Images in 69-year-old man with biopsy-confirmed Gleason score 7 (3+4) prostate cancer. (a) Pretreatment axial T2-weighted fast spin-echo MRI scan (repetition time msec/echo time msec, 3820/97) shows tumor in midline anterior transition zone (arrow). (b) Intraoperative MRI scan shows contoured rectal wall (red line), prostate margin (blue outline), and region of interest (orange outline). Because the urethra was included in planned treatment volume, a suprapubic catheter was placed for continuous bladder drainage during treatment. (c) Intraoperative MRI scan shows focused ultrasound beam path (blue) overlaid on treatment plan. Rectangles illustrate each sonication spot. (d) Thermal map image obtained during treatment with heat deposition color coded in red overlaid on sonication spot. (e) Axial gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced MRI scan (230/2.97) obtained immediately after treatment shows devascularized ablated volume (arrows). (f) Corresponding T2-weighted fast spin-echo MRI scan (3820/97) at 5 months after ablation shows complete involution of transition zone. All seven cores from treatment area margins were negative for cancer at biopsy. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

News | Prostate Cancer | February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 — A technique that delivers high-intensity focused ultrasound to targeted tissue under MRI guidance...
The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant portion of America’s workforce working from home. And while so many of our healthcare workforce are needed on the front lines, there are those who can do their jobs from remote locations. Appearing at the top of the list are radiologists.
News | Remote Viewing Systems | February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 — The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant portion of America’s workforce...
Real Time Imaging Technologies LLC iannounced that it has received U.S. Patent No. 10,898,070 IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHODS which covers the company’s methods for incorporating microlens into X-ray imaging detectors that enables significantly lower radiation dose without compromising image resolution.

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News | Radiation Dose Management | February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 — Real Time Imaging Technologies LLC has received U.S. Patent No. 10,898,070 IMAGING APPARATUS AND...
 GenesisCare — one of the leading oncology providers in the United States, Australia, Spain, and the United Kingdom — announced the addition of a game-changing adaptive therapy, the Ethos.
News | Radiation Therapy | February 04, 2021
February 4, 2021 —  GenesisCare — one of the leading oncology providers in the United States, Australia, Spain, and the...
Designed to empower patients and healthcare providers, MIMIC allows the ownership of images to be controlled by patients, enabling them to share their imaging data across healthcare systems, practices and imaging centers
News | Information Technology | February 04, 2021
February 4, 2021 — Twisted Ceptors Corporation, a healthcare solution provider, announces new technology and services...
Materialise engineers coordinated the development of a surgical plan and created an on-screen 3D model based on CT-scans.

Materialise engineers coordinated the development of a surgical plan and created an on-screen 3D model based on CT-scans.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | February 03, 2021
Three-dimensional technologies, developed by Materialise, played a crucial role in the world’s first simultaneous...
A study led by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that Black children are 18% less likely to get imaging tests as part of their emergency department visit compared to White children. Hispanic children are 13% less likely to have imaging done than Whites.

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News | Pediatric Imaging | February 03, 2021
February 3, 2021 — A study led by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of...
Bright spots indicate that cancer cells have responded to a one-day challenge with estrogen in this positron emission tomography (PET) scan of a woman with breast cancer. In a small study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that only women whose tumors responded to estrogen challenge benefited from hormone therapy. The findings could help doctors choose the treatments most likely to help their patients. Image courtesy of Farrokh Dehdashti

Bright spots indicate that cancer cells have responded to a one-day challenge with estrogen in this positron emission tomography (PET) scan of a woman with breast cancer. In a small study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that only women whose tumors responded to estrogen challenge benefited from hormone therapy. The findings could help doctors choose the treatments most likely to help their patients. Image courtesy of Farrokh Dehdashti

News | PET Imaging | February 03, 2021
February 3, 2021 — Hormone therapy commonly is given as a targeted treatment for women whose cancer cells carry...
In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, healthcare providers have increasingly adopted the use of remote technologies. According to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, companies spent an estimated $115B globally on cybersecurity in 2020, with revenue expected to climb to $237B by 2030.

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News | Cybersecurity | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19...
Volpara Health, a health technology software company whose integrated breast care platform assists in the delivery of personalized patient care, announced the acquisition of CRA Health, LLC, a breast cancer risk assessment company spinoff from Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.

