International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a partnership agreement to assess the performance of diagnostic radiology residents using IMS Web Viewer within a simulated Emergency Radiology environment. The program is part of a larger study being funded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to determine the effectiveness of the ER Simulation testing program.
A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children's brain tumors suggests a type of proton therapy called pencil beam scanning (PBS) offers the best hope of preserving cognitive functions. The study, presented at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 38 conference April 26-30 in Milan, Italy, shows this new form of radiotherapy delivers the lowest doses of radiation to the temporal lobes and hippocampus, areas of the brain important in functions like memory.
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra has signed a ten-year contract to install its solution for handling radiology images, Sectra PACS, across the radiology and nuclear medicine departments at Deventer Hospital in the Netherlands. The solution will support increased reading efficiency through its performance and comprehensive tool set, thereby improving patient outcomes.
DDR images provide a dynamic look at anatomical structures as they move. A standard X-ray provides tremendous value to a ...
April 30, 2019 — New data presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2019 annual meeting showed the ...
A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide clinicians in best practices for assessing valvular regurgitation following catheter-based repair or replacement of a valve. The document, available in full here, supplements the previously published guideline Recommendations for Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves with Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound.
New research has shown a combination of biological markers and certain genetic changes can predict radiation sensitivity and may help identify cancer patients more likely to suffer adverse side-effects after radiation therapy. In addition, the international team of researchers in the REQUITE project found further evidence to support an earlier finding in a smaller group of breast cancer patients that the time of day when radiotherapy is given can affect whether or not patients with particular gene variants suffer from adverse side effects.
Consistency and accuracy of patient imaging saves millions of lives each year. None of which would be possible without ...
A new report by Arthur Olch, Ph.D., highlights use of specialized software at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) that could advance treatment accuracy of radiation oncology for pediatric cancer patients.
New medical technology offers the promise of improving patient care, as well as the potential for harm if caregivers are not sufficiently educated about its operation and use. Without a comprehensive approach, caregivers may learn how to use complex technology at the patient’s bedside, through trial and error, instruction manuals or informally from their colleagues. An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care describes how Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston developed an interdisciplinary fail-safe process to analyze and scale training for use of medical devices, with a risk assessment tool to predict the severity and frequency of potential harm to patients.
Smoking rates are down nationally, but so are discussions among physicians and smokers about lung cancer screening, University of Florida researchers have found. However, the study also found these patient-physician conversations did not affect current smokers’ intent or attempts to quit.
Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag in Newport Beach, Calif., announced the addition of the 7D Surgical System for spinal procedures. This system uses the same technology found in self-driving cars to provide a new level of surgical navigation for radiation-free placement of spinal implants.
With healthcare costs continuing to rise, affordable and accurate imaging and diagnosis achieved through ultrasound will continue to attract patients, according to a new market report from Fact.MR. The report on the global market for ultrasound systems projects steady growth for the market from 2017 to 2022, from a value of $6 billion in 2017 to $7.8 billion toward the end of 2022 — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5 percent.
Hologic Inc. announced global commercial availability of the Trident HD specimen radiography system. The next-generation solution delivers enhanced image quality, improved workflow and instant sample verification during breast-conserving surgeries and stereotactic breast biopsies.
Early-stage detection is key to the prevention of life-threatening diseases; however, limited access to data hinders the ...
Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists — released by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., explains how patient ...
CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with ...
Radiology Services Inc. (RSI) of Topsfield, Mass., has installed five Carestream Q-Rad X-ray Systems at Lowell General Hospital (Lowell, Mass.). The digital radiography (DR) systems are located at two outpatient facilities and three urgent care centers as part of a planned medical equipment upgrade.
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center announced two major efforts representing significant steps forward in breast cancer treatment research involving its noninvasive, targeted proton therapy. Current California Protons patients as of Feb. 4, 2019, are invited to enroll in the Proton Collaborative Group (PCG) Registry of more than 13,000 patients. Separately, the PCG BRE007-12 Partial Breast Irradiation in early-stage breast cancer clinical trial will enroll around five to eight females per year.
The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an independent marker for heart disease in women, according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.
Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent patient management solution to manage complexity, improve efficiency and enable operational excellence in radiotherapy departments. IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, which is considered a work in progress and not available for sale, provides a harmonized way of working, integrating applications and automating workflow to help reduce the amount of time it takes from receiving a patient referral to the start of their treatment. The solution is being unveiled at the European Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ESTRO) 38th Annual Meeting, April 26-30 in Milan, Italy.
Samsung announced that its new image post-processing engine (IPE), S-Vue 3.02, recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The technology employs an advanced noise-reduction algorithm that allows devices to produce the same high-quality image using a fraction of the radiation in pediatric patients. Image evaluations on devices using S-Vue showed they reduced X-ray dose up to 45 percent for pediatric abdomen exams,* 15.5 percent for pediatric chest exams, and up to 27 percent for pediatric skull exams as compared with the previous IPE on the same X-ray systems.