Nyack Hospital has been nationally recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. Its Center for Diagnostic Imaging performs more than 130,000 procedures a year with a staff of 20 radiologists.
Performing heart surgery on the same day as angiography is now confirmed as a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), and hospital policy limiting the practice for elective cardiac surgery has significantly reduced the rate of AKI, according to a study published in the February 2013 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Insight Imaging announced it has expanded its fleet of mobile imaging units to include those previously operated by GE Mobile Interim Solutions (MIS), a unit of GE Capital. Insight Imaging signed an agreement with GE Healthcare to become the preferred provider for GE Healthcare customers’ interim solutions and mobile imaging needs.
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
A quality assurance test can be performed within one minute using IBA's MagicMaX QA system for X-ray machines. The ...
Radiation oncologists from some of the country’s leading cancer centers will meet in Phoenix to discuss the appropriate use of proton beam therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Proton therapy is a highly precise form of radiation currently being used to treat a number of cancers and non-cancerous tumors.
GE Healthcare announced two new software packages for advanced analysis of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) images: CardiacVX and MR VesselIQ Xpress. Both CardiacVX and MR VesselIQ Xpress were featured in the GE Healthcare booth at the annual meeting of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) on Feb. 1-2, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif.
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
Patients want to play an active role in managing their healthcare — and online access to medical records is an important first step. This concept is also a requirement in Stage 2 Meaningul Use requirements.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule for the Sunshine Act on Feb. 1 that will increase public disclosure of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and physicians and teaching hospitals.
The latest version of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) — a system of standardized terminology and criteria to interpret and report imaging examinations of the liver — includes several modifications and enhancements to the previous version. These include:
A prospective study was published recently in the American Journal of Roentgenology on whether coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) provided an accurate and efficient management method for assessment of chest pain patients with low to intermediate risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study, presented by Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., of Baptist Health of South Florida, current vice president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and colleagues, was carried out over three emergency departments in a large healthcare system, between January 2009 and October 2010, and found that length of stay was cut in half, and the rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) remained very low in patients with negative CTA findings.
A new computed tomography (CT) scanner substantially reduces potentially harmful radiation while still improving overall image quality. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, along with engineers at Toshiba Medical Systems, worked on the scanner. An analysis of data on 107 patients undergoing heart scans found that radiation exposure was reduced by as much as 95 percent compared to the range of current machines, while the resulting images showed less blurriness, reduced graininess and greater visibility of fine details.
At an exclusive event scheduled March 1, 2013, Elekta will reveal a leap forward in radiation oncology and the care of individuals with cancer worldwide.
Fujifilm recently expanded its enterprise imaging portfolio with Synapse Pathology, the company’s newly acquired and ...
The need for flawless coordination of its carbon ion treatments led officials at the CNAO Foundation (Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica) to choose Elekta’s Mosaiq Oncology Information Management System. On Nov. 13, the CNAO Foundation became the world’s first center to use Mosaiq to guide a cancer patient’s carbon ion therapy. CNAO — which made news last year when it treated its first patient with proton therapy — is now nearing completion of its National Center of Oncological Hadrontherapy.
Agfa HealthCare has introduced its global remote incident prevention (GRIP) services to provide state-of-the-art electronic monitoring of all IMPAX picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) worldwide, as well as linked devices from other suppliers. GRIP’s ultimate goal is to prevent unsettling downtime surprises in the healthcare environment.
PhysioSonics announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Presto 1000 Flow Monitor system 510(k) clearance for cranial blood flow monitoring. In addition, the company announced completion of Series B add-on debt financing, closing with $1.05 million.
February 1, 2013 — SoftVue, the whole breast ultrasound device created by two scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, is currently undergoing review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for market clearance.
A patient's relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain scans while they believed they were actually treating patients, researchers have provided the first scientific evidence indicating that doctors truly can feel their patients' pain — and can also experience their relief following treatment.
February 1, 2013 — Six clinical trials, including one evaluating the effectiveness of proton beam therapy in treating children with specific brain cancers and three proton therapy trials for men with prostate cancer, are being led by researchers at CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center.
Accu-Tatt is an easy-to-use, sterile, all inclusive tattooing device designed to permanently mark radiation therapy patients. Every Accu-Tatt pouch conveniently contains an ink ampoule and a ¾-inch, 22-gauge needle. Packaging the needle and ampoule in a sterilized pouch reduces the concern for contamination and cross-contamination within radiation therapy facilities. In addition, Accu-Tatt’s short needle length allows for increased control while tattooing the patient. The Accu-Tatt shell contains an ampoule filled with sterile black ink. To start the flow of ink, hold the ampoule upright in one hand and use the thumb to bend the shell, breaking the ampoule. The end of the ampoule houses a luer lock fitting to accommodate the prepackaged, sterilized hypodermic needle.
Analogic Corp. is acquiring Ultrasonix Medical Corp., a supplier of ultrasound systems for point-of-care and general imaging applications. Ultrasonix has more than 5,000 systems installed worldwide, and would bring key ultrasound products, technology and sales channels that are complementary to Analogic's ultrasound business.