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VIDEO: One on One with Amy K. Patel, MD, American Association for Women in Radiology Immediate Past President

Breast Imaging | April 15, 2024

Don't miss ITN's latest "One on One" video interview with AAWR Past President and American College of Radiology (ACR) RAN and RADPAC Chair, Amy K. Patel, MD, discussing advocacy initiatives and innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) for breast imaging. 

Dr. Patel is a breast imaging trailblazer and radiology advocacy leader. In this video,  learn how radiologists can support key initiatives, ways AI is improving patient care, and more.

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Breast Imaging | April 15, 2024

Don't miss ITN's latest "One on One" video interview with AAWR Past President and American College of Radiology (ACR) RAN and RADPAC Chair, Amy K. Patel, MD, discussing advocacy initiatives and innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) for breast imaging. 

Dr. Patel is a breast imaging trailblazer and radiology advocacy leader. In this video,  learn how radiologists can support key initiatives, ways AI is improving patient care, and more.

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Information Technology | February 21, 2024

Industry trade shows and conferences seem to be making their comeback in 2024. And the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference and Exhibition seems particularly poised to deliver the best of the best when it comes to digital transformation in both the delivery of healthcare, but also the delivery of a quality experience for those in this demanding, rapidly evolving industry. This month in our ongoing One on One series with industry leaders, we are talking with Hal Wolf, FHIMSS, president and CEO of HIMSS. He offered insights on the society’s new partnership with Informa Markets, key topics being covered at HIMSS24, AI’s impact on the industry, and his thoughts on healthcare sustainability.

Find more HIMSS24 conference coverage here

A New Partnership for Growth

Last August, Informa Markets and HIMSS announced a landmark partnership to propel the growth and evolution of the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition, recognized as the most influential healthcare technology event of the year, and in North America. It draws 40,000 health professionals, tech leaders, providers and governmental organizations from across the globe. Informa Markets, the world’s largest exhibition organizer, took on management of the HIMSS Exhibition, while HIMSS continues to oversee developing expert content and programming.

Exciting New Features at HIMSS24

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Enterprise Imaging | February 15, 2024

Clinicians and referring physicians need fast, secure access to both patient data and their diagnostic or viewing tool set. But the cost barriers and the complexity of owning and maintaining healthcare information systems can compromise the quality of care.

To address this, Philips has partnered with AWS to develop Philips HealthSuite Imaging¬†‚ÄĒ¬†a new radiology cloud service that provides on-demand access to advanced medical imaging software.

ITN recently visited with Madhuri Sebastian and Matthieu Ferrant to learn more about this service.

Find more RSNA23 conference coverage here

Digital Radiography (DR) | February 12, 2024

Agfa Radiology Solutions is committed to enhancing clinical outcomes and operational efficiency, underscoring its innovative edge in the dynamically evolving healthcare landscape. 

AT RSNA23, ITN met with Karol Wesolowski, Global Commercial Excellence Leader, Agfa Radiology Solutions, and Jeroen Spruyt, Head of BU DR, VP Product Supply and Operations, Agfa Radiology Solutions, to learn more about how the company is transforming radiology practices.

Find more RSNA23 conference coverage here

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RSNA | February 07, 2024

At RSNA23, Imaging Technology News (ITN) spoke with Bhvita Jani, principal analyst at Signify Research, about advancements and trends in medical imaging, including the development of coronary CTA, use of molecular imaging in theranostic applications, and remote acquisition support, as well as future outlooks and the evolution of medical imaging.

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VIDEO: One on One with Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD, RSNA President

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One on One ... with Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD

Information Technology | January 29, 2024

A discussion on processing, and then understanding, how to implement data workflow and orchestration in medical imaging with Jef Williams, managing partner, Paragon Health IT, and Imaging Technology News (ITN) editorial advisory board member. 

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RSNA | January 22, 2024

Updates on AI in Radiology, RSNA Programs and Stanford Initiatives 

Listen and learn with ITN‚Äôs newest ‚ÄúOne on One‚ÄĚ video discussion with a leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). RSNA President Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD, Stanford University, offers not-to-be-missed actionable insights into the application and benefits of artificial intelligence in medical imaging. He also shares highlights from RSNA 2023 and top priorities in the coming year, and summarizes the programs on which he and his Stanford University colleagues are focused.

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Digital Radiography (DR) | November 15, 2023

Agfa Radiology Solutions delivers diagnostic imaging solutions that set the standard in productivity, safety, clinical value and cost effectiveness ‚Äď Agfa firmly believe one image is all it takes.¬†

ITN recently visited with Agfa’s Greg Cefalo to learn more about what the company has on tap for RSNA 2023 in Chicago. 

Find more RSNA23 conference coverage here

Proton Therapy | October 10, 2023

Tune in to ITN‚Äôs latest ‚ÄúOne on One‚ÄĚ video series with Michael Butkus, PhD, for insights into proton therapy advancements. Butkus is the co-medical director and head of proton physics at the Dwoskin Proton Center at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami/UHealth Medical System. A board member of the National Association of Proton Therapy (NAPT), Butkus spoke with ITN‚Äôs managing editor to discuss how physicists, physicians and vendors are collaborating to expand availability of proton therapy and improve the health of patients being treated.¬†

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Enterprise Imaging | July 20, 2023

Fujifilm recently expanded its enterprise imaging portfolio with Synapse Pathology, the company’s newly acquired and branded digital pathology PACS solution.

Synapse Pathology is an open, vendor-agnostic, end-to-end solution designed for medical facilities that handle large volumes of pathology images and data across multiple locations.

Imaging Technology News recently met with Fujifilm’s Bill Lacy and Mark Lloyd, and Chuck Barkey at West Virginia University Medicine to learn more about this new addition to the Synapse Enterprise Imaging portfolio.

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Artificial Intelligence | June 12, 2023

Bayer Calantic and Blackford Analysis have teamed up with new artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to address the radiology challenges of today and tomorrow.

Imaging Technology News recently spoke with Thanos Karras, Head of Bayer Digital Solutions Business Americas, and Ben Panter, Founder and CEO of Blackford Analysis, to learn more about this new relationship and their strategy to drive radiology advancements with artificial intelligence.

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Information Technology | May 17, 2023

HIMMS is working to bring empirical knowledge and evidence of value and impact of digital maturity measured by the HIMSS maturity models and the Digital Health Indicator (DHI), which is a blueprint for digital health advancement. The maturity models provide prescriptive frameworks to healthcare organizations to help build their digital health ecosystems. ITN spoke with Anne Snowdon, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor of strategy entrepreneurship, Odette Business School, University of Windsor, CEO of SCAN Health and Chief Scientific Research Officer, HIMSS Analytics, to find out more about these models, and what the latest scientific research is telling us.

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor.  Currently, Dr. Snowdon is the Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS, Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, and member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University (ASU).  She is an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), at the University of Southern Denmark.  Dr. Snowdon is leading a national Community of Practice to advance supply chain resilience across Canada, she has published more than 150 research articles, papers and cases, has received over $24 million in research funding, holds patents and has commercialized a highly successful booster seat product for children traveling in vehicles and is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, an MSc from McGill University, and BScN from Western University.  

Find more HIMSS23 coverage here

VIDEO: Moving Digital Transformation Forward in Healthcare

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Information Technology | May 11, 2023

Healthcare is constantly evolving, finding new ways to innovate and advance digital tools and technology. With this comes the need for transformation to keep up with these advancements. ITN spoke with Anne Snowdon, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor of strategy entrepreneurship, Odette Business School, University of Windsor, CEO of SCAN Health and Chief Scientific Research Officer, HIMSS Analytics, to find out more about the steps needed for this transformation and what we can expect to see in the future of healthcare.

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor.  Currently, Dr. Snowdon is the Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS, Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, and member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University (ASU).  She is an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), at the University of Southern Denmark.  Dr. Snowdon is leading a national Community of Practice to advance supply chain resilience across Canada, she has published more than 150 research articles, papers and cases, has received over $24 million in research funding, holds patents and has commercialized a highly successful booster seat product for children traveling in vehicles and is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, an MSc from McGill University, and BScN from Western University.  

Find more HIMSS23 coverage here

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Breast Imaging | May 08, 2023

In addition to women with dense breasts, there are also other women for whom mammographic screening is not really enough, which is why research needs to continue in this field. Dr. Wendie Berg, a leading breast cancer specialist, talks with ITN about new research and advancements in breast imaging technology.

Dr. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI, is Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, specializing in breast imaging. She is also the Chief Scientific Advisor to DenseBreast-info.org. A renowned expert, she writes and co-edits one of the leading textbooks on the topic, Diagnostic Imaging: Breast, currently in its third edition, and has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed research publications.

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Artificial Intelligence | April 26, 2023

Successfully creating and implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and analytic solutions in general requires a number of key factors, including data quality and a certain level of expertise. ITN had a conversation with Julius Bogdan, a leading expert in Digital transformation, Data and analytics, and Artificial intelligence and machine learning, to learn more about the key components needed to create and implement AI and digital transformation solutions.

Julius is Vice President and General Manager, Digital Health Advisory Team for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In that role, he leads sales, business development, product management, product marketing and advisory services teams across the continent on digital health transformation. He is responsible for the growth of the HIMSS Analytics portfolio adoption, channel strategy, and cultivating relationships across the provider, payer and public sector health landscape. He also serves on the advisory council of various start-ups and early stage firms in finance and healthcare on technology trends, architecture and market analysis.

 

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Artificial Intelligence | April 18, 2023

With the help of artificial intelligence, cutting-edge technology is being developed that will help improve patient outcomes and build efficiencies in healthcare, which will help transform the future of healthcare delivery. ITN sat down with Julius Bogdan, a leading expert in Digital transformation, Data and analytics, and Artificial intelligence and machine learning, to find out more about the inroads AI is making.

Julius is Vice President and General Manager, Digital Health Advisory Team for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In that role, he leads sales, business development, product management, product marketing and advisory services teams across the continent on digital health transformation. He is responsible for the growth of the HIMSS Analytics portfolio adoption, channel strategy, and cultivating relationships across the provider, payer and public sector health landscape. He also serves on the advisory council of various start-ups and early stage firms in finance and healthcare on technology trends, architecture and market analysis.

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Cybersecurity | April 17, 2023
Breast Density | April 14, 2023

It has long been said that a national reporting standard is needed in order to ensure all American women receive at least the same basic information regarding breast density, and a spotlight put on the importance of routine breast imaging. Dr. Wendie Berg, a leading breast cancer specialist, shares with ITN what is being done in the fight against breast cancer and the importance of this standardization in reporting for women.

Dr. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI, is Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, specializing in breast imaging. She is also the Chief Scientific Advisor to DenseBreast-info.org. A renowned expert, she writes and co-edits one of the leading textbooks on the topic, Diagnostic Imaging: Breast, currently in its third edition, and has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed research publications.

 

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Contrast Media | February 27, 2023

Bracco Diagnostics and Guerbet recently announced they had formed a strategic, global collaboration for the research, development, and manufacture of a new contrast agent.

Imaging Technology News talked to Jeff Fleming, president and CEO, at RSNA 2022 to learn more about this relationship and find out what Bracco is doing for the future of radiology.

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Digital Radiography (DR) | February 23, 2023

Agfa continues develop new products and technologies in its premium and value direct radiography segments including the Valory digital radiography room and the DR 100S.

Imaging Technology News stopped by the Agfa booth at RSNA 2022 to learn more about these products as well as the company’s technology roadmap for the future.

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Artificial Intelligence | February 16, 2023

To mitigate the overwhelming volume of radiology data compounding staff shortages and burnout, Philips AI Solutions helps empower radiology departments by enabling radiologists to efficiently leverage artificial intelligence in their daily clinical routine.  

Philips AI Manager provides a tool that integrates with existing IT and PACS infrastructures, delivering seamless integration of AI benefits into radiology workflow at the point of care.  

Imaging Technology News talked with Tanuj Gupta and Kevin Lev at RSNA22 to learn more about Philips’ AI Solutions.  

Find more RSNA22 coverage here 

PACS | January 27, 2023

Konica Minolta Healthcare recently announced it is working with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud-based Exa Platform and Symmetry PACS as a Software as a Service model in the Cloud.

Imaging Technology News spoke with Konica Minolta's Kevin Borden and Ash Dhar of AWS at RSNA to learn more about this new venture and how Konica Minolta and Amazon Web Services are working together.

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Lung Imaging | January 03, 2023

Kim Sandler, MD, Co-Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee, and Associate Professor, Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently shared updates on research and initiatives for expanding life-saving lung cancer screenings. This video is part of ITN's Special Report on Lung Cancer Screening, a 3-part series focused on news and resources addressing the leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths.

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Proton Therapy | May 16, 2022

John C. Breneman, M.D., medical director of the Cincinnati Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center, and the principal investigator of the FAST-01 trial, explains FLASH therapy and details on the trial. This study is testing the use of a single FLASH proton therapy session, rather than weeks of fractionated doses.

FLASH and hypo fractionated therapy have been among the hottest topics in radiation oncology. The premise of FLASH is to deliver extremely high doses of radiation to a tumor in one, short dose. Lab testing has shown this actually has a healthy tissue sparing capability and may help in reducing collateral damage.  

If this and other trials show benefit and improved outcomes from FLASH, it is possible this may become the primary treatment method for many cancers in the years to come. Reducing therapy to one treatment session also would open up much more time for proton centers so many more patients could be treated. It also would be a significant time and cost savings for patients and their families, who would not be required to stay at nearby hotels for extended stays during their course of treatment.  

Cincinnati Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center announced the completion of enrollment in FAST-01 (FeAsibility Study of FLASH Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Symptomatic Bone Metastases) in October. This is the first human clinical trial of FLASH therapy, which centered on patients with metastases in arms and legs to avoid irradiating critical structures. If this trials shows benefits and low toxicity, followup studies will attempt more complex treatments in other parts of the body.

