MRI not a slam-dunk in assessing pediatric knee injuries
November 21, 2000 -- In an society that probes its sports heroes under an intense media microscope, it’s easy to see why an armchair quarterback might think MRI is the best and only way to detect torn cartilage or ligament damage. But that may not always be the case, particularly for young athletes, according to clinicians at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Proactive maintenance crucial for success of PACS CRT monitors
November 20, 2000 -- High-resolution grayscale monitors are the lynchpin of any PACS network. Yet researchers have expressed concern about the short lifespan and frequent service needs of high-resolution monitors used for primary diagnosis. This article outlines some of the considerations related to the costs of owning high-resolution CRT monitors, as well as the demands placed on monitor manufacturers as a result of industry requirements.
MRI may catch endometrial cysts that morph into ovarian tumors
November 20, 2000 -- Despite the common occurrence of endometriosis in women, the medical literature offers very little to illuminate the rare instances in which the often painful yet benign cysts become ovarian tumors. Japanese researchers say they have published the first English-language information on MR findings characterizing such cancers in the latest American Journal of Roentgenology.
Monitor Stability
November 20, 2000 -- Part II: This article outlines some of the considerations related to the costs of owning high-resolution CRT monitors, as well as the demands placed on monitor manufacturers as a result of industry requirements.
Monitor Reliability
November 20, 2000 -- Part III: This article outlines some of the considerations related to the costs of owning high-resolution CRT monitors, as well as the demands placed on monitor manufacturers as a result of industry requirements.
GE buys SMV as consolidation continues in nuclear medicine
November 17, 2000 -- Independent imaging vendors are becoming an endangered species. Nuclear medicine firm SMV became the latest to fall under the wing of a multimodality vendor when it was purchased by GE Medical Systems in an deal announced today.
PACS vendors gear up for RSNA conference
November 17, 2000 -- The annual RSNA meeting is still the top show in radiology for the latest and greatest in new PACS technology. And this year’s conference is sure to impress, with security, ASP models, and systems integration advancements set to take center stage.
Ultrasound grows and consolidates at RSNA
November 17, 2000 -- Ultrasound is the great enabler in medical imaging. It can be used almost anywhere on a patient, it’s noninvasive, and it's priced low enough to make it one of the most widely used modalities in the world. At next week's RSNA meeting, look for exciting developments in handheld scanners, 3-D technology, and contrast-enhanced imaging.
Specialists spar over who should treat peripheral vascular disease
November 17, 2000 -- NEW ORLEANS - The turf war over who should perform peripheral vascular interventions apparently strikes deep enough to keep all sides -- interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional cardiologists -- from working together for the benefit of patients.
Philips plans $1.7 billion acquisition of Agilent healthcare group
November 17, 2000 -- Royal Philips Electronics served notice today that it intends to aggressively grow its medical systems division. Just days after announcing a $426 million bid for nuclear medicine and radiation therapy firm ADAC Laboratories, the Dutch conglomerate has agreed to acquire Agilent Technologies Healthcare Solutions Group for $1.7 billion.