Digital medical technology company Brainlab unveiled Loop-X, which it calls the first mobile intraoperative imaging robot, at the 2019 North American Spine Society annual meeting (NASS 2019), Sept. 25-28 in Chicago.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT, an intelligent software assistant from Siemens Healthineers that brings artificial intelligence (AI) to computed tomography (CT). They include the AI-Rad Companion Engine (K183272), Pulmonary (K183271) and Cardiovascular (K183268) modules. Representing the first intelligent assistant of the new AI-Rad Companion platform, AI-Rad Companion Chest CT helps radiologists interpret images of the thorax (chest) quickly with desired accuracy and precision, and automatically documents these findings as structured reports.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis can be performed significantly faster with similar precision to experts when using automated machine learning, according to new research. The study was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
The Steadman Clinic has added Canon Medical Systems USA Inc.’s Vantage Galan 3T magnetic resonance (MR) system to the orthopedic clinic’s Frisco, Colo., location.
A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery and a shorter stay in the hospital afterward.
Whole breast radiation and partial breast radiation following a lumpectomy yield similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who wish to preserve their breasts. Findings of the new analysis from a phase III clinical trial were presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 15-18, 2019, in Chicago.
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
Siemens Healthineers and national nonprofit HealthyWomen announced results from a new national survey designed to deepen understanding on how to improve women’s experiences with screening mammograms for breast cancer detection. The survey, which included responses from women over age 40 (all of whom fall under the recommended screening guidelines), revealed that while 61 percent of women said mammograms are necessary, 52 percent found them uncomfortable and 25 percent regarded them as painful.
Patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy that avoided memory-specific hippocampal neural stem cells experienced preserved cognitive function, according to results from an NRG Oncology clinical trial. Those patients also reported fewer neurologic symptoms and better cognition over time. The results were presented at the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Sept. 15-18 in Chicago.
August 29, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the top-rated studies being highlighted ...
A randomized clinical trial of targeted, high-dose radiation for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer has shown the treatment to be an effective and safe option for patients who wish to delay hormone-suppression therapy. The phase II trial found that radiation therapy can generate an immune system response not previously believed possible in this type of cancer. Findings were presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 15-18, 2019, in Chicago.
Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. and the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Incubator, builder of AI-first startups, announced a collaboration to interpret ultrasound images with AI, enabling new ultrasound applications and enhanced accuracy. Fujifilm SonoSite has enlisted assistance from the AI2 Incubator to deploy deep learning models on portable ultrasound products. Together, the AI2 Incubator and Fujifilm SonoSite will work to improve image analysis, allowing for the interpretation of a much wider range of ultrasound scenarios.
The first-ever patient radiation therapy treatments generated with machine learning in the RayStation treatment planning system (TPS) have been conducted. Patients with localized prostate cancer are being treated with the technology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, as part of a comprehensive evaluation study.
Fujifilm recently expanded its enterprise imaging portfolio with Synapse Pathology, the company’s newly acquired and ...
Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for ASTRO, explains the details and purpose of the proposed Radiation ...
Densitas Inc. announced it has won a procurement of its densitas densityai software for deployment in up to 24 breast cancer screening clinics across Germany. These clinics will provide breast density measurements at point of care to identify women for supplemental breast cancer screening as part of the DIMASOS 2 Trial.
If researchers could observe drug delivery and its effect on cancer cells in real time, they would be able to tailor treatment options with unprecedented specificity.
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Vinai Gondi, M.D., co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at the ...
Aktina Medical introduced several new products at the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, Sept. 15-18 in Chicago. Featured introductions included PositionPro, a new pitch and roll correction-enabled immobilization system for cranial and head and neck radiotherapy treatments, a new line of thermoplastics and a strapless Respiratory Compression Belt.
Varian announced its ProBeam 360° proton therapy system is now available in a multi-room configuration. The ProBeam 360° system is what Varian calls the smallest multi-room system available for sale, with up to a 30 percent smaller footprint than the company's previous multi-room solution.
Selective mammography screening can provide potentially lifesaving early detection of breast cancer in men who are at high risk for the disease, according to a landmark study published in the journal Radiology.
During its annual meeting in September, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for comment on a proposed advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology. The statement, attributed to Paul Harari, M.D., chair of the ASTRO board of directors, listed several areas of concern where the association felt the proposed model falls short.