News | Radiology Business

April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. Neal Award winner in the Best ...

Time April 24, 2019
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News | Digital Radiography (DR)

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., announced its KDR Advanced U-Arm and KDR Primary Digital Radiography System have been certified in California to withstand earthquakes, as part of the state’s Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act. The certification provided by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was awarded after both systems underwent and passed rigorous testing, including a shake test. With the OSHPD Seismic Certification, the KDR AU and KDR Primary can now be installed in any facility that requires this type of certification.Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., announced its KDR Advanced U-Arm and KDR Primary Digital Radiography System have been certified in California to withstand earthquakes, as part of the state’s Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act. The certification provided by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was awarded after both systems underwent and passed rigorous testing, including a shake test. With the OSHPD Seismic Certification, the KDR AU and KDR Primary can now be installed in any facility that requires this type of certification.

Time April 24, 2019
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Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact System. This new feature adds intrafraction motion synchronization capabilities to the Radixact System, enabling real-time tracking, visualization and correction for tumor motion during treatment, with the goal of improving dose accuracy and treatment times compared to conventional radiation therapy systems. The Radixact System with Synchrony will be unveiled at the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) meeting, April 26-30 in Milan, Italy.

Time April 24, 2019
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Feature | Breast Imaging | By Greg Freiherr

Wires have traditionally been placed prior to lumpectomy to mark cancerous tissues in the breast. Wire-free localizers ...

Time April 24, 2019
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News | Lung Imaging

Non-small cell lung cancer is a common cancer for both men and women. Many people who are diagnosed with this type of cancer are not candidates for surgery due to heart disease from a history of tobacco use. For these patients who cannot have a surgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a safe, effective and convenient treatment. Over the years, several published dose guidelines for this radiation treatment have been used by physicians. But a common dose schedule has not previously existed.

Time April 23, 2019
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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR)

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced that its Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company says DDR represents the next evolution in X-ray imaging with the ability to capture movement in a single exam and is a fundamental change in the way clinicians can utilize radiography.

Time April 23, 2019
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Feature | Breast Imaging | By Greg Freiherr

Signs of what the future may look like in women’s health dotted the exhibit floor of the Society for Breast Imaging (SBI ...

Time April 23, 2019
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News | Interventional Radiology

April 22, 2019 — Mentice AB, provider of endovascular performance solutions, has signed an agreement with the nonprofit ...

Time April 22, 2019
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News | Radiology Business

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund, which funds Medicare Part A, will only be able to pay full benefits for Medicare beneficiaries until 2026, according to the 2019 annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. The Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund, which funds Medicare Part B and D, is expected to be adequately financed in all years, but the aging population and rising healthcare costs are projected to grow SMI costs from 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 to approximately 3.7 percent of GDP in 2038.

Time April 22, 2019
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News | Radiation Therapy

April 22, 2019 — A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat ...

Time April 22, 2019
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Feature | Artificial Intelligence | By Greg Freiherr

Artificial intelligence (AI) may powerfully influence women’s health. Two vendors at the Society for Breast Imaging (SBI ...

Time April 22, 2019
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News | Radiation Therapy

Ching-Jen Chen, M.D., of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, was the winner of the Cerebrovascular Section Best Clinical Scientific Paper at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, April 13-17 in San Diego. Chen’s research investigated stereotactic radiosurgery for pediatric versus adult brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM). The aim of this international, multicenter, retrospective, matched-cohort study is to directly compare the outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain AVM in pediatric versus adult patients.

Time April 19, 2019
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News | Lung Imaging

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer plus an informational brochure increased patients’ knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than the informational brochure alone, according to a randomized, controlled trial. The trial is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Time April 19, 2019
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News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information. The new deadline for the submission of comments – June 3, 2019 – will allow additional time for the public to review the proposed regulations.

Time April 19, 2019
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Technology | Computed Tomography (CT)

GE Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Deep Learning Image Reconstruction engine on the new Revolution Apex computed tomography (CT) device. The engine has also been approved as an upgrade to GE’s Revolution CT system in the United States.

Time April 19, 2019
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Feature | Artificial Intelligence | By Greg Freiherr

Commercial efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for women’s health have tended toward smart algorithms that ...

Time April 19, 2019
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News | Artificial Intelligence

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease by evaluating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists. In tests, FocalNet was 80.5 percent accurate in reading MRIs, while radiologists with at least 10 years of experience were 83.9 percent accurate.

Time April 18, 2019
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Videos | Breast Imaging

In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana ...

Time April 18, 2019
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News | Brachytherapy Systems

Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, presented new research on surgically targeted radiation therapy for previously irradiated intracranial neoplasms during the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting, April 13-17 in San Diego. Nakaji’s research was the winner of the Mahaley Clinical Research Award.

Time April 18, 2019
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News | Artificial Intelligence

Atrium Health patients will now be able to use Amazon’s electronic voice system Alexa to not only locate the nearest urgent care and emergency department, but now will be able to reserve a spot at an urgent care location as well.

Time April 18, 2019
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