Client Outlook aims to boost image collaboration with eUnity
When radiology converted from x-ray film to digital imaging, it lost a certain something that united the specialty with referring physicians. At least, that's the perspective of Client Outlook, an image sharing software developer that's trying to bring back that spirit of collaboration with its eUnity software.
May 31, 2011
Broncus makes RSNA debut with lung navigation software
Sure, you've heard of virtual colonoscopy. But could the next big trend in advanced visualization be virtual bronchoscopy? That's the goal of Broncus Technologies: The firm is commercializing a suite of software applications designed to make minimally invasive biopsies of the lungs more effective through the use of image-guided navigation.
December 15, 2009
Healthcare IT firm Merge rises again under new management
The phoenix was a mythical bird that the ancients believed resurrected itself after a fiery demise. But even the phoenix had nothing on healthcare IT firm Merge Healthcare, which is now on its second resurrection in recent years after an accounting scandal derailed the firm in 2006.
September 1, 2009
Alioscopy migrates movie magic to medicine
For CEO Philippe Roche, Alioscopy's appearance at RSNA 2008 represented a formal coming-out exercise designed to test the industry's reception of the firm's 3D products. The company hopes that its autostereoscopy technology -- which produces depth perception on flat 2D monitors -- will create a new standard for 3D imaging.
January 8, 2009
RIS developer Sunquest returns to radiology as standalone company
Nearly 30 years after it first began operations, radiology information systems developer Sunquest Information Systems has returned to the imaging market as a standalone company.
December 16, 2007
Covidien emerges from Tyco's shadow with R&D emphasis
recently spoke with Covidien executive Rick Lytle, U.S. vice president and general manager of Covidien Imaging Solutions, on the makeup of the new company and its directions for future growth.
August 19, 2007
CardiArc gears up for launch of nuclear cardiology camera
Nuclear medicine start-up firm CardiArc is planning to hit the market with a dedicated cardiac SPECT camera featuring a novel new design that's a departure from traditional nuclear medicine instrumentation.
July 30, 2006
Spectrum Dynamics prepares launch of D-SPECT cardiac gamma camera
Nuclear medicine has seen explosive growth in cardiac imaging since the 1990s, and the cardiology office segment is continuing to show strength as well. This growth is attracting start-up firms like Spectrum Dynamics that have developed dedicated cardiac cameras optimized for in-office imaging.
June 18, 2006
Imaging start-up to install conebeam CT breast imaging prototype
Breast CT has long been dismissed as a breast imaging option due to its higher radiation doses relative to mammography. But if the dose issue could be resolved, CT might just have some potential, according to imaging start-up Koning. The Rochester, NY-based company has developed a new kind of CT, conebeam computed tomography (CBCT), with the hope of revolutionizing breast imaging by producing fast, efficient, and detailed scans, and alleviating the discomfort of breast compression.
April 30, 2006
Swedish start-up XCounter pursues 3D mammography
A Swedish start-up company called XCounter is developing a new 3D digital detector technology that it hopes will push the limits of x-ray-based imaging in areas such as mammography. Headed by two space scientists, XCounter has developed a digital detector design that captures digital 3D images directly, rather than modifying a 2D system to take 3D images.
March 19, 2006
Imaging3 readies new 3D 'O-device' scanner
A Los Angeles-area company is preparing for the launch next year of a novel system it's calling an O-device. Resembling a cross between a C-arm and a CT scanner, Imaging3 of Burbank, CA, hopes its Dominion system will carve out a niche as a versatile mobile imaging system that takes 3D imaging to a new level.
February 5, 2006
Start-up 3DR aims to outsource 3D processing
You've heard of companies that offer teleradiology outsourcing services, but what about outsourcing 3D image processing? A new company called 3DR is hoping to carve out a new business model by providing a centralized location to which imaging facilities can send their 3D studies to be processed.
June 30, 2005
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