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.
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.
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 126.96.36.199 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.
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 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.
June 9, 2014 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare introduced its Discovery* IQ^ PET/CT (positron emission tomography/ computed tomography) system enabling both outstanding image quality and intelligent quantitation, helping physicians to deliver the best possible patient outcomes.
June 2, 2014 — MedInformatix announced at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) that it is bringing its next-generation technology to clients using its provider and patient portal applications integrated with OneDX software.
June 2, 2014 — All-American Teleradiology announced a strategic partnership with Women’s Imaging Associates of Birmingham, Ala., to provide digital breast imaging reading services, including telemammography, to complement its expanded 24/7/365 coverage.
“Our radiology practice’s customers requested a full-service telemammography program, so we reached out to this organization to provide the best coverage possible,” said Scott Pohlkamp, CEO of All-American Teleradiology.
May 28, 2014 — U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) released the Totoku MS35i2 monitor, a new 3 MP grayscale monitor with LED backlight for and ISD technology enabling 9 MsP for mammography use with compatible viewing software. The improved 3 MP measures 21.3 inches in diagonal, has native resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels and is equipped with Independent Sub pixel Drive (ISD) technology to accept higher resolution output from modality devices to display 1536 x 6144 sub-pixels in ISD mode.
May 28, 2014 — U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) released the Totoku CCL358i2 monitor, a new 3 MP color monitor with LED backlight for diagnostic use. The improved 3 MP measures 21.3 inches in diagonal and has native resolution of 1,536 x 2,048 pixels. The monitor displays 10-bit color, supports both DisplayPort and DVI interfaces, and exhibits a 1,400:1 contrast ratio and maximum brightness of 800 nits. The monitor is factory calibrated at 410 nits to support all requirements in multi-modality medical imaging.
May 23, 2014 — Visage Imaging Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd., exhibited the latest release of the Visage 7 enterprise imaging platform at the 2014 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. The latest release, version 7.1.5, includes optimized navigation and tools and significant speed enhancements to Visage 7’s performance with massive digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) studies.
May 22, 2014 — Viztek showcased its new Exa EHR (electronic health record) platform at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Viztek is delivering the first EHR that is embedded into PACS (picture archiving and communications system), enabling radiologists to share and exchange data as required by meaningful use.
May 22, 2014 — Extending the "Evolution of Visual Healthcare" to mobile devices, Agfa HealthCare launched its new Web-enabled mobile image management technology that brings the power of ICIS to iPhones, iPads, Web and Android mobile digital devices.
May 21, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Siemens Healthcare's Somatom Force computed tomography (CT) system, its next generation in dual-source CT. With two sets of Siemens’ X-ray tubes and detectors, the Somatom Force extends advanced imaging to all patients, including some of the most challenging: young children, patients with renal insufficiency and patients who are unable to hold their breath.
May 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division showcased a full line of medical grade monitors for radiology applications, including the LMD-DM50, LMD-DM30C and LMD-DM30 models, at the 2014 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting, in Long Beach, Calif.
May 15, 2014 — Medweb announced the introduction of several new features for Medweb Collage that will further enable the sharing of information across healthcare systems and promote secure access to patient information from mobile devices. The EHR/EMR Gateway seamlessly integrates patient imaging and reports from Medweb Collage into any EMR (electronic medical record) via industry standards.
May 15, 2014 — Blackford Analysis is demonstrating its suite at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Long Beach, Calif. Blackford’s technology provides the ability to improve care and increase productivity by boosting image comparison efficiency by 20 to 50 percent.
May 15, 2014 — Digisonics (Booth #211) will showcase its Enterprise PACS and Structured Reporting Solutions for all imaging study types at this year’s Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
May 12, 2014 — RamSoft announced the launch of RamSoft Communities, an online, self-service portal designed to engage RamSoft customers. Communities will allow end users and RamSoft employees to engage, empower and collaborate with each other through a real-time feature built into the community.
May 2, 2014 — Analogic Corp. has entered into a distribution agreement with D&K Technologies, developer of the BioJet Solution, a revolutionary 3-D magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion technology. Analogic will distribute the BioJet system for use with its BK Flex Focus ultrasound systems, for assistance during precise, targeted prostate biopsies, in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Luxemburg, North America, Sweden Switzerland and The Netherlands.
