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June 14, 2012 — Etiam introduced its DICOM Izer 4.0 at this year’s SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine) conference, held June 7-10 in Orlando, Fla. The new version contains major enhancements to make it the most advanced solution for bringing digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) compliance to non-imaging data for greater interoperability and integration into the patient record.

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June 14, 2012 — Addicts unable to kick a cocaine habit could one day be vaccinated against cocaine and see proof with a molecular imaging technique that shows how the vaccine prompts antibodies to whisk away the drug before it can reach the brain, said researchers at the recently concluded 59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, held in Miami Beach, Fla.

Time June 14, 2012
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June 13, 2012 —Siemens Healthcare demonstrated how image and information management solutions help customers lower healthcare costs, while improving the level of service offered to other providers and patients. These solutions were on display at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2012 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., from June 7-10.

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June 13, 2012 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, presented clinical data comparing its amyloid imaging candidate, AZD4694, to the benchmark amyloid imaging agent, 11C-PIB, at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla.

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June 13, 2012 — M*Modal Inc. announced the M*Modal Catalyst family of cloud-based applications, enabling healthcare decision-makers to extract actionable information from “unstructured” medical documentation, regardless of how that data was created, and combine it with structured data contained in electronic clinical systems.

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June 13, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced completion of its first strontium validation effort in May 2012, when Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), a Positron subsidiary, successfully processed strontium.

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As the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty physician services, Pediatrix Medical Group says streamlining the transfer of images and reports is a priority. Seeking a faster, more reliable method of exchanging files than on CD, the group adopted a cloud-based medical information exchange.

Time June 12, 2012
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Best Cyclotron Systems is unveiling five new cyclotrons for isotope research and production at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2012 Annual Meeting on June 9-12 in Miami Beach, Fla.

Time June 11, 2012
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June 6, 2012 — At the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 7 to 9 in Orlando, Fla., Peake Healthcare Innovations will introduce attendees to a new concept in cloud-based Image Management as a Service (IMaaS). The PeakeSecure portfolio powers a medical image-sharing platform that includes a mix of services from image management and disaster recovery to advanced 3D visualization and cross-enterprise image exchange and workflow.

Time June 11, 2012
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Novarad’s NovaDose solution that calculates cumulative patient, exam and modality ionizing radiation dose history now automatically reports the patient’s exam dose profile from directly into the NovaRIS diagnostic report without dictation or manual entry. This new convenience increases ease of use and saves time.

Time June 11, 2012
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June 8, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Radimetrics Inc. that will offer U.S. healthcare professionals the industry’s first computed tomography (CT) dose management software portfolio to include radiation and contrast dose tracking. Through the agreement, Bayer will distribute the Radimetrics eXposure Radiation Dose Management (RDM) software in addition to Bayer’s existing contrast-focused dose management solution.

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June 11, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer, announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System. The Mevion S250 is a first-of-its-kind proton therapy system that provides the same precise, non-invasive treatment advantages and capabilities of complex, large, and costly proton therapy systems but with higher patient throughput, a significantly reduced footprint, improved reliability, and lower implementation and operational costs. The Mevion S250 delivers precise and intense proton beams that physicians can use to treat tumors and lesions or any other condition where radiotherapy is indicated.

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June 11, 2012 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its ResolutionMD Web 2.9 Vessel Analysis module for post-processing diagnostic review and analysis of patient computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

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June 8, 2012 — Patients vary widely in their response to concussions, but scientists haven’t understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time.

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June 11, 2012 — MIM Software is currently preparing MIMneuro version 5.5.0 for release in June. MIMneuro is vendor-neutral software indicated for quantitative and statistical analysis to aid in the interpretation of PET (positron emission tomography) and SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) brain images.

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As the explosion of big data continues to transform imaging department workflow, the consolidation of disparate PACS data across the enterprise is helping to simplify large scale image management. At SIIM, GE Healthcare is introducing new enhancements designed to improve how radiologists view, navigate, and process big data sets with Centricity PACS 4.0 (Centricity PACS 4.0 will be available for sale in early Q3, 2012). The new product release continues to ensure other departments and locations can seamlessly connect to PACS through the Centricity Enterprise Archive, cloud-enabled, vendor neutral archive technology that stores petabytes of data for thousands of GE customers worldwide.

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June 11, 2012 — An estimated 85.3 million computed tomography (CT) procedures were performed in 8,465 hospital and non-hospital sites in 2011 in the United States, representing an annual growth rate of 4 percent compared to 2010, when an estimated 81.9 million procedures were performed, according to a new survey of CT sites in the U.S. by IMV Medical Information Division.

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June 11, 2012 — Matakina International Ltd. of Wellington, New Zealand, and Mammography Reporting System Inc. (MRS) of Seattle, announced that the companies have signed an agreement that allows MRS to provide users of the MRS7 reporting system with the ability to utilize the Volpara breast density software scores in an updated user interface.

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June 8, 2012 — Children and young adults scanned multiple times by computed tomography (CT) have a small increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan. These findings are from a study of more than 175,000 children and young adults that was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, England.

Time June 08, 2012
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June 8, 2012 — Bayer Radiology and Interventional has announced the introduction of the Certegra Workstation, an informatics-driven, touch-screen hub that enables time savings and improved patient care through a suite of CT (computed tomography) Contrast Dose Management applications and a new P3T 2.0 operating environment.

Time June 08, 2012
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