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Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3.0T offers true comfort and flexibility with the power of 3.0T. The system is very quiet and features a large bore to put patients at ease. It also overcomes the clinical limitations of traditional 3.0T with advanced multi-port RF transmission technology, providing more uniformity and coverage to produce better body images.

Time September 23, 2013
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In an independent study presented during the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in October 2012, GE Healthcare’s OEC Elite 9900 mobile C-arm was rated the best in image quality and dose management.

Time September 23, 2013
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Downey Breast Clinic recently selected PowerServer RIS/PACS/MU to manage their imaging center’s workflow and to gather the necessary data to attest for meaningful use.

Time September 23, 2013
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Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.

Time September 22, 2013
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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) highlighted the recently published Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline during ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting, September 22-25, 2013, in Atlanta.

Time September 22, 2013
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Healthcare providers looking for a versatile, scalable and patient-friendly computed tomography (CT) system now have a solution with the launch of Toshiba’s new Aquilion Prime. The system’s technologies deliver on customers’ clinical and financial needs of today and tomorrow.

Time September 20, 2013
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TeraRecon announced positive ratings in the recently released KLAS 2013 Advanced Visualization performance report entitled “Advanced Visualization 2013: How Advanced Is It?” TeraRecon’s general performance ratings were particularly noteworthy, in that the company received the top scores for the following general indicators:

Time September 20, 2013
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Agfa HealthCare announced the North American launch of the CR 12-X, a table-top computed radiography (CR) digitizer which combines affordability with high image quality. This solution is fitting for general radiography, orthopaedic, and chiropractic practices, including those needing Full Leg/Full Spine application.

Time September 20, 2013
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When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes.

Time September 20, 2013
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The New York Proton Center (NYPC), a consortium of five leading hospitals in New York City, including Continuum Health Partners, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and New York University Langone Medical Center, announced an agreement with ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, N.J., CentraState Health Care System, Princeton Radiation Oncology and management services for NYPC being provided by 21st Century Oncology, a national provider of advanced radiation oncology services. This agreement will give the consortium’s patients access to a state-of-the-art proton treatment center in Somerset, N.J., one of only twelve such centers in the nation and the only center in the New York and New Jersey region. Proton therapy is a unique form of precision radiation that directly attacks tumors while minimizing potentially damaging radiation to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.

Time September 20, 2013
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Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pa.) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT scans and MRIs at different time points are described and discussed in "Serial neuroimaging in infants with abusive head trauma: timing abusive injuries. Clinical article," by Ray Bradford, M.D., Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R, and Mark S. Dias, M.D., published online, ahead of print, in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. This study is the largest one on timing of AHT to date, and its findings confirm and extend those of a previous, smaller study conducted by the senior author, Mark S. Dias, M.D. The researchers hope that this article will serve as an important reference for professionals called upon to provide a time frame for abusive head injuries.

Time September 20, 2013
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To improve healthcare providers’ diagnostic confidence, Toshiba is showcasing enhancements to its Kalare radiographic/fluoroscopy (R/F) digital X-ray system.

Time September 19, 2013
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Building on their breast care analytics expertise, Volpara Solutions will launch VolparaAnalytics and VolparaDose at RSNA. VolparaAnalytics and VolparaDose (pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review) join VolparaDensity to round out a suite of breast care analytics designed to offer new insights from mammography volumetric data. Visit Volpara at RSNA in Hall A, Booth 5925.

Time September 19, 2013
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On September 4, Kettering Medical Center (Kettering, Ohio) became the first clinic in North America to use Elekta's Versa HD system to treat a patient, a 71-year-old woman with medically inoperable lung cancer.

Time September 19, 2013
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RaySearch Laboratories AB announced that version 4.0 of RaySearch's RayStation treatment planning system has been released for clinical use in several European countries, USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and is scheduled for market release in Canada, China, and South Korea.

Time September 19, 2013
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At RSNA 2013, Dome will feature its new LED backlight technology in the Dome S6c. It is a 30-inch, widescreen, 6 MP color display offering superb image quality and long product life.

Time September 18, 2013
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Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a provider of search-driven radiology analytics and data mining tools, announced that more than 27 healthcare organizations have added Montage Search and Analytics to their Nuance PowerScribe 360|Reporting workflow. By tightly integrating these solutions, radiologists can have more data in their hands to optimize decision-making during the dictation process. Montage Search and Analytics can be launched from within PowerScribe 360|Reporting, providing radiologists with clinical decision support through seamless access to historical reports.

Time September 18, 2013
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A new analysis has found that most deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not receive regular mammograms. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that regular screening before age 50 should be encouraged.

Time September 18, 2013
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Since 2007, John Muir Health’s Clinical Research Center has been participating in a large-scale research project alongside dozens of other hospitals around the world as part of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) and has screened 250 patients to date. The study quantifies the benefits of low dose CT scans for early lung cancer detection in high-risk patients – current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 80.

Time September 17, 2013
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ClearCanvas introduces its new vendor neutral picture archive and communications system (PACS), Cleome, to its portfolio of commercial products. This Web-based breakthrough solution features fast diagnostic viewing of all medical images using zero-footprint HTML5, anytime, anywhere.

Time September 17, 2013
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