CT scan mix-up leads to $6M settlement
May 5, 2016 -- A patient at a Pennsylvania hospital whose CT exam was mixed up with that of another patient has been awarded $6 million in damages due to an unnecessary surgery, according to a report in the Delaware County Daily Times.
Synaptive Medical nets FDA OK
May 5, 2016 -- 3D visualization firm Synaptive Medical has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ImageDrive Pro informatics software.
Trial: Catheter device cuts contrast use
May 5, 2016 -- A catheter-based device designed to reduce contrast media use was found to cut dose by more than 15% in interventional cardiac procedures, according to trial results presented on Wednesday at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions scientific sessions.
Siemens sees healthcare revenues grow in Q2
May 4, 2016 -- Order and revenue growth in the U.S. powered Siemens Healthcare to gains in financial results for parent company Siemens' second fiscal quarter.
Siemens Healthcare now known as Siemens Healthineers
May 4, 2016 -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG has changed the name of its Siemens Healthcare business to Siemens Healthineers.
Lantheus posts revenue, income gain in Q1
May 4, 2016 -- Strong sales of its Definity ultrasound contrast agent and higher-than-expected revenues from its nuclear products portfolio helped Lantheus Medical Imaging's parent company Lantheus Holdings to a 3% increase in first-quarter revenue after currency adjustments.
Cook recalls catheters with Beacon tip
May 4, 2016 -- An increase in reported adverse events has led interventional technology developer Cook Medical to voluntarily recall more than 4 million of its catheters with Beacon tip technology.
ACR plans breast imaging training in Saudi Arabia
May 4, 2016 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is teaming up with GE Healthcare and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center for a breast imaging "boot camp" in Saudi Arabia.
Report: Global contrast-media injectors market surging
May 3, 2016 -- The global market for contrast media injectors will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% from 2016 to 2022, climbing from $830 million (720.9 million euros) in 2015 to reach almost $1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros) by 2022, according to a new report from market research and consulting firm GlobalData.
ISO releases nuclear medicine monitoring standard
May 3, 2016 -- The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new standard that covers the dosimetric monitoring of medical staff in nuclear medicine and therapy departments.