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June 20, 2012 — The American Medical Association (AMA) voted during its annual policy-making meeting to adopt several new policies, including new mammography screening recommendations.

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June 20, 2012 — Image Information Systems has introduced its iQ-Launcher module as a free tool for its radiology workstation, iQ-View (versions 2.7 and above), to exchange DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) and non-DICOM data bidirectionally between iQ-View and various measurement tools.

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June 20, 2012 — Elekta announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Agility, a beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac). Patients and clinics in the United States will now be able to benefit from the speed and reliability of this new multi-leaf collimator (MLC) design.

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June 20, 2012 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 2012 Image of the Year illustrates the effectiveness of Bi-213-DOTATOC for the peptide receptor alpha-therapy of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) that do not respond to beta therapy. Researchers selected this image from more than 2,000 studies presented over the course of four days during SNM’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla.

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June 20, 2012 — Nuance Communications Inc. and Radimetrics announced the integration of their technologies, which together will help radiologists to monitor and report on patient exposure to imaging-related radiation.

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June 19, 2012 — Accuray Inc. announced that outcome data on intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients treated with CyberKnife Prostate SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy) was presented at the 2012 American Urological Association Meeting (AUA) in Atlanta.

Time June 19, 2012
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The lag between news and peer-review last week dragged radiology back into the quagmire of concern about patient exposure to diagnostic radiation, thanks to an ill-considered publication that illustrates the shortcomings of peer-reviewed journals as it does the failure of opinion leaders to lead.

Time June 18, 2012
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June 18, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the Aplio 500, Aplio 300 and Viamo ultrasound systems at the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) annual conference, June 7 to June 9, 2012, in National Harbor, Md. All systems combine advanced visualization capabilities with ergonomics and flexibility to improve departmental efficiency.

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June 18, 2012 — United Health Services (UHS), a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving the greater Binghamton, N.Y. area has selected Philips Live 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) technology for cardiac care, marking the system’s 2,500th installation in North America.

Time June 18, 2012
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GE Healthcare introduced the latest addition to its Nuclear Medicine 600 series with a new performance SPECT/CT (single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography) system, the Optima NM/CT 640.

Time June 15, 2012
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June 15, 2012 — A new product designed to look like kittens and puppies is now available to imaging rooms across the country to help comfort children as they undergo diagnostic imaging exams. Newmatic Medical, a company that specializes in medical imaging products and accessories, launches the new product, BravePal, this month.

Time June 15, 2012
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June 15, 2012 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 59th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., June 9-12, Cardinal Health introduced new technology enhancements that make it possible for hospital nuclear medicine departments and imaging centers to seamlessly improve data integration and the overall efficiency of their operations.

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June 15, 2012 — Claron Technology introduces at Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2012 the BlackBerry PlayBook app for the Nil family of medical imaging viewers, which support anytime, anywhere web-based review of a full range of imaging modalities and related data.

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June 15, 2012 — Data presented at the Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting shows that uptake of the investigational imaging agent [18F] flutemetamol correlates with a beta amyloid in vivo biopsy and can be quantified using a positron emission tomography (PET)-only registration method. Data from other studies show that flutemetamol (F18) uptake is inversely related to measures of cognitive function in non-demented older adults.

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June 15, 2012 — Several groundbreaking studies on the Naviscan PET scanner, the breast application for which is positron emission mammography (PEM), were presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) in Miami, Fla.

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June 15, 2012 — Lone Oak Medical Technologies announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its AccuDXA2 bone mineral density assessment system for the U.S. market.

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June 15, 2012 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2012, GE Healthcare showcased Q.Suite on both the new Discovery PET/CT 710 and Discovery PET/CT 610 products. Q.Suite is a collection of next-generation capabilities designed to further quantitative positron emission tomography (PET) by generating more consistent standardized uptake value (SUV) readings — enabling clinicians to assess treatment response accurately, allowing oncologists to modify treatment strategies without waiting for physical results.

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June 15, 2012 — To enable hospitals to keep pace with the latest technological advances and offer better patient care and improved workflow while containing costs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announces the availability of VeloCT.

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June 14, 2012 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced at SIIM 2012 in Orlando, Fla., the new support for tomosynthesis in the IntelePACS (picture archiving and communications system) Breast Imaging module.

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June 14, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced the availability of Synapse Mobility 3.0, a new zero-footprint application with improved features that enable access to Fujifilm's suite of Synapse products, from handheld mobile devices to Macintosh- or Windows-based PCs.

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