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June 8, 2012 — With hundreds of installations in MRI suites on five continents, Kopp Development Inc., maker of ferromagnetic detectors for MRI safety, will introduce FerrAlert SOLO during the AAPM 2012.

Time June 08, 2012
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June 8, 2012 — The overwhelming majority (93.8 percent) of patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in the emergency department (ED) setting are classified as clinically complex, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Clinically complex is used to describe patients who are, based on documentation of their ED physician, much sicker than others.

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June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of nuclear medicine (NM) applications for IntelliSpace Portal, adding to its existing portfolio of CT, MR and multimodality applications. The full suite of NM applications will now offer comprehensive processing and review capabilities at a level normally reserved exclusively for dedicated NM workstations. The company will also showcase solutions designed to increase diagnostic confidence, enhance patient comfort, augment physician confidence, simplify clinical workflow and reduce lifecycle costs.

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June 8, 2012 — Agfa HealthCare announced that it has selected Dell, of Round Rock, Texas, to host its cloud clinical archive portfolio, including the Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) platform. By extending its existing managed-services platform with the new availability of ICIS in the cloud, Agfa HealthCare is providing its U.S. customers simplified image archiving, management and viewing that supports healthcare facilities’ needs to image-enable the EMR. With this cost-effective, innovative cloud solution, Agfa HealthCare addresses the need for a comprehensive patient record. Because Agfa HealthCare provides comprehensive service and support, organizations can now focus their expertise more fully on diagnosis, treatment and care delivery.

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June 7, 2012 — MRI Interventions Inc. announced that the first MRI-guided brain biopsy using the company's ClearPoint System has been performed at MD Anderson in Houston, by neurosurgeon Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D., working with Sujit Prabhu, M.D. The MRI-guided brain biopsy represents the newest use of the ClearPoint System, which has already been successfully used by neurosurgeons in the United States for the insertion of electrodes and catheters in the brain.

Time June 07, 2012
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June 7, 2012 — With a strategic vision to provide leading-edge technologies and solutions at better prices, Kallo Inc. announces the launch of a price disruptive PACS/RIS system.

Time June 07, 2012
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June 7, 2012 – For those with esophageal cancer, initial staging of the disease is of particular importance as it determines whether to opt for a curative treatment or palliative treatment. Research presented in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that physicians using positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) can discern incremental staging information about the cancer, which can significantly impact management plans.

Time June 07, 2012
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June 7, 2012 — GNAX Health, a provider of healthcare technology infrastructure and application delivery service provider, will present its medical image cloud archive and vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solutions at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 7 – 10, 2012.

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June 7, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced the acquisition of XPRO, a Brazilian Interventional X-ray equipment manufacturer company with over 15 years of experience and with more than 120 systems installed at private customer sites. Combining XPRO’s Interventional X-Ray product capabilities with GE Healthcare’s complementary imaging technology and global distribution presence, this acquisition brings a significant enhancement of offerings in Brazil while creating a broader platform that will address access and quality challenges in emerging interventional X-ray segments. Terms of this transaction were not disclosed.

Time June 07, 2012
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June 7, 2012 — Visage Imaging announced they will be demonstrating significant enhancements to the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2012 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., June 7-9. Visage 7’s fast, thin-client, server-side processing technology delivers enterprise diagnostic and clinical viewing solutions for healthcare institutions seeking to dramatically accelerate and enhance the delivery of radiology services.

Time June 07, 2012
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Feature | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.

Several technological advancements occurred in the PICC market in recent years that are changing the competitive landscape and driving growth. Increasingly, medical professionals are using computed tomography (CT) imaging to guide PICCs and confirm proper placement in the vasculature.

Time June 04, 2012
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June 4, 2012 — Infinitt North America, a provider of image and information management solutions, announced they have become an application partner with InterSystems Corp., headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. The partnership will enable Infinitt to support complex interfacing for multi-facility, disparate PACS (picture archiving and communications system) reading environments.

Time June 04, 2012
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June 4, 2012 — Claron Technology introduces NilFeed, an image sharing extension for its family of Nil medical image viewers that enables easy, flexible communications among unrelated sites. Nil viewers, which include both diagnostic and referring physician offerings, run within a browser on any Web-enabled device. Using NilFeed, a Nil site can now collaborate easily and securely with any external medical facility, whatever its imaging infrastructure, without setting up and maintaining a dedicated VPN connection. A remote site can upload or download a DICOM study from a Nil server using only secure HTTPS protocol.

Time June 04, 2012
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June 4, 2012 — GE Healthcare signed an agreement with Affibody AB (“Affibody”) to collaborate on the development of a Her2-targeted PET imaging agent, which is scheduled to begin clinical trials later this year.

Time June 04, 2012
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June 4, 2012 — Two executive experts from DR Systems, a provider of healthcare information systems, will present as panel members at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Imaging Information in Medicine (SIIM). The conference will be held June 7-10 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

Time June 04, 2012
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June 4, 2012 – PACSgear, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, announced an agreement with SeeMyRadiology.com, a collaborative, cloud-based medical imaging solution, to participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and results. PACSgear has incorporated the application programming interface (API) from SeeMyRadiology.com to upload images and reports to the company’s secure network. The Open Image Exchange will be demonstrated live at the upcoming SIIM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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June 4, 2012 — Eli Lilly and Co. and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, announced that Amyvid is available to imaging centers in markets surrounding 16 manufacturing sites located in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Colton, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Hartford, Conn.; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; North Wales, Pa.; Orlando, Fla.; Palo Alto, Calif.; Phoenix; Seattle; and St. Louis.

Time June 04, 2012
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The high brightness of 1,200 cd/m2 enables the 5 MP RadiForce GX530 monitor to offer a long usage time guarantee of 40,000 hours. With dual-link input support, monitors achieve a clock frequency of 50 Hz, even when displaying in high resolution. This enables smooth response when adjusting window level or width through the DICOM viewer application, compared to single-link connection. Additional features include the integrated front sensor for self-calibration and the integrated presence sensor for energy savings.

Time June 01, 2012
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Double Black Imaging will highlight its X-Series LCD line with X-CAL Web. This line includes a 2MP monochrome and high-bright color, a 3MP monochrome and high-bright color, a 5MP monochrome and new 10MP monochrome LCD with FDA 510(k) clearance for mammography. These environmentally friendly and ergonomically designed LCDs exceed industry standards with built-in front sensors. They are bundled with X-CAL Web calibration suite for full automatic calibration, conformance, alerting and reporting. They feature high-speed graphic controllers and a 5-year warranty.

Time June 01, 2012
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The Coronis Fusion family of medical imaging displays offers high-quality multi-modality imaging and features 30-inch color LCDs that can be used as one widescreen desktop or a seamless two-head display. Radiologists can organize their workspace in any configuration they desire, simultaneously viewing chest X-rays, multiple 2-D and 3-D computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), cath and echocardiogram images — or any other combination of high-quality grayscale, color-enhanced and fused images — side-by-side on a single, seamless screen. The displays can enhance the productivity of radiologists from a workflow perspective.

Time June 01, 2012
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