Ralph Highnam, chief executive officer, reviews product highlights at RSNA 2015, including the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of Volpara Density Software.
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David Sorensen, director of operations, reviews product highlights including the Thales ArtPix EZ2GO DR System, Image Systems diagnostic displays, Anthro Carl’s Table ergonomic workstation, and International Medical Equipment and Service (IMES) - the recently acquired business providing cost-saving OEM-quality replacement parts and training for major brands of CT and MRI equipment. The common thread is that these are products Richardson Healthcare uses to fulfill its mission to provide high-value components for imaging that enable customers to reduce the cost of healthcare with confidence.
With the LOGIQ E9 XDclear 2.0 ultrasound system, GE Healthcare rethought virtually every element of the imaging chain, from the pulse of the probes to the clarity of the pixels. The result is their highest level of imaging performance yet.
Eizo showcased its latest image display technology during the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. Technologies included the latest radiology imaging screens for mammography, video management solutions for the operating room and cath lab, and remote quality control monitoring software.
RSNA 2015 was the first time Konica Minolta and Viztek displayed as a combined company. David Widmann, president and CEO, and Joe Cermin, president of healthcare IT, explain how the merger will help clinicians and how health IT plays a major role in imaging today.
Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015.
Varian offered an overview of its new technology offerings at ASTRO 2015. These include advancements in analytics, treatment planning, adaptive therapy, clinical decision support and new tools for the integration of MRI and PET/CT into the treatment planning process.
Discover how Philips is helping community hospitals maximize value in limited workspaces.
The DRX Plus 3543 Detector is faster, lighter and more reliable, as compared to the DRX-1 Detectors, and is IPX37 fluid resistant. The DRX Detector can be shared across all DRX products. Watch video now.
Learn more about myQA, IBA’s unique platform that connects QA applications, people, and know-how through a central database and the Cloud. It offers full support throughout all of your QA, and enables you access to the different software modules and all of your data from one intuitive interface – anywhere and anytime.
This brief video highlights the grassroots effort from IBA Dosimetry to satisfy customers through value added services and benefits that continue throughout the life cycle of their products, and beyond.
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With the advent of enterprise imaging, the enterprise viewer is a pivotal component that enables a single point of access to all imaging — diagnostic, clinical, mobile, EHR-driven, and medical multimedia objects - across a healthcare enterprise. Visage Imaging's General Manager, North America, Brad Levin discusses trends in the industry and the transition away from traditional PACS during SIIM 2015.
Detecting metastatic disease early is key. Sand Lake Imaging, Florida, provides great value to both patients and referrers by using syngo.via's efficient AV tools. See how!
Dense breast tissue can mask the appearance of tumors and limit the performance of mammography. When used as an adjunct to mammography, Invenia ABUS from GE Healthcare has been shown to improve invasive breast cancer detection by 55% over mammography alone.
At RSNA 2014, Dome showcased its new s6c 6 MP color monitor for radiology. The company also introduced its latest version of the Dome Dashboard software for remote monitoring, QA and adjustment of all displays used in the enterprise.
Volpara now offers products to track breast density in mammography, X-ray radiation dose and analytical data. The company now integrates with tomosynthesis 3-D mammo systems. The technology has installations in 31 countries.
At RSNA 2014, Fujifilm highlighted improvements to its Synapse Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for enterprise imaging, new functionality with its newest version of Synapse PACS, and new advanced visualization applications. Synapse advanced visualization now includes 3-D colonoscopy, kidney analysis and lung analysis, which includes virtual 3-D fly-through of the bronchia).
At RSNA 2014, Konica Minolta released a durable DR detector panel for extreme environments, a new DR panel designed for orthopedic use and a hand-carried ultrasound system for point of care use.
At RSNA 2014, Fujifilm highlighted improvements with its digital radiography (DR) X-ray technology. This includes the newly redesigned FDR D-EVO II wireless detector, FDR GO mobile DR system and Fujifilm's new Virtual Grid technology to post-process images to reduce X-ray scatter.
McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: "McKesson Enterprise Image Repository" Brings together all the 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: Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.
QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics; Meet regulatory requirements; Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow; Optimize communication to help deliver better care
Staff at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., explain how DR Systems helped them achieve greater efficiency with their PACS.
From the floor at this year's annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chris Toth, vice president of global marketing and Americas sales at Varian Medical Systems, talks about the latest Varian technologies and how they can help enhance knowledge sharing among oncology care professionals. In the constantly evolving healthcare landscape, learn why Varian is developing leading edge solutions designed to help clinicians leverage data to improve the quality and consistency of care. Varian is creating a knowledge-based network, enabling clinical partners to share information, ideas, and best practices. Toth explains how InSightive Analytics, Varian's latest in a line of recently released informatics products, helps clinics dive deep into existing data in order to achieve actionable insights. Being able to explore, visualize, and aggregate critical data using InSightive can help improve operations as well as clinical care.
Siemens introduces True volume TEE transducer. This 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing.
Suzanne Shankle, IBA product marketing specialist, explains how Dolphin helps provide better care and gives online control and confidence of treating patients safely.
Introducing HYPERSCAN , Pencil Beam Scanning Delivery HYPERSCAN enables tumor volumes to be scanned in a matter of seconds, benefiting from the MEVION S250's direct and efficient beam generation. The result is a fast Pencil Beam Scanning enabling robust Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy treatment delivery that is much less sensitive to patient and tumor motions, ultimately increasing the efficacy of the treatment procedure. The MEVION S250 proton therapy platform with HYPERSCAN allows you to treat with precision, accuracy and reproducibility at unparalleled speed with uncompromised beam quality. Designed for greater access by any size cancer care facility, the MEVION S250 significantly reduces the complexity, size, and cost associated with conventional proton therapy systems. The MEVION S250 is specifically engineered as upgrade-ready to continue providing the most advanced proton therapy treatment available today as well as tomorrow. Key Features : Field-Upgradeable; Streamlined Clinical Workflow with Full OIS Integration; High-Accuracy Beam Pointing with Submillimeter Position Tracking; Fast Volumetric and Layer Rescanning Capabilities; Supports Standard Gating Interface for Beam On/Off Hold
Kettering's oncolcogy services worked with Elekta to provide the latest radiation therapy with the Veras HD system.
The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2-D cardiac exams. Featuring Toshiba's 2-D Wall Motion Tracking technology, the system provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), the Aplio500 CV system is designed to get the most comprehensive information anytime and anywhere in the hospital, right at the patient's bedside. Additional cardiac-specific technologies include Tissue Enhancement, Advanced Dynamic Flow, Lateral Gain Controls, Tissue Doppler, Stress Echo, Flex-M Mode and Auto IMT. The system is easy to use, with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. For more information: http://medical.toshiba.com/products/ul/cardiovascular/index.php
Todd Kranpitz, Executive Director of Radiology at Iowa Health, Des Moines, shares feedback from his health system on the portable imaging unit, the DRX Revolution - highlighting the wireless detector and collapsible column. He also discusses how adding a DRX-Revolution in surgery could replace c-arm technology. Hear Todd's thoughts about the transformation underway in radiology and the importance of the specialty becoming educators with other providers in the care continuum.
Kettering Medical Center Therapist, Sarah Macke, describes how their center improved their treatment process with safety and efficiency.
See how standardizing on Siemens' breast imaging solutions has helped Heritage Valley Health System optimize efficiency, clinical outcomes and patient experience.
EIZO offers the most extensive line-up of high quality LCD monitors into the medical industry. Focusing on monitors that are stable and accurate over time makes them the monitor of choice for leading facilities around the world. This year marked their emphasis on Multi-Modality displays that can accurately display both color and grayscale images on the same screen optimized to the appropriate color settings for diagnosis. LED backlight technology ensures the best image quality and longer backlight life. Built-in front calibration sensors allow for easy quality control even from a remote location, eliminating the need to physically calibrate at every workstation. EIZO stands behind every monitor they make with a 5 year warranty guaranteed for up to 20,000 hours of life. EIZO offers the industry's first FDA approved color mammography 8MP monitor and have recently announced the second generation of this product with the RadiForce RX850. A new 6MP color display, The RadiForce RX650, rounds out the EIZO line-up to solidify them with an offering for every medical imaging modality. Clinical Review displays, the RadiForce MX-Series, were also a focus at RSNA 2013 for all non-diagnostic imaging and can be a great cost effective alternative for facilities that need to stay within strict budgets. Surgical displays have been added to the EIZO line-up in recent years where EIZO offer large 56 to 60 inch monitors for the replacement of multiple monitors in OR and surgical suite environments. EIZO also ensures quality control is maintained throughout facilities by offering the RadiCS QC software for calibrating their displays and generating necessary reporting over time.
David Widmann, president and COO of Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, discusses the company's commitment to primary imaging solutions within the diagnostic imaging market with ITN. He also shares insight into the company's entrance into the ultrasound market with the launch of the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound system and acquisition of Panasonic Healthcare's ultrasonic diagnostic equipment business, as well as the recently announced global distribution agreement with GE Healthcare for Konica Minolta's AeroDR cassette-size digital X-ray imaging retrofit.
IBA Dosimetry is excited to launch its new Digital Imaging Analysis Software IQ Analyzer Primus at the RSNA 2013. Image Quality assurance can be achieved in three simple steps: Select-Analyze-Report. The IQ Analyzer Primus can perform, fast, quantitative and reproducible constancy measurement on multiple imaging modalities, including CR, DR and RF systems. IQ Analyzer Primus provides an efficient selection and comparison of clinical phantom images from your local network and PACS system. The software includes a DICOM header tool for fast and easy selection of images. Evaluations of six individual IQ parameters is performed automatically in less than one minute. The parameters include positioning, signal to noise ratio, uniformity, dynamic scale, high contrast resolution and geometrical distortion. Users definable IQ tolerances in both absolute and percentage values, allow for simple red, yellow, and green color coded pass / fail criteria. IQ Analyzer Primus reports are available in both PDF and MS Excel formats.
Hear why Siemens SOMATOM Definition Edge is the CT your emergency department (ED) has been dreaming about from the leadership at Gwinett Medical Center. From physicians to the C-suite, see why the Edge is helping them meet their most demanding and time sensitive imaging needs with low-dose and high image quality.
Varian Medical Systems celebrates its 65-year anniversary, focused around innovation, partnership, collaboration and service. As it looks to the next 65 years, the company's vision is focused on a world without fear of cancer. Varian's goal is to work closely with the clinical community to help remove fear, provide better tools and also software solutions that will improve care over time. At ASTRO 2013, Varian highlighted what is new this year: The first installations of the Edge Radiosurgery Suite CT on Rails solution for brachytherapy, in partnership with Siemens' Aria and Eclipse Version 11, with over 500 installations to date; Connectivity to Siemens accelerators currently in the process of regulatory filing; Launch of RapidPlan Knowledge-based planning system
Varian Medical Systems launched RapidPlan Knowledge-based Planning at ASTRO 2013. RapidPlan is a new paradigm for treatment planning that will change the way planning is done by helping facilities capture actual clinical practices based on treatment plans that have been done in the past. RapidPlan will help busy clinics increase efficiency overall for the treatment planning process. For clinics new to the technology, models from other clinics can be used, applying past learning experiences to their own model. And with academic medical centers, RapidPlan is a great tool for narrowing the variations between the different clinicians within the practice itself.