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Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular ...

Time April 19, 2013
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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.

Time April 19, 2013
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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.

Time April 18, 2013
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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.

Time April 18, 2013
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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.

Time April 17, 2013
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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.

Time April 17, 2013
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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.

Time April 16, 2013
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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.

Time April 16, 2013
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Echosens has announced its FibroScan device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Time April 16, 2013
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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.

Time April 15, 2013
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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.

Time April 15, 2013
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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.

Time April 15, 2013
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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.

Time April 15, 2013
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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.

Time April 15, 2013
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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.

Time April 12, 2013
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Frost & Sullivan has recognized Carestream Health with its 2013 Asia Pacific Market Penetration Leadership Award for the Digital & Computed Radiography Market.

Time April 12, 2013
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Approximately 130,000 people in France suffer from cerebrovascular accidents every year, 20 percent of them die within a month from the accident. That’s twice as many as in car accidents. Seventy-five percent of survivors are left with permanent damage. Quick and accurate diagnosis can reduce or prevent further severe brain damage and save patients’ lives or reduce the consequences of the cerebrovascular accident.

Time April 12, 2013
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Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a new agreement with Fujifilm RI Pharma (FRI) to license and distribute Cardiolite (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Sestamibi for Injection) and Neurolite (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Bicisate for Injection) in Japan.

Time April 12, 2013
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The EOS imaging system has been installed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, N.Y., the top-ranked hospital in the United States for orthopedic care (according to U.S. News & World Report), where it will be used to obtain high-quality orthopedic scans with reduced radiation dose.

Time April 11, 2013
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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure blood flow over atherosclerotic plaques could help identify plaques at risk for thrombosis. The findings, which appear in the March issue of Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, offer a non-invasive application in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis.

Time April 11, 2013
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