August 22, 2012 — In a head-to-head contest between the New Orleans Criteria (NOC) and the Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Head Rules (CCHR), the Canadian rules showed higher sensitivity and specificity in predicting neurosurgical intervention for mild head injury. The results of the study, conducted in Tunisia, were published online August 21, in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Prediction Value of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for Positive Head CT Scan and Acute Neurosurgical Procedures in Minor Head Trauma: A Multicenter External Validation Study").
August 24, 2012 — On August 20, 2012, InSightec announced it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin Phase I clinical trials evaluating the use of its ExAblate Neuro system for the treatment of patients with tremor-dominant Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This device is the first clinical system to use magnetic resonance- (MR) guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) through an intact skull, offering noninvasive transcranial treatment without any incisions or ionizing radiation.
August 24, 2012 — The Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) were released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The rule specifies criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for CMS EHR incentive payments. In addition, it specifies payment reductions for EPs and facilities failing to demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
August 24, 2012 — West Physics Consulting, a national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services, has begun offering computed tomography (CT) dose reduction, fluoroscopy dose reduction and related services to medical imaging facilities throughout the United States.
August 23, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is establishing an in-country subsidiary in South Korea. Varian Medical Systems Korea, based in Seoul, will support the launch and rollout of the company's TrueBeam treatment system while, over time, providing a local base for all the company's business units.
August 24, 2012 — On October 24, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Radiological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval (PMA) application supplement to expand the indications for use of the Selenia Dimensions 3-D system with C-View software module, sponsored by Hologic Inc.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
August 23, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba’s Aquilion RXL Edition CT system. The system reconstructs images faster and includes the latest dose reduction technologies, providing faster, safer information to physicians and patients.
August 21, 2012 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) officially opened its International Competence Center (ICC) in July in Nuremberg, Germany. The ICC provides high-level practical training to promote safer radiation therapy to healthcare professionals, using the latest software and hardware radiation treatment and specialist measurement tools.
August 21, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced that its syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque proprietary software has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available.
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
August 21, 2012 — Radisphere announced the launch of the Radiology Quality Institute (RQI). The RQI is a collaborative research organization dedicated to the identification and promotion of radiology quality standards and process improvements in order to improve healthcare delivery.
August 21, 2012 — Ospedale Borgo Trento in Verona, Italy, recently published a study of 226 women with early-stage breast cancer that received a single dose of intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT) using the IntraOp Mobetron from IntraOp Medical Corp. during surgery.
August 21, 2012 — If you've recently hurt your back on the job, getting a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan won't increase your chances of a good recovery, suggests a study in the August 15 issue of the journal Spine, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
IBA Dosimetry offers commissioning services for linear accelerators (linacs), using state-of-the-art equipment like the ...
August 21, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing approval for cfrQuant, coronary flow reserve (CFR) quantification software from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
August 20, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the use of its Attrius system at Caring Heart and Brain Imaging Inc. of Manasquan, N.J., which now offers amyvid positron emission tomography (PET) scans to identify the presence of plaque in the brain.
August 17, 2012 — In addition to showcasing its new DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray system, Carestream also announced the availability of new capabilities and software features for its DRX-Evolution DR (digital radiography) suite that can help manage dose, improve image quality and enhance patient care.
August 17, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced an agreement to enhance the syngo Workflow radiology information system (RIS) by incorporating eXposure, a comprehensive radiation dose management and reporting solution from Toronto-based Radimetrics.
August 17, 2012 — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say a common condition called leukoaraiosis, made up of tiny areas in the brain that have been deprived of oxygen and appear as bright white dots on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, is not a harmless part of the aging process, but rather a disease that alters brain function in the elderly. Results of their study are published online in the journal Radiology.
August 17, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced the commercial availability of the FDR D-EVO 24-cm by 30-cm cesium iodide flat panel detector, the latest addition to Fujifilm’s family of digital radiography (DR) products.
Bayer HealthCare highlighted its Certegra Total Dose Management solution to attendees at the AHRA 2012 annual meeting and exposition.