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April 13 2018        
Medical Equipment Maintenance Market to Generate US$32.94 Billion in Revenue by 2022
April 13, 2018 - Factors such as rising focus on preventive medical equipment maintenance, adoption of innovative funding mechanism, growth in associated equipment markets, and growing purchase of refurbished medical equipment are expected ...        
December 18 2017        
Siemens Rolls Out Dual-Use PET-CT at RSNA 2017
December 18, 2017 - Siemens new "dual-use capabilities of SPECT/CT enabl[es] exceptional image quality in both forms of imaging at the lowest possible patient dose,” says Jim Williams, head of Siemens Healthineers Molecular...        
December 18 2017        
Nuc Med Imaging Equipment Market to Grow 4.8% from 2016-2021
December 18, 2017 - The nuclear imaging equipment market is projected to reach USD 2.85 Billion by 2021 from USD 2.25 Billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period, as a result of the introduction of new and advanced...        
September 18 2017        
Cincinnati Children’s Picks up New Toshiba CT for Advanced and Routine Applications
September 18, 2017 – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center replaces 64-slice CT with the AquilionTM ONE / GENESIS Edition from Toshiba Medical, for a wide range of routine and advanced exams, from body imaging and biopsies ...        
August 16 2017        
New GE 3T MRI Gets the FDA Green Light
August 16, 2017 – The FDA has cleared for sale GE Healthcare's SIGNA™ Premier, a new wide bore 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system.  SIGNA Premier is the result of a four-year collaboration with the National F...        
June 27 2017        
Facial recognition software helps diagnose rare genetic disease
If a doctor can diagnose disease just by looking at a person’s face, can a computer do it too? If it uses artificial intelligence software it just might be able to detect genetic disorders through the telltale impressions of facial f...        
May 1 2017        
New 160-slice CT Scanner Designed for Routine Full Body Imaging
April 11, 2017 - A new 80-detector row (160 slice) computed tomography (CT) scanner designed for full body imaging and routine volumetric scanning, and aimed at the mid-tier CT space, is Toshiba's latest launch. Providers can now of...        
May 1 2017        
Ambulance with a CT Scanner Helps Stroke Patient
“A telemedicine-enabled mobile #stroke ambulance with a CT scanner helped patients receive thrombolysis faster than with a traditional ambulance.” Samsung's #portableCT #CereTom immediately diagnoses stroke victims on the scene – read...        
March 30 2017        
One Simple Way a Radiology Group Added Value to Their Hospital Relationship
Posted: By Sandy Coffta on February 04, 2017 If you follow the leading voices in the radiology community, you know that the topic of “value” is a recurring theme of current conversations. It is a core concept behind Im...        
June 17 2016        
Tau Pathology Instrumental Target for Alzheimers Disease
June 17, 2016 – In Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (tau) pathology may prove to be an instrumental target for disease-modifying strategies in AD, and extracellular beta-amyloid plaques (Aβ) aggregation p...        
June 15 2016        
Drug May Prevent Breast Cancer in BRCA1 Patients
June 15, 2016 - RANKL (receptor activator of NF-κB ligand) a viable strategy for the possible prevention of breast cancer in BRCA1 mutant patients, according to a recent study published in Nature.1 Breast cancer affects approximately on...        
June 9 2016        
CAC plus SPECT Encouraged in Patients Suspected of CAD
June 9, 2106 - Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring on top of myocardial perfusion imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients suspected for coronary artery disease (CAD) is strongly encouraged based on the ...        
May 9 2016        
SBRT for Prostate Cancer Produces Higher Cure Rate
May 9, 2016 - A five–year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer offers a higher cure rate than more traditional approaches, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C...        
March 25 2016        
Novel MRI Technique Uses Inhaled Hyperpolarized Gas to Better View Lungs
March 25, 2016 - The use of specially–treated krypton gas as an inhalable contrast agent to make the spaces inside the lungs show up on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan could enable space inside the lungs to be visible on an MRI, a...        
March 24 2016        
New Smallpox-Radiotherapy Combination May Improve Prostate Cancer Treatment
March 24, 2016 – Researchers found that using a genetically modified strain of the vaccinia virus ( the active component of the smallpox vaccine) to infect and multiply inside cancer cells combined with radioiodide therapy was significant...        
March 18 2016        
Canon Buys Toshiba Medical for $5.9 Billion
March 18, 2016 - Canon Inc. agreed to buy Toshiba Corp.'s medical equipment unit for 665.5 billion yen ($5.9 billion) as the world's biggest maker of cameras positions itself for growth and Toshiba, which makes everything from nuclear power...        