May 1, 2014 — Nuance Communications announced the immediate availability of the Nuance PowerShare network, the industry’s largest cloud-based network for securely connecting physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others to share essential medical images and reports as simply as people exchange information using social networks. The PowerShare network promotes fully informed and connected physicians and patients who instantly view, share and collaborate while addressing patients’ healthcare needs.
April 30, 2014 — Kubtec announced it released the new Xpert 20 and Xpert 40 imaging systems. Redesigned with a sleeker, more ergonomic profile for improved functionality, the Xpert 20 and Xpert 40 offer the next step forward in digital specimen radiography.
The Xpert 20, with faster image acquisition time and advanced single wafer detector design, provides superior image quality and a field-of-view (FOV) 50 percent larger than what is typically available. With Kubtec’s Digicom, including Artemis image enhancement technology, the smallest micro-calcifications are visible.
April 30, 2014 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA has announced that the Sonialvision G4 universal digital R/F table system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Sonialvision G4 expands Shimadzu’s product portfolio with the addition of the highest performance most sophisticated system that has received strong acceptance already in Europe and Asia.
April 29, 2014 — Healthcare imaging specialist Barco launched its MDSC-8258, a 58-inch surgical display designed for 4K imaging in hybrid operating rooms and interventional suites. The MDSC-8258 is equipped with a high-bright, low-power LED backlight and delivers 8 Megapixels of accurate DICOM-compliant images on a single screen.
April 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Siemens Healthcare’s Multix Select DR — an entry-level, floor-mounted digital radiography (DR) system that enables cost-effective access to DR. Suitable for nearly all clinical radiography examinations, the Multix Select DR is equipped with intelligent features that make it ideal for helping to enhance clinical excellence and workflow for budget-conscious healthcare providers.
April 23, 2014 — Vital Images, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group company, is experiencing a significant increased demand for its VitreaView universal viewer as healthcare leaders seek opportunities to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, connect physicians and patients to images and integrate imaging into their EMRs (electronic medical records), HIEs (health information exchanges) and EHRs (electronic health records).
April 22, 2014 — ETIAM Integrate Solution or EIS is a universal content integration system that allows physicians and healthcare professionals to store and incorporate patient images and multimedia examinations within the healthcare enterprise. “The solution,” said George Hunt, VP of Sales, “is really a comprised suite of intricate software modules that we have developed over the years. Until now, we have not been able to pinpoint a full scale, single product that would allow healthcare administrators to get the most out of their imaging enterprise.”
Martin R. Prince, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.R., has created an endowment to the Research & Education (R&E) Foundation of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to fund the new Prince Research Resident Grant.
“Dr. Prince’s generosity demonstrates an admirable dedication to his profession,” said James P. Borgstede, M.D., chair of the RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “He clearly understands that in this time of dwindling support from outside sources, funding our specialty falls squarely on our shoulders as radiologists.”
April 16, 2014 — Visage Imaging announced it has released version 7.1.5 of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, including optimized navigation and tools, and significant speed enhancements to Visage 7’s performance with massive digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) studies. These new features further strengthen Visage 7’s breast imaging capabilities, providing a formidable single platform for enterprise imaging.
April 15, 2014 — NEC Display Solutions of America announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) market clearance of the 30-inch MultiSync MD302C4 LCD, a widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations.
The 4-megapixel, 30-inch display featuring an IPS panel is designed to provide precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles. Factory-calibrated uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen.
April 15, 2014 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to expand the availability of the AeroDR portable wireless solution to MobileArt portable X-ray systems. The new wireless mobile imaging solution will be available in two configurations — one with a column-mounted interface (MobileArt AeroDR-c), and the other with an integrated console interface (MobileArt AeroDR-i).
April 15, 2014 — aycan, in conjunction with its business partner, medQ,announced the availability of aycan workflow, a fully integrated radiology information system/picture archive and communication system (RIS/PACS) solution that provides a turnkey end-to-end digital imaging and patient management system.
April 15, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) market clearance for the GE Healthcare Revolution computed tomography (CT) system. The 256-slice CT system offers technology that provides excellent image quality and clinical capabilities through the convergence of coverage, spatial resolution and temporal resolution. CT still has challenges with patients that have high heart rate, metallic implants, and non-compliant patients.
