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Gadolinium based contrast dye in brain MRI

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Contrast Media | January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., one of the world’s leading...
Imaging Technology News (ITN) has been acquired by Wainscot Media
News | Imaging Technology News - ITN | January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 — Park Ridge, N.J.-based publisher Wainscot Media has acquired Imaging Technology News (ITN) and...
Partners of Collaborative Imaging experience billing collection improvements of over 25 percent while reducing operating costs by 30 percent

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

News | Radiology Business | January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 — The $18 billion radiology industry continues to face a growing threat of consolidation, resulting in...
The use of augmented and virtual reality in radiology was the subject of two articles and part of the HIMSS 2019 trends article in the top 25 list. Augmented reality is being looked at as a way to better train radiologists, allow surgeons to use medical imaging in true 3-D to better plan surgeries, and it can allow patients to better understand their conditions compared to use of traditional 2-D medical images. Photo by Dave Fornell.

The use of augmented and virtual reality in radiology was the subject of two articles and part of the HIMSS 2019 trends article in the top 25 list. Augmented reality is being looked at as a way to better train radiologists, allow surgeons to use medical imaging in true 3-D to better plan surgeries, and it can allow patients to better understand their conditions compared to use of traditional 2-D medical images. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Radiology Imaging | January 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 3, 2020 — Here is the top 25 radiology articles on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) website from 2019 based on...
This is artificial intelligence on Fujifilm's mobile digital radiography system to immediately detect pneumothorax (a collapsed lung) and show the location to the technologist and attending physician in a unit before the image is even uploaded to the PACS for a read. AI applications like this that have immediate impact on critical patient care saw a lot of interest at RSNA 2019.

This is work-in-progress artificial intelligence app on Fujifilm's mobile digital radiography system to immediately detect pneumothorax (a collapsed lung), The AI highlights the area of interest to show the location to the technologist and attending physician in a unit before the image is even uploaded to the PACS for a read by a radiologist. The technology also can flag the study for an immediate read in the PACS worklist for confirmation by a human. This technology is from a third-party and will be offered on Fujifilm's REiLI AI platform. Applications like this that have immediate impact on critical patient care saw a lot of interest at RSNA 2019. Photos by ITN Editor Dave Fornell.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | December 27, 2019 | Siddharth Shah and Srikanth Kompalli, Frost & Sullivan
Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (...
Leading health system leverages Philips diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring solutions to deliver on Quadruple Aim: better outcomes, increased efficiency, and improved patient and staff experience

Vitor Rocha, chief market leader, Philips North America (left) and John DiAngelo, president and CEO, Inspira Health.

News | Radiology Business | December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019 — Philips and Inspira Health (Inspira) announced a strategic 5-year partnership agreement worth USD...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) presented its eighth Alexander R. Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence to Jae Ho Sohn, M.D., from the Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Department at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF)

Jae Ho Sohn, M.D.

News | RSNA | December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) presented its eighth Alexander R. Margulis Award...
Notification of company split related to diagnostic imaging-related business and transfer of shares of a new company, and recognition of extraordinary gain on an unconsolidated basis and other income on a consolidated basis for fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
News | Radiology Business | December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 —New details have just been released regarding Fujifilm’s purchase of Hitachi Medical Systems....
The Hitachi Scenaria View CT scanner on display at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. This workhorse 64 or 128 slice CT system, and Hitchai's portfolio of MRI and ultrasound systems, is attracting the attention of Fujifilm, which does not have some of these technologies. Combined, the new new portfolio may help Fufifilm capture a parger portion of international radiology market share. Photo by Dave Fornell.

The Hitachi Scenaria View CT scanner on display at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. This workhorse 64 or 128 slice CT system, and Hitchai's portfolio of MRI and ultrasound systems, is attracting the attention of Fujifilm, which does not have some of these technologies. Combined, the new new portfolio may help Fujifilm capture a larger portion of international radiology market share. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Radiology Business | December 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
December 17, 2019 — It was disclosed today that Fujifilm may buy Hitachi's diagnostic imaging business in a deal that...
William T. Thorwarth, M.D., FACR, chief executive officer of the ACR

William T. Thorwarth, M.D., FACR, chief executive officer of the ACR

News | Population Health | December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 — The bipartisan policy framework to address “surprise medical bills,” released by the House Ways...
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
News | Radiation Oncology | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 —The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to...
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) has experienced strong growth in recent years, creating the need for larger and more efficient premises
News | Radiation Therapy | December 09, 2019
December 9, 2019 — Karin Gedda, architect and interior designer, Strategisk Arkitektur, announced: "RaySearch is an...
Legislation ends surprise medical bills; funds Community Health Centers for five years; increases the purchasing age of tobacco to 21; lowers prescription drug and other medical costs by requiring more transparency and competition
News | Population Health | December 09, 2019
December 9, 2019 — Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee...
Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

News | ASTRO | December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate...
During a demonstration performed at a GE Healthcare laboratory in Chicago, a smart algorithm framed a brain scan image showing a suspected acute intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)

During a demonstration performed at a GE Healthcare laboratory in Chicago, a smart algorithm framed a brain scan image showing a suspected acute intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The algorithm was developed by third-party company MaxQ AI. Screenshot courtesy of GE Healthcare

Sponsored Content | Blog | Artificial Intelligence | November 26, 2019
    Radiologists are being asked to make simple what is increasingly complex — and to do so quickly, efficiently and at...
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance titled “Safer Technologies Program for Medical Devices,” a voluntary program that is expected to significantly improve the safety of available treatments or diagnostic devices for diseases or conditions that are less serious than those eligible for the agency’s Breakthrough Devices Program, but the use of which may be associated with serious or life-threatening risks
News | Radiology Imaging | November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 — In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance titled “Safer...
In 2011, about half of radiologists reported being burned out, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR)
Sponsored Content | Blog | Artificial Intelligence | November 20, 2019
    Pressed to do more, some radiologists are burning out. And the problem may be getting worse. In 2011, about half of...
Image by Pexels from Pixabay RSNA 2019

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

News | RSNA | November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019 – The 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA...
Electronic medical records
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 — The American Medical Association (AMA) issued the following statement from its President, Patrice A...
 Alpha Source Group
News | Radiology Business | November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 – Alpha Source Group (ASG) recently expanded its product offerings and geographic footprint to be...