Chest x-ray predicts outcomes in COVID-19 patients
April 19, 2021 -- Researchers have developed a scoring tool for chest x-rays that can be used to predict outcomes for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a study presented April 15 at the 2021 American Roentgen Ray Society virtual annual meeting. Read More
Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan
April 16, 2021 -- Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industrial conglomerate Fujifilm Holdings plans to make additional investments in healthcare over the next three years. The company's $11 billion strategic plan calls for healthcare to become its largest business segment. Read More
Lunit highlights Karolinska AI studies
April 16, 2021 -- Lunit is claiming that its artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm showed great accuracy when identifying breast cancer in recent studies published in JAMA Oncology and Lancet Digital Health. Read More
RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan
April 16, 2021 -- RaySearch Laboratories said that its RayStation treatment planning system has been used to treat the first patients at a new carbon ion therapy center at Yamagata University Hospital in Japan. Read More
Perimeter receives FDA breakthrough nod for AI software
April 15, 2021 -- Perimeter Medical Imaging AI announced it has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) breakthrough device designation for its optical coherence tomography technology coupled with its ImgAssist artificial intelligence (AI) software. Read More
Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership
April 15, 2021 -- Canon Medical Systems USA said it is expanding its partnership with RaySearch Laboratories to distribute Canon CT and PET/CT scanners in the U.S. Read More
Intelligent Ultrasound secures CE Mark for ScanNav Anatomy
April 15, 2021 -- Ultrasound artificial intelligence and simulation software developer Intelligent Ultrasound Group has received the CE Mark for its ScanNav Anatomy: Peripheral Nerve Block software. Read More
Bloomberg: Siemens mulls sale of ultrasound division
April 14, 2021 -- Siemens Healthineers is pondering the divestiture of its ultrasound division in a deal that could be worth up to $1 billion, according to an article by financial news network Bloomberg. Read More
Brain imaging with CT, MRI in kidney cancer patients finds metastases
April 14, 2021 -- Baseline brain imaging using CT or MRI in patients with metastatic kidney cancer can identify brain metastases before symptoms appear, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Read More
U.S. House passes legislation to delay Medicare payment cuts
April 14, 2021 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on April 13 passed a bill that would delay a 2% cut to Medicare provider payments through the end of 2021, according to a report from the Hill. Read More