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Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation's hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare's Most Wired Survey. The annual survey was released by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Time July 10, 2015
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Feature | Radiation Oncology

Women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) without increased risk of duodenal toxicity, according to a new study. Findings were published in the July-August 2015 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) journal focused on the clinical practice of radiation oncology.

Time July 10, 2015
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Lexmark announced that it has received 510(k) Class II clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Lexmark NilRead, a Web-based, zero-footprint enterprise diagnostic viewer. The NilRead viewer is available in multiple configurations – core, clinical and interpretation – covering different workflows, ranging from the distribution of imaging studies and reports within the enterprise to full primary interpretation workflows in decoupled enterprise image management implementations.

Time July 10, 2015
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Carestream is expanding into new imaging modalities — cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and ultrasound — and key advances in these areas will be demonstrated at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) conference July 19-22. For cone beam CT, which is currently undergoing patient studies, a conceptual scale model will be on display.

Time July 10, 2015
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Civco Medical Solutions will showcase new patient positioning and immobilization innovations to attendees of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting July 12 – 16 in Anaheim, California.

Time July 10, 2015
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Mercom Capital Group llc, a global communications and research firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT)/Digital Health sector for the second quarter of 2015. The comprehensive report covers deals of all sizes across the globe.

Time July 09, 2015
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News | Molecular Imaging

Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd (BED) announced it has received both U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for fluciclovine (18F) in the diagnosis of glioma. Fluciclovine is an investigational positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical based on a synthetic amino acid, which appears to be preferentially taken up in a number of cancer indications, including in prostate cancer and brain tumors.

Time July 09, 2015
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Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015, the Association for Medical Imaging Management's annual meeting. FreeView technology creates better maneuverability and ease of use by offering a telescoping column for an unobstructed view while driving the mobile DR system.

Time July 09, 2015
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News | Molecular Imaging

After comparing more than 20,000 brain scans, researchers have identified differences between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) despite both conditions sharing common symptoms.

Time July 08, 2015
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Findings from a study in the July 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggest that management approaches for localized, low-risk prostate cancer have improved after years of overtreatment. According to the study, rates of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased sharply in 2010 through 2013, and high-risk disease was more often treated appropriately with potentially curative local treatment rather than androgen deprivation alone.

Time July 08, 2015
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Konica Minolta Inc. announced that it has acquired Sawae Technologica Ltda., an X-ray system equipment manufacturer based in Minas Gerais, Brazil, through its Brazilian healthcare sales company, Konica Minolta Healthcare do Brazil.

Time July 08, 2015
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News | Women's Health

Planmed introduces a new mammography unit, Planmed Clarity 3D, which utilizes advanced digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) technology. DBT enables enhanced diagnostics, especially for patients with denser fibroglandular breast tissue.

Time July 08, 2015
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News | Women's Health

The first randomized trial investigating the additional value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for screening women with dense breasts, is featured in the current issue of Radiology. The article, “MR Imaging as an Additional Screening Modality for the Detection of Breast Cancer in Women Aged 50–75 Years with Extremely Dense Breasts: The DENSE Trial Study Design,” presents the rationale and design of the DENSE Trial. Run by Carla van Gils, M.D., and Wouter Veldhuis, M.D., from University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands, the trial seeks to determine the effectiveness of screening with mammography and MRI compared to mammography alone in women who have extremely dense breasts.

Time July 08, 2015
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An in-depth review of randomized trials on screening for various cancers, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the benefits of mammographic screening are likely to have been overestimated. This overestimation results from the use of an unconventional statistical method which differs from that used for other cancer screening trials, concludes the paper co-authored by researchers at King's College London and the University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI, France.

Time July 08, 2015
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The Association for Medical Imaging Management's (AHRA) 43rd Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held July 19-22, 2015, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 1,000 imaging leaders and 150 exhibitors will attend this educational event for radiology administration.

Time July 08, 2015
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The new American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Patient Experience will produce resources to help radiology professionals provide and document patient and family-centered care. Chaired by James V. Rawson, M.D., FACR, of Augusta, Georgia, the commission will also enhance relationships with patient advocacy groups to ensure that patients have a voice in future radiologic care.

Time July 07, 2015
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. Researchers said the findings, published online in the journal Radiology, point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients.

Time July 07, 2015
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New study findings reveal that more complications occur in patients treated with radiation therapy versus surgery for prostate cancer.

Time July 07, 2015
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Safety accidents drive up costs, damage reputations and lower patient satisfaction scores. For instance, if a patient falls off a system’s table after being sedated and is badly injured, it can result in significant repercussions for the provider. This type of scenario is rare, but still causes concern for health systems nationwide.

Time July 07, 2015
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The Texas Center for Proton Therapy announced it has selected RayStation from RaySearch Laboratories as its treatment planning software. The 63,000-square-foot facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will have capacity to treat more than 100 patients per day in three treatment rooms when it opens in late 2015. It will be the first stand-alone LEED-Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) proton therapy center in the United States.

Time July 07, 2015
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