Reuters story tracks portable x-ray's growth
January 23, 2015 -- The use of portable x-ray systems in the U.S. is growing as patients prefer getting medical care in their homes rather than in established healthcare facilities, according to a January 23 article from Reuters.
SpongeBob SquarePants makes radiographic debut
January 23, 2015 -- A radiology resident in Saudi Arabia wasn't sure what to make of a slim metallic object she saw in the chest radiograph of a toddler. But a frontal view on x-ray revealed it to be none other than the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants, part of a pendant the child had swallowed.
ViewRay teams with Japanese firm
January 23, 2015 -- ViewRay has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Japanese general trading company Itochu to sell ViewRay's MRI-guided radiation therapy system.
Agfa to highlight enterprise offerings at Arab Health
January 23, 2015 -- Agfa HealthCare plans to highlight a number of its enterprise offerings at the Arab Health 2015 conference, to be held next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Olea Medical touts clinical study
January 23, 2015 -- Olea Medical is highlighting a clinical study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology that supports the value of Bayesian postprocessing in MR imaging.
MITA, Image Gently release pediatric fluoro paper
January 23, 2015 -- The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) and Image Gently have released a joint position paper for manufacturers of interventional x-ray technologies to improve the design of future equipment and imaging protocols for pediatric patients.
Final RSNA numbers confirm professional attendance record
January 22, 2015 -- Final official attendance numbers from the RSNA 2014 meeting confirmed that last month's conference set a record for the number of professional attendees, as the number of attendees from outside North America also grew.
MRI uncovers evidence on Alzheimer's origins
January 22, 2015 -- Using high-resolution MRI, researchers at the University of Southern California for the first time have found that blood vessels in certain areas of older brains can break down, potentially leading to Alzheimer's disease.
Elekta to launch MRI-guided rad therapy in 2017
January 22, 2015 -- Radiation oncology firm Elekta plans to introduce a high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system in 2017.
Carestream awarded 66 new patents in 2014
January 22, 2015 -- Carestream Health earned 66 new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2014 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging, and other areas.