News In Brief
FDA grants orphan designation to Navidea's Lymphoseek
September 19, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical agent for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.
Lung cancer patients do better when they quit
September 19, 2014 -- Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have quit smoking or never started in the first place have a lower risk of developing secondary primary lung cancers than NSCLC patients who keep smoking, according to a study presented at the just-completed American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.
FDA clears Siemens' Somatom Scope CT scanner
September 18, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Siemens Healthcare's Somatom Scope, a 16-slice CT scanner.
Mobile imaging owner indicted in $7.5M Medicare fraud
September 18, 2014 -- The owner of a Maryland mobile imaging provider that performed radiology studies that were allegedly never read by actual physicians has been indicted in a U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
FEI launches 3D software development framework
September 18, 2014 -- Electron microscope producer and distributor FEI has released a software development kit (SDK) for interactive remote 2D and 3D visualization.
Lantheus touts flurpiridaz F-18 clinical data
September 18, 2014 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging is highlighting clinical data that show reductions in radiation exposure and improved image quality with flurpiridaz F-18 PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) compared to SPECT MPI.
Fuji VisualSonics adds to Vevo line
September 18, 2014 -- Fujifilm VisualSonics is highlighting its Vevo 3100 high-frequency ultrasound system at this week's World Molecular Imaging Congress in Seoul, Korea.
Philips to debut mobile surgical arm
September 18, 2014 -- Royal Philips Electronics, the parent company of Philips Healthcare, plans to debut a new mobile surgical C-arm at the upcoming European Society of Vascular Surgery annual meeting in Stockholm.
EOS gets FDA nod for new 3D software
September 18, 2014 -- EOS Imaging has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for version 1.6 of its sterEOS 3D imaging software.
ASTRO: Surgery beats rad therapy for some lung cancers
September 18, 2014 -- Patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy do better over time when they undergo conventional surgical treatment rather than radiosurgery, according to a new study presented on Wednesday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Francisco.

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