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May 14, 2012 — Using a concentrated, highly targeted dose of radiation to the breast has equally as good results as irradiating the whole area, with no adverse effects on survival and a much better cosmetic outcome, Hungarian researchers have found. Reporting the 10-year results of a randomised trial, Professor Csaba Polgár, M.D., director of the Centre for Radiotherapy, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, told the World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) that he believes accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) could be offered to many more breast cancer patients, resulting in fewer side effects and major cost savings to healthcare systems.

Time May 14, 2012
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A Montreal-based radiology practice grows from one imaging center to five, empowered by Intelerad’s IntelePACS solution – providing high-performance, robust image management and intuitive workflow – from its inception.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 4, 2012 – PACSGEAR, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records (EHRs), announced the PACSGEAR Image Exchange, a cloud-based solution designed to securely upload and share medical images and results between facilities. As a low-cost add-on to the company’s popular MediaWriter product line, PACSGEAR Image Exchange provides the user an option to either burn DICOM studies to CD/DVD media or upload studies to a variety of cloud-based repositories. The solution will be introduced at the upcoming SIIM annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 11, 2012 — A team of scientists led by Stanley Fricke, M.D., of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., broke the "magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sound barrier," a finding that could lead to a hundred-fold increase in MRI speed, according to a new clinical study published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Physics.

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May 11, 2012 - X-ray mammography is an important diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, but it has certain drawbacks that limit its effectiveness. For example, it can give in false positive and negative results; it also exposes women to low doses of ionizing radiation, which – while accepted as safe – can still carry some risk.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 11, 2012 – The use of single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) has been reported to change clinical management in a significant number of thyroid cancer patients according to research presented in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Information obtained from these scans not only helps determine the need for radioiodine therapy or alterative options, but also impacts the long-term follow-up strategy.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 11, 2012 – Fovia Medical Inc., a provider of volume rendering technology, and iCRco, a provider of digital imaging solutions, announced a groundbreaking collaboration to deliver High Definition Volume Rendering to the orthopedic market.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 11, 2012—CoActiv Medical announces this week at the Health Connect Partners 2012 Radiology and Imaging Center Conference an expanded relationship with PenRad Technologies. The new agreement goes beyond the sales alliance established in November 2011 to now integrate PenRad into EXAM-PACS for seamless delivery of advanced image and information management solutions for women’s imaging.

Time May 11, 2012
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May 9, 2012 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) submitted its comments on the proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU), calling for more time to allow healthcare organizations to better prepare.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 9, 2012 -Breast brachytherapy with a strut-based applicator appears to be an effective treatment for women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast, according to a groundbreaking study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, held in Phoenix May 2-4.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 9, 2012 - The American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) is concerned about misleading information in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), comparing breast brachytherapy to whole breast irradiation (WBI).

Time May 09, 2012
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May 9, 2012 —Radiology Associates of Fox Valley (RAFV) in Neenah, Wisc., has elected McKesson Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) to help the group modernize its revenue cycle operations and navigate rapid changes in the healthcare billing and coding environment.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 9, 2012 — Two studies presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology 2012 Annual Cancer Symposium found that the SurgicEye declipseSPECT may improve the accuracy of non-imaging gamma probes by providing 3-D images of the tumor and lymph nodes.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 8, 2012 – Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market its Echelon Oval 1.5T ultra-wide magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Echelon Oval sets a new standard for premium wide bore 1.5T MRI with its patient-shaped design, resulting in a 74 cm oval bore, the widest in the industry.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 9, 2012 — Philips is bringing its newest computed tomography (CT) to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., home to the area’s only Level II trauma center.

Time May 09, 2012
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May 7, 2012 — Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) reduces the required radiopharmaceutical dose and image acquisition time by 50 percent for diagnostic quality myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), according to a new study published in the March/April 2011 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Time May 07, 2012
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May 7, 2012 - On May 4, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) regarding the agencies' March 7, 2012, proposed rules to revise and update the professional and technology requirements of the EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use”). The ACR IT and Informatics Committee (ITIC) - Government Relations Subcommittee compiled the comments with feedback from ACR members, allied organizations and other stakeholders.

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May 7, 2012 - Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced that it will introduce the new DC-8 ultrasound system at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting being held in San Diego, May 5-9, 2012. The new system is designed to maximize user experience for a wide variety of applications.

Time May 07, 2012
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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.

Time May 07, 2012
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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.

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