March 16 2016        
Cell-Penetrating Peptides Help MRI Track Gelatinase Activity in Stroke Patients
March 16, 2016 - A new, real–time method of imaging molecular events after strokes uses cell-penetrating peptides in combination with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and track gelatinase (MMP-2/-9) activity, according to a rece...        
March 15 2016        
Both FET-PET, MRI Useful Preoperatively in Anaplastic Glioma Cases
March 15, 2016 – In patients with anaplastic gliomas, both 18F-fluoro-ethyl-tyrosine (18F-FET) and positron emission tomography (FET-PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be used preoperatively to assess a patients risks and es...        
February 21 2016        
C-arm CT with Metal Artifact Reduction Improves Stent-Treated Aneurysm Assessment
Combining high-resolution C-arm CT and Metal Artifact Reduction (MAR) may improve the assessment of aneurysms treated with stent-assisted coil embolization, according to a study1 recently published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology....        
February 16 2016        
fMRI Identifies Effective Analgesic Drugs in Patients with Chronic Pain
February 16, 2016 - Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), to measure the brain’s neural response to pain, may be a viable tool for evaluating the effectiveness of new pain medications during the early stages of human drug de...        
February 8 2016        
FLT-PET/CT Outperforms CECT in Identifying Primary Tumors in Gastric Cancer
February 8, 2016 - The ability of 18-fluorothymidine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FLT-PET/CT) to identify primary tumors in gastric cancer is greater than that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT), and f...        
February 2 2016        
Ultrasound B-Lines Correlate with Changes on CT
February 2, 2016 - Sonographic artifacts known as B-lines can been used to estimate alterations of lung parenchyma. According to a recent study,1 the number of B-lines on sonography were found to correlate with the extent of parenchymal cha...        
January 25 2016        
MRI Offers Painless Alternative to Biopsies in Prostate Cancer Treatment Planning
January 25, 2016 - Diffusion-weighted (DW)-MRI could be an alternative to biopsies when deciding if prostate cancer patients should receive treatment or continue with surveillance, a study has found. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Re...        
January 22 2016        
MRI Resolution Enhanced with Add-On Device
January 22, 2016 - It is revealed that the unique properties of ultrathin metasurface resonators can improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) dramatically, according to new research.1 A metasurface formed when an array of metallic wires is ...        
January 21 2016        
PET/CT-perfusion may predict radio-chemo failure in head and neck cancer patients
January 21, 2016 - Combined PET/CT with integrated CTP might show complementary prognostic data pre- and post chemo-radiotherapy, according to the findings in a recent study.1 While 18F]FDG-PET/CT imaging is broadly used in head and neck...        
January 12 2016        
GE Moves Global Headquarters to Chicago
January 12, 2016 – GE Healthcare announced yesterday that it has chosen Chicago as its global headquarters, effective early 2016. This move will enable the executive leadership team to be closer to operations in Chicago and Milwaukee, whi...        
January 11 2016        
HIMSS Survey Finds 83% of EHRs Increased Clinical Staff Performance
January 11, 2016 -Findings from the 2016 HIMSS Health Information Technology (IT) Value survey found that 88 percent of organizations with advanced EHR environments identified at least one positive outcome from their use of an EHR, with 83 ...        
January 5 2016        
A Simple Interoperability Solution to the Complex Needs of Today
January 5, 2016 - Hospital systems across the country are looking for ways to operate more effectively and efficiently in the wake of sweeping changes created by the Affordable Care Act. Mergers and acquisitions offer one road for hospitals...        
December 28 2015        
The Medical Technologies That Are Changing Health Care
December 28, 2015 - New, eye-popping medical technology provides earlier diagnoses, personalized treatments and a breathtaking range of other benefits for both patients and health care professionals. The scope of these emerging technolog...        
December 7 2015        
Reduced Blood Flow Seen in Brain After Clinical Recovery of Acute Concussion
December 7, 2015 - Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society...        
December 7 2015        
3D MRI Shows Early Signs of Stroke Risk in Diabetic Patients
December 7, 2015 - People with diabetes may be harboring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of stroke, according to new research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...        
November 27 2015        
Reverse Radiology Booth 1019 - Play to Win Luxury Trips
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November 23 2015        
Smart Device for Ultrasound Allows Scalability while Lowering Equipment Costs
November 23, 2015 - Royal Philips introduced Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, which includes a transducer, app, access to the online portal, warranty and Philips’ support. Lumify is designed to allow institutions to sca...        
