JACR: Breast density notices need improvement
September 24, 2019 -- Breast density notifications need improvement to be better understood by the women who receive them, according to a study published online September 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
FDA seeks patient engagement in device design, development
September 24, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published draft guidance on how device manufacturers should engage patients when designing medical devices.
ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge
September 24, 2019 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) have released the results of their first joint machine-learning challenge to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for the detection of pneumothorax on x-ray.
Guerbet, IBM partner on AI for prostate cancer
September 23, 2019 -- Contrast developer Guerbet and IBM Watson Health have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize artificial intelligence (AI) software for diagnosing prostate cancer.
Young women at risk of breast cancer need screening
September 23, 2019 -- Young women at high risk of breast cancer due to a family or personal history of the disease or having dense breasts benefit from regular mammography screening starting at age 30, according to a study published online September 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
EOS reports net loss in 1st half of 2019
September 23, 2019 -- Orthopedic imaging technology developer EOS Imaging reported a net loss in the first half of its 2019 fiscal year, as well as a notable change in its commercial cycle.
Varian gets USTR tariff exemption for linear accelerators
September 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has granted radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems an exclusion from U.S. trade tariffs for linear accelerator components manufactured in China, effective September 20.
VR startup wins funding for remote medical communication
September 23, 2019 -- Publishing company Par said it has invested in Immertec, a virtual reality (VR) startup that applies VR technology to medical communications and surgical training.
Technologist licensure bill introduced in Pa.
September 23, 2019 -- A bill that would require licensure for medical imaging and radiation therapy technologists has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature, according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
ViewRay subject to class-action lawsuits
September 20, 2019 -- A New York City law firm has joined several other firms in filing class-action litigation against image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay.