FDA clears Abbott's ICD for use with MRI
September 25, 2017 -- Abbott Laboratories has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) with MRI-conditional labeling.
Rad Technology unveils Healing Portals
September 25, 2017 -- Rad Technology Medical Systems unveiled its Healing Portals images at the annual American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting in San Diego.
Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours
September 25, 2017 -- Imaging software developer Mirada Medical revealed during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting that contours drawn using its deep-learning software are mostly indistinguishable from human-drawn contours.
IBA, Elekta join forces on software development
September 25, 2017 -- Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and radiation oncology vendor Elekta have entered into a memorandum of understanding to work together in software development as well as the sales and marketing of each other's products.
ViewRay launches multicenter trial for pancreatic cancer
September 25, 2017 -- Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay launched a multicenter prospective clinical trial using MRIdian for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer.
McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal
September 22, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain announced that he will oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal, the Republican Party's latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Senate Finance Committee plans to hold a hearing on the legislation on September 25, according to a report from Politico.
Siemens to launch RT version of Vida MRI scanner
September 21, 2017 -- Siemens Healthineers will debut a new version of its Magnetom Vida 3-tesla MRI scanner designed for radiation therapy (RT) planning at the upcoming American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting in San Diego.
FDA clears 2 Brainlab software applications
September 21, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two software applications from image-guided therapy firm Brainlab for patient-tailored planning of radiosurgery treatments for the spine and brain.
AI developer Infervision adds to coffers
September 21, 2017 -- Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Infervision has raised $18 million in new financing, according to an article from China Money Network.
SonaCare highlights Medicare payment hike for HIFU
September 21, 2017 -- High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) developer SonaCare Medical said that Medicare reimbursement will soon increase for prostate HIFU ablation procedures performed in ambulatory surgical center settings.