technology partnership with Viztek. The partnership will see Viztek integrate Blackford’s productivity technology into its web-based PACS and RIS packages.
Blackford Analysis is a provider of software technology that accelerates the comparison of medical images by calculating and storing alignments with imaging studies. Blackford Analysis showcased its products at RSNA 2014.
January 6, 2015 — IDS debuted at RSNA 2014 Voice2Dox speech recognition and reporting platform with cloud-based clinical speech recognition by Nuance. This solution enables immediate access to user profiles, including universal PACS worklists, custom report templates, individual speech profiles and more, on any PC.
January 5, 2015 — CoActiv Medical debuted a fully cloud-based version of its advanced Exam-RIS (radiology information system) solution at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 conference as part of its full suite of digital radiology products. Along with this the vendor introduced a diagnostic version of Exam-Browser, which enables anywhere, anytime high-fidelity reading capabilities on any high-resolution display.
January 5, 2015 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced the launch of its Merge One solution at the Radiology Society of North America annual conference in Chicago Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Merge One brings ambulatory radiology sites the ability to power their entire business in a cloud-based environment.
January 5, 2015 — Philips introduced the IntelliSpace Portal 7.0 at RSNA 2014. Through advanced analytics, visualization and data sharing across multiple systems and imaging scan types, the latest version of the Philips IntelliSpace Portal offers radiologists a more integrated view of each patient moving along the health continuum and the ability to create faster pathways to definitive diagnosis for referring physicians.
January 2, 2015 — Ampronix announced the availability of its new DVMAXX HD medical grade high-definition (HD) video recorder and image capture device.
To meet the growing trend of high-definition medical displays, cameras and devices Ampronix has upgraded its popular image capture device, the DVMAXX, to capture and record content in full 1920 x 1080 HD. The addition of a new 3.5-inch LCD monitor creates a user-friendly environment for easy navigation and viewing of live content or playback.
December 30, 2014 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions, Ltd., announced that Hisense Medical Equipment Co. chose to partner with the company for the integration of SafeCT technology with its advanced medical solutions. Medic Vision’s SafeCT, a universal 3-D iterative image reconstruction system, enhances CT images acquired with low-dose protocols on conventional scanners.
December 31, 2014 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions, Ltd. and Nationwide Imaging Services, Inc. announced a new agreement for the global distribution of Medic Vision’s SafeCT, a universal 3-D image reconstruction system that enables substantial signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enhancement of CT images acquired with low-dose protocols on conventional scanners.
December 30, 2014 — Brit Systems announced the release of WebWorks QC, an optional module for the company’s WebWorks zero footprint image browser that provides advanced study quality control (QC) functionality. Designed to return results via the emerging Image Object Change Management (IOCM) standard, it allows changes to studies to be made in one place with the results automatically returned to multiple servers, such as to a picture archive and commuinication system (PACS) and a vendor neutral archive (VNA), keeping them synchronized.
December 30, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced a series of clinician-inspired upgrades to its Logiq E9 and Logiq S7 ultrasound systems to assist with everyday throughput and imaging challenges.
The upgrades aim to offer improved image quality, productivity and efficiency while operating an ultrasound system and include:
December 30, 2014 — QualiTest Group has developed an innovative methodology for Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) testing.
In recent years, PACS have become increasingly complex, while healthcare providers are increasingly dependent on their reliability and scalability. While features are fairly easy to verify, scalability is challenging to test for many reasons.
December 29, 2014 — Primordial announced the debut of its application for lung cancer screening program management and its customer implementation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), an ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.
December 29, 2014 — Medweb highlighted the browser neutral viewer for enterprise applications at RSNA 2014. The Medweb insta-viewer provides distributed access to all DICOM imaging with 2-D and 3-D interactive capabilities, while working on all major browsers. The viewer supports ECG and general telemedicine devices for data capture and upload, as well as display in addition to conventional radiology devices.
December 29, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Incorporated announced a partnership with NextGen Healthcare to address significant challenges facing healthcare organizations, such as provider relations and inefficiencies in the medical image ordering process.
December 29, 2014 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced they have signed a teaming agreement to leverage Forcare’s IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) functionality to further enhance their cross-enterprise data sharing abilities.
By integrating XDS technology, imaging enterprises are able to discover and retrieve relevant patient images and reports, and share related documents with affiliated enterprises.
December 24, 2014 — Fovia Medical, Inc. announced the introduction of an expanded high definition volume rendering software suite, featuring F.A.S.T. HDVR, at RSNA 2014. Fovia's new product line provides the ease-of-integration and quick time-to-market required in today's fast-paced environment. OEMs can leverage CPU-based F.A.S.T. HDVR to enhance their visualization rapidly and cost-effectively.
Double Black Imaging released a new MRI safe display at RSNA 2014. The DBI24-MRSafe is a 2.3 mega-pixel color LED backlit display designed for use in the MRI Suite. This is the only MRI compatible, MR safe display with lag free output and no interference with the scanner even when positioned at the exit of the bore.
December 23, 2014 — Claron Technology debuted Nil 4.0 and its Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) 3.0 diagnostic viewer at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The zero-footprint viewer’s server-side rendering architecture transforms distributed radiology workflow by eliminating or minimizing digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) data pre-fetch and transfers.
December 23, 2014 — Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live streaming capabilities. As part of the agreement, Philips has acquired a minority stake in ISM. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
December 23, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. showcased a work-in-progress color display for mammography images during the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in Chicago. The display is being developed by Canon U.S.A.’s parent, Canon Inc.
December 23, 2014 — Digital imaging and communications in medicine (Dicom) Systems announced the release of its newest product, DCMSYS Interface WebBridge, at the 100th annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago.
December 23, 2014 — Brit Systems released WebWorks 3D, an optional add-in tool for the company’s WebWorks zero-footprint image browser, at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting and scientific assembly.
December 23, 2014 — Bayer unveiled version 2.5 of its Radimetrics Enterprise Platform at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. The enhanced version has new features that can help radiologists and hospital administrators meet new 2015 U.S. Joint Commission Diagnostic Imaging Standards, providing information to help optimize radiation dose management and contrast dose analytics to advance image quality and patient care.
December 23, 2014 — Ampronix announced the availability of its new LCD retrofit kit for the OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm.
OEC 9800 Retrofit allows users to replace the old displays on their OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm with new dual 20.1-inch grayscale LED LCD’s. The OEC 9800 Retrofit’s design gives users the flexibility to perform the installation in the field in one hour or less.
December 22, 2014 — Healthcare visualization vendor Barco developed a set of productivity tools that work with its high-end diagnostic display systems to increase focus during reading sessions, improve reading ergonomics and accelerate radiologists’ workflow.
December 22, 2014 — Spok met with hospitals at RSNA 2014 about how speeding up the communication of critical test results can improve clinician workflow and patient care. Spok demonstrated at RSNA its critical test results management (CTRM) and secure texting solutions.
December 22, 2014 — Toshiba is improving the workflow and operational efficiency of its T.RAD R/F and Kalare X-ray systems for healthcare providers who need X-ray systems that can deliver efficiency, accuracy and patient comfort.<
December 22, 2014 — With the introduction of the Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum Series from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., clinicians can now meet goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Triple Aim. This enhancement to Toshiba’s existing Aplio 300 and 500 systems expands the clinical utility of ultrasound, allowing providers to consolidate lines of care onto a single platform.
December 19, 2014 – Volpara Solutions announced the launch of the VolparaDensity version 3.0 breast density assessment tool at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago. Available clinically for use with digital breast tomosynthesis datasets from multiple manufacturers, the system is already in use at Peninsula Diagnostic Imaging in San Mateo, Calif., and Santa Barbara Women’s Imaging in Santa Barbara, Calif.
December 19, 2014 — Attendees at RSNA 2014 had the opportunity to see Rayence’s new universal digital radiography system, the RU-3000. The RU-3000 is the first U-arm system to be marketed by Rayence in the United States. Its small footprint and compact design allows for easy installation, and its dual telescoping arm movement permits installation in settings with ceiling heights of just 8 feet.
December 19, 2014 — Rayence Inc. highlighted enhancements to its digital flat panel solutions at RSNA 2014. Enhancements included a new console dedicated for mobile imaging, auto-stitching and an image processing tool that allows the user to instantly enhance bone or soft tissue based on the radiologist’s preference.
December 17, 2014 – Nuance Communications Inc. announced that the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will leverage the Nuance PowerShare Network, a cloud-based medical imaging exchange.
December 17, 2014 (November 20, 2014) – Kubtec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the KUB 250, a portable low-dose digital X-ray system dedicated to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The unit is compact and lightweight, sporting a 24-inch x 24-inch footprint and weighing 200 pounds.
December 18, 2014 — Thales Group launched new products at RSNA 2014, including: Pixium Portable 3543 EZ, ArtPix Mobile EZ2GO, Pixium 2121S-A, Pixium 2121S-A and TH 8770.
