A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way patients find, pay for, schedule and track their routine medical care. The service has been incubating in Northern Colorado and has completed a 10-month pilot in Cheyenne under the name Galen. It is targeted at the large population of self-pay patients that includes both insured and uninsured patients.
Mount Sinai (New York) is expanding its use of an image-guided technology that focuses on removing only cancerous tissue in the prostate, sparing the rest of the gland. The technique presents a contrast to traditional approaches, where removing the entire prostate leaves patients safe from cancer, but facing profound sexual and urinary side effects.
In Africa, cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Approximately 40 percent of cancer cases can be prevented, and 40 percent can be cured with the right treatment. Together with Elekta, ministries of health in almost a dozen African nations are now working to build up their radiation therapy infrastructures and save lives.
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
The American College of Radiology (ACR) now offers a comprehensive, interactive online education program to train radiologists how to implement a safe and effective lung cancer screening program. Program users can also earn credits toward Lung Cancer Screening Center physician continuing medical education (CME) needs.
New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels of exercise are safe for women living with AF. However, vigorous levels of exercise are associated with an increased risk of AF in men. The research, analyzing data from a large-scale or robust patient population of nearly 380,000 patients, was presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th annual scientific sessions.
A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed that women experiencing menopause younger than 44 years had a significantly lower risk of AF than women entering menopause between the ages of 44-50. The research was presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th annual scientific sessions.
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
iCAD Inc. announced that Noridian, the Medicare administrative contractor in Jurisdictions E and F, has made recent web postings related to Coding for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers. These postings instruct physicians to report CPT code (17999) rather than the established CPT code (0182T) for electronic brachytherapy for non-melanoma skin cancers. Jurisdictions E and F consist of 13 states primarily on the West Coast.
Carestream will showcase its Vue Motion viewer and clinical data sharing platform at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting. Company representatives report that it’s important for providers to select a viewer that offers U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical reading and is approved for use on popular mobile devices.
Visage Imaging Inc. announced they are exhibiting the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the American College of Radiology 2015 and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2015 annual meeting. 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.
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Mednax Inc. (NYSE: MD), provider of maternal-fetal, newborn, pediatric subspecialty and anesthesia physician services. The cash transaction is valued at $500 million and is expected to be accretive to Mednax’s earnings. Projected completion for the transaction is the second quarter of 2015.
The Barco Coronis Uniti display system was voted a Silver Winner for innovation at the 2015 Edison Awards, held April 23 at The Capitale in New York City. For 28 years, the Edison Awards have honored the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.
McKesson Specialty Health announced the availability of Clear Value Plus – Guideline Explorer to iPad users. The Guideline Explorer app is a mobile reference tool that gives users access to evidence-based cancer protocols based on patient attributes.
Fujifilm recently expanded its enterprise imaging portfolio with Synapse Pathology, the company’s newly acquired and ...
Carestream will demonstrate some of its advanced healthcare IT software solutions. Solutions will focus on delivering high-quality image access and supporting expedited data sharing among departmental systems, picture archiving and communication system (PACS) platforms and vendor-neutral archives.
Minnesota healthcare providers can now access a free online tool to help ensure patients get the right imaging exam for their condition, reduce unwarranted scans and lower costs.
EOS Imaging announced a new online service offering that allows hospitals to outsource 3-D modeling from EOS stereo-radiographic images. The 3-D models will be generated at EOS’ Canadian subsidiary in Montreal.
Infinitt North America announced that it has opened an additional ultra-secure, government-grade center in Richmond, Virginia, to address the need created by its Infinitt Smart-NET cloud-picture archiving and communication system (PACS) solution.
ScImage announced that it has received validation for its PICOM365 enterprise picture archiving and communication system (PACS) within the framework of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system. The solution was validated as “Supported for HL7 Communication” with VHA’s VistA Imaging system.
A new independent evaluation report from the Department of Health and Human Services showed that the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment model has generated substantial savings to Medicare in just two years. Additionally, the independent Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has certified that this patient care model is the first to meet the stringent criteria for expansion to a larger population of Medicare beneficiaries.
Scientists at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel, have found that oral modified citrus pectin (MCP) enhances the anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of radiation therapy in the treatment of androgen-independent (AI) aggressive prostate cancer cells. Results were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015.
Cancer Targeted Technology (CTT), announced that it was awarded a NIH two-year, $2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The funds will be used to develop a new agent that will help diagnose and monitor metastatic prostate cancer.