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Siemens Healthcare announces the availability of the Acuson X600 – a new ultrasound system with advanced technologies migrated from premium Siemens systems and workflow efficiencies for clinical applications in general imaging, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiology.

Time November 03, 2014
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Elekta's Clarity 4-D prostate monitoring system can now automatically interrupt, or "gate," the radiation beam when it detects that the prostate has moved out of position. Clarity 4-D Monitoring software has enabled doctors to continuously visualize the prostate's precise location during radiation therapy. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for Clarity to be used with Elekta's Response gating interface will give United States physicians the potential to further safeguard the patient's normal tissues from overexposure to radiation during prostate radiotherapy. The feature is available as an option with Elekta's advanced Versa HD radiation therapy treatment system.

Time November 03, 2014
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Biopsies were found to be the most costly tool prescribed in lung cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. The symposium is sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and The University of Chicago Medicine.

Time November 03, 2014
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The Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a treatment that allows patients to lie on their stomachs while the breast tissue falls away from the chest wall, allowing the radiation to target the cancer.

Time November 03, 2014
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The Gammex 464 CT phantom better indicates the scanner's performance with a phantom that more accurately mimics a torso. The optional Gammex 464-Ring torso adapter permits the use of the Gammex 464 Accreditation in this type of application

Time November 03, 2014
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RaySearch Laboratories AB has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for version 4.5 of its treatment planning system RayStation.

Time November 03, 2014
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The 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound featured clinical and research advances on the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat conditions as diverse as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, obsessive compulsive disorder, several cancers, hypertension and uterine fibroids. More than 400 clinicians, scientists, government and industry representatives from around the world gathered from Oct. 12-16 to share the latest translational and clinical research in image-guided focused ultrasound.

Time October 31, 2014
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Syed F. Zaidi, M.D., president of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC) and chief executive officer of RadHelp LLC announced his group, along with hospitalists at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio have reduced patient length of stay (LOS) by three days for inpatients recommended for computed tomography (CT) biopsy.

Time October 31, 2014
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GE Healthcare will showcase several recent advances in its ultrasound technology

Time October 31, 2014
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medQ Inc.’s Q/ris 3000 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Time October 30, 2014
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Rayence Inc. announced they have partnered with National Healthcare Distributors (NHD), making them a Preferred Vendor for digital flat panel detectors. Under the terms of the agreement, Rayence will supply the sales and service companies of NHD with their Xmaru line of digital flat panel detector solutions, which includes their latest line of wireless products and their newly enhanced Rayence XmaruView V1 image acquisition workstation.

Time October 30, 2014
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Visage Imaging Inc. announced the latest release of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, offering substantial enhancements in scalability, clinical features, integration, workflow and quality assurance capabilities. With this new release, Visage 7 has further extended its support for large-scale enterprise imaging volumes with a technology-forward architecture. Visage 7 enables enterprise imaging with fast, thin-client, server-side processing technology, as well as simple mobile access to imaging results via Visage Ease.

Time October 30, 2014
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Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, reports a new Northwestern University study whose findings on adopting innovations also have relevance for business, education and research.

Time October 29, 2014
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Visit TeraRecon at booth 4100 in Hall A to learn about the company’s iNteract suite of intelligence and interoperability tools. iNteract+ is TeraRecon’s image viewer that works in combination with any of TeraRecon’s medical image viewers and image sharing and storage solutions to provide unmatched intelligence, powerful interoperability and simplified integration capabilities.

Time October 29, 2014
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If Marvel’s Captain America can lay still during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam, so can kids. That’s the message of a special comic book designed to ease children’s fears before they undergo a scan, which requires them to lay still in a narrow, loud machine in order for it to produce clear images. The new Marvel Custom Solutions comic book is included in an “MRI Heroes Kit” developed by Siemens Healthcare and Marvel Custom Solutions in collaboration with Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College. The kit is designed to empower young patients by educating them about the procedure in a gentle and compelling way.

Time October 29, 2014
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As of October 2014, 19 states have enacted laws requiring women to be directly informed if they have dense breasts and would benefit from supplemental screening. However, the recommended type of supplemental screening for women with dense breasts remains unclear. With 15 additional states considering similar laws and federal legislation introduced, physician scientists at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) investigated the potential impact of supplemental screening for women with dense breast tissue. The study’s findings are published this month online in the journal Radiology.

Time October 29, 2014
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Mindray introduced the M9 premium compact ultrasound system at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual meeting , the next generation in point-of-care ultrasound technology. The M9 is designed to provide physicians imaging for immediate clinical management and decision-making.

Time October 29, 2014
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A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor, a rare childhood cancer, face an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life due to their radiation exposure.

Time October 29, 2014
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Southco Inc. has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new models that provide enhanced functionality and design flexibility. The AV-D32 Series includes a next generation Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series); a Tilt, Swivel and Single Swing Arm (A Series); and a Tilt, Swivel and Dual Swing Arm (A Series) designed with Southco integrated positioning technology for precise control and customization of operation.

Time October 28, 2014
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Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are imperfect at best—only a minority of suspicious mammograms actually leads to a cancer diagnosis. Recently, a different type of test, ultrasound elastography, has been used to pinpoint possible tumors throughout the body, including in the breast.

Time October 28, 2014
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