· Pixium Portable 3543 EZ is now available with a Gadox scintillator. A new detector Pixium Portable 3543 EZh-C with integrated handle mechanics will also complete the range.
December 17, 2014 — Viztek announced the introduction of its new U-Arm DR and Overhead Tube Crane (OTC) systems. Unveiled at RSNA 2014, the two new additions further expand the company’s growing DR product line. With a focus on helping radiology departments work smarter, both systems were designed to maximize ease-of-use and versatility.
December 16, 2014 — Data from a Bayer study in children less than 2 years of age (infants) was presented at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting. The primary endpoint of the study was the evaluation of the pharmacokinetics (PK) of Gadavist (gadobutrol) injection in plasma at the standard dose of 0.1 mmol/kg body weight. Safety was a secondary endpoint and the study also included a qualitative assessment of efficacy.
December 16, 2014 — Community hospitals can now provide their patients with a reliable and high-functioning MR system, the Vantage Elan 1.5T from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
The Elan MR system helps providers save time and money with the smallest footprint in its class and a lower total cost of ownership. The Vantage Elan magnet and couch fit in a footprint of 23 sq. meters, and offers high image quality and advanced features on Toshiba’s premium-tier MR systems, including:
December 15, 2014 — A new lung screening solution from Philips offers healthcare providers a faster and more definitive pathway to lung cancer detection and treatment. Making its debut at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, the solution is comprised of products and services that enable healthcare providers to implement and manage a comprehensive computed tomography (CT) lung screening program which tracks and guides patients across the health continuum.
December 15, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare introduced the Mobilett Mira Max digital mobile X-ray system at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago.
The system features Siemens’ MAX (Multiple Advances in X-ray) functionality, which defines functions that support users in everyday tasks (MAX assistance) and positively impact image quality (MAX detection).
December 15, 2014 — Philips launched the Ingenia 1.5T S, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system designed for "First Time Right" imaging and for faster workflow, while enhancing the patient's experience during MRI examinations.
December 15, 2014 — The new version of the Siemens Somatom Definition Edge CT system, which debuted at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting, allows dual energy images to be acquired using a single-source system in clinical routine. The TwinBeam Dual Energy X-ray tube concept of the relaunched Definition Edge enables simultaneous imaging at two different energy levels for the first time in single-source computed tomography (CT). In dual ener
December 15, 2014 — Viztek announced commercial availability of the ViZion + Wireless DR panel, which was shown for the first time at RSNA 2014. The easy-to-install ViZion + Wireless panel delivers a cost-effective option for all environments including hospitals, imaging centers and mobile imaging units.
December 15, 2014 — Giving customers the tools to lower dose and ensure safer CT imaging, Toshiba is offering enhancements across its Aquilion One CT product line that improve patient experience and satisfaction, including:
· AIDR 3-D Enhanced (pending 510(k) clearance): The advanced iterative noise reduction algorithm improves image quality for low dose CT acquisitions.
December 15, 2014 — GE Healthcare’s Signa Pioneer, a new 510(k) pending 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, offers a unique feature where it can create six imaging protocols from a single scan. The vendor said this will greatly reduce the amount of time required to image patients and enable an additional patient per hour to be scanned.
December 15, 2014 — As the first integration between Interventional Radiology (IR) and CT technology, Toshiba’s Infinix 4-D CT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions. Healthcare providers can plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting for better patient care – rather than transferring patients between departments, risking infection and dragging out procedure times.
December 12, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare presented two new clinical applications for angiography at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The syngo Dyna4D software enables time-resolved 3-D imaging in angiography, permitting 3-D visualization of blood vessel volume as well as blood flow. The syngo DynaCT SMART algorithm allows the clinician to remove metal artifacts from patient medical images, potentially enabling the detection of complications such as hemorrhaging that occur in the vicinity of metallic objects c
December 12, 2014 — Agfa HealthCare announced it has converged its ICIS and IMPAX Agility brands into a single platform called Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging. The new platform allows any physician, across the department, hospital or regional network to create, collaborate on, exchange, view and manage a comprehensive medical imaging record throughout the patient's care, with the ability to integrate with an electronic health record (EHR).
Enterprise Imaging can provide benefit to a variety of disciplines:
December 12, 2014 — Philips Healthcare introduced the DoseWise Portal, a comprehensive radiation dose management software solution aimed at managing radiation exposure risk to patients and their caregivers at RSNA 2014.
December 12, 2014 — Philips announced the initiation of a Consortium of health care leaders that will drive the creation of mobile ultrasound solutions, highlighted by the demonstration of a new app-based ultrasound proof-of-concept.
