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VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017

RSNA 2017 | December 15, 2017

A post-game roundup by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell on the trends and new tech seen on the show floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 meeting. The biggest overarching trend for this year at RSNA was the explosion of artificial intelligence integration into imaging systems and medical imaging information technology. For more on the AI trend, watch the VIDEO "How Utilization of Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Radiology," with Adam Flanders, M.D.

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RSNA 2017 | December 15, 2017
VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017

A post-game roundup by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell on the trends and new tech seen on the show floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 meeting. The biggest overarching trend for this year at RSNA was the explosion of artificial intelligence integration into imaging systems and medical imaging information technology. For more on the AI trend, watch the VIDEO "How Utilization of Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Radiology," with Adam Flanders, M.D.

VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017
VIDEO: New App Improves MRI Safety For Implantable Devices

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains the new mobile application he developed, which lets users visually model the forces at work during an MRI exam on patients with implanted medical devices, at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Read the related article “The Changing Relationship Between MRIs and Pacemakers.”

VIDEO: New App Improves MRI Safety For Implantable Devices
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Cybersecurity | December 12, 2017
VIDEO: Cybersecurity in the Medical Imaging Department

J. Anthony Seibert, Ph.D., professor and chair of informatics, University of California Davis, describes the security vulnerabilities specific to radiology departments and how they can be combated at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Read the articles “Building A Cybersecurity Team in Radiology,” and “Healthcare's Growing Cybersecurity Threats.”

VIDEO: Cybersecurity in the Medical Imaging Department
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 07, 2017
VIDEO: How Serious is MRI Gadolinium Retention in the Brain and Body?

Max Wintermark, M.D., professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, discussed MRI contrast safety issues at RSNA 2017. Read the article “FDA: No Harm in MRI Gadolinium Retention in the Brain,” and “European Medicines Agency Issues Update on Gadolinium Contrast Agents.”

VIDEO: How Serious is MRI Gadolinium Retention in the Brain and Body?
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Advanced Visualization | December 07, 2017
VIDEO: How Advanced Visualization and 3D Printing Can Improve Outcomes in Complex Cases

Dianna Bardo M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3-D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital, discusses how 3-D printing and other advanced imaging modalities can help improve outcomes in complex cases. Read the article “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology.” Watch the WEBINAR “Innovation and Success in 3D-inspired Development of the Business and Clinical Practice,” presented by Bardo.

 

VIDEO: How Advanced Visualization and 3D Printing Can Improve Outcomes in Complex Cases
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Artificial Intelligence | December 07, 2017
VIDEO: How Utilization of Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Radiology

Adam Flanders, M.D., co-director, neuroradiology and vice-chair of informatics at Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, and chair of the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee, discusses the impact of AI at RSNA 2017. Read the article “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging.” Watch the related VIDEO “Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology,” an interview with Eliot Siegel, M.D.

VIDEO: How Utilization of Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Radiology
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Mammography | December 06, 2017
VIDEO: How Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Will Impact Breast Imaging

Martin Yaffe, Ph.D., FAAPM, senior scientist, physical sciences/imaging research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and professor of medical biophysics and medical imaging, University of Toronto, discusses how contrast-enhanced mammography can improve breast cancer detection at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Watch the VIDEO “What is New in Breast Imaging Technology,” with Stamatia Destounis, M.D.

Watch the VIDEO "Implementing Advanced Breast Imaging Technology," with Gerry Kolb, JD.

VIDEO: How Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Will Impact Breast Imaging
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Breast Imaging | December 05, 2017
VIDEO: What is New in Breast Imaging Technology

Stamatia Destounis, M.D., FACR, associate professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine, attending radiologist, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, explains recent advances in mammography and dense breast imaging at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Read the article “The Evolution of Breast Imaging Technology.” Watch the VIDEO “Implementing Advanced Breast Imaging Technology.” 

VIDEO: What is New in Breast Imaging Technology
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3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
VIDEO: Applications for 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design in Cardiology

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-D printing and computer aided design (CAD) software to improve patient outcomes. She spoke to ITN at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the articles “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology” and “Henry Ford Hospital Study Shows 3-D Imaging Improves Fixing Broken Hearts.”  

VIDEO: Applications for 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design in Cardiology
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Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017
VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology

Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product introductions and major initiatives highlighted at ASTRO 2017. These include:
  • The Halcyon system, a new platform for cancer treatment that simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Halcyon is a powerfully intuitive platform designed to help improve and strengthen the fight against cancer and enable access to high quality care anywhere in the world.
  • The 360 Oncology care management platform, designed to integrate and coordinate patient care across the entire treatment and post-treatment journey. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaboration and coordination.
  • The latest release of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software, incorporating both Multi-Criteria Optimization (MCO) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Support.  MCO enables planners to look at tradeoffs in a treatment plan when different clinical criteria are varied, greatly enhancing control over optimization.  GPU support decreases the dose calculation and inverse planning optimization times, providing a significant leap forward in speed.
  • HyperArc high definition radiotherapy, technology that unlocks the potential of non-coplanar treatment strategies to usher in a new era of precision in the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

For more information: www.varian.com

VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology
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Women's Health | October 23, 2017
Study on 3-D Marker That Reduces Radiation Target Volumes

William Hall, M.D., radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., discusses study results presented at theAmerican Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016. Video courtesy of Dr. Hall. You can read Dr. Hall's article on this topic, Breast Cancer Radiation Planning, here

Study on 3-D Marker That Reduces Radiation Target Volumes
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Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
VIDEO: Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee

Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Scientific Committee, explains how research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting was chosen to reflect new trends in radiation therapy.

Watch the VIDEO "The Future of Radiation Oncology"

Watch the VIDEO "Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy"

VIDEO: Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee
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Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
VIDEO: The Future of Radiation Oncology

David Beyer, M.D., chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), discusses the key themes of the 2017 Annual Meeting and the issues ASTRO will focus on going into 2018.

Watch the VIDEO "Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee"

Watch the VIDEO "Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy"

VIDEO: The Future of Radiation Oncology
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Radiation Therapy | September 08, 2017
Visicoil MR: Enhanced MRI Visibility

The new Visicoil MR is a helically-wound, flexible linear fiducial marker. The Visicoil MR hollow core design and multiple sizes mitigates the CT artifact often created by traditional gold seeds, offering you clearer visualization of the tissue to aid in faster and more accurate contouring. Visicoil MR's linear flexible design fixates and remains stable in soft tissue, giving you the confidence in accurate marker localization. Visicoil MR is available in some of the smallest needle sizes available for fiducial markers, including 21g and 22g needles. The benefits of smaller needles are improved patient safety and comfort during implantation. The smaller needles may also allow for faster CT sim after implant and ultimately treatment for your patients. The new Visicoil MR with enhanced MRI visibility allows you to see the marker more easily in MRI, both in T1 and T2. This makes for easier and faster MR/CT fusion.

Visicoil MR: Enhanced MRI Visibility
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Technology Reports Sidebar | September 05, 2017
PerformanceBridge Practice: At-a-glance Insights Across Your Imaging Equipment

Philips PerformanceBridge Practice dashboard, developed on the HealthSuite digital platform, offers at-a-glance insights into uptime, operations and performance across your imaging equipment. The dashboard also provides actionable recommendations, case studies and training alerts.

PerformanceBridge Practice: At-a-glance Insights Across Your Imaging Equipment
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Information Technology | August 22, 2017
VIDEO: AAPM 2017 - Connecting Our Pathways, Unifying Our Profession

Melissa Martin, MS, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), discusses her vision of the role of medical physics in healthcare and highlights the association's initiatives at the 2017 AAPM annual meeting in Denver.

VIDEO: AAPM 2017 - Connecting Our Pathways, Unifying Our Profession
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Digital Radiography (DR) | August 22, 2017
VIDEO: AGFA HealthCare Previews the DR800 Digital Radiography System

Jared Houk, vice president, imaging business unit, for Agfa HealthCare North America, previews the DR800 at AHRA 2017. Read the article "Agfa HealthCare Previews New DR 800 Imaging System at AHRA 2017."
Click here for more information from the vendor. 

