GE Healthcare growth, profit in Q1 drive GE recovery
April 20, 2018 -- The strong performance of GE Healthcare in the first quarter of 2018 helped temper another quarter of net loss for the parent company.
Miners propose state-run black lung program in W.Va.
April 20, 2018 -- A union representing coal miners in West Virginia is proposing the establishment of a state-run program to compensate miners found to have black lung. The group believes such a program would be friendlier to claims from miners than the existing federal program, according to an article from Public News Service.
Konica Minolta launches new DR device
April 20, 2018 -- Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has launched a new digital radiography (DR) system for office-based x-ray imaging conducted at orthopedic groups, family practices, and urgent care centers.
Imaging use shows little growth in Mass. over 5 years
April 20, 2018 -- Diagnostic imaging use showed negligible growth between 2009 and 2013 among commercially insured Massachusetts residents, according to a study published online April 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Maltohexaose-based PET agent detects cardiac infections
April 20, 2018 -- A new PET tracer shows promise for detecting early-stage infections in people with implanted cardiac devices, according to a study published online April 18 in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
ABUS reads are short enough for busy clinical practices
April 19, 2018 -- Busy radiologists can rest assured that automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) interpretation times won't gum up the workflow in their practices, according to a study published April 13 in Academic Radiology.
Are we measuring physician quality the right way?
April 19, 2018 -- Less than 40% of quality metrics used to assess physician performance are valid, according to a study published online April 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
FDA clears Icometrix's dementia diagnosis software
April 19, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared software developer Icometrix's new software for diagnosing dementia using brain MRI scans.
Philips to collaborate with Sun Nuclear
April 19, 2018 -- Royal Philips announced that it is partnering with Sun Nuclear to integrate that company's PlanIQ software into Philips' Pinnacle3 16.2 radiation oncology treatment planning package.
Varian releases Halcyon updates
April 19, 2018 -- Varian Medical Systems has released updates to its Halcyon radiation therapy system, including kV conebeam CT (CBCT) capability and iterative CBCT imaging for better soft-tissue definition.