United Imaging donates scanning rooms to Chinese clinics
February 25, 2020 -- United Imaging has donated $14 million in portable scanning and operating rooms to Chinese mobile hospitals that have been established in sports centers, exhibition halls, and schools to fight the 2019 novel coronavirus disease outbreak.
Cigna posts high-tech imaging hospital coverage policy
February 25, 2020 -- Healthcare insurer Cigna has announced a new medical coverage policy for MRI, MR angiography, CT, and CT angiography imaging in the hospital. The move is the latest in a trend in which insurers try to contain advanced imaging costs, both in and out of hospitals.
FDA clears Emagine's mobile ultrasound platform
February 25, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the VistaScan mobile ultrasound platform from startup software device firm Emagine Solutions Technology.
NeuroLogica boosts CT manufacture for virus scanning
February 25, 2020 -- Samsung NeuroLogica plans to step up manufacture and shipping of its mobile CT scanners for use in diagnosing the 2019 novel coronavirus disease in China.
Lantheus reports revenue increase for Q4 2019
February 25, 2020 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging parent Lantheus Holdings has reported growth in 2019 fourth-quarter and full-year revenue, although its net income declined.
Merit reports increases in revenue for Q4, 2019
February 25, 2020 -- Disposable products developer Merit Medical Systems posted increases in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter and 2019, with notable growth in sales of its catheters and standalone devices.
CurveBeam to debut AI tool for segmenting foot CT
February 25, 2020 -- Imaging device vendor CurveBeam said it will debut its new CubeVue Autometrics artificial intelligence (AI) segmentation software for foot and ankle CT scans at next month's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in Orlando, FL.
Abbott recalls 2 coronary angioplasty catheters
February 25, 2020 -- Pharmaceutical and healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of two of its catheters used in coronary angioplasty procedures.
Coronavirus may transmit through asymptomatic carriers
February 24, 2020 -- An asymptomatic individual in China may have transmitted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to five family members despite having normal chest CT findings and negative initial DNA test results, according to an article published February 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Canadian team develops microwave breast imaging unit
February 24, 2020 -- Canadian researchers have developed a prototype of a breast cancer screening technology based on microwaves that does not expose women to ionizing radiation.