BMJ: Multiparametric MRI has role in prostate screening
September 20, 2017 -- Thanks to recent research demonstrating its high sensitivity and negative predictive value for clinically significant prostate cancers, multiparametric MRI (MP-MRI) shows potential as a screening triage tool for identifying these all-important cases, according to a new editorial published in BMJ.
ACR to modify format of annual meeting
September 20, 2017 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) plans to modify the format of its 2018 annual meeting, to be held May 20-23 in Washington, DC, according to a letter to ACR members from CEO Dr. William Thorwarth Jr.
Report: Patients often can't access medical records
September 19, 2017 -- A survey sponsored by cloud-based image management software firm Ambra Health found that nearly one in three healthcare consumers can't easily access their medical records. In addition, only half of survey respondents could view their medical records online via their healthcare provider.
Radiology Partners to expand to Ariz. with SDI buy
September 19, 2017 -- Imaging services provider Radiology Partners has unveiled definitive plans to acquire Arizona-based Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI).
Varian updates treatment planning system
September 19, 2017 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has released its Eclipse 15.5 treatment planning system, which has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance.
Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry
September 19, 2017 -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) jointly announced a partnership to develop an ASE echocardiography module to expand the ASNC's ImageGuide Registry.
SCCT seeks new editor in chief for journal
September 19, 2017 -- The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is seeking a new editor in chief for its Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Philips launches new ob/gyn ultrasound at ISUOG 2017
September 18, 2017 -- Royal Philips has released new ob/gyn ultrasound technology at the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) in Vienna.
Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system
September 18, 2017 -- Mevion Medical Systems has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Mevion S250i proton therapy system with the company's Hyperscan pencil-beam scanning technology.
ASTRO awards $275K to researchers
September 18, 2017 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is awarding $275,000 in research awards to four early-career scientists.