Atherosclerosis is usually considered to be related to contemporary risk factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. However, researchers suggest that high prevalence of atherosclerosis in pre-modern humans may support the possibility of a more basic human predisposition to the disease.
March 12, 2013 — TeraMedica announced the opening of a new U.K. office to service markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, spearheading the firm’s international expansion.
March 12, 2013 — Brit Systems announced that Novation, the healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting company for VHA, has awarded the company a three-year contract with the potential for two expansion years. The contract starts May 1, 2013.
Agfa Radiology Solutions delivers diagnostic imaging solutions that set the standard in productivity, safety, clinical ...
March 12, 2013 — EDAP TMS SA announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided a positive administrative acceptance review notification for the company's premarket approval (PMA) application for its Ablatherm integrated imaging HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) device for treatment of low-risk, localized prostate cancer.
Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for computed tomography (CT) scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of the causal link between the two. The findings from two tandem studies are published online in the journal Radiology.
March 11, 2013 — HealthHelp announced it will launch in select markets in May its MedTree QDS, a transparent clinical decision support (CDS) system that allows providers to self-govern the ordering process and receive approval for a test or procedure in less than one minute.
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
March 11, 2013 — Accelarad announced the selection of its medical imaging solution by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to improve medical image sharing and care coordination with referring physicians anywhere in the world.
Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography system families, which feature revolutionary new X-ray tube and detector technology designed to improve minimally invasive therapy of diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke and cancer. The new X-ray tube in both the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen can help physicians identify small vessels up to 70 percent better than conventional X-ray tube technology. The Artis Q.zen combines this X-ray source with a new detector technology that supports interventional imaging in ultra-low-dose ranges to patients, doctors and medical staff — particularly during longer interventions. With the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen system families, Siemens Healthcare again demonstrates its innovative strength and market competitiveness — key components of its Agenda 2013 two-year global Sector initiative.
Mach 7 Technologies introduced the new iModality application for mobile devices. The Keystone Suite allows clinicians to capture medical imaging data from an iPhone or iPad to be stored on a patient's electronic health record (EHR).
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
Nearly 300 radiologic technologists from North Carolina visited with lawmakers in Raleigh on Feb. 27 to ask them to support licensing standards for the state’s personnel who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.
March 7, 2013 — Senate Bill 1115, which would require individuals in Idaho to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures, is currently awaiting a hearing in the Idaho Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.
March 7, 2013 — Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes a professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University.
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, along with Consumer Reports. First in the list, they ask that patients and their doctors talk about the real need for additional echocardiograms when there are only minor signs of heart valve leakage.
As the U.S. government works to strengthen its global nuclear security strategy by eliminating potential sources of bomb-grade highly enriched uranium (HEU), it has eyed the production of medical isotopes for nuclear imaging, which rely on HEU. To encourage reliable supplies of medical radioisotopes produced from non-HEU sources, President Obama signed into law on Jan. 2, 2013, the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011 (AMIPA). It should be noted that it was part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, so the measure goes beyond interest in just making sure patients have access to radiopharamceutical tracers to enable myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans. The effort is designed to make HEU sources less available on the world market to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation or the building of a “dirty bomb.”
Esaote launched its next generation imaging technology for dedicated MRI and ultrasound. The eHD for ultrasound and eXP technology for dedicated MRI represent step-change innovations in the accuracy, quality, speed and flexibility of imaging technology.
Claron Technology will debut at the 2013 HIMSS conference its new BlackBerry 10 app for the Nil family of medical imaging viewers. The Nil app supports anytime, anywhere Web-based review of a full range of medical imaging modalities and reports and capitalizes on the enhanced multimedia and multi-touch functionality of the new BlackBerry 10 platform.
Royal Philips Electronics announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MicroDose SI system, the first full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system on the market with the capability to enable future Single-Shot Spectral Imaging applications*. Philips is working on future software applications like Spectral Breast Density Measurement*, which will build upon the MicroDose SI technology.
Ohio State University cancer researchers have identified molecules in the bloodstream that might accurately gauge the likelihood of radiation illness after exposure to ionizing radiation.
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. launched the Synapse Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) into its informatics portfolio. The technology will enable customers to manage all types of data generated within their healthcare institution. Instead of the data being standards or non-standards based, Synapse VNA technology will catalog and maintain the data in a patient centric model allowing a single access point for EMRs and other systems.
TeraRecon highlighted the broad capability of its flagship iNtuition enterprise image management solution to support enterprise-wide vendor-neutral viewing of medical images, at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, (HIMSS), March 4-6, 2013.