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News | Breast Imaging | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — Volpara Health, a health technology software company whose integrated breast care platform assists...
Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) technology expands to wider range of clinical applications for the Vantage Orian 1.5T MR system
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 01, 2021
February 1, 2021 — Canon Medical is bringing the power of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) for improved image...
Kaplan–Meier curves for the high-risk individuals and the ones with low or medium risk according to AI-severity. The threshold to assign individuals into a high-risk group was the 2/3 quantile of the AI-severity score computed for patients of the KB development cohort. a Kaplan–Meier curves were obtained for the 150 leftover KB patients from the development cohort. b Kaplan–Meier curves were obtained for the 135 patients of the IGR validation cohort. p-values for the log-rank test were equal to 4.77e–07 (KB

Kaplan–Meier curves for the high-risk individuals and the ones with low or medium risk according to AI-severity. The threshold to assign individuals into a high-risk group was the 2/3 quantile of the AI-severity score computed for patients of the KB development cohort. a Kaplan–Meier curves were obtained for the 150 leftover KB patients from the development cohort. b Kaplan–Meier curves were obtained for the 135 patients of the IGR validation cohort. p-values for the log-rank test were equal to 4.77e–07 (KB) and 4.00e–12 (IGR). The two terciles used to determine threshold values for low-, medium-, and high-risk groups were equal to 0.187 and 0.375. Diamonds correspond to censoring of patients who were still hospitalized at the time when data ceased to be updated. The bands correspond to the sequence of the 95% confidence intervals of the survival probabilities for each day. KB Kremlin-Bicêtre hospital, IGR Institut Gustave Roussy hospital. Courtesy of Nature Communications.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 01, 2021
February 1, 2021 — COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun across the globe, while many countries are still struggling...

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 01, 2021
February 1, 2021 — Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology were part of a...
A nationwide panel of experts has developed the first mammography guidelines for older survivors of breast cancer, providing a framework for discussions between survivors and their physicians on the pros and cons of screening in survivors' later years.

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News | Mammography | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 — A nationwide panel of experts has developed the first mammography guidelines for older survivors of...
NMP to evaluate technology to create new class of PET radiopharmaceuticals
News | PET Imaging | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 — Fuzionaire Radioisotope Technologies K.K. (“FRIT”) announced that it has entered into a feasibility...
Hologic, Inc. announced the expansion of its ultrasound portfolio with the launch of the new SuperSonic MACH 20 ultrasound system
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021— Hologic, Inc. announced the expansion of its ultrasound portfolio with the launch of the new...
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced an agreement with Medovate Ltd. to jointly promote Medovate’s SAFIRA regional anesthesia injection solution with Konica Minolta's range of solutions for ultrasound-guided procedures in the USA.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 —Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced an agreement with Medovate Ltd. to jointly promote...
New technology introduces a new level of realism to pediatric emergency training

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News | Pediatric Imaging | January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021 — Gaumard Scientific Co., a healthcare simulation company committed to industry leadership through...
Ludwig Chicago Co-director Ralph Weichselbaum and Kaiting Yang, a postdoctoral researcher in Weichselbaum's lab.

Ludwig Chicago Co-director Ralph Weichselbaum and Kaiting Yang, a postdoctoral researcher in Weichselbaum's lab. Image courtesy of Ludwig Cancer Research

News | Radiation Therapy | January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021 — A study led by Ludwig Chicago Co-director Ralph Weichselbaum, M.D., and Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., Ph.D., of...
The four standard views of an individual mammogram were fed into Mirai. The image encoder mapped each view to a vector, and the image aggregator combined the four view vectors into a single vector for the mammogram. In this work, we used a single shared ResNet-18 as an image encoder, and a transformer as our image aggregator. The risk factor predictor module predicted all the risk factors used in the Tyrer-Cuzick model, including age, detailed family history, and hormonal factors, from the mammogram vector.

The four standard views of an individual mammogram were fed into Mirai. The image encoder mapped each view to a vector, and the image aggregator combined the four view vectors into a single vector for the mammogram. In this work, we used a single shared ResNet-18 as an image encoder, and a transformer as our image aggregator. The risk factor predictor module predicted all the risk factors used in the Tyrer-Cuzick model, including age, detailed family history, and hormonal factors, from the mammogram vector. The additive hazard layer combined information from both the image aggregator and risk factors (predicted or given) to predict coherent risk assessments across 5 years (Yr).

News | Breast Imaging | January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021 — A new machine learning algorithm based on mammograms can estimate the risk of breast cancer in women...