Search Tag: diagnostic imaging

Health Management

Echocardiography-as-a-multimodality-cardiac-imaging-technique

2014 08 Mar

Author Prof. Petros Nihoyannopoulos MD,FRCP Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital London, UK   Historical Note The year 2013 was the 60th Birthday of the founding of Echocardiography and the 160th anniversary since the death of Johann Christian Doppler...Read more

IMAGING Management

100th-scantrainer-system-sale-for-medaphor

2014 24 Apr

MedaPhor, the global provider of advanced ultrasound education and training for medical professionals, is pleased to announce that is has sold its 100th ScanTrainer system. The system was installed at Palm Beach State College in Florida, USA. MedaPhor’s lead product, ScanTrainer, is a virtual reality based ‘real feel’ ultrasound-training simulator...Read more

IMAGING Management

Inhealth-transforms-community-based-services-with-ten-new-ultrasound-systems

2014 25 Apr

InHealth Group, providers of expert diagnostics and healthcare solutions for NHS and private patients throughout the UK and Ireland, has achieved improved imaging results following the installation of ten mobile and portable ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare. Patients for non-obstetric ultrasound services will be seen faster than ever before,...Read more

IMAGING Management

Belgian-university-hospital-improves-mammography-services-with-sectra-s-pacs

2014 25 Apr

The Vrije Universiteit Brussels has awarded a five-year contract to the IT and medical technology company Sectra for the supply of a breast imaging PACS (system for handling diagnostic images for mammography).  By providing instant access to images including relevant patient history, Sectra’s solution will allow the hospital to improve the quality...Read more

IMAGING Management

Fujifilm-us-national-breast-cancer-foundation-launch-images-of-health-campaign

2014 02 May

Millions of women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer; but early detection and treatment are among the most effective ways to overcome cancer and live life to the fullest.    Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) have announced a collaboration that will extend the work of Fujifilm’s Images...Read more

IMAGING Management

Us-fda-clears-ge-s-new-mobile-angiography-system

2014 06 May

Putting interventional radiologists in the center of their procedures GE Healthcare announced it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41-cm detector. The Discovery IGS 740 is the first of this kind of mobile angiography system in the industry...Read more

IMAGING Management

Images-tell-the-tail-mri-detects-parkinson-s-disease

2014 14 May

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a new test for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using standard scanning equipment common in clinical offices. 3T MRI is employed to scan sub-regions of the brain in search of a group of cells shaped like the tail of a swallow. The image is present in the scans of brains not affected by...Read more

IMAGING Management

Breast-density-new-software-developed-by-spanish-researchers

2014 14 May

New software developed in Spain will help physicians assess breast cancer risk by quantifying breast density, a known risk factor for the disease. Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III  and the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana...Read more

IMAGING Management

Siim-2014-intelerad-launches-diagnostic-tomosynthesis-module

2014 16 May

Integration with InteleViewer provides an alternative to deploying dedicated breast imaging workstations Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, has announced the launch of their Tomosynthesis Module. Integrated directly into Intelerad’s InteleViewer, the module eliminates the need for dedicated...Read more

IMAGING Management

Siim-2014-barco-introduces-new-image-enhancing-diagnostic-display-system

2014 16 May

Healthcare imaging specialist Barco announces the launch of its Coronis 5MP LED, a 5MP diagnostic display system for digital breast imaging. The Coronis 5MP LED features a high-bright, low-power LED backlight and proprietary technologies to reduce screen noise, ensure continuous DICOM accuracy, and boost diagnostic luminance. By making subtle...Read more

IT Management

Toshiba-s-innovation-industry-s-only-scalable-premium-ct-solution

2014 03 Jun

Unmatched Flexibility and Clinical Capabilities Designed for the New Healthcare Environment Leading healthcare providers now have a scalable top-tier CT solution with the launch of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Aquilion ONE Family. As healthcare providers strive for more efficient, accurate and safe patient care, the Aquilion ONE...Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa-healthcare-real-time-medical-global-agreement-signed

2014 26 Jun

Alliance will help hospitals to better manage radiology resources, improve clinical productivity and streamline diagnostic imaging workflow management. Adding RTM functionality to Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX solution will enable organisations to manage and balance their radiologists workload automatically. IMPAX EPS increases productivity of your radiology...Read more

IMAGING Management

Claron-partners-with-leading-italian-telehealth-system-provider

2014 24 Jul

Claron Technology has announced a partnership with Medishare, an innovative Italian telehealth system provider, for the integration of its family of Nil zero-footprint viewers in the Medishare PACS and RIS solutions, provided throughout Italy.  “We selected Nil because the technology is robust, easy-to-use, reliable and affordable,” commented Stefano...Read more

IMAGING Management

New-imaging-system-enhances-paediatric-procedures-1

2014 13 Sep

Children undergoing scans at a Leeds hospital are receiving an enhanced experience as a result of the implementation of new SPECT•CT technology. Leeds General Infirmary has been able to offer significantly increased image quality and heightened diagnostic capabilities to patients following the introduction of aSymbia™ T Series SPECT•CT system from...Read more

Health Management

The-enterprise-imaging-repository

2014 08 Nov

Author Freeman Wong Program Manager Enterprise Imaging Repository eHealth NSW Sydney, NSW, Australia [email protected]   Key Points • Background and context to the Enterprise Imaging Repository in New South Wales, Australia • Strategy of eHealth NSW • Enterprise Imaging Repository goals and objectives...Read more

IMAGING Management

Rsna14-philips-debuts-new-radiology-solutions

2014 01 Dec

In a major exhibition at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) revealed a full range of radiology solutions. Visitors to the Philips booth (#6742) will experience Philips’ breadth of diagnostic imaging, informatics and image-guided therapy solutions designed to increase clinical performance...Read more

IMAGING Management

Compressed-sensing-reducing-radiation-to-one-sixth

2015 28 Jan

A new mathematical discovery may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level, meaning reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics. The theory called compressed sensing enables compressive sampling without having to look at the raw data first, according to physicists at the University of Oslo (UiO)...Read more

IMAGING Management

Combination-of-imaging-methods-improves-diagnostics

2015 21 Feb

Researchers in Germany have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with imaging using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedures. Using a new technique called imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS imaging), they were able to determine the tissue-related kinetics of the contrast...Read more

IMAGING Management

Rsi-mri-detects-spread-of-cancer-beyond-prostate

2015 11 Mar

A pilot clinical study involving nine prostate cancer patients has compared standard MRI with a new clinical imaging technique that has the ability to identify less severe forms of the disease, potentially saving patients unnecessary treatment. The new technique generates more precise images so that surgeons are better able to determine the extent...Read more

IMAGING Management

Is-early-imaging-for-back-pain-in-older-adults-necessary

2015 17 Mar

According to researchers, older adults who had spine imaging within six weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not undergo early imaging. “Among older adults with a new primary care visit for back pain, early imaging was not associated with...Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound-quality-is-operator-dependent

2015 27 Mar

The increase in the supply of ultrasound performance has remained unabated during the past decade. Its application has recorded a continuous expansion in indications and clinical use. However, the risks of errors in diagnostic consumerism, with consequent multiplication of exams, often redundant, are also on the rise, according to a report appearing...Read more

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How-effective-are-decision-support-systems

2015 02 Jun

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) systems are intended to enhance decision-making for better delivery of care. However, a study on the use of CDS systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging shows that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders. “Implementing CDS systems in real-world...Read more

IMAGING Management

Hybrid-camera-to-improve-tumour-diagnosis

2015 02 Jun

A 'hybrid technology' mini camera that combines optical and gamma imaging to improve diagnosis and lymph and tumour removal efficiency, is being developed by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham.   The new mobile camera will advance nuclear imaging by allowing imaging procedures at a patient’s bedside, in operating theatres...Read more

IMAGING Management

Kristin-chenoweth-named-national-celebrity-spokesperson-for-hologic-s-demand-genius

2015 15 Jun

BEDFORD, Mass. ,/ PRNewswire / --   Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that award-winning actress and singer  Kristin Chenoweth  will serve as spokesperson for a national campaign to generate awareness of Hologic's Genius 3D Mammography exam, a more accurate mammogram that has been clinically proven to reduce callbacks by up to 40 percent and...Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa-healthcare-receives-fda-510-k-clearance-for-xero-r

2015 18 Jun

XERO “footprint” Viewer now provides easy unified access to patient images from different departments in either reference or diagnostic quality Mortsel, Belgium – “Full Fidelity View” enables retrieval of original renditions of stored CR, DX, CT, MR, CR and US images, for diagnostic purposes. More than 500 XERO Viewer solutions installed...Read more

IMAGING Management

Mri-contrast-agents-study-highlights-safety-issue

2015 28 Jun

A new study, published in the journal Investigative Radiology , indicates that repeated use of specific “linear”-type gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) — widely used for diagnostic MRI scans — can lead to deposits of the heavy-metal element gadolinium in the brain. The findings could have a major impact on the multimillion-dollar market for...Read more

IMAGING Management

What-satisfies-imaging-patients-views-differ

2015 10 Aug

When one radiology practice in the U.S. wanted to evaluate patient satisfaction, it decided to learn from the hospitality industry. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Diagnostic Radiology collaborated with the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the University of Nevada,...Read more

IMAGING Management

Bir-optimization-in-digital-radiography

2015 09 Oct

This is a CPD-focused meeting designed to provide diagnostic radiology and radiation protection physicists and interested radiographers with an update on digital radiography (CR and DR) dosimetry, image quality measurement and understanding of what is required to optimise digital radiography procedures.Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer-drug-costs-need-to-drop

2015 08 Aug

In a manifesto, a group of eminent oncologists note how the steep prices of cancer drugs are affecting the care of patients with cancer. They cite data showing that in 2014 all new FDA-approved cancer drugs were priced above $120,000 per year of use. They are calling for a reduction in drug prices.   While the skyrocketing drug prices may be driving...Read more

IMAGING Management

High-deductible-plans-linked-to-lower-use-of-imaging-tests

2016 15 Jan

Results of a new study indicate that high-deductible health plans may reduce all diagnostic imaging rather than helping physicians and patients choose high-value imaging. Researchers found that patients enrolled in such health plans use about 7.5 percent fewer diagnostic tests than patients without such plans. The findings are published online in the...Read more