December 12, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced two 510(k) pending 1.5T MRI systems, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer at RSNA 2014. These systems were designed to help clinicians improve workflow, lower cost of ownership and impact patient comfort.
Both Signa Creator and Explorer use 34 percent less power than previous generation MRI systems and require a smaller footprint for installation.
December 11, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. announced that ResolutionMD has received certification from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for diagnosis on both Web and mobile devices for all imaging modalities. This certification enables medical practitioners to take advantage of the benefits of mobile diagnosis to improve patient care as they can now access a range of image storage systems and diagnostic tool sets from any location.
December 11, 2014 — Teledyne DALSA introduced four new detectors at the RSNA 2014 Technical Exhibition, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in Chicago. The new models complete the Xineos family of real-time, low-dose CMOS flat X-ray detectors, featuring fields-of-view of 20x22 cm, 22x22 cm and 30x30 cm. Xineos detectors are targeted at interventional procedures, positioned to replace TFT flat detectors and image intensifiers of up to 12 inches in size.
December 10, 2014 — M*Modal announced Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) real-time feedback capabilities for its M*Modal Fluency for Imaging Reporting software. CAPD integrates speech recognition, structured multimedia reporting and automated decision-support tools to help radiologists improve documentation quality and ensure accurate reimbursements.
December 10, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Primordial Design to integrate Primordial’s analytics suite, RadMetrix, with Merge PACS to provide real-time reporting and dashboards for radiology departments.
December 10, 2014 — OKI Data Corporation announced the availability of four DICOM printers developed for the medical imaging market. OKI demonstrated the C610DM, C711DM, C831DM, and C910DM high definition color printing devices at RSNA 2014.
December 10, 2014 — Morgan Advanced Materials high voltage (HV) and radio frequency (RF) capacitors used in X-ray generators, along with a range of metallised ceramics and assemblies used in X-ray tubes, CT scanners and MRI systems were displayed at RSNA 2014.
December 10, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare plans to expand its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to include the Magnetom Amira 1.5 Tesla system, which the company introduced at RSNA 2014. The system is pending FDA 510(k) clearance.
December 9, 2014 — A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
December 9, 2014 — Some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a Mayo Clinic study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
"Chest X-rays can be a valuable exam when ordered for the correct indications," said Ann Packard, M.D., radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "However, there are several indications where pediatric chest X-rays offer no benefit and likely should not be performed to decrease radiation dose and cost."
December 9, 2014 — vRad (Virtual Radiologic) announced that Arlene Sussman, M.D. has been promoted to vRad’s medical leadership team as medical director. Along with providing interpretations, Sussman is responsible for ensuring that the clinical operations of vRad’s mammography services deliver the highest level of service to its clients and the patients they serve.
December 9, 2014 — Turner MedTech introduced ClearShield at RSNA 2014, which is lead-free, eco-friendly, utilizes no lead and complies with European Union RoHS requirements. ClearShield is composed of a patent-pending bismuth material that produces a clear acrylic lead-free sheet for reliable shielding protection from X-ray exposure.
December 8, 2014 — Konica Minolta’s Informity cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution is designed for use with the ImagePilot family of solutions.
Informity automatically creates a mirror image of the complete ImagePilot system, including all images, patient medical history and system settings. With the touch of one button, the system is restored and users gain immediate access to all prior images for worry-free operation.
December 8, 2014 — Delphinus Medical Technologies Inc. announced receipt of another U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the SoftVue automated breast ultrasound during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held in Chicago Nov. 30-Dec. 5.
December 8, 2014 — A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) investigated a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to the study, standardizing the pressure applied in mammography would reduce pain associated with breast compression without sacrificing image quality.
December 8, 2014 — Viztek announced the ability to provide zero footprint viewing for radiologists and referring physicians. The new capability is provided through the first pro-active licensing agreement with a long-standing patent holder.
December 8, 2014 — Advanced Data Systems showcased two enhancements for streamlining the management of complex radiology claims in the age of healthcare reform at RSNA 2014.
- The Medics Claims Denial Manager (MCDM) for radiology enables streamlined revision and resubmission of denied claims.
- The Medics ICD-10 Code Converter simplifies ICD-9 and ICD-10 radiology coding.
December 8, 2014 — Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. As many as 5 million Americans are affected, a number expected to grow to 14 million by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventive treatments may be most effective before Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed, such as when a person is suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a decline in cognitive skills that is noticeable but not severe enough to affect independent function.
