Hitachi board votes to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 18, 2019 -- The board of directors of Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi has voted to sell its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm for a total price of 179 billion yen ($1.63 billion). The deal will combine two second-tier players in the radiology industry to create a firm that could compete with the largest multimodality vendors. Read More
Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business
December 17, 2019 -- Fujifilm is planning to acquire the medical imaging business of Hitachi in what would be a major consolidation of Japanese medical device firms, according to news reports. The deal would marry Fujifilm's strength in digital x-ray and image management software with Hitachi's modality scanner business. Read More
AI can accurately predict uterine fibroid embolization outcomes
December 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm's analysis of MRI exams performed prior to uterine fibroid embolization can be more accurate than radiologists in predicting whether the procedure will be successful, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago. Read More
PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons
December 13, 2019 -- PET/MRI is better than MRI alone for the detection and staging of nodes and distant metastases in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented by German researchers at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting. Read More
AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection
December 11, 2019 -- A newly developed deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) model is lending a helping hand to radiologists reading functional MRI (fMRI) scans, helping them better predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago. Read More