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Prostate Biopsy Ultrasound MRI Rush Medical Center Chicago

Urologists at Rush University Medical Center are the first in Chicago to offer a powerful new tool for visualizing and monitoring the prostate in men who have high prostate-specific antigen (PSA)...

 HIMSS Analytics Bed Management Enterprise Resource Planning Financial Modeling

Bed management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial modeling applications are positioned for accelerated growth among hospitals, according to data from the “HIMSS Analytics Essentials...

April 18, 2014 — Image Wisely recently launched its third radiation safety case, “CT Brain Perfusion Dose Optimization,” the latest in a series of free, online and mobile-compatible educational...

April 18, 2014 — SST Group announced the launch of the DICOM Virtual Media Creator (DVM-EZ), a hardware and software solution designed to provide healthcare facilities with a simple, fast and...

April 18, 2014 — Guerbet announced that Lipiodol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), indicated for selective hepatic intra-arterial use for imaging tumors in adults with...

April 18, 2014 — The first MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be...

Governor Jan Brewer has signed Arizona's breast density inform bill into law (SB 1225). The legislation was introduced at the request of diagnostic radiologist Nicole B. Saphier, M.D.  ...

Toshiba CT Systems U.S. Department of Defense Security Guidelines

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. received approval to operate (ATO) with the U.S. Air Force, making Toshiba the only current manufacturer to have a fully certified computed tomography (CT...

ICB Intl. Inc., (ICBI), announced the development of a tracer for imaging alpha-synuclein (a-Syn) in Parkinson's-like mice at the Keystone Symposium for Parkinson disease (PD) in Keystone, Colo....

April 16, 2014 — Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have tested an experimental cancer vaccine in combination with radiation therapy in mice with colorectal cancer. In research published...

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...

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. held an update meeting with the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the pending Marketing Authorization...

Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) announced the delivery of its 1,000th Blue Phantom² system. The device was delivered to the Centre de Radiothérapie des Ardennes, Charleville-Mézières, France.

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...

April 15, 2014 — Mevion Medical Systems announced an agreement with Chiyoda Technol Corp. for the exclusive distribution of the Mevion S250...

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...

aycan medQ integrated RIS/PACS solution

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/...

Revolution CT, computed tomography, 256 slice CT, GE Healthcare

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...

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...

April 11, 2014 — A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) describes a novel method to "manipulate...

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...

April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for...

Elekta Philips  MRI-guided Radiation Therapy System University Medical Center

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided...

The Ontario Association of Radiologists (OAR) strongly supports the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign, launched by the Canadian Medical Assn.

April 10, 2014 — In a presentation exploring the promise of magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment, Dartmouth researcher P. Jack Hoopes, DMV, Ph.D., co-director of...

April 10, 2014 — Stephen Wiley of Terrell, Texas, is the first known patient to be treated for vocal cord cancer with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system from Accuray, announced officials...

April 10, 2014 — Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd. announced it has secured a £685,831 ($1.1 million) SBRI Healthcare development contract for the development of a 3-D medical imaging system.

April 10, 2014 — Dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with use of a moderate hypofractionation regimen (72 Gy in 2.4 Gy fractions) can safely treat patients with localized...

Screening programs sometimes assume an almost mystical sense of destiny, as though the technology is fated for use. A lung cancer screening program in the 1950s through the 1970s was one of them....

Provider directories and trust mechanisms for the push and query retrieve models of healthcare information exchange (HIE) are being constructed at a national level. HIEs are piloting exchange, but...

ne of Dynamsoft’s image capture software development kits (SDK) has been used to develop and implement image capture capabilities in Fujifilm Medical Systems’ most recent version of Synapse RIS...

According to the World Health Organization, the United States spent 17.9 percent of its total gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare in 2011.1 This was up from 16.6 percent in 2008,...

Today’s digital picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) is highlighted with several choice words around the industry: accessible, flexible, Web-based, thin client versus thick client...

vRad and AllegiantMD announced a strategic partnership that will enable both parties to offer localized radiology services with a national scale and service.

In December 2012 my wife was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. As the sting of that reality was setting in, we were presented with multiple options regarding her treatment. Chemotherapy was...

The current standard of care for treatment of early stage breast cancer is mastectomy or lumpectomy followed by five to seven weeks of daily whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) treatments. Post-...

As a less expensive, radiation-free form of medical imaging, ultrasound is finding increased utility in many areas of healthcare. The technology’s evolving flexibility and portability make it an...

Mobile C-arms have become a popular option in many operating rooms (ORs) across the nation as healthcare organizations look to save space and money. According to Klaus Hörndler, managing...

With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology (IT) as the primary vehicle for change, there has been an increased interest in this area. Health IT software has taken center stage as...

Cardiac Ultrasound Blood Clots Heart Brain ACC.14

A study with a new ultrasonic scanning technique shows that scanning of the carotid arteries can reveal who is at high risk of being hit by a blood clot. 

Molecular Breast Imaging Mammography Women's Health

Molecular breast imaging (MBI), also referred to as breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), can detect cancer independently of breast tissue density. 

GE Healthcare Q.Clear Technology PET/CT Systems Nuclear Imaging

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...

Philips CT, cardiac CTA, calcium scoring, ACC.14

Coronary artery calcium scoring, a test that measures the amount and pattern of calcium that has accumulated in a patient’s coronary arteries, appears to provide an early indication of a person’s...

Congress recently passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which requires use of appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) software to get Medicare...

West Physics acquired Medical Physics Services Inc. (MPS) of Daphne, Ala. MPS has provided diagnostic medical physics testing and consulting services in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi since 1990...

DICOM Grid has been contracted by Greater Houston Healthconnect to electronically deliver medical images to area hospitals and physicians at the point-of-care.

Epsilon Imaging EchoInsight Cardio Oncology Echo Cardiac Ultrasound

Epsilon Imaging Inc. has expanded its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for improved analysis and interpretation in echo.

April 7, 2014 — A new multicenter clinical trial seeks to offer men another option for treating prostate cancer, one that physicians hope will treat cancers with fewer side effects. The treatment...

April 7, 2014 — Cianna Medical announced the results of a retrospective study of breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with SAVI breast brachytherapy. Researchers...

John M. Tomich Ekaterina Dadachova Clinica Study Radiation Nontoxic Molecules

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating...

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements made by Pace and Keating, in their article to be published in the Journal of the American...

Iodixanol Iopamidol Contrast Media Peripheral Arteriography ACC.14 Clinical Stud

GE Healthcare announced results from a new clinical study, which showed that patients receiving iodixanol (Visipaque) 320mg I/ml reported less discomfort, characterized by heat or cold sensation...

April 3, 2014 — A new paper published by a joint U.S. and Canadian team in PLOS One suggests SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) is useful in both identifying and...

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...

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...

This webinar will allow clinicians to learn more about the breast imaging application available with GE Healthcare's unified Web-based viewer. Available applications and technologies include...

April 2, 2014 — At the 63rd annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Esaote premiered its new CrystaLine imaging technology that improves ultrasound’s diagnostic...

Radiation Therapy Older Patients Canada Cancer System Performance Report

The most comprehensive review of the performance of Canada's cancer control systems reveals that some older Canadians with colon, lung or breast cancer are not receiving guideline-recommended...

Proton beam therapy, already the most advanced and precise form of therapy for the eradication of cancers, has taken a major technological leap forward with the introduction of pencil...

Pre-operative PET Lung Surgeries Nuclear Imaging Clinical Study

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. 

Convergent R.N.R Mercy Beam Technology Radiation Therapy

Convergent R.N.R Ltd. (CRnR) completed a very successful and promising proof of concept session of the Mercy Beam technology, that will enable more accurate, less harmful and dramatically less...

April 1, 2014 — In a new Mayo Clinic study, X-rays known as dual-energy CT (computed tomography) scans found gout in one-third of patients whose aspirates tested negative for the disease. These...

The Senate passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) March 31, in a vote of 64 to 35.

April 1, 2014 — A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to the liver when no other...

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.

PET imaging in Menkes disease model mice

April 1, 2014 — Scientists at the Riken Center for Life Science Technologies in Kobe, Japan, have used PET (positron emission tomography) imaging to visualize the distribution of copper in the...

April 1, 2014 — Based on its recent analysis of the non-melanoma skin cancer therapy market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Sensus Healthcare LLC with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan...

March 31, 2014 — Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced its first premium ultrasound system, the Samsung UGEO WS80A, designed to redefine ultrasound for women’s health. Combining imaging...

ACR Medical Imaging Provisions SGR Patch Quality Improvements

The American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly supports several provisions in the bipartisan “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” introduced in the House of Representatives to ward off...

Radiotherapy Mastectomy Women Breast Cancer Lymph Nodes

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes under their arm are less likely to have their disease recur or to die from it if they have radiotherapy after...

The global burden of breast cancer remains immense in 2013, with over 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed annually. 

Q Inside SmartMarker Vertiq Corp. Radiation Dose Management Radiation Therapy

VeriTeQ Corp. is rebranding its Q Inside SmartMarker to lead its radiation dosimetry business. 

aycan OsiriX PRO PACS Oncology information management system (OIMS) RSNA 2014

aycan expanded its portfolio of specialty imaging workstations with the introduction of aycan Neuro/Oncology workstation. 

3-D MRI Scans Survival After Chemo Liver Tumors Johns Hopkins

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to precisely measure...

mobius imaging, airo, airo mobile, red dot

Mobius Imaging, LLC, has received the Red Dot Product Design 2014 Award for its Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT imaging system.