December 5, 2014 — Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Fragmentation of health information among physicians, healthcare institutions or practices, and inefficient exchange of test results can decrease quality of care and contribute to high medical costs. Improving communications and giving patients more control over their care are critical goals of health IT initiatives.
December 5, 2014 — A major new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts.
December 5, 2014 — Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), according to a new study presented at RSNA 2014.
December 4, 2014 — Konica Minolta released the ImagePilot Aero for Orthopedic Clinics, a financially intelligent solution designed to meet the specific clinical and economic needs of orthopedic clinics. ImagePilot Aero for Orthopedic Clinics delivers the performance, exam flexibility and economic value required by today’s busy orthopedic clinics with the durable AeroDR wireless flat panel detector and advanced orthopedic toolsets.
December 4, 2014 — Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. showcased its latest products, including the X-Porte Ultrasound Kiosk, at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago.
December 4, 2014 — Konica Minolta launched the portable SONIMAGE HS1 featuring advanced transducer and tissue harmonic imaging technology at RSNA 2014. From the bedside to the procedure room, SONIMAGE HS1 provides ease-of-use and workflow efficiency with its customizable touch screen and connectivity to Konica Minolta’s complete, cloud-based backup and image sharing solution.
December 4, 2014 — BRIT Systems introduced the Collaborative Radiology Pool (CRP), a concept in reading services that creates new opportunities for radiologists and radiology practices. CRP is the first joint offering between BRIT Systems and Imaging Advantage, LLC.
December 3, 2014 — Fujifilm will showcase the ability of Synapse 3-D and discuss how radiologists use 3-D models to shape the future of patient care at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill.
December 3, 2014 — NEC Display Solutions of America has announced the launch of the MultiSync MD212G3 LCD, a widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations. Featuring an IPS panel, the 3-megapixel, 21.3-in. display is designed for precise grayscale reproduction and wide viewing angles.
December 2, 2014 – Integrated Modular Systems Inc. (IMSI) aids medical imaging department operations management software development with customized workflow. IMSI will exhibit My Key To ImageWebGate, based on patent pending technology, at RSNA 2014.
December 2, 2014 — Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
December 2, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Incorporated has announced the launch of its new Merge One solution, to be introduced at RSNA 2014. Merge One brings ambulatory radiology sites the ability to power their entire business in an easy-to-manage, cloud-based environment.
December 4, 2014 — Biodex showcased its latest line of medical imaging tables and Clear-Lead Shielding at RSNA 2014.
Biodex C-Arm Tables are designed for image-guided procedures where stability, access and precise, quiet, vibration-free positioning are essential, such as: surgical, pain management, urology, brachytherapy, and 3-D imaging. The products functional design provides complete access while minimizing radiation exposure to clinicians.
December 1, 2014 — At the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced that it has installed 4,000 Synapse Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in healthcare facilities around the world. "This is a major accomplishment and defining moment," said Jim Morgan, vice president of Medical Informatics at Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
November 30, 2014 — At this year’s RSNA annual meeting, Ziehm Imaging will highlight Ziehm Vision RFD 3-D, a 3-D C-arm with flat-panel technology that provides a 16-cm edge length per scan volume.
Ziehm Vision RFD 3-D combines 25 kW generator with an iterative reconstruction algorithm and patented SmartScan rotation to offer 180° image information of any anatomical structure.
November 26, 2014 — ClearDATA and Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that ClearDATA will be the cloud-computing provider for Merge Healthcare's new Merge One solution. Merge One brings ambulatory radiology sites the ability to power their entire business in a cloud environment. The new solution will be introduced at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference in Chicago, Nov. 30-Dec. 5.
November 26, 2014 — CompView Medical (CVM) debuts the M2u and M4u, its latest design of NuBOOM, an all-in-one equipment manager, visualization and ergonomic boom system. The M2u and M4u are fully featured for the needs of cost-conscious interventional radiology (IR) applications. The U-Series NuBoom will be on display at the GE Healthcare booth (#4039) at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting, Nov. 30–Dec. 4, 2014 in Chicago.
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 — 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 — Grayhill will display its new optically bonded Instinct touch panel, capable of recognizing up to 10 touch points simultaneously, at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.
In medical environments, Instinct touch panel devices enable hospital personnel to see more clearly, act more quickly, instinctively and precisely. And they can do it all while focused on the screen without having to look away or reach for knobs and dials. One key to this is the high screen sensor resolution of 4,096 x 4,096.
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.
November 4, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Kalare radiographic and fluoroscopy (R/F) digital X-ray system with flat panel detector (FPD) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.
November 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.