NC health system partners with GE on outcomes
August 26, 2016 -- GE Healthcare and Asheville, NC-based Mission Health have signed up for a 10-year partnership that will direct $40 million toward increasing healthcare efficiency and improving outcomes.
Hitachi wraps up free CT upgrade
August 26, 2016 -- Hitachi Medical Systems America has finished a free upgrade of its Scenaria 128-slice CT scanner for all U.S. customers.
ASTRO doles out awards for research
August 26, 2016 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will recognize more than 40 cancer researchers and clinicians with individual awards and cash honorariums totaling over $36,000 at its annual scientific meeting being held September 25-28 in Boston.
Getinge, GE roll out angiography offering
August 25, 2016 -- Operating room technology developer Getinge Group and GE Healthcare have debuted an integrated angiography package designed for surgical, interventional, and hybrid operating room procedures.
ASRT donates to flood recovery
August 25, 2016 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) said it has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in recovery efforts for the flooding in Louisiana.
MRgFUS shows effectiveness for essential tremor
August 25, 2016 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) therapy can produce dramatic and lasting improvements in patients with moderate to severe essential tremor, according to a multicenter clinical trial published in the August 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Fuji applies for DBT software upgrade
August 25, 2016 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has submitted the final module of its premarket approval (PMA) application for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Scintigraphy detects amyloid-related heart condition
August 25, 2016 -- Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are reporting promising results using bone scintigraphy to detect amyloid accumulation in the heart, according to a study published online August 24 in JAMA Cardiology.
vRad expands patient care indices
August 24, 2016 -- Teleradiology services firm Virtual Radiologic (vRad) has upgraded its Radiology Patient Care indices, which provide findings-based national radiology benchmarking metrics.
Cigna revises policy, will now pay for screening DBT
August 24, 2016 -- Reversing a decision made late last year, health insurer Cigna said it will now cover breast screening exams performed with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).