The clinical needs of those who live in rural America and small communities are both simple and complex. A physician may ...
Beginning with the 2019 meeting, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will begin transforming its annual ...
Use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is booming, with IHS Markit forecasting there will be 73 billion connected devices in use around the world by 2025. IoT technology has moved beyond speakers and smart fridges and is increasingly being utilized for critical applications across the healthcare industry like insulin delivery devices, connected inhalers and even cancer treatments.
Consistency and accuracy of patient imaging saves millions of lives each year. None of which would be possible without ...
A notable increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases has led to a surge in sales of high-end diagnostic machines, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, which in turn is fostering demand for MRI-safe pulse oximeters, according to a new market report.
Delaware Imaging Network (DIN), Delaware’s largest network of outpatient medical imaging centers, has added NeuroQuant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software, to brain imaging studies at all its centers that offer MRI services. NeuroQuant is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared software used in the assessment of neurological conditions.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, have received a Department of Energy grant to solve a production roadblock for the radioactive isotopes 43Sc and 47Sc. These radioactive isotopes of the metallic element scandium (Sc) appear to be ideal for visualizing and then destroying solid tumors. A barrier, however, blocks their use — the inability to rapidly produce and purify the isotopes in useful amounts. 43Sc has a half-life of 3.9 hours, so every four hours more than half the radioactivity is lost. It must be used in a positron emission tomography (PET) scan the same day it is made.
X-ray therapy systems developer Xstrahl announced the launch of the new SARRP (small animal radiation research platform) beamline pre-clinical radiation research and computed tomography (CT) imaging platform. The system was launched at the 2019 International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR), Aug. 25-29 in Manchester, U.K.
A new 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computing technique developed by scientists in WMG at the University of Warwick focuses on hierarchical template matching (HTM) to diagnose cardiac disease without the use of gadolinium contrast. The technique is explored in an article in the journal Scientific Reports.
UCHealth Greeley Hospital of Greeley, Colo., recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to adopt the Mobilett Elara Max mobile X-ray system from Siemens Healthineers. The Mobilett Elara Max enables comprehensive information technology (IT) security as well as secure system integration into the hospital’s IT environment. UCHealth Greeley has installed two Mobilett Elara Max systems: a standard model and a pediatric-friendly version featuring a giraffe design.UCHealth Greeley Hospital of Greeley, Colo., recently became the first healthcare facility in the United States to adopt the Mobilett Elara Max mobile X-ray system from Siemens Healthineers. The Mobilett Elara Max enables comprehensive information technology (IT) security as well as secure system integration into the hospital’s IT environment. UCHealth Greeley has installed two Mobilett Elara Max systems: a standard model and a pediatric-friendly version featuring a giraffe design.
Early-stage detection is key to the prevention of life-threatening diseases; however, limited access to data hinders the ...
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently announced that Ashley County Medical Center (Crossett, Ark.) has invested in new upgrades to its Fujifilm Aspire Cristalle digital mammography solution. Fujifilm upgraded Ashley County Medical Center’s Aspire Cristalle unit with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), making it the first Fujifilm 3-D digital mammography solution to be installed in Arkansas.
August 27, 2019 — Medical data delivery company Royal Solutions has partnered with ZipRad to streamline imaging exam ...
Radiation dosimetry company announced plans to exhibit its full range of radiation therapy dosimetry solutions for acceptance, commissioning, beam data acquisition and patient-specific quality assurance (QA) at the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, Sept. 15-19 in Chicago.
Software automation can help improve many processes, including verifying eligibility for patient exams, navigating the ...
A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses temporal and patient-level differences in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed on Medicare beneficiaries by radiologists and non-radiologists with respect to overall procedure volume, day of week and patient complexity. The study is published online in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Ultrasound imaging company Terason has partnered with DiA Imaging Analysis, provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for ultrasound analysis, to provide its cardiac solutions on Terason's point-of-care ultrasound devices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new draft guidance that encourages including male patients in breast cancer clinical trials. The document provides recommendations to sponsors on the development and labeling of cancer drugs, including biological products, for the treatment of male patients with breast cancer.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is launching a new RSNA Global Learning Centers (GLC) program beginning in 2020. By partnering with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-income countries to create the learning centers, RSNA aims to improve radiology education and patient care around the world.
A team of Johns Hopkins data researchers is studying the economic and safety implications associated with the devices used to perform colonoscopies as a disposable version inches closer to widespread availability.
A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to change this mindset for radiation treatment with the development of a genomically-based model that can optimize and personalize a radiation dose to match an individual patient’s needs.
Exo Imaging Inc. announced a $35 million Series B financing round for its high-performance ultrasound platform based on piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUT) and artificial intelligence (AI) for imaging and therapeutic applications.
Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has started using the RayStation treatment planning system for carbon ion therapy treatments. The center is now using RayStation for both particle therapy and photon therapy.