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PACS | March 14, 2022

Software automation can help improve many processes, including verifying eligibility for patient exams, navigating the patient responsibility landscape, and meeting the upcoming CDSM mandate for Appropriate Use Criteria. ITN recently spoke with with Kevin Borden, Vice President of Product, HCIT, for Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas about how Konica Minolta is leveraging automation to enhance productivity and efficiency in these areas. 

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Computed Tomography (CT) | March 09, 2022

At RSNA 2021, Philips highlighted the launch of two new innovative CT systems ‚Äď the multi-energy Spectral CT 7500 and the CT 5100 Incisive with embedded AI capabilities.¬†ITN¬†spoke with Wendy Winkle Lawless, CT Business Market Leader - North America, Philips, to learn more about these new systems.

Digital Radiography (DR) | March 01, 2022

At RSNA 2021, Konica Minolta introduced the mKDR Xpress Mobile X-ray system and the Aero DR Carbon flat panel detector. Also on display was nVoq’s cloud-based speech recognition and automation solution and new features for the Exa platform that automate common clinical and administrative tasks.

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Contrast Media | February 23, 2022

With the use of contrast agents and radiotracers on the rise, GE Healthcare has seen increases in demand across their pharmaceutical diagnostics business. At RSNA 2021, Marco Campione, General Manager, Pharmaceutical Diagnostics Americas, GE Healthcare, shared how recent investments are helping to meet this increased demand.

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Radiation Therapy | February 16, 2022

Elekta’s latest linear accelerator, Harmony, is designed to provide a productive and versatile radiotherapy solution for both mature and developing markets. ITN recently spoke with Chris Gilpin, Global Product Marketing Manager, and Emily Basset, Global Clinical Marketing Manager, to learn more about the treatment system. 

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 09, 2022

At RSNA 2021, Fujifilm launched its new Velocity MRI system. It is designed to streamline workflow and enhance the patient experience with its open gantry, integrated RF coils and reconstruction techniques. Shawn Etheridge, Director, CT and MRI Marketing for Fujifilm, unveiled the system on the RSNA21 show floor.

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Radiation Therapy | February 02, 2022

Magdalena Bazalova-Carter, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Victoria University, discusses the current state of ultra-high dose FLASH radiation therapy at the 2021 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Flash therapy is said to be a key technology to keep an eye on in the next few years. If it proves viable in human patients, it promises to greatly shorten treatment times, and reduce fractions to between 1-3 sessions.

The idea is that a super-high dose of radiation is delivered in one large, very fast dose. It appears that despite the high dose of radiation, there is a tissue sparing biology mechanism that is not yet fully understood, where health tissue is preserved and there is less collateral damage than the standard series of lower dose fractions over days or weeks.  

Flash therapy is being tested in electron beam therapy systems to treat superficial cancers, which are much easier to adopt to flash than deeper tissue tumors. Proton may be able to produce the higher energies needed for deeper tumor treatments, but current photon beam systems are limited because to deliver the high doses needed may cause enough heat to melt the X-ray beam source.

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Radiation Oncology | February 02, 2022

Brian S. Bingham, M.D., chief resident in radiation oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains the practice-level and national cost burden of treatment-related prior authorization for academic radiation oncology practices. This was a highlighted study presented at the 2021 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.

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Radiation Therapy | February 02, 2022

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D., radiation oncologist and associate professor of radiation medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, explains the use of external-beam radiation therapy as a bridge to transplant in hepatocellular carcinoma cancer patients.

He presented a utilization analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database at the 2021 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.

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Radiation Oncology | February 02, 2022

Bridget F. Koontz, M.D., chief medical officer at GenesisCare USA explains how to manage the complex needs of pelvic radiotherapy survivors. She offers an. overview of published evidence about the various toxicity types and approaches for managing them.

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Radiation Oncology | February 02, 2022

Douglas E. Holt, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, explains the use of 3-D virtual reality volumetric imaging review to help improve cancer patients’ understanding of their disease and treatment. Pictures are worth a thousand words, and moving pictures inside a patient's body even more. Holt said using virtual reality to go through the patient's anatomy in 3D and to show them what is wrong and how it will be treated offers a new level of understanding that is not possible using a discussion or a couple still images from their medical imaging.

Holt presented this study as a late-breaker at the 2021 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.

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Quality Assurance (QA) | January 31, 2022

Sun Nuclear highlighted two resources for CT Quality Assurance at RSNA 2021. ITN visited their booth to learn more about the Mercury 4.0 Phantom and the Multi-Energy CT Phantom from Thomas Webb, Global Product Marketing Manager

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Digital Radiography (DR) | January 31, 2022

Agfa recently announced the launch of the new Valory digital radiography room, which was designed for health care facilities requiring a highly productive radiography solution. 

ITN stopped by the Agfa booth at RSNA 2021 to learn more about this new system from Georges Espada, Head of Digital Radiography, and Karol Wesolowski, Global Category Leader.

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