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Barco's Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP display significantly improves the brightness of displays used for breast cancer detection and adds capabilities that enhance the conspicuity of the subtlest details.

Time November 12, 2012
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November 12, 2012 — Intrinsic Medical Imaging (IMI) introduced its Matrix Volumetric Analytics software for advanced anatomical interrogation at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference held Oct. 23 to 26 in Miami. The technology enables assessment of vascular and heart structure pre- and post-surgery for a wide variety of procedures.

Time November 12, 2012
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Case Study | Intelerad Medical Systems

Customers of a large Australian radiology practice praise Intelerad’s referring physician portal for instant, easy access to results and images, while the practice leverages InteleConnect’s brandable and intuitive interface for new business benefit.

Time November 12, 2012
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GE Healthcare announced it has acquired U-Systems Inc., which recently gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the somo•v Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS). It is the first ultrasound system on the market for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with greater than 50 percent dense breast tissue and no prior breast interventions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Time November 12, 2012
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iNtuition, a client-server solution for advanced image management, has been expanded with three new capabilities, including iNtuition Review. iNtuition Review enables iNtuition to support multi-monitor display and multi-modality review and is especially suited to the review of images related to conditions such as cardiac and vascular, and interventional oncology procedures.

Time November 12, 2012
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At RSNA 2012, Philips Nuclear Medicine is introducing new clinical innovations for its positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) systems.

Time November 09, 2012
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University Health System in San Antonio, Texas, was one of the first health systems in the United States to install Carestream’s new DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray systems. The new DRX-Revolution systems are part of an order for five Carestream wireless digital radiography (DR) systems to help improve care at University Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center and a new outpatient Clinical Pavilion in downtown San Antonio.

Time November 09, 2012
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Earlier this year the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network released a report titled, "The Alarming Rise of Pancreatic Cancer Deaths in the United States: Why We Need to Stem the Tide Today," detailing the rising threat of pancreatic cancer. The report reveals the startling observation that based on projections of U.S. population and cancer death rates, pancreatic cancer is anticipated to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States by 2020, and possibly as early as 2015.

Time November 09, 2012
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November 9, 2012 — The team of dosimetrists and physicists at D3 Oncology Solutions (D3), an affiliate of UPMC and UPMC CancerCenter, recently surpassed significant milestones: completing its 30,000th advanced treatment plan and commissioning its 100th linear accelerator.

Time November 09, 2012
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Toshiba’s advanced radiation dose reduction technology, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), is now available ...

Time November 09, 2012
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Toshiba will showcase Spot Fluoro, a dose management tool for Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems. Spot Fluoro allows clinicians to view a region of anatomy using live fluoroscopy while viewing the Last Image Hold surrounding area, resulting in lower dose and a larger image display area than offered by previous technology.

Time November 09, 2012
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Offering customers CT systems to meet varying clinical needs, Toshiba showcases its Aquilion ONE, Aquilion PRIME and Aquilion RXL.

Time November 08, 2012
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At the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, Siemens Healthcare highlighted its technology to optimize and accurately image for radiation therapy treatment planning and follow-up.

Time November 08, 2012
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The IMIX team will be at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2012 in the South Hall, booth 3060. The latest in DR technoloy, including X Wireless, the industry's lightest wireless DR cassette, will be on display.

Time November 08, 2012
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November 6, 2012 – GE Healthcare showcased a number of new advanced imaging technologies and software capabilities at the 54thAnnual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting last week in Boston.

Time November 06, 2012
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November 6, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has expanded its Assurance Program to offer reconditioned Toshiba ultrasound systems. Assurance ultrasound products include AplioTM XG, Aplio MX, Aplio Artida, Viamo and Xario XG. All come with a 12-month warranty.

Time November 06, 2012
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Varian Medical Systems showcased the latest version of the Vitesse real-time treatment planning for high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This software will make it possible for clinicians to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy treatments accurately and quickly in the operating room using real-time ultrasound guidance, without moving the patient to a computed tomography (CT) scanner partway through the process.

Time November 06, 2012
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The Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience integrates architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic lighting and sound, to allow patients and staff to personalize their environment to create a relaxing atmosphere. Patients are able to select room themes and sounds, empowering them to be involved in their own care. Concurrently, Philips’ designers take special care to address the needs of the clinical staff to make their workplace efficient and pleasant.The Ambient Experience uptake room can help reduce patient anxiety, improve workflow and patient care. The uptake room solution is a stylishly designed ceiling unit that generates specifically created mood settings with practical procedure light and audio settings for an excellent staff working environment. It transforms a standard uptake room into one that changes according to the various workflow steps. In this way, it fully supports the tasks performed by staff and reduces patient anxiety at the same time.The solution includes:Practical procedure light and audio settings for an excellent staff working environmentSpecific task light to facilitate FDG (a radiopharmaceutical used in medical imaging) injectionActive relaxation video content and light settings – with emphasis on the first 25 minutes of the uptake periodFor more information: www.philips.com

Time November 06, 2012
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A new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows that the length of the average hospital stay in the United States has increased at the same time as use of medical imaging scans has declined. It is unclear if the trends are related, but potentially important, as hospital admissions are among the largest, and fastest growing, healthcare costs. More research is needed to assess the potential negative impact of government and private insurer imaging reductions on overall medical costs and patient safety.

Time November 06, 2012
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The ddRVersa Motion X-ray system provides automation and versatility for any imaging provider. Its customizable multi-detector configurations create a fit for any environment. The lightweight cassette sized wireless ddRPortable detector option provides excellent image quality.

Time November 06, 2014
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