Search Tag: X-ray

IMAGING Management


2013 06 Mar

Digital X-ray image detectors that are portable, fast, reliable, usable around the world, and capable of generating highly detailed images at low dose rates are among the X-ray imaging system components that Varian Medical Systems will be showing at ECR.  "We will be showing our new PaxScan® 4336W wireless image detector, which was engineered to...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 08 Mar

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, Siemens is introducing a new system for the mid-range price segment that can do both full-digital fluoroscopy and radiography. With its 2-in-1 functionality, Luminos Fusion with flat panel detector technology allows more effective use of fluoroscopy equipment in routine medical care. The...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 21 Mar

The Cios Alpha C-arm system from Siemens Healthcare will debut at the UK Radiological Congress (UKRC) 2013, 10-12 June. The Cios Alpha is the first mobile C-arm system to use Full View flat detector (FD) technology for highly detailed images during surgical procedures.    The Cios Alpha offers a completely new imaging chain with the latest FD technology,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 08 Mar

Agfa HealthCare has announced that at ECR 2013 it will launch its floor-mounted DX-D 400 suite. The DX-D 400 is compact and versatile; it can be configured to meet specific workflow needs or budget constraints. Combined with either the latest Computed Radiography (CR) technology or with a cassette-sized DX-D Direct Radiography (DR) detector and the...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 07 Apr

Many air passengers wonder whether it is safe to go through airport backscatter x-ray scanners. Professor Peter Vock from Bern, Switzerland, will address concerns about the radiation exposure from these scanners during the session ‘Security scanners at airports: are they safe?’ on Thursday afternoon.  Airport backscatter scanners represent one...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 16 Apr

Oraya Therapeutics and EyeRAD have announced that the Vista Klinik in Basel will be one of the world’s first centres to offer the Oraya Therapy™ for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 in the Western world. The Oraya Therapy is a non-invasive, low-energy X-Ray treatment intended...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 18 Apr

GE Healthcare has announced over 500 installations in the United States of its Optima XR220amx and Optima XR200amx mobile x-ray systems. Globally the company has installed over 800 units.  Mobile x-ray is designed to use when it may not be safe or practical to move a patient from his or her bed to the radiology department. GE Healthcare’s Optima...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 29 Apr

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "X-Ray Market (Portable, Handheld, Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, Flat Panel Detection Systems, Mammography) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" the market for x-rays was valued at USD 7.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 29 Apr

Low-energy terahertz radiation may potentially allow doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of X-rays. However, it has proved difficult for engineers to make powerful enough systems to accomplish these promising applications. Now an electrical engineering research team at the University of Michigan has developed a laser-powered...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 07 May

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a computer program to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in minimally invasive surgical procedures, which also limits the patient’s exposure to radiation from the X-rays. The new tool is a computer program that allows...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 07 May

Carestream Health has shipped more than 6,000 DRX detectors since launching the CARESTREAM DRX-1, a wireless X-ray detector used in multiple healthcare settings. The DRX-1 detector delivers high-quality, affordable digital X-ray images in about four seconds.  “Our wireless DRX detectors and DRX systems deliver exceptional image quality while simultaneously...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 08 May

Demand for mobile X-ray and retrofit upgrade kits is driving strong growth in the global X-ray market, according to a new report “The World Market for General Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-ray Equipment – 2013” from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. Revenue in the worldwide market for general radiography X-ray is projected to rise to $3.8 billion...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 09 May

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is launching an InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray system tailored for electrophysiology procedures with a new package of features, accessories and technologies.  - System Design : Infinix-i’s C-arm movement provides complete patient coverage while creating an access halo (180 degrees of unobstructed head-end...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 15 May

Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched  the FDA-cleared Dose Tracking System for InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray. The Dose Tracking System visualises X-ray emissions via a colour-coded display. “Through our partnership with the University at Buffalo, Toshiba designed the Dose Tracking System as a visual aid, enabling clinicians to monitor...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 21 May

Philips, the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center (Bad Soden, Germany) today announced the results of a clinical study that demonstrate that the safety for patients and clinicians can be significantly enhanced during cardiac interventions. Using Philips’ recently introduced AlluraClarity...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Jun

Carestream has earned a top rating for its digital X-ray systems in the KLAS report “Digital X-Ray Performance 2013 – Impact of a Wireless Workflow.” The DRX-Evolution scored highest for overall performance. In a survey of more than 200 radiology professionals, the report stated that “Carestream has built on their wireless detector success with...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 26 Jun

Carestream Health has again earned a top rating from medical professionals using a Carestream digital X-ray system as reported by KLAS, an independent research organisation that monitors healthcare vendor performance. The just released “2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure” report cites the CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution as receiving...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 01 Jul

Carestream Health has announced FDA clearance for a new wireless digital radiography detector designed to offer high quality, low dose X-ray exams for paediatric, orthopaedic and general radiology applications. The new detector is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2013. “This smaller detector can enhance patient care for premature...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 02 Jun

H7N9 pneumonia shows imaging findings that differentiate it from other types of pneumonia, including rapidly progressive changes in the lungs and pulmonary connective tissues, according to the first study to describe radiologic findings in the disease. The results are published online in the journal Radiology. “The severity of these findings is...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 10 Jul

Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the US. Philips’ AlluraClarity system  provides high quality imaging for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 22 Jul

A 50% reduction in X-ray dosage has been achieved after the University Hospital Tenon, Paris installed a CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System. The Resuscitation Department and Thoracic Surgery Department drive over 70% of X-rays taken at the bedside and after six months of use, 60% of those X-rays are now performed using the DRX-Revolution....Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 18 Oct

Carestream Health has secured a European-wide tender process and will be delivering a number of digital radiography solutions to University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. These will assist in the enhancement of patient care in the areas of the Neonatology department, ICU and the Emergency department, and include a seven year managed service contract. ...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 21 Oct

Innovative interventional X-ray system improves routine procedures through enhanced ease of use, superior image quality and increased patient throughput.   The Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse, France, has seen Europe’s first installation of Philips’ new Allura Centron interventional X-ray (iXR) system. Intended for cardiac and electrophysiology procedures...Read more

ICU Management


2013 04 Nov

According to a new study presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) it appears that X-rays and CT scans are overused in the ICU despite the fact that ultrasound testing decreases patient radiation exposure and reduces costs of care. Margarita Oks, MD, Long Island Jewish Hospital, North Shore-LIJ...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 21 Nov

Licenses sold worldwide through October of this year for Riverain Technologies ClearRead software are up 36 percent compared to the same time period last year.    The sophisticated yet simple-to-use software suppresses the clavicle and ribs that often obscure lung nodules on a conventional X-ray image. Unlike other suppression technology, ClearRead...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 27 Nov

Royal Bournemouth and Sheffield Children's hospitals benefit from Agfa HealthCare's affordable and versatile direct radiography upgrade solution    •Both hospitals upgrade existing CR cassette-based system to wireless DR system, maximising their existing investments in imaging equipment •Quick and easy installation that was easily adopted with...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 06 Jan

Carestream Health has been awarded an extension of its contract with the U.S. Defense Department that allows the federal government and federal agencies to spend up to $70.2 million for digital radiography and computed radiography medical imaging systems. The extension, which ends Dec. 15, 2014, is part of a six-year contract that includes the...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 17 Jan

Company Developing New Technology for Medical and Dental Imaging, Healthcare IT Applications Carestream Health was awarded 64 patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging and other areas, reflecting another successful year in developing advanced technology across its global...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 06 Feb

Fluke Biomedical, the world's leading manufacturer of biomedical test instruments, has announced the acquisition of Unfors RaySafe. With this acquisition Fluke Biomedical adds industry leading quality assurance devices for diagnostic x-ray from Unfors RaySafe. With an enhanced portfolio especially in the fields of diagnostic x-ray, real-time...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 18 Feb

An innovative new technique developed by UNC researchers could enable doctors to visualise tumours without using radiation in a more cost effective way. Compared to X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound not only provides an alternative which is less expensive, but more importantly, it is a radiation-free technology for detecting and monitoring...Read more