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 17, 2014 — TeraRecon announced the availability of a first-of-kind upgrade program called Any/\One, at RSNA 2014. Any/\One upgrades provide a simple cost-effective upgrade path for current TeraRecon customers to trade-up, trade-in or transition their past investments to meet their current and future enterprise imaging needs.
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 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.
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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 — Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare IT consultancy, will partner with Medical Imaging Expert Mike Cannavo, the "PACSMan" to deliver the PACS Check Up and PACS Sanity Check to healthcare providers seeking evaluation and optimization of their existing radiology imaging architecture.
November 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announces the availability of the Acuson X600 – a new ultrasound system with advanced technologies migrated from premium Siemens systems and workflow efficiencies for clinical applications in general imaging, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiology.
Nov. 3, 2014 — The Gammex 464 CT phantom indicates the scanner's performance with a phantom that more accurately mimics a torso. The optional Gammex 464-Ring torso adapter permits the use of the Gammex 464 Accreditation in this type of application.
October 31, 2014 — Syed F. Zaidi, M.D., president of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC) and chief executive officer of RadHelp LLC announced his group, along with hospitalists at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio have reduced patient length of stay (LOS) by three days for inpatients recommended for computed tomography (CT) biopsy.
October 30, 2014 — medQ Inc.’s Q/ris 3000 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
October 30, 2014 — Visage Imaging Inc. announced the latest release of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, offering substantial enhancements in scalability, clinical features, integration, workflow and quality assurance capabilities. With this new release, Visage 7 has further extended its support for large-scale enterprise imaging volumes with a technology-forward architecture.
October 29, 2014 — Visit TeraRecon at booth 4100 in Hall A to learn about the company’s iNteract suite of intelligence and interoperability tools. iNteract+ is TeraRecon’s image viewer that works in combination with any of TeraRecon’s medical image viewers and image sharing and storage solutions to provide unmatched intelligence, powerful interoperability and simplified integration capabilities.
For more information: www.terarecon.com
Oct. 29, 2014 — At the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual meeting in Chicago, Mindray introduced the M9 premium compact ultrasound system, the next generation in point-of-care ultrasound technology.
October 27, 2014 — At this year’s RSNA, GE Healthcare will showcase the Signa PET/MR, a time-of-flight (TOF) capable, integrated, simultaneous positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) system.
Oct. 27, 2014 — Debbie Black was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 30 and underwent aggressive chemotherapy and hormonal treatment. She was cancer-free for more than a decade until she began experiencing the loss of feeling in the left side of her body.
October 24, 2014 — Cephasonics today announced the introduction of the cQUB-1 (cQuest Ultrasound Box-1), the first product in a new family of cQUB white-label ultrasound systems designed and manufactured by Cephasonics for purchase by companies to rebrand with their own brand name and model number.
October 23, 2014 — Telemis has launched a new version of its picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) software at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) technical exhibition and congress in Paris. Telemis-Medical PACS version 4.6 includes advanced functions for 360° medical imaging and ultrasound reporting and offers a new architecture to reduce image processing overheads.
October 23, 2014 — At RSNA 2014, Lexmark’s Perceptive Software will introduce to radiology professionals its new medical content management (MCM) solution to capture, access, manage and share medical images and supporting documents found throughout the clinical enterprise.
Oct. 23,2014 — DR Systems adds a new capability to eMix, its HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based medical information exchange platform. Now, patients and physicians can upload medical information - including large diagnostic imaging files - simply and securely with the click of a button that can be placed on any healthcare provider's website.
NeuroLogica Corp., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., brings the power of imaging to the patient. NeuroLogica transforms fixed CT technologies into portable platforms. NeuroLogica’s imaging solutions are used globally in intensive care units, neurosurgical operating rooms, emergency departments, stroke centers and other clinical areas.
NeuroLogica launched its first product, the CereTom in 2005. The CereTom is a portable head and neck CT scanner that is used in neurosurgery and intensive care units.
October 22, 2014 — Healthcare organizations looking to implement low dose protocols for computed tomography (CT) exams on all scanners, regardless of disparate locations, can now benefit from SafeCT Enterprise from Medic Vision. The solution will be displayed at RSNA 2014.
October 22, 2014 — With over 2,000 systems installed worldwide and interest in 3-D technology growing exponentially, a significant focus of Hologic’s exhibit at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting is on new enhancements to the company’s 3-D Mammography platform.
