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Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country, as a customer and will implement its entire suite of structured breast imaging reporting and MQSA management tools. The installation is designed to help streamline processes, improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations across the Banner Health network.
News | Breast Imaging | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care...
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals used for therapeutic applications and medical imaging, and POINT Biopharma Global Inc. (NASDAQ: PNT), a company accelerating the discovery, development, and global access to life changing radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the signing of a supply agreement for the therapeutic medical radioisotope actinium-225 (Ac-225).
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and...
New recommendations will help provide more reliable, reproducible results for MRI-based measurements of cartilage degeneration in the knee, helping to slow down disease and prevent progression to irreversible osteoarthritis, according to a special report published in the journal Radiology

Knee cartilage compartments with anatomic labels implemented in lateral (left side), central (middle), and medial (right side) MRI obtained with an intermediate weighted fat-saturated fast-spin-echo sequence (top row) and a spin-lattice relaxation time constant in rotating frame (T1r) magnetization-prepared angle-modulated partitioned k-space spoiled gradient echo snapshots sequence (bottom row, T1r maps). Study was performed without administration of intravenous gadolinium-based contrast material. The lateral femur (LF)/medial femur (MF) and lateral tibia (LT)/medial tibia (MT) can be further divided into subcompartments on the basis of meniscus anatomy according to Eckstein et al. P = patella, T = trochlea.  Chalian et al, Radiology 2021 301; 7 ©RSNA 2021

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — New recommendations will help provide more reliable, reproducible results for magnetic resonance...
This certification, which covers Agfa HealthCare’s Class IIa Enterprise Imaging and XERO Viewer solutions, ensures that Agfa HealthCare can continue to deliver to customers innovative solutions that meet their real challenges and address their needs and requirements.
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — Agfa HealthCare is proud to be one of the first companies to receive the new European Medical...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening mammograms during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic promises a new and improved paradigm—reducing care disparities, while increasing the speed of diagnostic workup.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening...
Laws designed to help women with increased risk for missed breast cancer diagnoses may help catch the disease earlier, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — Laws designed to help women with increased risk for missed breast cancer diagnoses may help catch...
Comment letters on the 2022 physician fee schedule and Radiation Oncology Model urge CMS to scale back extreme cuts that jeopardize access to life-saving cancer treatments

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News | ASTRO | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) submitted two comment letters to the Centers...
A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.

A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.  Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | HIMSS | September 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
The in-person 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting planned for Aug. 9-13 appeared to...

Image of a STING protein, courtesy of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | PET Imaging | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — A new study from scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that emerging...
Insignia Medical Systems, a leading UK-based enterprise imaging provider, announced it has been acquired by Intelerad Medical Systems, a global leader in medical image management solutions. The deal signals an important step in expanding next-generation imaging solutions and resources to help modernise hospital trusts across the UK. 

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News | Radiology Business | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — Insignia Medical Systems, a leading UK-based enterprise imaging provider, announced it has been...
An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT) scans a year before they can be diagnosed with existing methods, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Diagram showing details of the lung screening experiment. Image courtesy of the European Respiratory Society/Benoit Audelan

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — An artificial intelligence (AI) program can spot signs of lung cancer on computed tomography (CT)...
62-Year-Old Woman Who Underwent Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer: Sagittal chest CT images demonstrate measurement of right (A) and left (B) lung length at hilar level from apex to diaphragmatic dome. Right lung length was 20.1 cm for reader 1 and 20.0 cm for reader 2; left lung length was 21.7 cm for reader 1 and 21.3 cm for reader 2. Patient did not require postoperative mechanical ventilation.

62-Year-Old Woman Who Underwent Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer: Sagittal chest CT images demonstrate measurement of right (A) and left (B) lung length at hilar level from apex to diaphragmatic dome. Right lung length was 20.1 cm for reader 1 and 20.0 cm for reader 2; left lung length was 21.7 cm for reader 1 and 21.3 cm for reader 2. Patient did not require postoperative mechanical ventilation.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 07, 2021
September 7, 2021 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), preoperative thoracic computed...
Neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology carried out comparative studies to determine safe operating conditions for multiband EEG-fMRI imaging while maintaining acceptable data quality standards

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology including Sepideh Sadaghiani, Maximillian Egan, Ryan Larsen, and Brad Sutton published a study to establish safe use of electroencephalography coupled with newly developed functional MRI sequences. Image courtesy of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 07, 2021
September 7, 2021 — A team of psychologists and neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and...
Videos | Enterprise Imaging | September 03, 2021
ITN Editor Dave Fornell collected numerous examples of how PACS and enterprise imaging vendors are improving the speed...
Gallium-68 from GalliaPharm is used for the preparation of diagnostic imaging drugs in Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
News | PET Imaging | September 03, 2021
September 3, 2021 — Eckert & Ziegler Radiopharma GmbH has successfully submitted an amendment to their Drug Master...
Case Western Reserve University lab reports 84% accuracy in predicting from initial chest scan which patients will need breathing help; planning website for UH, Cleveland VA physicians to upload scans

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 03, 2021
September 3, 2021 — Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an online tool to help medical staff...
At the recent 2021 AAPM Meeting in July, Sun Nuclear Corporation featured its comprehensive portfolio of independent, integrated quality management solutions for radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 02, 2021
September 2, 2021 — At the recent 2021 AAPM Meeting in July, Sun Nuclear Corporation featured its comprehensive...
Canon's Vitrea PACS enterprise imaging system was one of several systems demonstrated at HIMSS 2021 that had easily modified hanging protocols. This included ease of use to customize what each radiologists prefers, including slice thickness. #HIMSS #HIMSS21

Canon's Vitrea PACS enterprise imaging system was one of several systems demonstrated at HIMSS 2021 that had easily modified hanging protocols. This included ease of use to customize what each radiologists prefers, including slice thickness. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Enterprise Imaging | September 02, 2021
Taking advantage of new technology advances, several radiology PACS, enterprise imaging and cardiovascular information...
The researchers say there is currently a lack of good quality evidence to support a policy of replacing human radiologists with artificial intelligence (AI) technology when screening for breast cancer.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | September 02, 2021
September 2, 2021 — Humans still seem to be better than technology when it comes to the accuracy of spotting possible...