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.
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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.
Report: GE approval will spur DBT sales
September 18, 2014 -- The approval of a digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) system from GE Healthcare will invigorate the mammography market and lead to growth in overall DBT sales, according to a new market research report by research and consulting firm GlobalData.
PET sheds light on trauma symptoms
September 18, 2014 -- Using PET imaging, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked a receptor in the brain associated with emotions to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment, and listlessness.
FDG-PET/CT benefits breast cancer patients younger than 40
September 17, 2014 -- While guidelines recommend FDG-PET/CT only as an optional workup for women with stage III breast cancer, the hybrid modality can help women younger than 40 who have potentially aggressive stage II breast cancer, according to a study published online September 11 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Incomplete documentation jeopardizes radiology payments
September 17, 2014 -- Insufficient documentation is behind most improper payments, according to the government agencies responsible for policing Medicare program claims. Those same agencies repeatedly advise healthcare providers that they can avoid errors by complying with documentation requirements, including those in local coverage determinations.
ImaginAb teams with Novotectid
September 17, 2014 -- ImaginAb has inked an exclusive technology development partnership with fellow imaging agent developer Novotectid to develop antibody-based imaging agents to image CD4+ immune T cells.
NuView inks radiopharma deal with Otsuka
September 17, 2014 -- NuView Life Sciences has signed an exclusive deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialize VPAC1, NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker, for detecting breast and prostate cancer on PET scans.
ScanMed debuts wearable prostate coil
September 17, 2014 -- MRI coil developer ScanMed of Resonance Innovations has introduced its PROCURE (prostate, rectum, ovaries, cervix, uterus, reproductive) wearable MRI coil.