Mammography alone effective for fatty tissue evaluation
March 23, 2020 -- Diagnostic mammography is effective on its own for evaluating palpable breast cancer symptoms in women with almost entirely fatty breast tissue, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Canon gets FDA clearance for rapid MRI technology
March 23, 2020 -- Canon Medical Systems USA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Speeder MRI technology, which reduces acquisition times for MRI exams.
Siemens gets approval for Acuson Redwood in Canada
March 20, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has received clearance from Health Canada for its Acuson Redwood shared-services premium ultrasound scanner.
Cerveau partners with Alector on imaging agent
March 20, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical developer Cerveau Technologies announced a licensing agreement with biotechnology company Alector for use of its MK-6240 investigational tau imaging agent for PET scans.
Navidea gets 5-year patent extension for Lymphoseek
March 20, 2020 -- Radiopharmaceutical developer Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has received a five-year patent extension for its Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical.
Imaging vendors step up to combat the COVID-19 outbreak
March 19, 2020 -- GE Healthcare and Philips Healthcare said they are stepping up their manufacturing and safety protocols in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
FDA offers mammo facility guidance for COVID-19
March 19, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted guidance for mammography facilities amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Novel coronavirus remains stable on surfaces
March 19, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 remains stable for several hours to days when it is aerosolized or on surfaces, according to a letter to the editor published online March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
FDA cuts back on U.S. inspections due to COVID-19
March 19, 2020 -- In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 18 announced that it was suspending all routine surveillance facility inspections in the U.S.
Australians urge radiology access to protective gear
March 18, 2020 -- A coalition of professional imaging organizations in Australia is urging the government there to ensure that personal protective equipment is available to radiology departments and practices as they cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.