October 22, 2014 — The Gammex 410 family of ultrasound phantoms lets users pick and choose what level of testing is right for quality assurance. All 410 phantoms allow evaluation of uniformity and artifacts, geometric accuracy and system sensitivity economically. This phantom provides a standard of quality assurance required for routine testing of ultrasound scanning systems.
Other features of the Gammex 410 family include:
October 21, 2014 — Infinitt North America will be featuring Dose M 2.0 radiation dose tracking software at this year’s RSNA in Chicago. The new version expands the capture of dose data from multiple-modalities and can be integrated with radiology information systems (RIS), picture archive and communication systems (PACS) or electronic medical records (EMRs) to make dose information accessible as part of the patient record.
October 21, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of ResolutionMD 4.0 diagnostic medical imaging software for all modalities and China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) certification for diagnosis on mobile devices in China.
This announcement follows the company’s recent news on gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for all modalities and China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) certification for diagnosis on mobile devices in China.
October 21, 2014 — Three Palm Software announced that that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Three Palm Software a new patent, U.S. Patent 8,803,911. This new patent covers many aspects of the design of a mammography workstation, including pre-fetching and caching of the source data, sequencing of the hanging protocols, and advanced viewing techniques.
October 21, 2014 — Viztek will be showcasing its new Exa PACS (picture archive and communication system) at 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2014). The new PACS was developed to innovate usability and delivers functionalities that efficiently manage workflow data. Additionally, the zero-footprint, fully Web-based PACS platform is supported on any device, enabling immediate access to full PACS functionality for radiologists.
October 21, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the new Prime edition of its Acuson SC2000 premium cardiovascular imaging system — a system that offers live full-volume color Doppler imaging of heart valve anatomy and blood flow using a new true volume transesophageal echo (TEE) probe.
October 20, 2014 — Barco announces the release of Coronis Uniti, a diagnostic display designed for both picture archive and communications systems (PACS) and breast imaging. It offers high image quality, productivity features and ergonomics to address specific challenges in modern radiology.
October 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is highlighting four new medical printers at RSNA 2014: models UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-971AD. Each new model is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class II, 510(k) cleared. The new printers are designed for increased efficiency and performance in a range of radiology applications, including ultrasound, portable C-Arm and cardiac cath labs.
October 17, 2014 — Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. announces the introduction of its new PDM Dental Monoblock X-Ray Source. This compact and lightweight, integrated high-voltage power supply, filament power supply and X-ray tube assembly is ideal for panoramic/cephalometric/computed tomography (CT) dental imaging.
October 15, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that the new AeroDR XE wireless digital radiography system received FDA clearance. Healthcare providers in the demanding ER/Trauma rooms and ICU/CCU units need simple, reliable and robust primary imaging solutions that deliver the information they need to make important patient care decisions.
The RSNA FastPass is produced by Imaging Technology News (ITN), and is designed as a guide to showcase the products and technology that vendors are highlighting at the show. Use it as a tool to better navigate the vast technical exhibit floor and find what you are looking for. The RSNA microsite can be found at www.itnonline.com/rsna-fastpass.
October 14, 2014 — McKesson Radiology Mammography Plus version 2.0 offers users unrestricted access to multimodality breast imaging with all the advantages of a robust picture archiving and communications system (PACS).
October 14, 2014 — PenRad Technologies Inc. announced its partnership with Clinithink to refine the process of clinical documentation for radiologists in real time. PenRad is embedding Clinithink’s CLiX CNLP (clinical natural language processing) platform into its MIS (mammography information system) solution to increase productivity, accuracy and efficiency of the mammography reporting workflow for its existing install base.
October 14, 2014 – Kubtec, a developer of digital specimen radiography systems, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the U.S. FDA approved, Mozart with TomoSpec, the only breast specimen radiography system with tomosynthesis technology.
McKesson Clinical Data Exchange is a standards-based solution that helps manage, share, and access images and clinical documents within a single facility, within an enterprise, or across a region. Available independently of McKesson Radiology PACS (picture archive and communications system) and McKesson Enterprise Image Repository, this solution supports a modular or enterprise deployment model to offer a single view of the patient’s longitudinal record from any common Web-enabled mobile device or workstation.
For more information: www.mckesson.com\connectedenterprise
October 13, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced Release 3.5 of the Acuson Freestyle ultrasound system — the world’s first ultrasound system with wireless transducers — to enhance clinical and operational efficiencies at the point of care.
Informity is the fastest, most complete automated cloud backup and disaster recovery solution for the ImagePilot Sigma and ImagePilot Aero systems. It protects patient data, ensures data recovery in the event of a disaster or other system failure, and helps facilities fulfill HIPAA’s security compliance as required by federal law.
October 10, 2014 — Current economic factors have created many challenges for hospitals and medical providers, regardless of size or location. Large urban hospitals are searching for ways to reduce costs and achieve greater efficiency, and smaller facilities, such as those in rural areas, are struggling to keep up with technology and staffing to keep their patients closer to home.
October 10, 2014 — Patients seeking treatment for varicose veins continues to rise, so there is an increasing demand for a step platform to perform the standing venous insufficiency studies. Clear Image Devices LLC has released a new set of ultrasound exam step platform to meet this patient positioning need.
October 10, 2014 — Carestream will launch new capabilities for its Vue PACS (picture archive and communication system) platform including its new 64-bit architecture that provides enhanced processing power so radiologists can manage large imaging data sets and use complex analysis and automatic registration features to read 3-D imaging studies.
October 10, 2014 — Carestream will show enhancements to its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module including a slabbing tool, improved workflow capabilities and the display of DICOM-compliant 2-D synthetic views (which are generated from the 3-D dataset) at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The latest DBT module is currently available.
October 9, 2014 — Intelerad Medical Systems launched its Assignment Engine module, which automatically assigns pending cases from across the enterprise to the most suitable radiologist, and prioritizes the cases within the radiologist's own dynamic worklist.
October 9, 2014 — Sectra is now launching Sectra Image Lab — a platform that offers healthcare providers with straightforward access to medical image analysis as a service. The recently signed partner, Riverain Technologies, will offer its lung disease detection software via Sectra’s platform.
October 9, 2014 — SurDoc announced the launch of its SurMD DICOM Image Archival and Distribution (SDAD) service to aid medical and diagnostic imaging centers to securely archive and share test results with patients and providers. SDAD, from the SurMD line of products, is HIPAA-certified by a qualified third party, features cost effective pay-as-you-go plans and is designed to address the specific needs of diagnostic imaging.
Sept. 17, 2014 -- Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates are working with Dicom Systems to enhance its image sharing capabilities and provide immediate assistance in case of network failures.
October 8, 2014 — At RSNA 2014 in Chicago, Agfa HealthCare (South Hall A, booth# 4708) will focus on the ‘Future of Radiology’, demonstrating specific ways in which it is meeting the various and evolving needs of healthcare.
Voluson E10 is the latest addition to the Voluson family of ultrasound scanners.
The system uses the same traditional principles of ultrasound that have been used for decades, but uses HDlive software to calculate depth, shape and detail. The system includes noise-removal, image enhancement, color and light.
October 8, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced the launch of electronic referrals and online order management for iConnect Network. The expanded service offering adds to Merge's advanced interoperability network for the exchange of clinical data, which integrates with existing electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIE), allowing healthcare organizations to further streamline workflow, reduce costs, increase referrals and meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.
Agfa HealthCare has recently launched its DX-D 40 digital detector with Automatic Exposure Detection (AED), offering a fast and easy way for radiography facilities to benefit from high-quality digital imaging using any X-ray equipment.
RamSoft celebrates its 20th anniversary by unveiling the latest in Imaging Informatics at RSNA 2014. Single database PowerServer RIS/PACS 6.0 is simple and intuitive. Its feature rich workflow engine provides all functions traditionally found in disparate RIS, PACS, radiology EMR, reporting, physician portal, and analytics software from within a single product.
RapidResults is a powerful Clinical Image Viewer app that enables users to view reports and images through iPhones/iPads, Android, desktop and touchscreen devices. During RSNA 2014, RamSoft will be showcasing the latest advancements in clinical image and reporting.
Essence is an enterprise business analytics module that will be released with PowerServer RIS/PACS and TelePlus v6.0. This interactive reporting module allows users to analyze their operations, identify workflow deficiencies and ensures staff is achieving the organizational goals.
PowerServer Cloud is a powerful Web-based solution that is hosted on the cloud and supports all modalities, allowing you to access and read studies from anywhere. It will automate your processes so you can become a successful and profitable practice while continuing to promote better, faster patient care.
October 3, 2014 — Esaote North America announced that its new MyLab Gamma ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale in the United States.
MyLab Gamma is a laptop-sized ultrasound system with lightweight portability and feature-rich applications that facilitate its use in a wide variety of clinical environments, from shared service to dedicated clinics and point-of-care.
October 3, 2014 — Dolbey’s Fusion SpeechEMR front-end speech recognition received the highest overall rating by healthcare providers, according to a new KLAS report on speech recognition titled “Front-End Speech Recognition 2014: Functionality Doesn’t Trump Physician Resistance.”
October 3, 2014 — CIRS released the MRI-Linac Dynamic Phantom at the AAPM Annual meeting in Austin. This is the first of the CIRS dynamic phantoms to be compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems for MRI quality assurance and radiation therapy applications.
October 3, 2014 — Carestream’s Vue RIS (radiology information systems) is one of the first to achieve certification for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use capabilities. This certification allows Vue RIS to exchange patient medical records and clinical documents with other certified EHR providers.
October 3, 2014 — Carestream will announce its new Clinical Data Collaboration platform that goes beyond the capabilities offered by a vendor-neutral archive (VNA). This new platform helps equip those responsible for managing, providing, receiving and reimbursing care with the ability to share and manage clinical data in ways that can help reduce costs and improve service delivery.
October 2, 2014 — Blackford Analysis announced the availability of Blackford Workflow Server, a standalone pre-processing server that provides informatics vendors with the ability to quickly and easily integrate Blackford’s productivity technology into their product offerings.
October 2, 2014 — Tested and proven for 3-D breast tomosynthesis, TomoSPOT skin markers subtly highlight areas of interest on the breast with the clearest visualization of underlying tissue detail and the least potential for “slinky” artifact compared to other mammography skin markers.
October 2, 2014 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will officially kick off its 100th Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, McCormick Place, Chicago) with a look back on the role RSNA has played in the history of radiology, brought to life in the highly anticipated RSNA Centennial Showcase.
October 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced Allegheny Health Network is the first center in the nation to install SenoClaire, the company’s new breast tomosynthesis solution, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September. SenoClaire uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube, helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.
October 1, 2014 – Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, and Windham Hospital now gather and analyze dose data from all necessary modalities within their imaging departments to ensure an effective dose management program for their patients through the use of Sectra DoseTrack.
October 1, 2014 — Intelerad Medical Systems launched its new Tomosynthesis Module. Integrated directly into Intelerad’s InteleViewer, the module eliminates the need for dedicated workstations, allowing practices to easily open new revenue streams, while enhancing radiologists’ workflows by allowing them to read tomosynthesis studies from their main workstation.
September 30, 2014 — TeraMedica announces the launch of Evercore 6.0 VNA with a new user control center and tighter integration with a PACS and other software systems. Evercore 6.0 features an innovative and improved user interface to locate system data and also enhances user control by customizing delivery of relevant information.
September 29, 2014 — Claron Technology introduces support for the BlackBerry Passport for its Nil family of zero-footprint enterprise medical imaging viewers, which enable anytime, anywhere Web-based review of a full range of imaging modalities and related data.
McKesson Enterprise Image Repository brings together scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient’s imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange manages, shares, and helps access patient information anywhere in the enterprise or the region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) integration profile.
September 25, 2014 — FEI released RemoteViz for Open Inventor, a software development framework for interactive remote 2-D and 3-D visualization.
At RSNA 2014, FEI will present Open Inventor 9.4, the latest release of their leading Software Development Kit, introducing a new essential extension for cloud and mobile application development: RemoteViz. The RemoteViz SDK enables application developers to build Web-based applications that deliver high-quality 2-D and 3-D interactive visualization on any browser-enabled device.
Open Inventor SDK is platform for developers of all types of visualization software on desktop and mobile environments: 2-D and 3-D imaging, image processing and analysis, PACS, diagnosis and surgical planning, device modeling and printing, simulation and training. The Open Inventor object-oriented API is designed to quickly integrate powerful new visualization capabilities into software applications in a simple and consistent way.
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September 25, 2014 — Mallinckrodt announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system as a new technology in its Global Medical Imaging segment. The OptiSync system is designed to help healthcare professionals efficiently collect and analyze radiology data from when a patient undergoes a contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging procedure.
September 17, 2014 — The industry’s first ultrasound real-time 3-D volume enhancement product from ContextVision has been paired with brand new image visualization capabilities. The resulting product, REALiCE, will deliver photo-realistic and improved diagnostic-quality 3-D ultrasound images.
September 12, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced Radiology and Imaging Specialists (RIS) has chosen Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to consolidate and manage all RIS medical imaging services across central Florida.
Focused on providing their patients and referring physicians with the most accurate, reliable and professional services, RIS is devoted to utilizing the most advanced radiology and imaging technology available.
Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform allows RIS to: