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After “COVID-19,” the term that most people will remember best from 2020 is likely to be “social distancing.” While it most commonly applied to social gatherings with family and friends, it has impacted the way many receive medical care. Historically, the United States has been relatively slow to broadly adopt telemedicine, largely emphasizing in-person visits.

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News | Teleradiology | December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020 — After “COVID-19,” the term that most people will remember best from 2020 is likely to be “social...
Differences in brain activity between connected and disconnected states of consciousness studied with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Activity of the thalamus, anterior (ACC) and posterior cingulate cortices (PCC), and bilateral angular gyri (AG) show the most consistent associa-tions with the state of consciousness (A = general anesthesia, B = sleep). The same brain struc-tures, which are deactivated when the state of consciousness changes to disconnected in general anesthesia or natural sleep

Differences in brain activity between connected and disconnected states of consciousness studied with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Activity of the thalamus, anterior (ACC) and posterior cingulate cortices (PCC), and bilateral angular gyri (AG) show the most consistent associa-tions with the state of consciousness (A = general anesthesia, B = sleep). The same brain struc-tures, which are deactivated when the state of consciousness changes to disconnected in general anesthesia or natural sleep (cool colors in the left columns), are reactivated when regaining a con-nected state upon emergence from anesthesia (warm colors in the right columns). Graphic courtesy of University of Turku

News | PET Imaging | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anesthesia and normal...
Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis for emotional responses to music. Altogether 102 research subjects listened to music that evokes emotions while their brain function was scanned with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The study was carried out in the national PET Centre.

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis...
Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment.
News | Breast Density | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density...
The American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), patient advocates and others secured an extension of the moratorium on harmful 2009 and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Dec. 31, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022.

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News | Breast Imaging | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), patient advocates and...
C-RAD has been selected as the partner to implement surface tracking technology for three proton cancer treatment centers in the U.S.
News | Proton Therapy | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 — C-RAD offers a specific version of its Catalyst System for use in proton and particle therapy -...
This novel agent, based on the essential nutrient manganese, has strong potential as a safer alternative to currently used contrast agents
News | Contrast Media | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 — Adding a contrast-enhancing agent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) significantly improves image...
All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology. #COVID19

All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology.

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) website from 2020. This is based on...
The top two videos on ITN for the year both involved medical imaging of COVID using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and mass movement to teleradiology to enable remote working for radiologists and virtual collaboration with referring physicians. The image on the left is Butterfly's POCUS system that turns a smart phone into an ultrasound machine and the image is of COVID B-lines in the lung. The image on the right is a CT scan of COVID pneumonia. #COVID19

The top two videos on ITN for the year both involved medical imaging of COVID using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and mass movement to teleradiology to enable remote working for radiologists and virtual collaboration with referring physicians. The image on the left is Butterfly's POCUS system that turns a smart phone into an ultrasound machine and the image is of COVID B-lines in the lung. The image on the right is a CT scan of COVID pneumonia. 

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing videos on the Imaging Technology News website (ITN) from the past year, based on...
Company delivers on last year’s roadmap milestones and continues to advance cloud-native suite of tools to lead industry to the future of enterprise imaging
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — Change Healthcare announced the successful introduction of its first cloud-based medical tools for...
A multidisciplinary team of researchers have demonstrated production, purification, and potential for the 134Ce/134La in vivo generator as a PET imaging surrogate for 225Ac and 227Th radiotherapeutic agents.

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have demonstrated production, purification, and potential for the 134Ce/134La in vivo generator as a PET imaging surrogate for 225Ac and 227Th radiotherapeutic agents.

News | Nuclear Imaging | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — Researchers in the DOE Isotope Program have developed an effective radionuclide, cerium-134, as a...
 EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating new technology in healthcare IT software, announced it has exceeded its first milestone of more than 100 customers with over 200 locations.
News | Information Technology | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — EvoHealth, a trailblazer in incorporating new technology in healthcare IT software, announced it...
New software version for Vantage Orian 1.5T also offers solution to help clinicians image and quantify fatty liver disease
News | Information Technology | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — Hospitals and institutions are continually looking for ways to improve diagnostic imaging...
According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases. This includes breast cancer, and researchers believe fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of completing their post-lumpectomy radiotherapy regimens.

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 — According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase...
The global breast imaging technologies market was valued at USD 3.54 billion in 2019 and is projected to surpass USD 7.43 billion by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 6.90% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2030.

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News | Breast Imaging | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 — The "Breast Imaging Technologies Market by Technology - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the RSNA COVID-19 AI Task Force announced that the first annotated data set from the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD) has been published by The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA).

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the RSNA COVID-19 AI Task Force announced that...
SHINE executives and project leaders were joined by a City of Janesville official for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new corporate headquarters and therapeutics production facility on the SHINE campus in Janesville, Wis. (Photo: Business Wire)

SHINE executives and project leaders were joined by a City of Janesville official for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new corporate headquarters and therapeutics production facility on the SHINE campus in Janesville, Wis. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Nuclear Imaging | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — SHINE Medical Technologies LLC today announced that the company has broken ground on a new 54,000-...
David Kleinman, Chief Information Officer at US Radiology

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News | Breast Imaging | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — US Radiology Specialists, one of the premier physician-owned radiology operators in the country, ...
Companies to develop compatibility of Philips’ MR Ingenia 3.0T and 1.5T systems with the InSightec Exablate Neuro platform
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — Philips and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic...
 Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced today that UroPartners, the largest urology practice in Illinois and top five in the nation, has chosen to standardize on the Persona CT computed tomography (CT) system to accelerate their oncology treatment planning capabilities
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced that UroPartners, the largest urology practice in ...