Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for assessing the effect of tamoxifen, a common drug to prevent the relapse of breast cancer. The key lies in monitoring changes in the proportion of dense tissue, which appears white on a mammogram, during treatment. Women who show a pronounced reduction in breast density during tamoxifen treatment have a 50 percent reduction in breast cancer mortality. This tool provides doctors with the possibility to assess whether a patient is responding to tamoxifen at an early phase of treatment.
HealthTrust has awarded IRadimed Corp. a contract for its MRidium magnet resonance imaging (MRI) Infusion Pump Systems. The agreement makes the MRidium systems available to the more than 1,400 nonprofit and for-profit acute care facility members served by HealthTrust. The MRidium System was awarded the contract under HealthTrust's MR Compatible IV Pump category.
SonoSim Inc. has introduced the SonoSim Personal Solution, which allows users to convert their own computers into personal ultrasound training systems. Handheld ultrasound technology is a proven way of improving medical care and reducing healthcare costs. A longstanding and seemingly insurmountable barrier to wide-scale adoption of these lifesaving devices has been the high opportunity cost of training care providers. The SonoSim Personal Solution overcomes this barrier by providing integrated hands-on ultrasound training, online courses and performance assessment anytime-anywhere. Trainees can access patients on-demand and virtually scan real-patient cases comprising a myriad of pathologies.
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Aspect Imaging has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company's M2 compact magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for diagnostic imaging of the wrist. The system is a compact, high-performance MRI instrument for rapid, just-in-place imaging of the wrist. Its design encompasses many of the benefits of Aspect Imaging's compact MRI design — affordability, compact design, patient-centric ergonomics, powerful MR-based imaging and simple, quiet operation.
Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular ...
Sen. Stan Bingham and Sen. Wesley Meredith have introduced a bill in the North Carolina legislature that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS24) Conference and Exhibition (March 12-14, in Orlando, Fla.) is ...
iCAD Inc. has entered into strategic distribution agreements for its Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System with Chindex Medical Limited in China and with Medvio in Russia. The company also announced that the first breast cancer patient was treated with intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) using the Xoft system in Taiwan.
The Obama administration has released the long-anticipated budget proposal for fiscal 2014. Although the document did not include specific reductions in reimbursement for advanced diagnostic imaging services, the fiscal 2014 budget would largely exclude certain imaging services from the in-office ancillary services exception (IOASE) to the Stark self-referral law and calls for prior authorization for advanced imaging services.
Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is a better way to measure annular size in patients with aortic stenosis who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) than two dimensional echocardiography according to a new study.
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M-Files Inc. said Elekta is deploying M-Files in the cloud to more effectively manage quality documentation and related processes for several key aspects of its global business.
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ.) has entered into a license agreement with GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany regarding techniques for calculating radiobiological effective dose in ion beam treatments.
A new study finds adding a photo of a face to X-ray images can reduce "wrong-patient" errors five-fold. As part of the study, ten radiologists interpreted 20 pairs of radiographic images with and without photographs. Two to four mismatched pairs were included in each set of 20 pairs of images.
Echosens has announced its FibroScan device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) is better able to show infiltrating ductal carcinoma than 2-D mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer, a new clinical study shows.
Civco Medical Solutionswill showcase trUpoint Arch, a new stereotactic radiosurgery solution, Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System, and the Universal Couchtop Long Extension, along with other disease site solutions at the 2nd ESTRO Forum, booth #5200 in Geneva, Switzerland, April 19 to 23 2013.
Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allowing the company to begin shipping and installation of all components of the Versa HD system within the United States.
Improving patient safety while offering clinicians a more complete picture during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will showcase Spot Fluoroscopy for its Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems at this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting.
At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the web to experienced sonographers located in the United States.
Aspect Imaging launched LumiQuant, its software and hardware solution for co-registering and measuring luminescence imaging images with the Bruker Icon compact high-performance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. The LumiQuant solution enables researchers to generate 3-D luminescence data co-registered with MRI, a path forward in multi-modal tomographic imaging.
Frost & Sullivan has recognized Carestream Health with its 2013 Asia Pacific Market Penetration Leadership Award for the Digital & Computed Radiography Market.