April 15, 2014 — VuComp Inc. announced it has released an updated version of its M-Vu Breast Density technology. The new M-Vu Breast Density 2.0 adds a critical dimension to the analysis of dense breast tissue. The VuComp density category, analogous to the BI-RADS breast density composition category, is now correlated to not only the amount, but also the distribution – the actual dispersion – of fibroglandular tissue.
April 11, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. announced their latest Class II clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Its enterprise image-viewing solution, ResolutionMD, is now cleared for diagnosis on mobile devices for all imaging modalities. Calgary Scientific worked closely with a number of radiologists to clinically validate the solution prior to submitting to the FDA.
April 8, 2014 — GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology, which is designed to provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality in PET/CT imaging.
April 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cios Alpha, a new mobile C-arm system with flat-panel detector that boasts a power output of 25 kilowatts (kW) and has a field of view (FoV) that is up to 25 percent larger than conventional C-arms.
April 3, 2014 — Carestream’s newest image acquisition software that includes features for its portable and room-based CR (computed radiography) and DR (digital radiography) systems is now commercially available worldwide. The software’s optional bone suppression feature, which recently received clearance from the U.S.
April 1, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its Xario 200, a new premium ultrasound system that is sleek and lightweight and can provide high-quality imaging in a compact system.
With a small footprint and weight of 165 pounds, the Xario 200 makes it easier to fit into tight spaces and maneuver from room to room. Additionally, its 19-inch monitor moves in all directions, so clinicians can visualize images in more detail from any angle.
March 27, 2014 — aycan expanded its portfolio of specialty imaging workstations with the introduction of aycan Neuro/Oncology workstation. Designed for neuro-oncology applications, the new workstation is powered by aycan workstation OsiriX PRO, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared plug-ins from partner company Imaging Biometrics LLC.
March 26, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for three new digital angiography systems from Shimadzu Medical Systems. These are the ceiling-mounted Trinias, the floor-mounted Trinias, and the biplane models.
All systems incorporate Shimadzu's ultra-high speed Score Pro image processing technology, one of many features oriented toward workflow efficiency.
March 6, 2014 — Vital Images Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is expanding in the EMEA market with an increasing number of organizations migrating to Vital's VitreaAdvanced solution to help improve efficiency, communication and patient care.
March 5, 2014 — Claron Technology announced it has been awarded CE mark for its NilRead zero-footprint viewer for the diagnostic interpretation of medical images. Coinciding with this, Claron has opened its European headquarters in Hasselt, Belgium, under the direction of Tom Tilmans, director of sales. In addition to spearheading direct sales efforts, Tilmans will recruit and manage a team of European partners and distributors.
March 4, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. unveiled a patient-centric vendor neutral archive (VNA) for healthcare professionals at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23-27. Synapse VNA technology will catalog and maintain the data in a patient centric model allowing a single access point for electronic medical records (EMRs) and other systems.
March 4, 2014 — DR Systems exhibited capabilities designed to increase the quality and efficiency of patient services at HIMSS 2014. Also on display was Health Companion, a patient portal for secure messaging and patient engagement.
March 4, 2014 — Aycan and Chimaera GmbH received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of Chimaera FusionSync, a software tool for more efficient handling and diagnosis of multi-modal and follow-up medical data. Available with Aycan workstation OsiriX Pro, Chimaera FusionSync was launched in Europe in 2013 with CE marking.
February 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted 510(k) clearance to Siemens Healthcare for the Ysio Max, a digital radiography (DR) system offering Multiple Advances in X-ray (MAX), including time-saving user support features and X-ray detectors.
February 24, 2014 — TeraRecon, a provider of medical image management solutions, debuted it’s iNteract+ solution at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference. iNteract+ works in combination with any of the company’s medical image viewers and image sharing and storage solutions to provide interoperability and integration capabilities.
February 21, 2014 — ScImage announced availability of a Master Patient Index (MPI) translator that provides healthcare professionals diagnostic imaging data residing in disparate systems, often located at unrelated facilities.
February 20, 2014 — Blackford Analysis, a software provider with products to accelerate medical image comparison, introduced its software development kit (SDK) at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
February 19, 2014 — Philips partnered with SonoCiné Inc., a U.S. research, development and manufacturing company, to provide automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBUS) imaging for the Philips EPIQ and iU22 ultrasound systems.
February 18, 2014 — HIT Application Solutions announced a partnership with Merge Healthcare Inc. to integrate its Notifi platform with Merge RIS, a Meaningful Use (MU) outpatient radiology information system. The solution, to be marketed as Merge Notifi, will initially automate appointment reminders and make patient results available through messages for Merge customers. Merge Notifi is a HIPPA compliant service.
