In what one day may be recognized as a melding of epidemiology and medical imaging, researchers are associating human conditions once viewed as unavoidable or natural consequences of American life as diseases with commonalities that can be seen and measured in the living brain.
Matakina International announced that the Volpara objective breast density measurement software will be used in the European Union (EU) collaborative Adapting Breast Cancer Screening Strategy Using Personalised Risk Estimation (ASSURE) research project.
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. shared the benefits of its zero footprint mobile application, Synapse Mobility, with visitors to the 2012 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The application enables access to Fujifilm’s suite of Synapse products from hand-held devices, in addition to Macintosh- or Windows-based PCs. It was one of several Synapse products and solutions demonstrated at the show.
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, announced its acquisition of NeuroLogica, a leading computed tomography (CT) company headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. Established in 2004, NeuroLogica develops cutting-edge medical imaging products and is known for its world-class portable CT scanners, such as BodyTom and CereTom. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In a study designed to see if doctors who are told the exact price of expensive medical tests like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in advance would order fewer of them, Johns Hopkins researchers got their answer: No.
Varian Medical Systems has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer.
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
Avreo announced the release of Version 7.4 for preview at HIMSS 2013. Version 7.4 enhancements include voice recognition improvements such as voice command shortcuts, advanced report template management and new voice recognition editor workflow to offer interpreting physicians the option to send voice recognition reports to an editor for final review prior to distribution.
Sports-related concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries have grabbed headlines in recent months, as the long-term damage they can cause becomes increasingly evident among both current and former athletes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that millions of these injuries occur each year.
The study finds that in several countries in Western Europe there are too few radiotherapy machines to ensure that cancer patients in need of radiotherapy receive treatment. For instance, in Italy around 16 percent of need is unmet, in Portugal 19 percent, Austria 20 percent and the UK and Germany 21 percent. However, the authors caution that these apparent gaps in treatment supply may be compensated by more efficient organization of radiotherapy provision.
Elekta and Philips Healthcare announced The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) has signed an agreement to join a research group to advance the development of an innovative image-guided treatment technology for cancer care. The technology merges radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology in a single system. MD Anderson is the second member of the research consortium, which will comprise leading radiation oncology centers and clinicians, and already includes the University Medical Center Utrecht (the Netherlands).
Cerner’s PowerChart cardiovascular solution unifies diagnostic cardiology activities, therapeutic interventions and follow-up regimens into a unified electronic health record (EHR) for the patient. This greatly simplifies workflow and enables cardiologists to see a consolidated view of clinical information from within Cerner’s EHR, PowerChart. Cerner’s partnership with Merge Cardio and Merge Hemo provides cardiac imaging for catheterization, intravascular ultrasound, echocardiography and nuclear medicine; facilitates structured reporting for cardiologist clinical interpretations; and integrates hemodynamics data with the Cerner EMR.
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the segment of the U.S. nonvascular interventional radiology device market with the fastest growth and greatest potential is ablation devices, comprising radiofrequency (RF) ablation, cryoablation and microwave ablation devices. The overall market will grow moderately to $295 million by 2017.
Fujifilm recently expanded its enterprise imaging portfolio with Synapse Pathology, the company’s newly acquired and ...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Meeting, held annually in Chicago, Ill., is one of the largest and most prestigious medical imaging conferences in the world. Top researchers often choose this venue to announce significant results from their clinical work. One of the most exciting areas of modern medicine discussed at last year's meeting was molecular imaging. Many attendees expressed interest towards a full session dedicated to this new form of imaging entitled, "Breast Imaging in the Era of Molecular Medicine."
Apollo Hospitals, India's leading healthcare provider, in its yet another initiative to bring the best healthcare practices to India, announced its plans to establish a Proton Therapy Center in India, the first of its kind across South East Asia, Africa and Australia. This launch, which marks the beginning of the next wave of advancement in radiation therapy in India, is worth approximately Rs. 400 crores, which covers the equipment and services supplied by Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) to help establish the Apollo Proton Therapy Center including the long-term operation and maintenance contract.
MIM Software Inc. announced today that Stereotactic Surface Projection images (SSP) have been added to the quantitative analysis tools for amyloid PET in the new version 5.6 of MIMneuro.
Avreo released Version 7.4 for preview at HIMSS 2013. Version 7.4 enhancements include voice recognition improvements such as voice command shortcuts, advanced report template management and new voice recognition editor workflow to offer interpreting physicians the option to send voice recognition reports to an editor for final review prior to distribution.
The new AlignRT frameless SRS module has just received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. This offering utilizes Vision RT’s latest HD camera technology, includes an advanced calibration solution for ensuring the precise alignment of AlignRT with the beam iso-center, and the 3Degree head adjuster which allows precise corrections for pitch, roll and yaw rotations with open mask immobilization.
An innovative modification of a treatment chair used with cancer patients allows those who have problems lying down during procedures to sit upright, providing greater comfort. The modified chair was developed to be used for proton therapy but can also be used in conventional radiation therapy, providing the chair can be attached to a robotic positioner.
Using tiny balloons to temporarily block blood flow to the uterus during a high-risk Caesarean-section delivery can save the life of the mother while preventing hysterectomy and preserving fertility, suggests research being presented at the 25th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET).
GNAX Health announced the availability of GNAX SDEX Secure digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) Exchange, allowing hospitals, ACOs and HIEs the ability to transfer medical images securely. The announcement was made by Jeff Hinkle, CEO, GNAX, at the Radiological Society of North America's 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill.