An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

News | Lung Imaging | June 04, 2021
June 4, 2021 — Pulmonary congestion owing to fluid overload is common among patients with kidney failure on...
According to a pilot study published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the flexed elbow valgus external rotation (FEVER) view can improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in Major League Baseball (#MLB) pitchers.

(A) Side view of volunteer demonstrating proper positioning for FEVER view; note elevated flexed elbow and sandbags to induce valgus stress. Elbow coil is not included in image.

(B) Coronal fat-saturated proton-density weighted MR image in FEVER view in 20-year-old male pitcher shows normal anterior bundle of UCL (blue arrow) and 2.9 mm UT articular width.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 04, 2021
June 4, 2021 — According to a pilot study published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the flexed elbow...
Cina Chest is part of Avicenna’s CINA family of AI tools that support the treatment of emergencies, including CINA HEAD, its FDA-cleared and CE-Marked solution that supports the detection and triage of stroke and neurovascular emergencies.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2021 — Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI announced that it has received certification in the United...
In addition to enabling the Minneapolis VAHCS to double patient scheduling productivity, the collaboration has resulted in an increase in radiology scheduling efficiency from 14 days to 1 day, on average, a 75% improvement. Foundations has also increased the consistency in workflow processes and results and has enabled the organization to achieve a 100% paperless order-to-day-of-procedure workflow.
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2021 —HealthLevel, Inc., innovator of Foundations, a business operations analytics platform for healthcare...
Chest X-rays used in the COVID-Net study show differing infection extent and opacity in the lungs of COVID-19 patients. Image courtesy of University of Waterloo

Chest X-rays used in the COVID-Net study show differing infection extent and opacity in the lungs of COVID-19 patients. Image courtesy of University of Waterloo

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2021 — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is...
Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

News | Radiation Oncology | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — A breast cancer therapy that requires just one shot of radiotherapy is as effective as traditional...
A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation. 
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with...
Turner Imaging Systems, a developer of advanced X-ray imaging systems, announced the company has received its CE Mark for its Smart-C Mini C-Arm portable fluoroscopy x-ray imaging device.
News | Mobile C-Arms | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — Turner Imaging Systems, a developer of advanced X-ray imaging systems, announced the company has...
Ionizing radiation is used for treating nearly half of all cancer patients. Radiotherapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells, and cells sustaining so much DNA damage that they cannot sufficiently repair it will soon cease to replicate and die. It's an effective strategy overall, and radiotherapy is a common frontline cancer treatment option.

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News | Radiation Therapy | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — Ionizing radiation is used for treating nearly half of all cancer patients. Radiotherapy works by...
Swiftness is essential when treating lung cancer, the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the country's leading cause of cancer deaths.

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News | Lung Imaging | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — Swiftness is essential when treating lung cancer, the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. and...
A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
An example of how spectral CT can help aid diagnosis in a pancreatic CT which may have a small lesion, but it is difficult to see. The dual-energy imaging clearly shows a lesion. This is example is from the Philips Spectral CT 7500 system.

An example of how spectral CT can help aid diagnosis in a pancreatic CT which may have a small lesion, but it is difficult to see. The dual-energy imaging clearly shows a lesion. This is example is from the Philips Spectral CT 7500 system.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 27, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare released a workhorse computed tomography (CT) system, the Spectral CT 7500, which has...
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 26, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 26, 2021 — There are increasing reports of persistent symptoms after a patient recovers from COVID-19, now called...
The KA X-ray technology gives doctors a clearer view of a patient's lungs by separating the bone structure (left) and soft tissue (right).

The KA X-ray technology gives doctors a clearer view of a patient's lungs by separating the bone structure (left) and soft tissue (right).

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 - KA Imaging has signed a distribution agreement in the U.S. with Alpha Imaging. Hospitals, medical...
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s EMPIRE-1 trial is first-of-its-kind randomized patient outcomes study of amino acid PET imaging in influencing a cancer control endpoint
News | Radiation Therapy | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — Blue Earth Diagnostics, a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development and commercialization...
LAP is prioritizing clinical awareness, uptake and application of the automated 3D dose-check functionality now incorporated into its RadCalc QA software
News | Radiation Therapy | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — Independent verification always has been, and likely always will be, the core value proposition for ...
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its solution for digital pathology at Institut Curie, one of the most recognized and prestigious cancer centers in France.
News | Enterprise Imaging | May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021 — International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its solution for digital...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this final guidance: Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for Safety in the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Environment.

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this final guidance: Testing and Labeling Medical...
Part of a major software upgrade that facilitates the implementation of new cloud-based imaging services
News | PACS | May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021— Laurel Bridge Software, a provider of imaging software solutions that enable health systems to...
The experimental drug avasopasem manganese protects healthy tissue while enhancing radiation's capacity to kill cancerous tumor cells by converting superoxide to hydrogen peroxide. Image courtesy of Michael Story, Ph.D.

The experimental drug avasopasem manganese protects healthy tissue while enhancing radiation's capacity to kill cancerous tumor cells by converting superoxide to hydrogen peroxide. Image courtesy of Michael Story, Ph.D.

News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021 — An experimental drug that has shown promise in protecting healthy tissue from collateral damage caused...