November 9 2015        
Mammographic Density Associated with Risk of Invasive Tumors in all Ages
November 9, 2015 - Mammographic density (MD) was positively associated with risk of invasive tumors across all ages, according to a recently published study.1 Understanding whether mammographic density (MD) is associated with all breast ...        
November 5 2015        
What IBM's Watson Can Do for Radiology
November 5, 2015 - The fact that the supercomputer IBM™ Watson competed against and beat the pants off of two of the greatest champions on Jeopardy, the game TV quiz show for geniuses, wowed the tech community back in 2011. But was it all...        
November 2 2015        
Reduced Variability in CT Use for Children with Ventricular Shunts Needed
November 2, 2015 - With the wide variability in utilization of computed tomography (CT) in children with ventricular shunts by hospital emergency departments (ED), there’s a need for strategies to identify children at risk of shunt malfun...        
October 27 2015        
CTA Outperforms Stress Tests for the Diagnosis of CAD
October 27, 2015 – Computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans of the heart’s vessels are far better at spotting clogged arteries that can trigger a heart attack than the commonly prescribed exercise stress that most patients with chest...        
October 25 2015        
Upper Gastrointestinal Barium X-ray Reliable Predictor of Gastric Cancer
October 24, 2015 - Both double-contrast upper gastrointestinal barium X-ray radiography (UGI-XR) and enlarged gastric folds are significant predictors for future gastric cancer incidence, according to a recent study.1 Double-contras...        
October 19 2015        
Advanced RT Reduces Postoperative Complications in Esophageal Cancer
October 19, 2015 – Proton beam therapy (PBT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) used to treat esophageal cancer reduced postoperative complications (POCs) and length of hospitalization stay (LOS) compared to 3D conformal RT ...        
October 9 2015        
Zoomed DWI Provides Better Registration than Conventional DWI
October 9, 2015 - A recent study found zoomed diffusion-weighted imaging (z-DWI) reduces image distortion and provides better registration accuracy with PET images than conventional echo planar imaging (EPI) DWI (c-DWI). Researchers desi...        
October 6 2015        
Multiparametric MRI, Targeted Prostate Biopsy Improve Selection Accuracy
October 6, 2015 - Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) and targeted prostate biopsy improve the accuracy of systematic biopsy to select patients for active surveillance, according to a recent study.1 Active surveillance is the preferred managemen...        
September 30 2015        
Amyloid PET, CSF Diagnose Early AD Equally with High Accuracy
September 30, 2015 - Amyloid PET diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer disease (AD) is as effective as the previously used cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample method, according to a study conducted at Lund University in Sweden. The study, the ...        
September 25 2015        
CCTA, MPI Outcomes Similar in Patients with CAD
September 25, 2015 – Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and radionuclide stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) did not significantly differ in outcomes when evaluating the management of symptomatic patients suspected of h...        
September 24 2015        
Delivering Telemedicine in Honduras
"Most people have no idea what a tremendous impact radiology and telemedicine has on poor and remote regions of the world," said Rebecca Cornelius, M.D., professor of radiology, neuroradiology, department of radiology, University Hospital, ...        
September 22 2015        
Multiphase CTA Used to Triage Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
September 22, 2015 - Multiphase computed tomography angiography (CTA) proved reliable in determining the clinical outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), according to a recent study published in Radiology.1 As part of the ...        
September 13 2015        
Radiographic lucency developed in bone-lesion patients treated with calcium sulfate
September 13, 2015 – Fifteen percent of patients treated with calcium sulfate/tricalcium phosphate cementing after curettage and grafting of low-grade bone lesions developed unexpected radiographic lucency (URL) in a retrospective compara...        
September 1 2015        
18F-FDG PET/CT, CE-MRI 3T Equal in Diagnosing Suspicious Breast Lesions
September 1, 2015 - Diagnostic accuracy for suspicious breast lesions >10 mm was equal between 18F-FDG PET/CT (fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography/computed tomography) and CE-MRI (contrast-enhanced magnetic resona...        
August 28 2015        
CAC Scores Accurately Predict 15-Year Mortality
August 28, 2015 - Coronary artery calcification scores accurately predict 15-year mortality in a large cohort of asymptomatic patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Medicine. The study was designed to determine the abi...        
August 26 2015        
Shift from CT to MRI, Ultrasound in Pediatric Hospitals
August 26, 2015 - There is a significant shift in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children’s hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, concussion, appendectomy and upper respiratory tract infection to ult...        
August 17 2015        
Dynamic contrast-enhanced combined with diffusion-weighted imaging improved breast cancer diagnosis
August 17, 2015 - As MRI is increasingly used to diagnose breast cancer, researchers designed a study1 to determine the diagnostic performance of combined dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted...