Carestream Health announced its newest DRX digital imaging system, the Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus, is now available for order in many countries across the globe.
August 19, 2015 — A recent study by Mayo Clinic determined that adding molecular breast imaging (MBI) for women with ...
Grey Bruce Health Services’ regional hospital in Owen Sound, Canada, has adopted Carestream’s Vue PACS (picture archiving and communication system) and Vue Mammo workstations as part of its breast imaging program. The total solution includes Carestream’s digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module, full-field digital mammography (FFDM), breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), stereotactic biopsies and screening mammograms.
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Varian Medical Systems Inc. announced it has, through one of its European subsidiaries, agreed to acquire Claymount, a privately-held, Netherlands-based supplier of components and subsystems for X-ray imaging equipment manufacturers. Varian's subsidiary in the Netherlands will pay approximately €50 million in cash for Claymount. The transaction was expected to close early in August.
The Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) is launching the Leadership Accelerator Series. This new series uses the latest techniques and proven methodologies from leading institutions to offer attendees a total educational experience, complete with networking, peer learning and self-paced study — all without leaving home. Those who complete the series will earn the RLI Level II Leadership Proficiency Certificate.
Accuray Inc. announced that its CyberKnife and TomoTherapy systems have received the highest composite overall user satisfaction rating among radiation treatment delivery systems in the United States, according to the Q2 2015 MD Buyline Market Intelligence Briefing. The most recent ratings trend also shows Accuray has achieved the highest ratings among industry peers over the past two years.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS24) Conference and Exhibition (March 12-14, in Orlando, Fla.) is ...
GE Healthcare has become the first company with a low dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening option that is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lung cancer screening.
ViewRay Inc. announced in late July its successful completion of a reverse merger with ViewRay Technologies Inc. The combined entity will focus solely on the business of ViewRay, the makers of MRIdian, the world's first and only commercial magnetic resonance image (MRI)-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats cancer patients simultaneously. ViewRay will trade on the OTC Markets under the symbol "VRAY."
Patients with stage I, II or III breast cancer see marginal benefit on overall survival with irradiation of regional nodes, according to a new study from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Conducted at a median follow-up of 10.9 years, the study found that overall survival was 82.3 percent for regional irradiation versus 80.7 percent for no regional irradiation (HR=0.87 (95%CI: 0.76, 1.00), p=0.06).
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GE Healthcare announced that it will provide picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and vendor neutral archiving systems for Adventist Health, a health delivery system serving more than 70 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. As part of the five-year agreement, Adventist Health will utilize one enterprise-wide system, using Centricity Solutions for Enterprise Imaging in 18 of its community hospitals.
IMRIS Inc. announced in late July that investment funds managed by Deerfield Management Company L.P. (“Deerfield”) were the prevailing parties in the recently completed sale process for the company’s assets. Deerfield is a healthcare-focused investment firm that manages over $6 billion in assets, and has been the company’s lender, both prior to and following the commencement of the company’s chapter 11 proceedings.
EOS imaging announced two EOS system installations at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in late July. The devices have been installed at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital.
Combining intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with chemotherapy to treat locally advanced oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancer improves long-term health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes, according to a University of Michigan study. The research shows this approach spares the swallowing and salivary organs.
Radiologic technologists and radiology departments looking to meet Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) safety requirements have a new series of online resources to help prepare for various examinations.
In a step towards more widespread use of terahertz radiation — the no-man’s land of the electromagnetic spectrum — researchers have designed a device that can convert a DC electric field into a tunable source of terahertz radiation. Their results are published this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Nuance Communications Inc. announced that peer60, a smart data software company, has identified Nuance as the leading provider of medical image-sharing offerings in its 2015 market report. Based on a survey of more than 500 healthcare organizations, this report confirms that image sharing has become a top investment priority for the industry and that healthcare organizations overwhelmingly prefer cloud-based technology to facilitate the medical image exchange. Peer60 calls Nuance’s performance in both mind share and market leader categories “an impressive feat” for the growing image-sharing market.
In an effort to demonstrate how 3-D printing can help better interpret medical imaging, Philips teamed up with 3-D printer manufacturer Ultimaker to create detailed replicas of Philips magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The replicas were displayed at the 2015 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting in Toronto, May 30-June 5.
August 13, 2015 — Many organizations may be rallying employees and resources in order to make the switch from the ICD-9 ...
East Texas Medical Center is able to provide patients with faster exams with significant image quality improvements while reducing patient dose with the latest installations of Fujifilm’s FDR D-EVO II digital X-ray detectors.
A new study reports women who receive a shorter course of whole breast radiation therapy for early stage disease experience less toxicity and improved quality of life compared to those who undergo a longer course of treatment. The study was conducted by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.