Esaote to launch MRI upgrade at ECR
February 26, 2015 -- Esaote plans to introduce Evolution '15 (Evo '15) next week at ECR as the latest version of its Evolution MRI upgrade platform.
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ACR 2015 to highlight personalized medicine
February 26, 2015 -- This year's American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting will feature a lecture by Dr. James Thrall, former chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, on how personalized and precision medicine will affect radiology.
To radiology and beyond: Pixar chief mulls the patient experience
February 25, 2015 -- What does renowned animation studio Pixar have to do with medical imaging? The parallels abound, according to Ed Catmull, PhD, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, who offered his perspective on how radiology can improve the patient experience in a February 20 article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology IT downtimes are common, but not usually serious
February 25, 2015 -- Interruptions to radiology department workflow due to IT network downtimes are common, but most are easily fixable, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The findings are good news for radiology practices trying to integrate different IT systems into a unified reading environment.
MR Solutions launches 4.7T preclinical MRI
February 25, 2015 -- MR Solutions has released a new cryogen-free 4.7-tesla preclinical MRI scanner.
Planmed inks Verity distribution pact
February 25, 2015 -- Planmed's Verity extremity CT scanner is now available to Novation members through a distribution contract signed with Merry X-Ray.
fMRI shows different brain activity in curious preteens
February 24, 2015 -- Understanding the daily actions of preteens is a daunting task in general, but researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have had early success in using functional MRI (fMRI) to investigate why some might explore more than others.
Ultrasound + lab tests can reliably spot pediatric appendicitis
February 24, 2015 -- Combining blood tests with sonography findings significantly outperformed ultrasound alone for diagnosing or ruling out pediatric appendicitis, and the combination could also reduce the number of CT scans in children, according to research published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Philips plans IPO for lighting unit
February 24, 2015 -- Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips said it currently intends to pursue an initial public offering (IPO) to implement the planned spin-off of its lighting unit.
Global medical imaging market to hit $35B
February 24, 2015 -- The global market for medical imaging devices is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of $35 billion.