Feature | Raissa Rocha

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in late October 2012, the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York was in the process of integrating its databases into one unified system. The project was part of an initiative to greatly increase patient safety and quality of care across its facilities, which were spread out over various locations in Manhattan. Fortunately for them, the push for integration proved to be invaluable that fall, as other hospitals in the city scrambled to recover in Sandy’s aftermath.

Time July 08, 2013
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Case Study | RaySearch Laboratories

Located throughout New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, Health Quest has developed partnerships with four different radiation oncology centers. These forward-thinking partners join forces to offer a truly integrated healthcare environment. The partnership is based on a clear vision to improve the healthcare of the communities by providing quality patient care through a commitment to excellence, innovation and state-of-the-art technologies.

Time July 08, 2013
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Feature | Aaron Brauser and Stephen Willis

We’ve lived through decades of innovation in imaging technology, from developing radiology information systems/picture archive and communication systems (RIS/PACS) architectures that digitize and store millions of images, to building out workflows and Web services that expand access and drive efficiencies. Industry consolidation and other factors in the last few years have made an indelible impact on radiology by commoditizing these services and forcing radiologists into a volume-based mindset. The push/pull in the years ahead will not make this any easier — aging baby boomers will increase the imaging-prone population, while the growing influence of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and integrated health networks will look to eliminate unnecessary imaging.

Time July 08, 2013
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Feature | Treatment Planning | Dave Fornell

This is a brief overview of the newest software systems available on the treatment planning systems market.

Time July 08, 2013
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Feature | Raissa Rocha

With the sheer volume of patient information growing by the minute in the healthcare industry, it is important for providers to have an information system that not only captures and maintains data, but also performs its functions effectively and meaningfully. As the electronic health record (EHR) requirements for Stage 2 meaningful use (MU) continue to bear down on clinicians, vendors — especially in the field of oncology — will need to tweak and adjust to ensure their systems fulfill the needs of providers.

Time July 08, 2013
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Feature | Dave Fornell

Realizing most radiologists evaluating new flat panel displays may not be savvy on how display screens are constructed or all the features, here is a quick overview. This article includes a brief history of how medical-grade display technology has evolved over the past decade and what to look for on the most current product lines.

Time July 08, 2013
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Feature | Dave Fornell

With all of the major X-ray vendors now offering wireless digital radiography (DR) systems, prices have dropped and it is becoming an industry standard for digital X-ray room replacements, primarily for computed radiography (CR) systems.

Time July 08, 2013
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H7N9 pneumonia is characterized by imaging findings that differentiate it from other types of pneumonia, including rapidly progressive changes in the lungs and pulmonary connective tissues, according to the first study to describe radiologic findings in the disease. The results are published online in the journal Radiology.

Time July 08, 2013
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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is disappointed in the draft Medicare decision from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposing Coverage with Evidence Development for the use of beta-amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents. SNMMI believes that sufficient evidence exists to support immediate coverage, which would change patient management, leading to better health outcomes for patients and assisting families making care decisions.

Time July 08, 2013
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North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) announced it has installed the most advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose heart disease and a patient’s risk for heart attack.

Time July 08, 2013
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GE Healthcare and Konica Minolta Inc. have signed a global distribution agreement * of Konica Minolta’s AeroDR cassette-size digital X-ray imaging retrofit. Having built a collaborative relationship for nearly 10 years related to the sales of computed radiography (CR) in the United States, the two partners have now agreed to expand their strategic alliance, with GE Healthcare distributing AeroDR not just within the United States, but globally as well, using GE Healthcare sales channels.

Time July 03, 2013
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Investments in healthcare infrastructure within BRIC countries are expected to play a significant role in the future growth of the patient monitoring devices market, as medical facilities aspire to achieve Western standards of care, states new research by GBI Research.

Time July 02, 2013
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eHealth Technologies and HealtheConnections have gone live with eHealth Connect Image Exchange integrated with their new, Mirth HIE platform. HealtheConnections has been a customer of eHealth Connect Image Exchange since 2010 and this service was deemed as an essential capability to retain, with their new HIE platform.

Time July 02, 2013
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UltraSPECT, a leading provider of nuclear medicine (NM) image reconstruction technology that reduces radiopharmaceutical dose and acquisition time, announced the installation of its proprietary Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) software at nearly ten healthcare facilities. These installations come as a result of the recent agreement between UltraSPECT and radiopharmaceutical provider PharmaLogic, under which PharmaLogic is offering the WBR software as part of its patient-centered approach. In just a short time, PharmaLogic has successfully approached dozens of NM imaging facilities about the advanced WBR software which improves patient safety and technologist safety, while providing higher efficiency and optimum image quality.

Time July 01, 2013
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June 26 marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a celebration of nine decades of work by ACR members, leadership and staff to make medicine better by advancing the science of radiology, educating radiology professionals, positively influencing health care policy and improving quality of care.

Time July 01, 2013
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Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes—even small ones below seven millimeters—are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Time July 01, 2013
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Despite concerns to the contrary, very little of the variation in Emergency Department (ED) imaging utilization is attributable to physician experience, training or gender, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Time July 01, 2013
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Carestream has again earned a top rating against major competitors for its digital X-ray systems that are based on its proven wireless DRX technology. As reported by KLAS in its just published “Digital X-Ray Performance 2013 — Impact of a Wireless Workflow,” the company’s Carestream DRX-Evolution scored highest for overall performance.

Time July 01, 2013
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Technology

On May 15, 2013, Medical Insight released EasyViz 5.0 — the latest version of their diagnostic imaging solution — as well as EasyViz Enterprise Web — a zero-footprint enterprise image viewer that sets a new standard for mobility, speed and functionality of enterprise image solutions.

Time July 01, 2013
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Royal Philips and Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRMC), Georgia’s public academic health center renowned for its top-ranked doctors,announced a 15-year alliance to enable increasingly patient-centered approaches to care and to create an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites.

Time July 01, 2013
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