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. 

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 07, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve medical resources...
Global single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) market to reach $2.7 billion by the year 2027
News | SPECT Imaging | July 07, 2021
July 7, 2021 — Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
The demands on radiologists have become more complex which has led to the need to have greater control over how technology supports the goals and objectives of the organization

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Feature | Information Technology | July 06, 2021 | By Jef Williams
I have had the privilege of watching our industry grow and evolve over the past 20 years. My introduction to the...
The role of digital health solutions in preparing for future epidemics and pandemics

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Feature | Radiology Business | July 06, 2021 | By Muhammad Ali Chaudhry, M.D., MBA
The unprecedented impacts and consequential social, economic and humanitarian needs introduced or exacerbated by COVID-...
A study of more than 1,000 patients who underwent cardiac ultrasound with the Butterfly POCUS system, which turns smartphones into echo systems, was presented with positive results at the 2019 ASE meeting. 
Feature | Radiology Business | July 06, 2021 | By Dave Fornell
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
A new study set out to learn more about breast health for Black women and to establish a better understanding of the breast screening landscape by analyzing mammograms, screening intervals and interpretation performance for Asian, Black and white women across health systems throughout the United States, with participation from Advocate Health Care, Sanford Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

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Feature | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2021 | By Linda Goler Blount, MPH
It is well established that there are racial disparities in healthcare that can have devastating implications for...
Due to dangerous implications for years to come, facilities must increase efficiency and capacity for breast cancer care to recover from the impact of COVID-19

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Feature | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2021 | By Ananth Ravi, Ph.D.
The challenges faced by hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted cancer care. While the...
Picture archiving communication systems, or PACS, have been the foundation of medical imaging for healthcare organizations. Introduced in the 1980s, organizations have used PACS to store and call up images for reading for departments such as cardiology, radiology and more

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Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | July 06, 2021
As healthcare providers aim to deliver high-quality, coordinated care and improve patient outcomes they must find ways...
For some imaging departments, the virus uncovered a disconnect between the imaging technology they have and what they need to thrive

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Feature | Radiology Business | July 06, 2021 | By Guido Stoeckmann
Healthcare is still reeling from the unforeseen disruption that COVID-19 has caused throughout the industry. For some...
 Siemens Healthineers announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Magnetom Free.Max, a new High-V magnetic resonance (MR) scanner that combines a 0.55 Tesla (0.55T) field strength with deep learning technologies and advanced image processing
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 06, 2021
July 5, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Magnetom...
How new technology can aid in reducing radiation dose levels in pediatric patients

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Feature | Pediatric Imaging | July 02, 2021 | By David Legg
Let’s face it, kids hurt themselves. They jump off structures that are too high, slip off monkey bars, or some are born...
Studies conducted by Mass General Hospital and University of Virginia have concluded that PixelShine, a disruptive technology from AlgoMedica, significantly improved the diagnostic quality of CT scans acquired at reduced radiation dose. Here, you can see before and after noise reduction is applied.

Studies conducted by Mass General Hospital and University of Virginia have concluded that PixelShine, a disruptive technology from AlgoMedica, significantly improved the diagnostic quality of CT scans acquired at reduced radiation dose. Here, you can see before and after noise reduction is applied.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 02, 2021 | By Mikael Strindlund
Computed tomography (CT) imaging has broad diagnostic application and is the imaging gold standard for many clinical...
The pandemic threw everyone a curve ball that most didn’t see coming, at least at the magnitude that it hit. The year brought about a lot of change — which built some new models for business operation, and opened up avenues of discussion for others.

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Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 02, 2021
Slowly, we are seeing our world come back into focus. The pandemic threw everyone a curve ball that most didn’t see...
Using advanced X-ray technology, researchers have for the first time imaged an entire mouse brain, from the synapse to the whole brain level

By using an imaging pipeline of MRI, μCT, and EM, Foxley, Kasthuri, and their team were able to simultaneously resolve brain structures, like the white matter, at (a) macro-, (b) meso-, and (c) microscopic-scales in the same brain. Image from Foxley et al.

News | Neuro Imaging | July 02, 2021
July 2, 2021 — Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National...
Ultra-fast, less than one-minute scan time, cardiac MRI enables accurate assessment of heart anatomy and function, improves patient comfort, increases access to care, and reduces costs
News | Cardiac Imaging | July 02, 2021
July 2, 2021 — Philips has participated in an important research project to develop a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
In the STOIC study, readers classified CT exams as COVID positive, COVID negative or normal. The readers had access to the CT scans using a 3D image visualization web application, allowing scrolling through the entire lung volume in the coronal, sagittal or axial transverse plane. The CT scan shown here has been classified as COVID positive due to the presence of bilateral ground glass opacities and absence of features such as mucoid impaction, bronchiolar nodules, segmental, lobar consolidation. RSNA Image

In the STOIC study, readers classified CT exams as COVID positive, COVID negative or normal. The readers had access to the CT scans using a 3-D image visualization web application, allowing scrolling through the entire lung volume in the coronal, sagittal or axial transverse plane. The CT scan shown here has been classified as COVID positive due to the presence of bilateral ground glass opacities and absence of features such as mucoid impaction, bronchiolar nodules, segmental or lobar consolidation. Image courtesy of RSNA

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 01, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
In a new study published in Radiology of more than 10,000 patients, researchers found that chest computed tomography (...
The study investigates targeted drug delivery by focused ultrasound for pancreatic cancer

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News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — The University of Oxford announced commencement of enrollment for the Phase I PanDox study of...
VUNO’s road-tested, clinically-proven chest X-ray detection software is reshaping the delivery of medical imaging diagnostics by being fully integrated with Samsung Electronics’ X-ray system
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 —South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer, VUNO Inc., announced today a partnership with...
HIMSS21 is a COVID-19 Vaccination Required Event for all attendees, exhibitors, and HIMSS staff

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News | HIMSS | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — If you are traveling to HIMSS21 in August, be sure to note that the Healthcare Information and...
IQ-AI subsidiary Imaging Biometrics (IB) was awarded a U.S. patent for its artificial intelligence (AI) software technology that eliminates the need for gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in medical imaging exams.
News | Contrast Media | June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021 – IQ-AI subsidiary Imaging Biometrics (IB) was awarded a U.S. patent for its artificial intelligence (AI...