Carestream received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its new lesion management module, which is a native oncology follow-up application that can be added for its Vue PACS. Carestream will demonstrate its lesion management tools on a Vue PACS workstation at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tradeshow.
November 5, 2012 — Accuray launched its new TomoTherapy H Series, featuring the TomoHDA system, with faster planning, faster delivery and increased quality. The TomoHDA system was unveiled at the 2012 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Boston.
At the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO, Boston, Mass.), Elekta announced that MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (OIS) v 2.50 now includes connectivity with Nucletron's microSelectron® Digital afterloader. This added connectivity allows the treatment record and chart information, in addition to dose and structure sets, to be part of the complete patient record – saving time, simplifying workflow and creating a paperless flow of brachytherapy practice information.
The number of female radiologists has been slowly climbing over the years, and yet women only account for about 26.5 ...
The ddRCruze is Swissray’s answer to portable imaging flexibility. Compact, fully motorized and mobile this DR system can be easily operated with one hand. Bedside or any other area of the hospital, it delivers superb image quality, seamlessly connects to hospital networks and delivers maximum workflow efficiency. We asked technologists to help us design the perfect mobile system. With their feedback we developed a system with features to make the work day “Cruze“ by.
DR Systems will be exhibiting two newly available products for its highly rated Unity v|Series medical imaging solution at RSNA 2012. Also on display will be the Unity v|Series RIS, an imaging solution running in virtualized environments.
November 2, 2012 — Elekta and Philips Healthcare announced they will expand a joint program to develop an imaging treatment platform that merges radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology in a single treatment system.
A standard X-ray provides tremendous value to a clinician for its ability to quickly provide a static image of ...
November 2, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems has launched a portfolio of oncology-specific information technology (IT) solutions designed to meet the requirements of a modern cancer treatment center. The company's FullScale oncology IT portfolio comprises a flexible set of comprehensive IT solutions for every type of healthcare delivery system.
November 2, 2012 — A first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center has shown encouraging results for the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat kidney cancer. This noninvasive treatment technique may represent a potential new nonsurgical option for patients with the disease who have limited treatment options.
TeraMedica Inc. announced that ClearDATA Networks Inc. is offering TeraMedica’s Evercore Enterprise Software Suite for cloud-based clinical image archiving. The distribution agreement will enable healthcare organizations to significantly enhance their image lifecycle management and greatly reduce operating costs through this cloud storage solution.
Consistency and accuracy of patient imaging saves millions of lives each year. None of which would be possible without ...
Molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) has enabled scientists for the first time to visualize binding sites of caffeine in the living human brain to explore possible positive and negative effects of caffeine consumption. According to research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, PET imaging with F-18-8-cyclopentyl-3-(3-fluoropropyl)-1-propylxanthine (F-18-CPFPX) shows that repeated intake of caffeinated beverages throughout a day results in up to 50 percent occupancy of the brain’s A1 adenosine receptors.
November 2, 2012 — PACSgear, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records (EHRs), has announced an agreement with itMD, a medical image sharing company that enables the secure and on-demand exchange of medical images. itMD will participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and information.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation on the East Coast, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued information about the effects of these types of natural disasters on mammography facilities. There are certain actions mammography facilities can take to help ensure that they continue to provide high quality mammography services. Depending on the amount of damage sustained by a facility, its equipment, critical records and even patient records and/or mammogram films may have been damaged or destroyed. In the aftermath of these events, your mammography facility may find it a challenge to comply with MQSA regulations.
Mevion Medical Systems announced the delivery of its fifth TriNiobium Core proton accelerator, the powerful proton source that is at the center of the revolutionary Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System. This accelerator will be delivered early next year to First Coast Oncology in Jacksonville, Fla. All 2013 and early 2014 Mevion S250 deliveries are already in the manufacturing stage.
ClearCanvas Inc. announced the commercial release of ClearCanvas radiology information systems/picture archive and communications systems (RIS/PACS) Team Edition, an end-to-end radiology workflow management solution.
Carestream Health has acquired Genesis Digital Imaging Inc. This acquisition enables Carestream to expand its customer base by leveraging the expertise Genesis has in serving U.S. dealers that primarily call on the value tier market and specialty medical practices. Carestream offers a portfolio of products and services designed specifically for these types of healthcare customers.
November 1, 2012 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR (2-D CPA MR) software solution for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive payments until [the department] promulgates universal interoperable standards.”
At RSNA 2012, Philips will highlight updates to its IntelliSpace PACS (picture archiving and communications system). The image management and distribution solution has technology that gives any physician in the enterprise access to full fidelity images within three seconds – even in environments with limited network bandwidth.
The IntelliSpace Breast integrates mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies to provide clinicians with a comprehensive picture of multiple breast exams at a single workspace.
Sildenafil citrate (SC), a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, administered before, during and after radiation therapy improved overall sexual function of prostate cancer patients, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 54th Annual Meeting.