News In Brief
vRad settles patent lawsuit against Tandem
September 19, 2014 -- Teleradiology services provider Virtual Radiologic (vRad) and its NightHawk Radiology Services subsidiary have settled a lawsuit asserting patent infringement by Tandem Radiology.
FDA grants orphan designation to Navidea's Lymphoseek
September 19, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical agent for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.
Lung cancer patients do better when they quit smoking
September 19, 2014 -- Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have quit smoking or never started in the first place have a lower risk of developing secondary primary lung cancers than NSCLC patients who keep smoking, according to a study presented at the just-completed American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.
Mobile imaging owner indicted in $7.5M Medicare fraud
September 18, 2014 -- The owner of a Maryland mobile imaging provider that performed radiology studies that were allegedly never read by actual physicians has been indicted in a U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
Lantheus touts flurpiridaz F-18 clinical data
September 18, 2014 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging is highlighting clinical data that show reductions in radiation exposure and improved image quality with flurpiridaz F-18 PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) compared to SPECT MPI.
Fuji VisualSonics adds to Vevo line
September 18, 2014 -- Fujifilm VisualSonics is highlighting its Vevo 3100 high-frequency ultrasound system at this week's World Molecular Imaging Congress in Seoul, Korea.
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.