Radiology Imaging

The radiology imaging channel includes technology news related to computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR / X-ray), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiographic fluoroscopy (R/F), mammography, angiography, 3-D printing, contrast media injectors, molecular imaging, neurological imaging, pediatric imaging and radiation dose management. 

The phantom used for hyperpolarized imaging, with an illustration of imaging slices acquired using the new technique. photo/©: Laurynas Dagys, University of Southampton

The phantom used for hyperpolarized imaging, with an illustration of imaging slices acquired using the new technique. photo/©: Laurynas Dagys, University of Southampton

News | Nuclear Imaging | March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is already widely used in medicine for diagnostic purposes....
Attending the two most recent screening appointments before a breast cancer diagnosis protects against breast cancer death, according to a Queen Mary University of London study of over half a million Swedish women conducted over 24 years

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News | Breast Imaging | March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 — For women who had participated in both of their previous two screening examinations, the incidence of...
(a) High-resolution 3D MRI brain vascular map using SAIO. Various blood vessels in the rat brain can be visualized. In addition to clinically important brain vessels including anterior cerebral artery, middle cerebral artery, posterior cerebral artery, fine vessel structures as thin as ~ 100 microns in diameter can be clearly visualized. (b) 3D MRI brain vascular map using Dotarem (gadolinium-based contrast agent). Resolution is low and microvessels are not visible. (c) For 3D reconstruction, multiple slice

(a) High-resolution 3D MRI brain vascular map using SAIO. Various blood vessels in the rat brain can be visualized. In addition to clinically important brain vessels including anterior cerebral artery, middle cerebral artery, posterior cerebral artery, fine vessel structures as thin as ~ 100 microns in diameter can be clearly visualized. (b) 3D MRI brain vascular map using Dotarem (gadolinium-based contrast agent). Resolution is low and microvessels are not visible. (c) For 3D reconstruction, multiple slices of MRI images of the rat heart were obtained after injection of SAIO. Rat coronary arteries (180 microns) which are 10 times thinner than human coronary arteries were successfully visualized. Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle and the blockage or narrowing of such arteries causes myocardial infarction or angina, but visualizing these arteries was impossible due to the limited resolution of current MRI contrast agents. Image courtesy of Institute for Basic Science

News | Contrast Media | March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 — Heart attack and stroke are the first and second leading causes of death in developed countries,...
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and two other experts endorsed the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement for a patient and their doctor to engage in a shared discussion of benefits and harms before proceeding with a low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) scan as a method for preventing lung cancer death

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News | Lung Imaging | March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 — In a viewpoint perspective published in JAMA on March 9, 2021, a University of North Carolina...
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and part of the larger Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio, has announced the launch of the new Sonosite PX ultrasound system in Canada.
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)...
Breast cancer is the most common fatal cancer in women. Early detection increases a woman's chances of recovery. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an accurate technique for detecting and classifying tumors in breast tissue.
News | MRI Breast | March 09, 2021
March 9, 2021 — Breast cancer is the most common fatal cancer in women. Early detection increases a woman's chances of...
Final U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations to lower the initial age and smoking history requirements for lung cancer screening (LCS) reconfirm the lifesaving ability of these tests and present an opportunity for providers to re-engage screening age patients to save more lives.

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News | Lung Imaging | March 09, 2021
March 9, 2021 — Final U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations to lower the initial age and smoking...
The Carestream Lux 35 Detector is a lightweight, glass-free wireless detector ergonomically designed with the comfort of patients and radiographers in mind.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 09, 2021
March 9, 2021 — Carestream Health has launched its first cesium glass-free medical detector to the market. The ...
Lunit, a leading medical AI startup, announced its partnership with Philips. Announced during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) virtual event (March 3-7, 2021), the collaboration will make Lunit’s AI software accessible to users of Philips’ diagnostic X-ray solutions.
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — Lunit, a leading medical AI startup, announced its partnership with Philips. Announced during the...
Diagnostic imaging studies using Tc-99m inform healthcare decisions for approximately 30 million patients annually around the world
News | Nuclear Imaging | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT) and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, announced a...
Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Biograph Vision Quadra, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner designed for clinical use as well as translational research – or the application of scientific research to create therapies and procedures that improve health outcomes. In this manner, the Biograph Vision Quadra expands precision medicine.
News | PET-CT | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Biograph...
From business intelligence to clinical research to product development we are learning to leverage data as a critical component of how we perform and how we improve

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Feature | Information Technology | March 05, 2021 | By Jef Williams
Robert Williams, the esteemed astronomer, took over as director of the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Hubble...
Philips integrated the IntelliSpace Portal advanced applications with the Philips diagnostic viewer (from Carestream)  creating a combined radiology diagnostic workspace.

Philips integrated the IntelliSpace Portal advanced applications with the Philips diagnostic viewer (from Carestream) creating a combined radiology diagnostic workspace.

Feature | Enterprise Imaging | March 05, 2021 | By Dave Fornell
Radiology enterprise imaging platforms and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have recently evolved in...
A discussion and analysis of the two key components of the teleradiology market — teleradiology reading services and teleradiology IT

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Feature | Teleradiology | March 05, 2021 | By Arun Gill
The global teleradiology market is served by a broad range of vendors, including international players with operations...
Editorial Roundtable, Lunch and Learn, Podcasts for continuing education during #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Blog | Radiology Education | March 05, 2021
One year ago, the ITN team was literally packing our bags and preparing to get on a plane heading toward the Healthcare...
A comparison of standard mammography imaging (left) in a woman with dense breasts and a breast MRI imaging study (right) showing a clearly defined cancer and is extremely hard to detect on the mammograms.

A comparison of standard mammography imaging (left) in a woman with dense breasts and a breast MRI imaging study (right) showing a clearly defined cancer and is extremely hard to detect on the mammograms. Images from Christiane Kuhl, M.D.

Feature | MRI Breast | March 04, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Dense breast tissue can hide cancers in mammograms in about half of women. Supplemental imaging is often needed to...
CT imaging radiation dose tracking software from Imalogix displayed at RSNA 2019.

CT imaging radiation dose tracking software from Imalogix displayed at RSNA 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | March 04, 2021 | By Dave Fornell
More than a decade ago, there was an alarming, rapid rise in ionizing radiation exposure in the U.S. population that...
GE Healthcare introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) automation features on its Voluson Swift ultrasound platform at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) virtual meeting. Features of this system include semi-automated contouring, auto identification of fetal anatomy and positioning on imaging. AI is seeing increasing integration in ultrasound systems from numerous vendors.

GE Healthcare introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) automation features on its Voluson Swift ultrasound platform at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) virtual meeting. Features of this system include semi-automated contouring, auto identification of fetal anatomy and positioning on imaging. AI is seeing increasing integration in ultrasound systems from numerous vendors.

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | March 04, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Recent advances in ultrasound image systems seen over the past year include the integration of artificial intelligence...
Benign bone tumors may be present in nearly 20 percent of healthy children, based on a review of historical radiographs in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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News | Pediatric Imaging | March 04, 2021
March 4, 2021 — Benign bone tumors may be present in nearly 20 percent of healthy children, based on a review of...
Carestream Health will highlight cutting-edge medical imaging technologies at the largest radiology meeting in Europe—the virtual European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, beginning on March 3
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Carestream Health will highlight cutting-edge medical imaging technologies at the largest radiology...