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Siemens announces the availability of its integrated mobile viewing application syngo.via WebViewer for all users of the newest syngo.via (VA30) image reading software. With the delivery of syngo.via VA30, users will automatically have the capability to easily and rapidly view images on mobile devices - within a hospital network or on the go.

Time November 10, 2014
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Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. will showcase its SafeCT Enterprise solution at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA's) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nov. 30 - Dec. 5 in Chicago. SafeCT is a turnkey solution pioneered to revitalize existing computed tomography (CT) scanners with CT image enhancement for low-dose scans to enable low-dose imaging with high-quality image results for diagnosis. This provides hospitals and imaging centers with a cost-effective option in place of a costly scanner retrofit or replacement.

Time November 10, 2014
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Carestream’s latest version of Vue RIS (radiology information system) offers workflow enhancements that address specific needs of healthcare providers around the world. The latest version of Vue RIS with these capabilities, which will be demonstrated at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, is available worldwide in December 2014. Current users of Vue RIS can purchase an upgrade to the latest version when it becomes available.

Time November 10, 2014
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The use of open and data-driven analytics increased radiologists productivity by 31 percent. This surge in performance was attained with increased group satisfaction and without additional work hours.

Time November 10, 2014
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Intelerad Medical Systems’ Performance and Quality Suite, which provides imaging enterprises with a set of key Intelerad modules designed to improve operational performance and diagnostic standards, launched.

Time November 10, 2014
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Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. and Shine Medical Technologies Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a strategic agreement for the future supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). The supply agreement marks Lantheus’ first with a prospective United States supplier of Mo-99.

Time November 07, 2014
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Solid Water HE is the next generation of solid water phantoms by Gammex. It is designed for both therapy and imaging with improved uniformity and durability in mind.

Time November 07, 2014
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The RadPRO Delinia 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart is now available and transports the Canon CXDI-701C/801C/401C Wireless detectors with Auto Detection mode to provide healthcare organizations a cost-effective way to transition to DR technology

Time November 07, 2014
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month this year is different and may be the most significant in history. By Nov. 10, Medicare must rule on coverage for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening – the first and only test proven to reduce lung cancer deaths.

Time November 07, 2014
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Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | Dave Fornell

Four major computed tomography (CT) system manufacturers in the United States recently released new systems in the past year featuring innovative scanner technology to reduce radiation dose, boost image quality and to be mindful of the current conservative economic climate in healthcare. GE, Siemens, Philips and Toshiba all released their next generation CT systems, each offering significant advances over technology these vendors previously offered.

Time November 07, 2014
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MammoCoach is the worldwide first internet-based screening mammography training site simulating the real mammographer’s situation and providing real results.

Time November 07, 2014
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This paper discusses why radiation exposure in medical imaging is such a hot topic, how a dose management solution can help healthcare organizations to lower dose levels and the important features of such a solution.

Time August 07, 2014
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Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A. subsidiary, announced the availability of the RadPRO Delinia 200 Digital X-ray Acquisition Cart that transports the Canon CXDI-701C/801C/401C Wireless detectors with Auto Detection mode to provide healthcare organizations a cost-effective way to transition to digital radiography (DR) technology.

Time November 06, 2014
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Calgary Scientific Inc. has announced a partnership with OnBase by Hyland to extend mobile image-access capability to its enterprise content management (ECM) platform. OnBase empowers superior care across the healthcare enterprise by making information readily available to clinicians and staff within the applications they already use and know, driving improvements in patient care and service while reducing operational costs.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | Williette Nyanue

The U.S. ultrasound market reached an all-time high of $1.44 billion in 2013 — a growth of almost 3 percent over 2012, according to Klein Biomedical Consultants’ “The Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Market in the USA: Challenges & Opportunities in the New Millennium” 2013 report. Areas that contributed to market growth included musculoskeletal ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound, which saw double-digit growth in 2013. “In spite of the uncertainties caused by the Affordable Care Act, continued declines in reimbursement and slow economic growth, we saw an uptick in ultrasound purchases,” said Harvey Klein, Ph.D., market analyst and author of the report.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | Greg Freiherr

For the most part radiography has been used to help patients. When it comes to football, however, the goal is less to help the athlete and more to get him on the field.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | Raissa Rocha

In an era of increasingly personalized medicine, patients are expecting more tailored approaches to care from their physicians. Mammography, long the gold standard for routine breast cancer screening, is no longer enough for a majority of women who find themselves at higher risk for breast cancer due to breast density. The issue of density, which limits the benefits of mammography, has been making its way to the forefront of breast cancer discussion in recent years, and advocates are pressing many in the healthcare community to reconsider their routine annual screening programs in order to save more lives.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | Dave Whitney

Let’s face it, vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a hot topic these days and one you cannot avoid. Unfortunately, and much like the overly used and tiring buzzword “cloud,” the term VNA becomes a nebulous descriptor when comparing multi-vendor platform offerings. Although a gut feeling instinct to drive or kill this new initiative is immediately felt (visceral experience), driving an “apples-to-apples” RFP process can become a daunting task of fine print and between-the-lines exercises. Others may defer to their existing vendor for the solutions that may leave them without the feature, functions or future capabilities they will need.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | Williette Nyanue

In the healthcare organization of today, picture archive and communication systems (PACS) are a mainstay. Introduced to the healthcare world in the early 1990s, these systems have given providers a solution for storing, viewing and sharing patients’ medical images. In recent years electronic medical records (EMRs) and other health information systems have also gained popularity for storing and transmitting patients’ healthcare information. These systems, for the most part, have been specific to each hospital, practice and even department. As healthcare becomes more interactive and connected, with a focus on efficiency, healthcare organizations around the country are investing in ways to make these systems interoperable within the facility and across the enterprise.

Time November 06, 2014
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Feature | By Erik Mittra, M.D., Ph.D.

Despite significant advances in imaging and therapy, cancer continues to be a leading health concern worldwide. One type of therapy that has been available for decades and is seeing a recent resurgence as a result of emerging technologies is targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT). In its basic form, TRT involves certain types of radioisotopes bound to a specific carrier molecule that allows the radiopharmaceutical (radioisotope plus carrier molecule) to selectively attach to certain cells. Only certain radioisotopes are favored for TRT because they give off the right type of radiation (either alpha or beta radiation) that kills cancer cells and shrinks tumors by damaging the cells’ DNA.

Time November 06, 2014
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