News | Radiation Oncology

A three-year-old baby girl with a brain tumor has become the 10,000th patient at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad, India to be treated using RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems.

Time June 30, 2015
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News | Radiology Imaging

ViewRay announced that the company has secured up to $50 million in debt financing from CRG (formerly Capital Royalty L.P.), a premier healthcare investment firm.

Time June 30, 2015
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Technology | Radiology Imaging

Spellman High Voltage announces the introduction of its new Z Series X-Ray generator for radiographic applications. Featuring 450 kHz maximum output frequency, the generators provide high voltage accuracy and stability in a compact package for space-constrained applications.

Time June 30, 2015
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Feature | Radiology Imaging

An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery, while identifying the cases where the nodules are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study. Researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) published the study online in the journal Radiology.

Time June 30, 2015
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Feature | Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity was identified as an increased business priority over the past year according to 87 percent of respondents in the newly released 2015 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Cybersecurity Survey. Two-thirds of those surveyed also indicated that their organizations had experienced a significant security incident recently. Released at the Privacy and Security Forum, held in Chicago from June 30-July 1, this research reflects the continued cybersecurity concerns by healthcare providers regarding the protection of their organizations’ data assets.

Time June 30, 2015
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News | Radiology Imaging

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient's heart.

Time June 30, 2015
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Carestream Health announced its planned offerings for the upcoming Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) conference, highlighted by new technologies and an educational presentation on increasing physician and patient satisfaction. The AHRA conference will be held July 19-22 in Las Vegas.

Time June 30, 2015
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News | Women's Health

Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with one week of partial breast radiation after surgical tumor removal saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes, according to a new UCLA study. Subjects were compared to women who received radiation of the entire breast for a period of up to six weeks after surgery. The study is one of the largest ever done on partial breast irradiation.

Time June 29, 2015
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Technology | Information Technology

Summit Imaging announced the release of Summit Imaging Mobile, the mobile version of its comprehensive online support portal. The application gives clinical engineers full service ultrasound support, allowing them to submit support cases, connect directly to an equipment expert, and order new parts from wherever they are so they can get their facility's machines back up and running in the shortest amount of time.

Time June 29, 2015
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News | Information Technology

The U.S. medical imaging industry is experimenting with big data analytics solutions to measure, demonstrate and improve its value proposition. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Big Data Opportunities in the US Medical Imaging Market”, finds the market earned revenues of $39 million in 2014, and estimates this to reach $82 million by 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent.

Time June 29, 2015
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Feature | Molecular Imaging

More than 5,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and exhibitors gathered at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) 2015 annual meeting, June 6-10 in Baltimore. In addition to the more than 100 continuing education sessions, more than 2,000 scientific papers and posters were presented at the meeting and more than 165 companies were represented on the exhibit hall floor.

Time June 29, 2015
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News | Molecular Imaging

The Global Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Market report from Mordor Intelligence revealed that North America accounts for the highest share of the global nuclear medicine diagnostic market, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. Asian countries are expected to show a growing trend in the diagnostic sector because of increasing diagnostic procedure demand and the rise of the medical device industry.

Time June 29, 2015
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Feature | Jon Brubaker, RCVT, MBA; Clinical Analyst, MD Buyline

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions is the premier echocardiographic professional conference. The ASE is an organization of professionals dedicated and committed to “excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, innovation and service to the public.” The ASE continues to be the largest international organization for cardiac imaging.

Time June 29, 2015
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Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting in June: 1. Use of ultrasound as a new revascularization therapy, not just imaging. 2. Advancement of automation/artificial intelligence on new systems. 3. The continued rise of interventional echocardiography.

Time June 29, 2015
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Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE ...

Time June 29, 2015
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News | Molecular Imaging

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that results from several pre-clinical Manocept studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were presented at the EULAR 2015 European Congress of Rheumatology in Rome, Italy from June 10-13, 2015. The results of studies, led by Wael Jarjour, M.D., Thomas J. Rosol, Ph.D., and Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D., of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, highlighted the potential of CD206-targeting Manocept constructs to detect immune-mediated inflammation in RA ,which could be used diagnostically to monitor therapeutic efficacy or as a potential therapeutic platform.

Time June 26, 2015
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Pinnacle³ Auto-Planning from Philips is designed to simplify and accelerate intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) planning.

Time June 26, 2015
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News | Molecular Imaging

Canadian hospital William Osler Health System (Osler), based in Ontario, has awarded Siemens Healthcare a Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract worth €110 million (C$154 million). For a contract lifetime of 15 years, Siemens Healthcare will provide Osler’s three hospital sites with a comprehensive suite of management services and solutions for the majority of its medical imaging equipment. It is one of the company’s largest contract wins in North America to date and the first of this type in Canada.

Time June 26, 2015
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When removing a tumor, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact — and visually distinguishing the two is often impossible. Now Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed an imaging technology that could provide surgeons with a color-coded map of a patient's brain showing which areas are and are not cancer.

Time June 26, 2015
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Feature | Contrast Media

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients annually, according to a new paper. The paper was published online by the journal Investigative Radiology, which is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Time June 26, 2015
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