itnTV

VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System

Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.

The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.

The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.

Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1: Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System

 

Radiology Imaging

Women's Health | May 20, 2016

Cary S. Kaufman, M.D., FACS, discusses best practices in breast centers at NCoBC 2016.

HIMSS | May 13, 2016

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies (IT) on the expo floor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting. Technologies include radiation dose management, wearables, patient engagement, admission kiosks, analytics software and imaging workflow aids.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 29, 2016

MD Buyline market analyst Jon Brubaker explains the new cardiac ultrasound technologies and trends he saw on the show floor at the 2016 meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). 

CT Angiography (CTA) | April 12, 2016

A discussion on the adoption rate of FFR-CT with Campbell Rogers, M.D., chief medical officer of HeartFlow. It is the first vendor to gain FDA approval for noninvasive, virtual fractional flow reserve measurements derived from cardiac computed tomography scans.

Related FFR-CT Content:

Clinical Applications of FFR-CT

VIDEO: Implementation and the Science Behind FFR-CT — interview with James Min, M.D.

VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation — interview with Simon Dixon, M.D.

VIDEO: Status of FFR-CT Adoption in the United States — interview with Campbell Rogers, M.D.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2016

See the benefits that can be realized when you reset the lift of your scanner with Signa Explorer Lift.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2016

Resetting the life of your scanner with Signa Explorer Lift is simpler than you may think. Watch what happens when a magnet undergoes the Explorer Lift process.

Digital Radiography (DR) | January 26, 2016

Rob Fabrizio, director of product development and marketing, introduces the Fujifilm FDR D-EVO GL long-length DR detector at RSNA 2015. The 17 x 49-inch field-of-view DR detector captures long-length imaging with DR in one exposure.

Ultrasound Women's Health | January 21, 2016

At RSNA 2015, Matthew Ernst, marketing segment manager with Hitachi, introduced Sofia, an automated breast tomography system designed for whole breast bilateral ultrasound scanning for women with dense breasts.

Breast Density | January 19, 2016

Ralph Highnam, chief executive officer, reviews product highlights at RSNA 2015, including the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of Volpara Density Software.

Digital Radiography (DR) | January 12, 2016

David Sorensen, director of operations, reviews product highlights including the Thales ArtPix EZ2GO DR System, Image Systems diagnostic displays, Anthro Carl’s Table ergonomic workstation, and International Medical Equipment and Service (IMES) - the recently acquired business providing cost-saving OEM-quality replacement parts and training for major brands of CT and MRI equipment.  The common thread is that these are products Richardson Healthcare uses to fulfill its mission to provide high-value components for imaging that enable customers to reduce the cost of healthcare with confidence.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016

Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:

RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Recent Advances in MRI Technology

Software Advances in MRI Technology

Advances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016

Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast Media

Comparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems
(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)

Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents
(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)

Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software
(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)

 

Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016

Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology.

Ultrasound Imaging | January 06, 2016

With the LOGIQ E9 XDclear 2.0 ultrasound system, GE Healthcare rethought virtually every element of the imaging chain, from the pulse of the probes to the clarity of the pixels. The result is their highest level of imaging performance yet.

Digital Radiography (DR) | January 05, 2016

RSNA 2015 was the first time Konica Minolta and Viztek displayed as a combined company. David Widmann, president and CEO, and Joe Cermin, president of healthcare IT, explain how the merger will help clinicians and how health IT plays a major role in imaging today.

Digital Radiography (DR) | December 14, 2015

Interview with Lori Webb, BAAS, RT, MD Buyline analyst, covering new technology introductions and trends in digital radiography (DR) systems at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

RSNA 2015 | December 14, 2015

Video discussion of new technology and trend highlights at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting with ITN editor Dave Fornell and ITN contributing editor Greg Freiherr.

RSNA 2015 | December 11, 2015

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo floor at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

Ultrasound Imaging | December 11, 2015

Interview with Jon Brubaker, MBA, RCVT, ultrasound technology analyst, MD Buyline, explains the trends and new technology he saw at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

Radiology Imaging | December 08, 2015

Discover how Philips is helping community hospitals maximize value in limited workspaces.