VIDEO: AGFA HealthCare Previews the DR800 Digital Radiography System
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Proton Therapy | August 21, 2017
VIDEO: Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy

Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of medical physics at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, discusses the clinical applications and practical aspects of operating a proton therapy center at the 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting.

VIDEO: Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy
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Breast Imaging | July 28, 2017
VIDEO: Personalized Breast Screening and Breast Density

Nancy Cappello, Ph.D., executive director and founder of Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy, explains how a personalized breast screening program can improve cancer detection for women with dense breasts at the 2017 AHRA annual meeting in Anaheim. Read an article by Cappello “Fake News: Having Dense Breast Tissue is No Big Deal,”  or the article "Raising the Bar For Cancer Detection in Dense Breast Tissue."

 

VIDEO: Personalized Breast Screening and Breast Density
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Business | July 28, 2017
VIDEO: Critical Issues in Radiology Administration

Angelic McDonald, MSRS, CRA, FAHRA, regional director of imaging, Baylor Scott & White Health and the president-elect of AHRA, discusses the biggest challenges she and other radiology administrators face at the 2017 AHRA annual meeting in Anaheim.

VIDEO: Critical Issues in Radiology Administration
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Analytics Software | July 28, 2017
VIDEO: The Role of Analytics in Value-Based Healthcare

Woojin Kim, M.D., chief medical information officer, Nuance Communications, explains how analytics solutions can help healthcare providers practice high-quality care and how to implement the technology at the 2017 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting. Read the article "Analytics: The Next Big Health IT Undertaking," and the blog "Will Big Data Analytics Kickoff a New Golden Age for Radiology?"

VIDEO: The Role of Analytics in Value-Based Healthcare
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017

DAIC and ITN Editor Dave Fornell discusses some of the most innovative new computed tomography (CT) technology and trends at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 meeting. Read the article "Advances in Cardiac CT Technology" and watch VIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging.

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017
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Business | July 19, 2017
VIDEO: AHRA Year in Review and Beyond

Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Jason Newmark, CRA, FAHRA, and CEO Ed Cronin highlight the association's accomplishments in the last 12 months and discuss how it will help its members face coming changes in healthcare.

VIDEO: AHRA Year in Review and Beyond
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Latest Trials on Cardiac CT Compared to Functional Testing

Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, endowed chair of preventive cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, discusses the PROMISE and PICTURE trials at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 meeting. Watch the VIDEO "The Role of Cardic CT in Value-based Medicine."

VIDEO: Latest Trials on Cardiac CT Compared to Functional Testing
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, discusses how cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) offers value in today's cost-conscience environment at the SCCT 2017 meeting. Watch the VIDEO “Value–based Imaging,” and interview with Daniel Berman, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Watch the VIDEO ”The Value of the Cardiovascular Service Line.” An interview with Linda Gillam, M.D., Atlantic Health System, who suggests how cardiology-related services can demonstrate their value to providers and patients.

VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 13, 2017
VIDEO: Clinical Evidence Shows CT Should be the Primary Cardiac Imaging Modality

Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, director of cardiac CT, Georgetown Medical Center, and president of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT), at the SCCT 2017 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade,” an interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac CT Technology.”

VIDEO: Clinical Evidence Shows CT Should be the Primary Cardiac Imaging Modality
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Enterprise Imaging | July 12, 2017
The Platform for Success: Strategies to Achieve the Enterprise Imaging Health Record

Nationwide adoption of the Enterprise Imaging Health Record is inevitable as networks strive to improve patient safety and cost-to-diagnosis. But to optimize the EHR successfully requires thoughtful selection of systems, partners and governance processes. Enjoy this brief overview of what the successful selection should deliver.

The Platform for Success: Strategies to Achieve the Enterprise Imaging Health Record
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 10, 2017
VIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging

David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, professor of radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, incoming editor of RSNA’s journal Radiology and previously the radiologist in chief of imaging services at the NIH, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade,” an interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac CT Technology.”

VIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging
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Information Technology | July 07, 2017
VIDEO: The Future of Imaging Informatics

SIIM Chair Paul Nagy, Ph.D., FSIIM, CIIP, associate professor of radiology and deputy director of the Technology Innovation Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses how informatics technology is changing medical imaging, and highlights SIIM's recent accomplishments and future endeavors.

VIDEO: The Future of Imaging Informatics
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Artificial Intelligence | July 06, 2017
VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology

Eliot Siegel, M.D., associate vice chair of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, vice chair of information systems, University of Maryland, and chief of radiology, VA Maryland Healthcare System, discusses how machine learning (aka artificial intelligence) is impacting radiology today and its role in the future.  Read the article “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging.”  See examples of how AI can assess clinical images in the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.”

VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology
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Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2017
A Perspective on Enterprise Imaging Accessibility and Intelligence

In this video, NTT DATA Services describes enterprise imaging as the secure capture, retention, management, access and sharing of clinical images and associated data. The impact of dark data, disparate media and lack of consistent tools to access imaging are explored in terms of productivity and efficacy in a value-based care environment. This video discusses beyond the traditional VNA approach to explore ideas to consider in planning and how analytics as part of an enterprise strategy integrates into value-based care.

A Perspective on Enterprise Imaging Accessibility and Intelligence
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Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2017
VIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup

James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer, Innovation Care Partners, and Christopher Roth, M.D., director of imaging informatics strategy, Duke Health, explain how the joint HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup is working to enhance collaboration between various medical specialties to improve patient care.

VIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup
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Enterprise Imaging | July 03, 2017
VIDEO: Bridging the Transformation of Medicine

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief innovation officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), executive vice president, UPMC Enterprises and SIIM board of directors, discusses how the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is leading the transformation of healthcare into value-based medicine.

VIDEO: Bridging the Transformation of Medicine
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Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article "CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders."

VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging
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Enterprise Imaging | June 21, 2017
Konica Minolta Discusses Exa Enterprise Imaging Solution at SIIM 2017

Konica Minolta takes a top-down approach to looking at an entire facility and removing the departmental approach. Featured is the Exa Platform. It provides the infrastructure for managing data across the imaging workflow.

Konica Minolta Discusses Exa Enterprise Imaging Solution at SIIM 2017
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Information Technology | June 20, 2017
VIDEO: Translational and Reproducible Research in Medical Imaging

Alex Towbin, M.D., Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, discusses the growing importance of translational and reproducible research in medical imaging informatics at SIIM 2017. 

VIDEO: Translational and Reproducible Research in Medical Imaging
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Enterprise Imaging | May 10, 2017
Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition

Philips' mission is to build intuitive, scalable and customizable products that can be easily adapted to customers' needs. This approach is the foundation for the new Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition. For more information, visit www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/resources/landing/enterprise-imaging-solutions.

Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition
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Enterprise Imaging | May 02, 2017
Mach7 Enterprise Imaging and Workflow Solutions

Mach7 offers an enterprise imaging platform built around neutrality. The platform is more than just a VNA. Eric Rice, chief technology officer, discusses the importance of workflow protocols.

Mach7 Enterprise Imaging and Workflow Solutions
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Digital Radiography (DR) | April 20, 2017
Fujifilm Presents Latest Innovations in Digital Radiography at RSNA 2016

Rob Fabrizio, director of strategic marketing at Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, discusses the latest innovations in digital X-ray, including the new, portable miniature system, the FDR Aqro. For more information: www.fujifilmusa.com/products/medical/digital-x-ray/

Fujifilm Presents Latest Innovations in Digital Radiography at RSNA 2016
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Enterprise Imaging | March 13, 2017
TeraMedica Presents Enterprise Imaging Strategies at RSNA 2016

TeraMedica, a division of Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, demonstrates Connext Mobile V2 and other new product features.

TeraMedica Presents Enterprise Imaging Strategies at RSNA 2016
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