Feature | Lung Imaging

People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging.

Time June 24, 2015
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Texas Children's Hospital successfully separated Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata in late February, completing one of the most complex conjoined twins separations ever. The procedure took months of planning, and Toshiba's Aquilion ONE CT system played a crucial role in determining the feasibility of separating the twins and producing images that helped radiologists build detailed 3-D models of the organs.

Time June 24, 2015
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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 by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and published online in the journal Radiology.

Time June 24, 2015
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Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found. At the same time, the reading comprehension of those 13 children, whose average age was 10.9 years, also improved.

Time June 24, 2015
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On June 19 the Development Center for X-Ray Technology, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, presented exclusive computer tomography images of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which the Naturalis Bio-diversity Center in the Netherlands describes as one of the best preserved T. rex finds of all time.

Time June 24, 2015
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Philips announced the introduction of Lumify, its first app-based ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile technology. The technology was unveiled at the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference, June 23-26, in Chicago.

Time June 24, 2015
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The ECRI Institute released a new techIQ brief on key factors to consider when purchasing a linear accelerator (linac) for external beam radiation therapy. The report is a compilation of results from a survey of hundreds of users of linac-based radiosurgery systems; participants were asked to rate the functions and features of the four major linac vendors: Accuray, Brainlab, Elekta and Varian Medical Systems.

Time June 23, 2015
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Brainlab announced first patient treatments in March on a fully integrated radiation oncology solution that combines its ExacTrac patient positioning with the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator (LINAC). Working in synergy, these technologies determine positioning and treatment accuracy for cancer patients.

Time June 23, 2015
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Accuray Inc. announced in April that the InCise Multileaf Collimator (MLC) for the CyberKnife M6 System is available outside the United States in markets where it is approved for sale. The InCise MLC was launched in the U.S. market in February.

Time June 23, 2015
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Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem affecting cognitive function and quality of life in some individuals.

Time June 23, 2015
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In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue, and lips must work together to produce sound. Beckman researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together--and how they change over time.

Time June 23, 2015
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IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Royal Philips announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to enhance access to proton therapy in India. The alliance combines IBA’s strengths in proton therapy and Philips’ expertise in clinical informatics and innovative imaging techniques for therapy planning and guidance.

Time June 22, 2015
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Hitachi Ltd. announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine has selected Hitachi to provide its proton beam therapy (PBT) system at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. This collaboration, which includes a 10-year maintenance service, marks the first multi-room PBT application in the nation’s capital. This will be Hitachi’s fifth PBT system in North America.

Time June 22, 2015
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Augmenix Inc. announced the publication of the 222-patient pivotal study designed to evaluate safety and efficacy of the SpaceOAR System in men undergoing prostate radiotherapy. By creating space between the prostate and rectum, the SpaceOAR System is intended to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate radiotherapy. The favorable results from the multi-center, randomized, single-blind study led to the April 1, 2015, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the SpaceOAR System.

Time June 22, 2015
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ScanMed announced the introduction of the non-invasive, wearable ProCure prostate/pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coil to aid in diagnosing prostate cancer.

Time June 22, 2015
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The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and Ke Labs jointly announced in May an agreement to co-develop and co-market a new cardiac ultrasound software application. The application is designed to ensure quality and consistency of cardiac ultrasound image review — both quantitatively and qualitatively — and inform and educate users on interesting cases, new techniques and other changes. This medical imaging quality management software tool is generally referred to as the “Echocardiography Test and Teach Application,” and it has been designed through the expert guidance of Harvey Feigenbaum, M.D., FASE with the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University Health and founder of the ASE.

Time June 22, 2015
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Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced that several studies were presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2015 conference, June 13-16, on its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for improved analysis and interpretation in echo.

Time June 22, 2015
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Barco announced the debut of its 12 million-pixel Coronis Uniti display system at the 73rd spring China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), held in Shanghai in May 2015. Barco also introduced a full range of LED medical displays.

Time June 19, 2015
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On June 16, 2015, William Beaumont Hospital and Elekta Ltd. filed a patent infringement suit against Varian Medical Systems Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Time June 19, 2015
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Carestream and UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are conducting clinical studies on a new three-dimensional medical imaging system at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) for use in treating orthopedic conditions. These studies will help guide Carestream’s development of new cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems with the goal of providing orthopedic solutions for hospitals, clinics and sports medicine providers that use less radiation than traditional CT; are compact and affordable; and could be used in a wide range of facilities.

Time June 19, 2015
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