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. 

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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...
Philips and The Walt Disney Company EMEA announced they are teaming up to test the effects of custom-made animation, including specially-made Disney stories, within Philips Ambient Experience, a solution that integrates architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic lighting, video projections and sound, to allow patients and staff to personalize their environment to create a relaxing atmosphere

Study will explore the effects and use of animated stories and characters, including Disney favorites, as part of Philips Ambient Experience solution.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Philips and The Walt Disney Company EMEA announced they are teaming up to test the effects of custom-...
A single image of a human brain using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Image courtesy of Dr Leon Kaufman. University Of California, San Francisco

A single image of a human brain using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Image courtesy of Dr Leon Kaufman. University Of California, San Francisco

News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — A type of ultrasound scan can detect cancer tissue left behind after a brain tumor is removed more...
Researchers said women who skip even one scheduled mammography screening before a breast cancer diagnosis face a significantly higher risk of dying from the cancer.

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News | Mammography | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer...
Philips and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., a leading provider of AI-powered applications for ultrasound, announced a strategic partnership to deliver automated solutions to clinicians at the point-of-care. Philips’ industry leading ultrasound image quality combined with DiA’s AI library of automated solutions will help increase diagnostic confidence, operational efficiency, and access to care for Point-of-Care customers in and out of the hospital.
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 02, 2021
March 2, 2021 —  Philips and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., a leading provider of AI-powered applications for ultrasound,...
A new study by Rashi Mehta--a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute--finds that focused ultrasound may induce an immunological healing effect in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

A new study by Rashi Mehta--a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute--finds that focused ultrasound may induce an immunological healing effect in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Image courtesy of Caylie Silveria/West Virginia University

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 02, 2021
March 2, 2021 — West Virginia University scientists used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to show what happens...
 Konica Minolta Healthcare has focused on developing an advanced yet customizable Workflow Design Engine for Exa, a web-based, modular platform that includes RIS, PACS, Billing, specialty viewers and enterprise imaging tools
Sponsored Content | Blog | PACS | March 02, 2021
A Radiology Information System (RIS) is the engine that drives radiology workflow. That’s why Konica Minolta Healthcare...
#Q-Collar The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new device intended to be worn around the neck of athletes aged 13 years and older during sports activities to aid in the protection of the brain from the effects associated with repetitive sub-concussive head impacts.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new device intended to be worn...
Guerbet announced the launch of OptiProtect 3S, a new range of technical services for its injection solutions. OptiProtect 3S is designed to support imaging centers in the daily use and protection of their injection solutions.
News | Contrast Media Injectors | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021 — Guerbet announced the launch of OptiProtect 3S, a new range of technical services for its injection...
An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

News | Cardio-oncology | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2020 — Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC...
Advanced technologies and applications such as point-of-care, pediatrics, dry-magnets, compact MRI and fusion imaging are driving global market
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Technological Advancements and Emerging Applications in the...
55-year-old woman who underwent screening mammogram and ultrasound 7 days after first COVID-19 vaccination dose. Screening mammogram and US demonstrated unilateral left axillary lymph node with cortical thickness of 5 mm on ultrasound (not shown). BI-RADS category 0 was assigned. Ultrasound from diagnostic work-up performed 7 days later showed no change in lymph node size. BI-RADS 3 was assigned. #COVIDvaccine #COVID19

55-year-old woman who underwent screening mammogram and ultrasound 7 days after first COVID-19 vaccination dose. Screening mammogram and US demonstrated unilateral left axillary lymph node with cortical thickness of 5 mm on ultrasound (not shown). BI-RADS category 0 was assigned. Ultrasound from diagnostic work-up performed 7 days later showed no change in lymph node size. BI-RADS 3 was assigned.

News | Breast Imaging | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — An open-access article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) describes the clinical and...
Detroit-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology company SpinTech, Inc. has acquired medical-imaging research and technology developer Magnetic Resonance Innovations, Inc. (MR Innovations).
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — Detroit-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology company SpinTech, Inc. has acquired...
Breast Cancer Index added to National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines to predict benefit from extended endocrine therapy
News | Women's Health | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — Hologic, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of molecular oncology leader...
Findings indicate that PPC and GG are highly predictive of overall upstaging by PSMA PET/CT for patients with high-risk prostate cancer

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News | PET-CT | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — A new study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps identify which...