FDA to host workshop on medical applications of AR, VR
January 23, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled for March 5 a public workshop discussing the current techniques, needs, and gaps in evaluating the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (AR) devices for medical applications.
CT plus CT perfusion predicts stroke surgery outcomes
January 23, 2020 -- The combination of standard noncontrast CT and CT perfusion can identify which stroke patients are likely to benefit from surgical treatment better than either of the modalities alone, according to a study recently published online in Annals of Neurology.
Equity firm buys majority stake in Intelerad
January 23, 2020 -- European private equity firm Hg has bought a majority stake in Canadian PACS vendor Intelerad Medical Systems.
Late-stage cancers dropped after Mass. health expansion
January 23, 2020 -- The number of late-stage colon cancer diagnoses dropped in Massachusetts after the expansion of healthcare coverage in the state, a move that served as the model for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Echosens technology used for liver fibrosis study
January 22, 2020 -- Ultrasound technology developer Echosens is supplying its FibroScan test to the Fatty Liver Foundation as part of a research study designed to screen for undetected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Shine reports Lu-177 production milestone
January 22, 2020 -- Medical isotope firm Shine Medical Technologies and partners GE Healthcare and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Czech Republic said they have produced patient dose quantities of the lutetium-177 (Lu-177) therapeutic isotope.
NTP Radioisotopes increases Mo-99 production
January 22, 2020 -- Emerging from a turbulent period that included an extended shutdown of its facilities, South African radioisotope producer NTP Radioisotopes said it doubled its molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production runs last November.
Fujifilm unveils systems integration business
January 22, 2020 -- Fujifilm announced it will be launching a systems integration business for operating rooms and interventional suites.
ASNC, ASE win CMS recognition for ImageGuide Registry
January 22, 2020 -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) announced that their ImageGuide Registry has been approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for 2020.
Philips issues field safety notice for CombiDiagnost R90
January 21, 2020 -- Philips Healthcare has initiated a field safety notification to correct issues with its CombiDiagnost R90, a cross-functional system that performs both radiography and radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) studies.