February 18, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Carestream Health’s Vue Motion image viewer for clinical viewing and reading of medical X-ray exams using iPhone 4s, iPad 2, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III mobile devices.
January 30, 2014 — Kom Networks, creator of Secure Storage Solutions for compliant data protection and retention, will partner with RamSoft Inc., a developer of RIS, PACS and Teleradiology solutions. The companies will offer a DICOM compliant secure storage solution for diagnostic imaging. The solution, also known as diKOMpliance Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), will provide a scalable and WORM secure VNA to meet image related interoperability, meaningful use and ACO requirements.
January 20, 2014 — RamSoft’s PowerServer 6.0 features updated aesthetics to aid usability. RamSoft Console is built to be as familiar to end users as launching a smartphone application. PowerServer 6.0 will comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations by accepting all orders and clinical information electronically while eliminating the need for many HL7 interfaces and manual processes necessary to capture required patient data.
January 20, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Dose Tracking System allows clinicians to track X-ray skin dose exposure in real time during interventional procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Toshiba’s Infinix-I cardiovascular X-ray systems for use in pediatric and adult cardiac and abdominal procedures.
January 9, 2014 — Viztek, a provider of digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, announced that the Platinum Dynamic Fluoroscopy System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.
December 18, 2013 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced enhancements to its Vantage Titan magnetic resonance (MR) product line. The new technologies improve workflow, image quality and patient comfort. The enhancements include:
Flexible coils: The high-density, 16-channel Flex Speeder coils conform closer to the patient’s anatomy, improving signal-to-noise ratio for enhanced image quality.
December 16, 2013 — Ultrasound will be able to depict blood flow with more detail and accuracy using Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s work-in-progress ultrasound capability, which is the latest advancement to Toshiba’s Aplio 500 ultrasound system. Despite advances in ultrasound, current imaging techniques struggle to detect microvascular blood flow in areas like the liver, kidneys, abdomen and lymph nodes because of limitatxions in conventional Doppler technologies.
December 13, 2013 — At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery Interventional Guidance System (IGS) 740, a 510(k)-pending mobile X-ray angiography system with a 41 x 41 cm detector. The system is aimed at interventional radiology market. The rail-free design aims to allow healthcare professionals ample access to the patient while freeing clinical teams from the constraints of fixed ceiling-mounted system rails.
October 17, 2013 — Swissray’s ddRCruze provides increased flexibility for digital radiography (DR) systems at modern healthcare facilities. The vendor asked technologists to help design the mobile X-ray system. The ddRCruze is a fully motorized mobile DR system with effortless system operation, wireless connectivity and premium diagnostic image quality.
September 27, 2013 — When leaders at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), a not-for-profit health system based in Memphis, Tenn., saw the opportunity to standardize their suite of diagnostic imaging solutions, they capitalized on it. The seven-hospital system will deploy McKesson’s portfolio of enterprise medical imaging products across its various facilities to help improve physician collaboration, streamline data management and simplify its imaging archive process with a single point of access.
September 20, 2013 —TeraRecon announced positive ratings in the recently released KLAS 2013 advanced visualization performance report entitled “Advanced Visualization 2013: How Advanced Is It?” TeraRecon’s general performance ratings were particularly noteworthy, in that the company received the top scores for the following general indicators:
Septemer 19, 2013 — To improve healthcare providers’ diagnostic confidence, Toshiba is showcasing enhancements to its Kalare radiographic/fluoroscopy (R/F) digital X-ray system. The system now features a 17- x 17-inch dynamic flat panel detector (works-in-progress) to provide clinicians with distortion-free, high-quality images.
December 4, 2012 — Toshiba has unveiled a 640-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 2012 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds, a 100 kw generator and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16 cm in a single rotation, with the industry’s thinnest slices at 500 microns (0.5 mm).
The ddRCruze is Swissray’s answer to portable imaging flexibility. Compact, fully motorized and mobile this DR system can be easily operated with one hand. Bedside or any other area of the hospital, it delivers superb image quality, seamlessly connects to hospital networks and delivers maximum workflow efficiency. We asked technologists to help us design the perfect mobile system. With their feedback we developed a system with features to make the work day “Cruze“ by.
For more information: www.swissray.com