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 16, 2014 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the expanded use of Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) injection for lymphatic mapping in solid tumors and adding Sentinel Lymph Node detection for breast cancer and melanoma to the approved indications.
Lymphoseek is now indicated for:
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.
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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 showcase enhancements to its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module including a DBT image map, improved workflow settings, and the display of DICOM-compliant 2-D synthetic views, which are calculated from the 3-D dataset. Use of 2-D synthetic views is an alternate approach that can help reduce the need for additional imaging exams while allowing full advantage of the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis. The company also plans to show a work-in-progress feature that allows the user to adjust the slab thickness of a tomosynthesis series.
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, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, has announced the launch of their Tomosynthesis Module. Integrated directly into Intelerad’s InteleViewer, the module eliminates the need for dedicated workstations, allowing practices to easily open new revenue streams, while enhancing radiologists’ workflows by allowing them to read tomosynthesis studies from their main workstation.
September 30, 2014 — TeraMedica announces the launch of Evercore 6.0 VNA with a new user control center and tighter integration with a PACS and other software systems. Evercore 6.0 features an innovative and improved user interface to locate system data and also enhances user control by customizing delivery of relevant information.
September 29, 2014 — Claron Technology introduces support for the BlackBerry Passport for its Nil family of zero-footprint enterprise medical imaging viewers, which enable anytime, anywhere Web-based review of a full range of imaging modalities and related data.
McKesson Enterprise Image Repository brings together scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient’s imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange manages, shares, and helps access patient information anywhere in the enterprise or the region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) integration profile.
September 25, 2014 — FEI released RemoteViz for Open Inventor, a software development framework for interactive remote 2-D and 3-D visualization.
At RSNA 2014, FEI will present Open Inventor 9.4, the latest release of their leading Software Development Kit, introducing a new essential extension for cloud and mobile application development: RemoteViz. The RemoteViz SDK enables application developers to build Web-based applications that deliver high-quality 2-D and 3-D interactive visualization on any browser-enabled device.
Open Inventor SDK is platform for developers of all types of visualization software on desktop and mobile environments: 2-D and 3-D imaging, image processing and analysis, PACS, diagnosis and surgical planning, device modeling and printing, simulation and training. The Open Inventor object-oriented API is designed to quickly integrate powerful new visualization capabilities into software applications in a simple and consistent way.
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September 25, 2014 — Mallinckrodt announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system as a new technology in its Global Medical Imaging segment. The OptiSync system is designed to help healthcare professionals efficiently collect and analyze radiology data from when a patient undergoes a contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging procedure.
September 17, 2014 — The industry’s first ultrasound real-time 3-D volume enhancement product from ContextVision has been paired with brand new image visualization capabilities. The resulting product, REALiCE, will deliver photo-realistic and improved diagnostic-quality 3-D ultrasound images.
September 12, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced Radiology and Imaging Specialists (RIS) has chosen Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to consolidate and manage all RIS medical imaging services across central Florida.
Focused on providing their patients and referring physicians with the most accurate, reliable and professional services, RIS is devoted to utilizing the most advanced radiology and imaging technology available.
Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform allows RIS to:
September 12, 14 — Rayence Inc. announced that they have partnered with Instacover for insurance coverage for their flat panel detectors. Under the terms of the agreement, Rayence customers can insure new Rayence detectors at the point of purchase or obtain coverage for their existing Rayence detectors. The insurance plan(s) consists of an “open-peril” policy that covers a variety of physical loss or damage.
September 9, 2014 — Cloud provider SurDoc launched its SurLink Custom Medical File Exchange Plugin, a free plugin that allows healthcare providers to offer fast, easy, secure file exchange to patients directly from their own website. SurLink is one of the few HIPAA-compliant file exchange services available.
September 8, 2014 — Infinitt North America announced the Infinitt G3 RIS (radiology information system) version 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 12, 2014 — Agfa HealthCare announced the North American launch of its DX-D Mobile Retrofit solution that will allow hospitals an easy and affordable way to upgrade existing GE AMX 4 and 4 plus mobile X-ray systems to digital radiography (DR).
August 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a new way to diagnose disease faster and noninvasively.
August 11, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the introduction of the Nano P+ CR system, a simple and easy-to-use solution designed for the private practice that provides the flexibility to upgrade to digital radiography (DR). The Nano P+ offers enterprise level capabilities in a secure, Windows 7 based platform that enhances workflow and improves productivity.
August 7, 2014 — Mach7 Technologies announced the release of an enhanced version of its Physician & Patient Portal, version 11.5.
Mach7’s Physician & Patient Portal enables direct communication and collaboration between physicians and patients. Patients gain access to a comprehensive view of their care history, including all imaging files. Mach7 seamlessly consolidates complete patient care records and intelligently delivers access to records where and when needed to save time, reduce costs and improve care delivery and patient satisfaction.
