Carestream's DRX - transportable / field portable X-ray unit is designed and tested for the rigorous conditions of ...
Jeannie Patterson, PSW at Hamilton General Hospital, explains some of the benefits of the Carestream DRX-Revolution ...
September 19, 2012 — In response to criticism by physicians about the restrictiveness of conditions put forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reimbursement for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is emphasizing the importance of heart team quality and experience in ensuring positive patient outcomes.
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
September 18, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved U-Systems' somo•v automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) system for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue. With the approval, the somo•v ABUS system becomes the only device approved specifically for screening women with dense breasts.
September 18, 2012 — The new Image Gently campaign's “Back to Basics” initiative has developed online teaching materials, checklists and practice quality improvement projects to help providers strengthen radiation protection when performing X-ray examinations on children, particularly as technology shifts from standard screen-film X-ray to digital X-ray imaging.
First-year medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be the first in New York to be introduced to a digital-age ultrasound device that can visualize inside the body, and fit directly into the pockets of their brand new white coats.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the United States, with the use of diagnostic imaging services such as magnetic resonance images (MRIs) frequently implicated as the probable cause. A new analysis finds that the biggest expense may not be from imaging technology, but from supplies including medical devices, such as stents and artificial joints.
Ontario-based Georgian Radiology Consultants chooses IntelePACS as the cornerstone of a major digital conversion, capitalizing on Intelerad’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) solution to dramatically increase efficiencies, enhance patient care and create new opportunities for growth.
According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, overall noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21% from 2006 to 2010. The study reveals that medical imaging is not a driver of escalating Medicare costs.
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
September 17, 2012 — Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) announced the first Echelon Oval High-Field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system has been installed and is in use at ProScan Imaging’s Eastgate facility, located on the eastside of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Agfa HealthCare announced the availability of DX-D Retrofit with Musica2 throughout North America. With this economical direct radiography (DR) upgrade solution, facilities get the most out of their X-ray investments by making the transition from analog film or computed radiography (CR) imaging to DR.
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices of the latest advances in cardiac ...
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
September 14, 2012 — A radiologist’s ability to detect pneumonia early — so it can be treated quickly — is improved by Riverain Technologies software that suppresses the ribs and clavicles on a chest X-ray, suggests new research published online by European Radiology.
This week at the American Telemedicine Association’s 2012 Fall Forum, Medweb introduced several new products designed to present first responders and clinicians with immediate access to tools for use in the field and to save precious time in emergency situations, providing new opportunities to improve both overall patient treatment and clinical outcomes.
September 14, 2012 — IBA Molecular North America Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of PET imaging tracers, has announced the introduction of its Centers for Innovation, two unique facilities designed for advanced radiopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing. The centers are located in Totowa and Somerset, N.J. Complementing these sites are IBA Molecular's production capabilities for isotopes such as I-124, F-18, Zr-89 and in the future, Cu-64 and Y-86. The centers are expected to play an important role in the development of a new generation of disease-specific tracers and companion theragnostics.
Calgary Scientific Inc. introduced ResolutionMD 3.1, a Web and mobile universal medical image viewing software that now supports 10 languages.
Barco announced the launch of its MDSC-2226, a 26-inch surgical display providing full compatibility with Barco’s networked digital operating room. Featuring an integrated IP-to-AV decoder, an easy-clean design and a unique cable management system, the MDSC-2226 is a perfect fit for modern digital operating rooms.
Biodex Medical Systems Inc. has announced the availability of a new C-arm tabletop design for Surgical C-Arm Tables – 840, 846 and Pain Management C-Arm Table – 870. These tables are now offered with the option of two styles of tabletop to choose from. The new rectangular tabletop design offers additional space to allow for even image quality for long leg runoff studies. The classic contoured tabletop design allows C-arm positioning for the closest possible patient access, achieving optimum image resolution.
September 14, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the production and use of Choline C-11 injection, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent used to help detect recurrent prostate cancer. Choline C-11 injection is administered intravenously to produce an image that helps to locate specific body sites for follow-up tissue sampling and testing in men with recurrent prostate cancer.
September 14, 2012 — DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) for radiologists, the e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging solution, is now commercially available after successfully completing beta testing.