FDA: 3D breast imaging demands 3D display
October 1, 2014 -- New imaging technologies such as 3D mammography are changing how doctors find and diagnose disease. But they're also sparking the need for display technology that allows images to be viewed in 3D, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Volpara touts breast density measurement study
October 1, 2014 -- Volpara Solutions is highlighting findings of a new study that suggest automated volumetric tools for measuring breast density are as good at predicting breast cancer risk as traditional area-based approaches.
JAMA editorials seek middle ground in Medicare payment for CT lung screening
September 30, 2014 -- Two new editorials in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest new ways to navigate the gulf between advocates and skeptics of CT lung cancer screening by placing limitations -- for now, at least -- on the screening of Medicare-aged smokers.
Use of SPECT MPI exercise stress continues to decline
September 30, 2014 -- The convenience of pharmacologic stress agents and an increase in patient mobility issues are contributing to a decades-long decline in the use of exercise stress for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), according to a study presented at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology annual meeting.
NJ imaging chain allowed to reopen
September 30, 2014 -- A New Jersey imaging chain accused of paying physicians for referrals will be allowed to go back into business while its owner awaits prosecution in connection with the case, according to an article on NJ.com.
HeartIT inks license deal with Viztek
September 30, 2014 -- Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) has signed a patent license deal with informatics company Viztek.
Carestream reaches Vita CR milestone
September 30, 2014 -- Carestream Health said it has shipped its 15,000th Vita computed radiography (CR) system worldwide.
Blackford debuts Workflow Server
September 30, 2014 -- Medical software developer Blackford Analysis has unveiled a standalone image preprocessing server for third-party informatics vendors.
Barco: Survey highlights radiology challenges
September 30, 2014 -- Barco said that a recent survey conducted by research firm the MarkeTech Group found that radiologists want better image quality and display ergonomics, along with more efficient workflow.
CapMed+ unveils financing program
September 30, 2014 -- CapMed+ has launched a same-day financing program for replacement parts for CT, MRI, x-ray, and other medical equipment.