ABUS plus mammo boosts cancer detection rate by more than 30%
November 21, 2014 -- Adding automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to mammography for breast cancer screening increases the detection rate of invasive cancers by more than 30%, according to a study by Dr. Rachel Brem that has been published in Radiology.
3D printing from MRI untangles congenital heart surgery
November 21, 2014 -- Taking cardiac MR images and turning them into 3D prints of the entire heart has gone from experiment to clinical use in Peoria, IL. It is helping doctors there plan complex congenital heart surgeries in young children, according to a November 19 presentation at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.
MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants
November 21, 2014 -- South Korean researchers are sending out a warning about the use of MRI in patients with cochlear implants after discovering that the strong electromagnetic field from 1.5- and 3-tesla scanners could cause pain and discomfort, as well as displacement of the cochlear implant magnet.
Merge upgrades PACS to version 7.0
November 21, 2014 -- Merge Healthcare has launched an enhanced version of its PACS software to meet the needs of teleradiology and enterprise health systems.
Faxitron launches high-res CMOS detector
November 21, 2014 -- Faxitron Bioptics said it is launching a new 24-micron digital detector based on complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.
Grayhill to launch touch-panel technology at RSNA
November 21, 2014 -- Grayhill plans to introduce its optically bonded touch-panel technology for medical devices at the upcoming RSNA 2014 meeting.
Kubtec to launch neonatal DR unit at RSNA 2014
November 21, 2014 -- Kubtec plans to launch Kub 250, a portable low-dose digital radiography (DR) system for dedicated neonatal imaging, at this month's RSNA 2014 meeting after receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the product.
UMG/Del inks distribution agreement
November 21, 2014 -- Radiography vendor UMG/Del Medical has signed a nonexclusive distribution agreement with White Mountain Imaging of Concord, NH.
Medical Imaging Solutions inks Premier deal
November 21, 2014 -- Medical Imaging Solutions International has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier for contrast media injector syringes and disposables.
Lung cancer screening with CT: Now what?
November 20, 2014 -- Medicare payments have been approved for CT lung cancer screening. But what happens now? For radiologists, screening for lung cancer is every bit as challenging now as it was two weeks ago, and for all its benefits, it's a service that is not expected to be anybody's profit center, lung cancer experts told AuntMinnie.com.