August 7, 2014 — Doctors are gleaning important information from the most common imaging exam, the chest X-ray, by using sophisticated software that improves X-ray images captured by the equipment they already have or are in the process of purchasing. Riverain Technologies revenues increased 34 percent year-over-year through the first half of 2014, based on strong adoption of the company’s ClearRead software solutions.
August 6, 2014 — Zonare announced the introduction of its Z.One Pro ultrasound system to worldwide markets. The new system is designed to provide an economical, high performance imaging system for a wide variety of applications. The Z.One Pro recently received U.D. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance.
August 5, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced a new cost-effective digital imaging solution that combines the ImagePilot Sigma state-of-the-art computed radiography (CR) technology with Konica Minolta’s total cost of ownership (TCO) long-term support plan. By bringing together technology and service solutions, ImagePilot Sigma TCO simplifies the transition to digital imaging and controls ongoing costs for imaging facilities and private practices.
August 5, 2014 — Carestream has added a Motor Assist feature to its fully automated Carestream DRX-Evolution DR (digital radiography) room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors. This capability is now shipping as a standard feature with all new orders for fully automated DRX-Evolution systems worldwide.
August 5, 2014 — Rayence announced it will begin shipping its flat panel detectors with newly enhanced XmaruView V1 image acquisition software. The new software is the third version of image acquisition software developed by Rayence in as many years.
August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced its first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k) pending at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
August 5, 2014 — The 2014-15 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation’s Best Hospitals were recently released. More than 40% of the cited top 17 hospitals depend on image archive and management software developed by TeraMedica.
August 1, 2014 — Novarad introduced RapidView, a proprietary memory management algorithm, with the Marz universal viewer 8.2 release.
RapidView allows the user to download images faster, without memory crashes that commonly occur with Web-based viewers. Instead of loading all images within a study in sequential order, RapidView analyzes the user’s behavior and adapts the image loading for an improved user experience.
August 1, 2014 — XRware is a new software company on the market for X-ray system manufacturers and end-users.
The company offers standard packages to SDK for all OEM needs. It provides flexible on-demand software development services and has a full OEM project management and X-ray systems expert services. The XRware software suite offers the following modules:
August 1, 2014 — Viztek will showcase its new Ultra Digital Radiography (DR) software at the upcoming Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10-13. The new software is compatible with Viztek’s complete DR product line and sold with the company’s passive trigger technology.
July 30, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced a partnership with Del Medical, a source of radiography products that brings together Konica Minolta’s AeroDR wireless panel with Del Medical’s X-ray systems for a complete digital radiography solution. The agreement includes all three AeroDR panels (10 in. x 12 in.; 14 in. x 17 in.; and 17 in. x 17 in.), and is effective immediately.
July 25, 2014 — Based on its recent analysis of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Siemens Healthcare with the 2014 North American Award for Product Leadership. Siemens Healthcare's Freezeit solution, which employs Siemens' Magnetom Aera and Skyra scanners, addresses the need for robust and motion-insensitive imaging.
July 23, 2014 — Lexmark’s Perceptive Software has released Perceptive Cloud Share, a lightweight, scalable and intuitive cloud solution that simplifies the sharing and collaboration of enterprise social content, including rich media.
July 21, 2014 — eMix has released Version 2.0 of its cloud-based medical-image exchange solution — including a new capability that enhances the immediate transmission of medical imaging files and related information.
The new capability is called eMix Instant Sender. It allows a doctor, medical facility or attorney to quickly and confidentially deliver medical imaging exams, reports and other information to any recipient online.
eMix functionality also now includes:
July 21, 2014 — Novarad has added a new licensed feature as part of NovaRIS version 8.2, Relative Value Unit (RVU) Productivity Management Reports. This new feature provides a way for administrators to track the productivity and efficiency of radiologists. RVU Productivity Management Reports is also available with Novarad’s NovaBilling product.
July 15, 2014 — PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC and developer of software that monitors patient exposure to ionizing radiation, announced Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software solution.
July 15, 2014 — U.S. Electronics Inc. announced the release of the CCL650i2, 6MP LED color diagnostic monitor. The CCL650i2 allows for the flexibility of window layouts in a number of ways supporting multiple system configurations. Providing optimal functions for diagnostic viewing, this seamless and wide LCD improves user workflow efficiency while ensuring space and energy saving.
July 11, 2014 — Kubtec’s new patent pending technology TomoSpec is an integral part of Mozart 3D specimen radiography system. Digital specimen tomosynthesis is a 3-D imaging modality for the intraoperative imaging of excised breast tissue.
July 11, 2014 — DICOM Grid, a provider of cloud-based imaging solutions, announced that KLAS Research has ranked the company as a top performing vendor in its new report, Image Exchange 2014: Delivering Value in an Enterprise World.
July 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its newest M-Power software version for the Vantage Titan 1.5T magnetic resonance (MR) system and a new software version for its Vantage Titan 3T MR. Toshiba will also offer the new software versions with enhanced automated tools at no charge to existing Titan customers with previous M-Power software versions that have a current service contract with Toshiba.
July 8, 2014 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has released its new Dome S6c widescreen color 6MP diagnostic display, now in production. The newest member of the S-series product family, the Dome S6c offers LED-backlight technology, grayscale and color imaging, and 30-inch widescreen viewing.
July 8, 2014 — Barco announced the launch of Eonis 21” — a new 21-inch clinical review display offering a 40 percent higher calibrated luminance and almost twice the contrast ratio of the previous generation. With a 2MP resolution for viewing consistent, quality-controlled images for accurate review, Eonis 21” is the perfect display for image review in radiology and cardiology.
July 7, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. and wholly owned subsidiary Virtual Imaging Inc. announced the introduction of the RadPRO Omnera 400A auto-positioning digital radiographic system, the first of a new series of overhead radiographic systems designed to help healthcare professionals meet the challenges of demanding hospital imaging departments.
July 7, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. announced the global release of VitreaExtend, an advanced visualization solution that supports up to three simultaneous users with high performance similar to Vital's advanced server-based solution. VitreaExtend meets the needs of organizations that want increased access to advanced visualization tools without a significant IT footprint.
July 2, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Aspire Cristalle mammography system. The Aspire Cristalle combines innovative detector engineering with well thought out patient focused ergonomics, resulting in faster more confident diagnosis for clinicians and exceptional patient comfort.
July 2, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare recently submitted its premarket approval application (PMA) for the Mammomat Inspiration with Breast Tomosynthesis option to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
July 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound device. The 129-pound, mobile system features quantitative features, stress echo and TEE capabilities in an affordable echo system.
June 30, 2014 — The Web-based Marz Universal Viewer gives medical providers easy, unlimited access to imaging and patient data in many different formats, including DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine), and non-DICOM. With the Marz vendor neutral archive (VNA), patient data is accessible remotely through a Web browser or an image enabled EMR (electronic medical records). In its latest release, Version 8.2, the viewer has been improved with several features such as touch screen gestures, pen annotations and a magnifying glass.
June 16, 2014 — Carestream’s Smart Link helps ensure optimal system performance and uptime by continuously monitoring operations of its healthcare IT and digital imaging systems at healthcare providers across the globe. Smart Link is provided as part of Carestream’s customer service maintenance agreements.
June 11, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced its Discovery IQ PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in St. Louis. The system enables both high image quality and intelligent quantitation. It is pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and not available for sale in the United States.
June 11, 2014 — VuCOMP Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for M-Vu CAD for mammography version 3.1. Concurrently, VuCOMP is releasing an update to its CAD (computer-aided detection) station, which includes the ability to process additional standard screening views. Together, the CAD system updates provide radiologists with faster processing time, enhanced workflow and improved parallel architecture.
June 9, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced the release of its Celesteion system for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. The Celesteion is currently pending 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
June 9, 2014 — At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 7-11, at the St. Louis Convention Center, Siemens Healthcare will debut syngo.via for molecular imaging — a reading solution that transforms large amounts of data into comprehensive results, allowing for organ-based reading, reference-based quantification and evidence-based reporting of disease.
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 7, 2014 — GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41 cm detector. The Discovery IGS 740 is the first of this kind of mobile angiography system in the industry to receive FDA approval.
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 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 — Agfa HealthCare, a provider of enterprise clinical imaging and IT solutions, announced the installation of two DX-D 400 direct radiology (DR) systems at WellStar Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare organization comprised of five hospitals and 11 imaging centers. The floor-mounted, scalable, DX-D 400s provide DR workflow, high image quality and the benefits of flexible exam configuration for both the WellStar Medical Physician Group and the
December 13, 2013 — 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.
Swissray International, a manufacturer of direct digital radiography (ddR) systems, announced they have sold another of their ddRFormula Plus systems to Swedish American Health System in Rockford, Ill., bringing the total to four DR systems installed at the location. “Two major factors for being a repeat buyer with Swissray is that service has been exceptional along with the ease of use of their ddRSystems,” said Brian Johnson, manager of medical imaging, of Swedish Americ
October 3, 2014 — Upgrades featured at the 2014 Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting (RSNA) for the DX-D 100 wireless, mobile digital radiography (DR) system will include improved workflow and connectivity as well as low noise and dose capabilities.
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.