Who should get the COVID vaccine? Roberto Lang, M.D., director of noninvasive cardiac imaging, University of Chicago Medical Center and former American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) president, received his first dose of the COVID vaccine in December. In addition to front line hospital workers, nursing home staff and residents also qualified for the first round of vaccinations. Right, Shannon Yaw, a nurse at a hard-hit nursing home in Michigan, received her first dose just before Christmas.

Roberto Lang, M.D., director of noninvasive cardiac imaging, University of Chicago Medical Center and former American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) president, received his first dose of the COVID vaccine in December. In addition to front line hospital workers, nursing home staff and residents also qualified for the first round of vaccinations. Right, Shannon Yaw, OTR/L, director of rehabilitation at a hard-hit nursing home in Michigan, received her first dose just before Christmas. nurse at a hard-hit nursing home in Michigan, received her first dose just before Christmas.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 04, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dec. 3, released an interim guidance document  to federal, state,...
Deal further expands Hologic’s portfolio of world-class breast health solutions addressing the full continuum of care
News | Breast Imaging | January 04, 2021
January 4, 2021 — Hologic, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of SOMATEX Medical Technologies GmbH, a...
Smart Breast Corporation (SmartBreast), a privately held company focused on breast cancer screening and detection, announced today that it has acquired certain molecular breast imaging (MBI) assets from Dilon Technologies, Inc. (Dilon) for an undisclosed amount.
News | Breast Imaging | January 04, 2021
January 4, 2021 — Smart Breast Corporation (SmartBreast), a privately held company focused on breast cancer screening...
RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) announced it is expanding its portfolio of patented modular healthcare solutions in 2021 with the introduction of a compact shielding facility designed to accommodate the latest models of low energy, self-shielded linear accelerators (linacs) that are now available worldwide. 

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News | Linear Accelerators | January 04, 2021
January 4, 2021 — RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) announced it is expanding its portfolio of patented modular...
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News | Radiology Imaging | January 01, 2021
The Imaging Technology News (ITN) team wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year! Despite its challenges, 2020 brought us...
After “COVID-19,” the term that most people will remember best from 2020 is likely to be “social distancing.” While it most commonly applied to social gatherings with family and friends, it has impacted the way many receive medical care. Historically, the United States has been relatively slow to broadly adopt telemedicine, largely emphasizing in-person visits.

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News | Teleradiology | December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020 — After “COVID-19,” the term that most people will remember best from 2020 is likely to be “social...
Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/...
Differences in brain activity between connected and disconnected states of consciousness studied with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Activity of the thalamus, anterior (ACC) and posterior cingulate cortices (PCC), and bilateral angular gyri (AG) show the most consistent associa-tions with the state of consciousness (A = general anesthesia, B = sleep). The same brain struc-tures, which are deactivated when the state of consciousness changes to disconnected in general anesthesia or natural sleep

Differences in brain activity between connected and disconnected states of consciousness studied with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Activity of the thalamus, anterior (ACC) and posterior cingulate cortices (PCC), and bilateral angular gyri (AG) show the most consistent associa-tions with the state of consciousness (A = general anesthesia, B = sleep). The same brain struc-tures, which are deactivated when the state of consciousness changes to disconnected in general anesthesia or natural sleep (cool colors in the left columns), are reactivated when regaining a con-nected state upon emergence from anesthesia (warm colors in the right columns). Graphic courtesy of University of Turku

News | PET Imaging | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anesthesia and normal...
Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis for emotional responses to music. Altogether 102 research subjects listened to music that evokes emotions while their brain function was scanned with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The study was carried out in the national PET Centre.

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis...
Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment.
News | Breast Density | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density...
RaySearch Laboratories AB has launched the latest release of its widely adopted treatment planning system. RayStation 10B adds support for brachytherapy planning and a new GPU Monte Carlo algorithm, which typically cuts final dose computation times to less than five seconds.
News | Brachytherapy Systems | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — RaySearch Laboratories AB has launched the latest release of its widely adopted treatment planning...
The American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), patient advocates and others secured an extension of the moratorium on harmful 2009 and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Dec. 31, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022.

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News | Breast Imaging | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), patient advocates and...
C-RAD has been selected as the partner to implement surface tracking technology for three proton cancer treatment centers in the U.S.
News | Proton Therapy | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 — C-RAD offers a specific version of its Catalyst System for use in proton and particle therapy -...
This novel agent, based on the essential nutrient manganese, has strong potential as a safer alternative to currently used contrast agents
News | Contrast Media | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 — Adding a contrast-enhancing agent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) significantly improves image...
All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology. #COVID19

All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology.

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) website from 2020. This is based on...
The top two videos on ITN for the year both involved medical imaging of COVID using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and mass movement to teleradiology to enable remote working for radiologists and virtual collaboration with referring physicians. The image on the left is Butterfly's POCUS system that turns a smart phone into an ultrasound machine and the image is of COVID B-lines in the lung. The image on the right is a CT scan of COVID pneumonia. #COVID19

The top two videos on ITN for the year both involved medical imaging of COVID using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and mass movement to teleradiology to enable remote working for radiologists and virtual collaboration with referring physicians. The image on the left is Butterfly's POCUS system that turns a smart phone into an ultrasound machine and the image is of COVID B-lines in the lung. The image on the right is a CT scan of COVID pneumonia. 

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing videos on the Imaging Technology News website (ITN) from the past year, based on...
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration December 18 issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a...
Company delivers on last year’s roadmap milestones and continues to advance cloud-native suite of tools to lead industry to the future of enterprise imaging
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — Change Healthcare announced the successful introduction of its first cloud-based medical tools for...
 EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating new technology in healthcare IT software, announced it has exceeded its first milestone of more than 100 customers with over 200 locations.
News | Information Technology | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating new technology in healthcare IT software, announced it...