May 7, 2012 - medQ , a provider of information technology and service solutions in radiology, announced a signed agreement with Community Portable X-ray to provide a complete workflow solution from order entry through to automatic report distribution and billing.
May 7, 2012 — Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh honored the Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) by presiding over the inauguration of its Elekta Synergy linear accelerator on April 20 in Guwahati in the Indian state of Assam. The Synergy system joins BCCI's first Elekta treatment system, which was installed in 2000.
May 7, 2012 - IsoRay Inc., a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications, announced it will host a booth at the world brachytherapy meeting. The program, presented by GEC-ESTRO (The Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology), in co-operation with ABS (American Brachytherapy Society), ALATRO (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Terapia Radiante Oncologica), and the Indian and Australasian brachytherapy groups, will take place May 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain.
May 7, 2012 — The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) — radiology’s most comprehensive professional development and leadership academy — is now open for enrollment.
May 7, 2012 — Carestream has debuted new software features for three of its computed radiography (CR) systems that offer important advantages in the areas of quality and exposure control, pediatric and intensive care unit (ICU) imaging, and print output.
May 4, 2012 — Ziehm Imaging has been involved in mobile X-ray-based imaging for 40 years and is a major player in mobile C-arms. Since the company was founded in 1972, more than 10,000 Ziehm imaging C-arms have been installed in hospitals and medical facilities around the globe. As part of its global "40 Years of Innovation" campaign, Ziehm Imaging is seeking to convey its mobile C-arm expertise to its target groups.
Early-stage detection is key to the prevention of life-threatening diseases; however, limited access to data hinders the ...
For all the talk about reducing dose, you’d think doing so would require exotic tools. Yet, reduced dose is not only possible, but also practical and well within the reach of everyday radiology. All that’s needed is the will to do so and the expertise to make it happen. Pediatricians at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, can attest to that.
The imaging volume at Desert Radiologists was so high that the radiologists on staff never felt comfortable scheduling time off. In 2008, the Las Vegas, Nev., practice replaced its outdated and overloaded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with a more efficient system. The new McKesson PACS provided a single database system, improving workflow and reducing turnaround time.
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., is an acute-care hospital within Memorial Health System and has been serving patients in the region for more than 110 years. For 2012, it is the host site for the Level One Trauma Center for its region. It frequently uses mobile imaging for emergency, bariatric and orthopedic care. To meet these imaging needs, it has been using GE OEC C-arm systems for close to 18 years.
Software automation can help improve many processes, including verifying eligibility for patient exams, navigating the ...
When your practice sees an average of 150 women a day, efficiency is key to ensuring that each patient receives the best possible care. For the past several years, the Breast Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health network, has chosen to standardize on Hologic equipment, from its Selenia digital mammography systems and SecurView workstations to the majority of the elements used in its biopsy practice, including the Multi-Care Platinum breast biopsy guidance system; Eviva, ATEC and Celero vacuum-assisted breast biopsy devices, and biopsy site markers.
Proton therapy is a variant of conventional external beam radiation therapy or stereotactic radiosurgery. Whereas traditional radiation therapies use X-ray photons as the “ammunition” to target tumors, proton therapy uses the significantly more massive proton to try to decimate diseased tissues. From a patient benefit standpoint, there’s more to proton therapy than just “bigger bullets” targeting tumors, it is also that the collateral risks to the patient are lower.
Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have been around for more than 20 years, and today’s marketplace includes a lot of satisfied customers who recognize the many benefits they have gotten from them. “The PACS market has achieved a stage of maturity and a track record of documented benefits – savings from eliminating film, faster turnaround times – that leave electronic health record (EHR) advocates envious,” said a recent KLAS report, “PACS 2011: A Victim of its Own Success.”
At RSNA 2021, Philips highlighted the launch of two new innovative CT systems – the multi-energy Spectral CT 7500 and ...
Since it was named “Invention of the Year” by TIME magazine in 2000, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been hailed as a winning combination. It captures anatomical information from the CT and functional information from the PET to create a fused image at once, reducing some of the challenges that occur in fusing two images acquired at separate times from separate modalities.
May 3, 2012 — Brit Systems Inc. and Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. jointly announced an agreement for Brit Systems to support the U.S. installations of the SafeCT image enhancement system.
May 3, 2012 — When 300 of the nation’s top college football players converged on Indianapolis in February for the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, they were evaluated with one of the most advanced, wireless digital radiography systems available today — the Aero DR.
May 3, 2012 — Accuray Inc. announced the launch of the Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence (PACE) study, an international multicenter randomized study to compare CyberKnife Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), da Vinci assisted and manual laparoscopic surgery, and conventionally fractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
Musculoskeletal impairments are reported by more than one out of every four Americans, and in 2008 an estimated 46 million, or one in five adults, reported arthritis.1 Local injections of therapeutic agents into articular structures can lead to rapid decreases in pain and inflammation without many of the serious side effects associated with systemic medications. However, as with any diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, success depends on the expertise of the clinician and the accuracy with which the medications are injected into the affected joint space. Ultrasound is an emerging imaging modality which affords dynamic, real-time, cost-effective and physician-controlled visualization of anatomic impairments. Recent data has demonstrated that the use of ultrasound imaging improves accuracy rates in joint injections.
Multimodality imaging in medicine can provide a physician with tools for making an accurate diagnosis prior to making treatment recommendations and helps the physician to lessen the potential for restaging, simplifying the image evaluation process and improving patient care in the future. The benefits also can be applied to the improvement of imaging in clinical trials, where precision and standardization is a necessity. For many diseases, including cancer, heart disease and certain brain disorders, the current and typical imaging process requires the acquisition of both positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scans.
May 1, 2012 - The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department, with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists, for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose delivered to the patient, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 1, 2012 -- Merge Healthcare, a provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced the release of Merge Honeycomb Archive, a new image archiving application available within its cloud-based platform.