November 2, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems has launched a portfolio of oncology-specific information technology (IT) solutions designed to meet the requirements of a modern cancer treatment center. The company's FullScale oncology IT portfolio comprises a flexible set of comprehensive IT solutions for every type of healthcare delivery system.
November 2, 2012 — A first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center has shown encouraging results for the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat kidney cancer. This noninvasive treatment technique may represent a potential new nonsurgical option for patients with the disease who have limited treatment options.
TeraMedica Inc. announced that ClearDATA Networks Inc. is offering TeraMedica’s Evercore Enterprise Software Suite for cloud-based clinical image archiving. The distribution agreement will enable healthcare organizations to significantly enhance their image lifecycle management and greatly reduce operating costs through this cloud storage solution.
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
Molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) has enabled scientists for the first time to visualize binding sites of caffeine in the living human brain to explore possible positive and negative effects of caffeine consumption. According to research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, PET imaging with F-18-8-cyclopentyl-3-(3-fluoropropyl)-1-propylxanthine (F-18-CPFPX) shows that repeated intake of caffeinated beverages throughout a day results in up to 50 percent occupancy of the brain’s A1 adenosine receptors.
November 2, 2012 — PACSgear, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records (EHRs), has announced an agreement with itMD, a medical image sharing company that enables the secure and on-demand exchange of medical images. itMD will participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and information.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation on the East Coast, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued information about the effects of these types of natural disasters on mammography facilities. There are certain actions mammography facilities can take to help ensure that they continue to provide high quality mammography services. Depending on the amount of damage sustained by a facility, its equipment, critical records and even patient records and/or mammogram films may have been damaged or destroyed. In the aftermath of these events, your mammography facility may find it a challenge to comply with MQSA regulations.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
Mevion Medical Systems announced the delivery of its fifth TriNiobium Core proton accelerator, the powerful proton source that is at the center of the revolutionary Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System. This accelerator will be delivered early next year to First Coast Oncology in Jacksonville, Fla. All 2013 and early 2014 Mevion S250 deliveries are already in the manufacturing stage.
ClearCanvas Inc. announced the commercial release of ClearCanvas radiology information systems/picture archive and communications systems (RIS/PACS) Team Edition, an end-to-end radiology workflow management solution.
Carestream Health has acquired Genesis Digital Imaging Inc. This acquisition enables Carestream to expand its customer base by leveraging the expertise Genesis has in serving U.S. dealers that primarily call on the value tier market and specialty medical practices. Carestream offers a portfolio of products and services designed specifically for these types of healthcare customers.
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
November 1, 2012 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR (2-D CPA MR) software solution for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive payments until [the department] promulgates universal interoperable standards.”
At RSNA 2012, Philips will highlight updates to its IntelliSpace PACS (picture archiving and communications system). The image management and distribution solution has technology that gives any physician in the enterprise access to full fidelity images within three seconds – even in environments with limited network bandwidth.
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
The IntelliSpace Breast integrates mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies to provide clinicians with a comprehensive picture of multiple breast exams at a single workspace.
Sildenafil citrate (SC), a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, administered before, during and after radiation therapy improved overall sexual function of prostate cancer patients, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 54th Annual Meeting.
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) launched the new Visicoil Twin-Line fiducial marker at the annual meeting of the 2012 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Older women with early-stage, low-risk breast cancer who were treated with radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) showed higher cause- specific (CSS) and overall survival (OS) rates than those who did not undergo radiation, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 54th Annual Meeting. The study also found a 6 percent decrease in the use of radiation after 2004 in this population of patients, suggesting that treatment guidelines, which allow for omission of radiation therapy, may need to be re-examined.
McKesson’s solutions for radiology assist customers in meeting today’s challenges with new technology that is designed for easy deployment on multiple devices and in multiple locations, which contributes to a lower cost of ownership and a faster adoption of the technology.
The McKesson Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) offering bridges the gaps in communications by providing a comprehensive view of healthcare workflow and correspondence. Utilizing a sophisticated, configurable rules engine, this powerful solution reaches across various healthcare department and IT boundaries to collect, combine and analyze data in powerful, actionable ways.
The McKesson Enterprise Image Repository solution, which is independent from the Horizon Medical Imaging PACS and other PACS, archives and manages image data on behalf of the systems with which it interfaces.
Invivo’s DynaTRIM system is the first commercially available, fully magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible interventional device for transrectal interventional MRI of the prostate gland.