X-Ray | December 07, 2015

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before X-ray imaging, according to a feasibility study presented at the 2015 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The technology may help reduce radiation exposure and aid in higher quality images to ensure diagnostic accuracy. Microsoft Kinect was originally developed as a motion sensor and facial and voice recognition device for the Xbox gaming system that enabled players to play games without a standard controller. Subsequently, the technology has been adapted for select non-gaming applications. For this feasibility study, researchers combined the technology of the Microsoft Kinect 1.0 with proprietary software to address common problems that affect imaging results, including body-part thickness and motion. This fail-safe helps to reduce or eliminate common causes of unnecessary repeat image acquisition. Read the story

Ultrasound Imaging | December 07, 2015

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting. In the first study of its kind, researchers recorded simultaneous audio and visual evidence of knuckles cracking. The images showed a bright flash on ultrasound, like a firework exploding in the joint, an unexpected finding. There have been several theories over the years and a fair amount of controversy about what is happening in the joint when it cracks. Researchers believe the cracking sound and bright flash on ultrasound are related to the dynamic changes in pressure associated with a gas bubble in the joint. As for which comes first — the cracking sound or the flash of light — more research is needed. Read the story 

Digital Radiography (DR) | November 24, 2015

The DRX Plus 3543 Detector is faster, lighter and more reliable, as compared to the DRX-1 Detectors, and is IPX37 fluid resistant. The DRX Detector can be shared across all DRX products. Watch video now.

Radiology Imaging | August 07, 2015

ITN Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for some of the most innovative new technology on the show floor at the 2015 AHRA meeting in Las Vegas.

Radiology Imaging | August 07, 2015

Interview with Dave Fox, AHRA president, and president of the North Campus, system vice president of statewide network development, St. Vincent Health, Little Rock, Ark.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in sessions at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with James Min, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Director of Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine, Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with Harold Litt, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiovascular imaging section and associate professor of radiology, University of Pennsylvania. He also served as co-principal investigator of the ACRIN-PA study of cardiac CT use in the emergency department (ED). Litt spoke in sesveral sessions on how to begin using cardiac CT to evaluate chest pain to quickly rule in or rule out heart attacks.

Read more about the ACRIN-PA trial. 

Watch a video of Litt explaining the trial.

 

 

August 05, 2015

Interview with Ricardo Cury, M.D., FAHA, FSCCT, FACC, president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and chairman of radiology, director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health of South Florida, Miami. He explains recent key trials, radiation dose and perfusion imaging.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with Daniel Berman, M.D., FACC, chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology, professor of imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

Medical 3-D Printing | August 05, 2015

Interview with Dee Dee Wang, M.D., FACC, FASE, advanced structural heart imaging staff cardiologist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, about the use of 3-D printing to aid procedural planning and guidance in complex structural heart cases.

Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2015

During the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 57th annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Imaging Technology News’ editorial director Melinda Taschetta-Millane spoke with Michael F. McNitt-Gray, PhD, FAAPM, about his abstract on Size-Specific, Scanner-Independent Fetal Dose Estimates in Abdominal and Pelvic CT Examinations of Pregnant Patients, which was presented at the meeting.

Breast Imaging | July 29, 2015

During the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 57th annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., graduate student researcher at the University of California/Davis Andrew M. Hernandez discussed screening and dose distribution for women with dense breasts, and its implications for mammography.

Radiation Oncology | July 28, 2015

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) President John Boone, Ph.D., discusses the impact of imaging in medical physics, as well as key topics addressed at this year’s meeting, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 29, 2015

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 26, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new echocardiography technologies and trends at the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 26, 2015

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University. He explains how ultrasound might have a roll in the future for breaking up clots and targeted delivery of gene and drug therapies.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2015

Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center, is an expert in the new subspecialty of interventional echo and shares her insights at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) conference in Chicago in June.

Information Technology | June 04, 2015

Donald Dennison, director-at-large on the Board of Directors for SIIM, shares his thoughts on "the next imaging evolution" during the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., and the technical and market forces that are driving this change.