Speech recognition vendors hope that just as front-end and back-end speech technology proved to cut costs and improve efficiency for transcription and image documentation, similar efficiencies can be found for electronic medical records (EMR). This and other insights can be found in a new KLAS report titled Speech Recognition 2013: Going from Back to Front and Beyond.
Viztek introduces Viztek Capital, its new financial services arm providing flexible, affordable funding options for Viztek’s full range of technology, including traditional leasing options as well as a subscription model. With years of experience delivering leading edge imaging technology, Viztek will now back its product line with financing options that create a turnkey technology acquisition solution.
TeraRecon received the North American New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics from the respected independent research firm Frost and Sullivan. This is the seventh time that TeraRecon Inc. has been recognized with a Best Practices award from Frost and Sullivan, and the third time since 2010, following the European Company of the Year Award in the category of Medical Imaging, Advanced Visualization Applications, and the North American Growth Leadership of the Year Award.
Agfa Radiology Solutions delivers diagnostic imaging solutions that set the standard in productivity, safety, clinical ...
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals details of living tissues, diseased organs and tumors inside the body without X-rays or surgery. What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms? Doctors could make visual diagnoses of a person's molecules – examining damage on a strand of DNA, watching molecules misfold, or identifying a cancer cell by the proteins on its surface.
Imaging Technology News (ITN) has been honored by ABM, the association of business information and media companies, as a finalist in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence—the competition is recognized as the “Pulitzer Prize of the business Press.” The April 2012 issue of ITN is one of four finalists for Best Single Issue of a Tabloid/Newspaper. ITN is the leading technology and news resource for nearly 35,000 healthcare professionals in radiology, radiation oncology, women’s health and nuclear medicine.
Diffusion abnormality index (DAI) shows promise as an imaging biomarker to measure brain tumor response to radiation therapy, according to research being presented at the 2013 Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA).
In June, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour hit the road to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to ...
Computed tomography (CT) radiation dose can result in unnecessarily high exposures, placing patients at increased risk of cancer and other conditions. Inappropriate radiation doses have raised public concerns and attracted national media attention.
Hospitals, clinics and office-based physicians are increasingly turning to electronic medical records (EMRs) as they prepare for the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care (PPAHC) act, says Albert Woodard, CEO of Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications, a company devoted to digitizing medical records.
Intuitive Imaging Informatics LLC has received mammography clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ImageQube Web-based picture archive and communication system (PACS) Intuitive’s Mammography application presents smart templates for both conventional screening and diagnostic exams, offering the capability of displaying digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) overlays. Its structured screening process is effortless, requiring minimal user interaction. The entire Mammo reading process can be handled by the computer keyboard or mouse.
This summer, the Philips Radiology Experience Tour has been bringing Philips imaging modalities directly to the ...
Bayer HealthCare announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational oncology compound Radium Ra 223 Dichloride (radium-223) has been accepted for filing and granted priority review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application is currently under review for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients with bone metastases.
Continuing a 60-year legacy, the 21 physicians at Radiology Associates, LLC provide high-quality diagnostic imaging and intervention services to hospitals and a growing list of imaging center clients in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, metropolitan area.Traditionally, Radiology Associates’ primary revenue source was from serving a large local general medical and surgical hospital in the Baton Rouge area and its affiliated network. The practice enjoys a strong and mutually beneficial relationship; however, in the ever-evolving healthcare environment, the executives at Radiology Associates decided in 2011 it was time to expand the group’s ability to capture additional growth opportunities.The practice adopted Intelerad’s IntelePACS, for seamless archiving, distributing, and secure sharing of images and reports. Radiology Associates also adopted InteleOne, a distributed solution that streamlines medical imaging workflows into a single, unified reading solution.Intelerad’s commitment to customer service has distinguished the relationship from the beginning – even when, during the August 2012 roll-out, Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the region. Intelerad personnel traveled to and remained on-site in Baton Rouge, enduring the storm and ensuring a successful launch.Dr. St. Amant is extremely pleased with the Intelerad solutions’ functionality and reliability, as well as the successful business growth that the technology is enabling. Within three months of going live with Intelerad solutions, the practice added three new clients – all of whom are delighted with Radiology Associates’ level of service.
With radiation oncology treatments, the goal is to hit the tumor with as much ionizing X-ray energy as possible, while sparing adjacent, healthy tissue. The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has taken a major step toward that goal as one of the first sites in North America to install a sophisticated new multi-leaf collimator (MLC) system on its medical linear accelerators.
In part to address the 12,000 new cancer cases annually in Saudi Arabia – many of them diagnosed at an advanced stage – King Abdulaziz University Hospital is the first center nationally to acquire image guided treatment technology from Elekta. The 700-bed hospital launched a new era of advanced radiotherapy with the first clinical treatments on its Elekta Synergy system in February 2012, offering patients with difficult cases sophisticated Image Guided Radiation therapy (IGRT) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for added precision and speed. The hospital also acquired Elekta treatment planning systems in May 2012.
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA announced that it will collaborate with UMG / Del Medical, a leading provider of radiography products, to design a new DR system that will enhance the use of the Konica Minolta Aero DR flat panel technology when used in conjunction with a Del radiographic system. Once this project is completed, some Del Medical systems will allow seamless integration with the Konica Minolta Aero DR and provide cable-based communication for image transfer for both the X-ray table and upright Bucky systems. This configuration will also continuously charge the Aero DR panel, eliminating the need to remove the panel for charging.
Mach 7 Technologies (Mach7), a global provider of enterprise clinical image management solutions, brings its award winning technology and innovation to the mobile market. Mach7 introduces the new Keystone iModality application for mobile devices. The latest software solution from Mach7 Keystone Suite empowers clinicians to capture medical imaging data from an iPhone or iPad to be stored on a patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR).
CT texture analysis of primary tumors may be a potential imaging biomarker in localized esophageal cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research being presented at the 2013 Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium. This Symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Planmed Verity is designed to find subtle extremity fractures during the first visit to the clinic — the types of fractures that have most commonly been missed when only using 2-D radiographs. Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner is a unique solution to the problem; it provides fast 3-D imaging at the point of care. It is intended for pre- and postoperative imaging, and it has better resolution and patient adaptability and uses a significantly lower dose of radiation than full-body computed tomography (CT). Unlike any other 3-D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows for weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.
Nuclear Medicine Information Systems LLC (NMIS) and BioDose LLC have been renamed and rebranded as ec2 Software Solutions, company officials announced.
According to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the use of volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to prostate cancer patients results in an overall reduction in treatment time of approximately 14 percent.
Neusoft Corporation announced that it has signed a Term Sheet with Philips on the proposed transaction of shares and assets in Philips and Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd. ("PNMS"). According to the Term Sheet, Neusoft's wholly owned subsidiary Neusoft Medical System Co. Ltd. and its overseas associates intend to acquire 51 percent equities in PNMS held by Philips. Upon the completion of the proposed transaction, all intellectual property rights of PNMS will be shared by both Neusoft and Philips. In addition, a team of approximately 100 to 150 computed tomography (CT) system and component engineers and supporting staff will transfer from the joint venture to Philips.