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. 

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...
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...
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...
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...
First-of-its-kind, power-assisted Free Motion telescoping column reduces lift force by up to 70 percent to significantly reduce musculoskeletal stress and strain injuries that may occur over the course of an X-ray technologist’s career
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — GE Healthcare introduced the AMX Navigate, a new portable, digital X-ray system designed with a...
As the world’s first FDA-cleared bedside MRI system, Hyperfine’s portable Swoop system is designed to allow physicians to rapidly understand the current state of injury to make life-saving decisions.

As the world’s first FDA-cleared bedside MRI system, Hyperfine’s portable Swoop system is designed to allow physicians to rapidly understand the current state of injury to make life-saving decisions. Within minutes, the technology can acquire critical images via a wireless tablet, powered by a standard wall outlet at the patient’s bedside. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — Hyperfine Inc. announced results of a study of the company’s FDA-cleared portable magnetic...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 31, 2021
Several radiology IT vendors at 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference demonstrated...
As a result of applying budget neutrality, specialties like interventional radiology and radiation oncology — which have high medical supply and equipment costs and lower clinical labor costs — are slated for potentially significant reimbursement reductions.

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News | Radiology Business | August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 — In the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Investigator-led study explores feasibility and tolerability of single-fraction stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy using MRIdian's daily MRI-Guidance with on-table adaptive replanning
News | Radiation Therapy | August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 — ViewRay, Inc. announced that the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has...
Carestream Health has enhanced its premium X-ray system, the DRX-Evolution Plus. New features — designed to benefit radiology professionals and patients — help augment workflow and increase patient comfort.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 — Carestream Health has enhanced its premium X-ray system, the DRX-Evolution Plus. New features —...
Webinar | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 27, 2021
Artificial intelligence is becoming best practice to support clinical decisions and help standardize echocardiography...
Webinar | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 27, 2021
This educational webinar is focused on the value echocardiographic strain imaging brings to a contemporary cardiology...
This National Senior Citizens Day, Sat., August 21st, Mercy Medical Center emphasized Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a one-time breast cancer treatment option during surgery, ideal for women over 70 with who may otherwise receive no radiation or endure side effects of six weeks of daily treatments.
News | Radiation Oncology | August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 — For decades, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommended forgoing post-lumpectomy...