August 16, 2012 — Carestream’s new Vue Beyond for radiology delivers a real-time view of departmental workflow that can help radiology administrators improve productivity and profitability. The Vue Beyond business intelligence and reporting dashboard, which is currently available for order, shows a real-time queue of studies waiting for report, report turnaround time per radiologist and productivity levels for every member of the imaging department.
August 15, 2012 — Mission Search Corp., a Tampa, Fla.-based healthcare search and staffing organization, announced it has joined with Sensus Healthcare to provide commissioning services to Sensus’ clientele.
August 15, 2012 — Philips Healthcare showcased its advances in radiation treatment planning and computed tomography (CT) at the 2012 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting, offering new technology on its Pinnacle3 to address contouring issues.
A standard X-ray provides tremendous value to a clinician for its ability to quickly provide a static image of ...
August 15, 2012 — Montage Healthcare Solutions is demonstrating its suite of search-based radiology data mining and analytics tools at the 2012 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting.
August 15, 2012 — Carestream’s Vue radiology information system (RIS) version 11 is now 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a complete EHR (electronic health record) on July 27, 2012, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
August 14, 2012 — A study led by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of advanced cardiac imaging education, Beaumont Health System (Mich.), has shown that inappropriate CCTA (coronary computed tomography [CT] angiography) use can be reduced by 60 percent with educational programs, increased physician collaboration and close monitoring.
Consistency and accuracy of patient imaging saves millions of lives each year. None of which would be possible without ...
August 14, 2012 — The next five years will see many hospitals in Europe overcoming the high cost and complexity of implementing hybrid operating rooms (OR) by adopting better planning and budget allocation. This will encourage hospitals with larger cardiac and neurosurgery services to implement at least one hybrid OR, suggests new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
August 14, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the transfer, consolidation and integration of its radiopharmaceutical operations from the Crown Point, Ind. facility to its Lubbock, Texas site.
McKesson released its Cardiology 13.0 system, which offers a single database solution for cardiac and peripheral catheterization, hemodynamic monitoring, electrophysiology (EP), echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear cardiology and electrocardiogram (ECG), ECG stress and Holter management. Data entered at any point-of-care flows into the electronic health record (EHR) without the need for potentially cumbersome interfaces or redundant documentation. This latest release is designed to boost clinical efficiencies and reduce operational costs.
August 13, 2012 — Providers are increasingly focused on using interventional labs in a hybrid operating room (OR) environment, but better support and training are needed to ensure success in this evolution of technology, suggests some of the findings in a recent KLAS study, “Interventional X-ray 2012: A Continuing Evolution.”
August 13, 2012 — Bayland Digital Inc. is a free medical scanning service that converts film X-rays into digital format and then recycles the old X-rays.
August 13, 2012 — To improve magnetic resonance (MR) exam efficiency and image quality, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its high-density 16-element flexible coil system, developed in partnership with NeoCoil. The new coil system makes it easier for clinicians to complete high-quality exams and improve diagnostic efficiency.
Early-stage detection is key to the prevention of life-threatening diseases; however, limited access to data hinders the ...
August 13, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics and Celsion Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided clearance to initiate a clinical study supporting a joint development program for Celsion’s ThermoDox combined with Philips' Sonalleve MR-HIFU (magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound) technology for the palliation of painful metastases to the bone caused by lung, prostate or breast cancers.
August 13, 2012 — The new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI), established by the American College of Radiology (ACR), will examine the role of radiology in new healthcare delivery and payment models — particularly quality-based approaches to radiologic care and the impact of medical imaging on overall healthcare costs.
Aug. 8, 2012 — iHeart Centers acquired the Heart IT WebPAX system for facilitating the management of medical images. The zero-footprint medical image workstation provides Web-based medical image management technology and services to healthcare systems, large hospitals and private clinics.
August 7, 2012 — RadNet Inc. announced it will offer Amyvid, a radioactive tracer used in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging, at more locations across the United States. Amyvid is the first test that can effectively rule out Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients who are being evaluated for cognitive impairment.
August 7, 2012 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced it has entered into an agreement with Alseres Pharmaceuticals Inc. to license [123I]-E-IACFT Injection (CFT), an iodine-123 radio-labeled imaging agent being developed as an aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, with a potential use as a diagnostic aid in dementia.
August 7, 2012 —Brainlab and Elekta have announced the first installation of an Elekta linear accelerator (linac) equipped with the ExacTrac patient positioning system by Brainlab; a strategy to make radiosurgery treatments for cancer patients more accurate and comfortable.
August 7, 2012 — ClearCanvas Inc. announced the release of ShareAgent, a routing application that allows healthcare professionals to transfer medical images to any DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine)-enabled device, and ShareStation, a mini-PACS (picture archiving and communications system) solution.
August 7, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced the latest addition to its family of digital radiography (DR) products, the FDR D-EVO Suite II, a cost-effective, flexible, DR-room solution designed to optimize workflow while utilizing any of Fujifilm’s FDR D-EVO portable detectors.