News

IMRIS Inc. has obtained regulatory CE mark for Visius iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography (CT)...

clinical study of two sets of 894 matched emergency department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use...

GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of all its nuclear imaging systems and called for its systems to not be operated until the vendor can inspect the scanner. The recall follows the death...

There is a “new normal” for the global medical device market where financial constraints increasingly impact both treatment and purchasing decision-making. As a result, companies develop products...

IMRIS has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K clearance to market VISIUS iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted ...

Radiation exposure from multidetector computed tomography (CT) has become a pressing public health concern in both lay and medical publications. Implementation of iterative reconstruction offers...

Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for cardiac imaging, new advances make SPECT more attractive. Both...

Finding ways to lower patient radiation dose from both medical imaging and interventional cardiology has become a major trend. However, when vendors start talking dose, it is important to realize...

Medical Imaging U.S. Healthcare Overtesting New England Journal of Medicine

Big changes are coming to the U.S. healthcare system — some in response to the mounting scrutiny of medical imaging. New task force recommendations, the Choosing Wisely campaign and Affordable...

Toshiba Aquilon One Vision CT North Shore University Hospital CT System

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) announced it has installed the most advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose heart disease and a patient’s risk for heart attack....

MIM Software Inc. has introduced a new version of MIM Encore that provides a single platform for viewing positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (...

Siemens Healthcare has introduced Biograph mCT Flow, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system that, for the first time ever, overcomes the limitations of...

Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was found only in research institutes, but little by little the technology has expanded into...

GE Healthcare has announced that all of its new computed tomography (CT) products meet the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) smart dose standard that raises the bar for CT dose...

Many providers, and even consumers, are now aware of low-dose technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) systems that enable high-quality images with low radiation. Today, a growing number of...

The Medicare trustees have projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year’s...

critical results reporting, CTRM

In today’s fast paced and “consumer-driven” medical environment, there are more demands imposed on clinicians to deliver quick and accurate care. These increasing demands have made it difficult...

The American College of Radiology supports the May 31, 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which calls for establishing minimum national standards and an oversight...

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Vycon, flywheel power systems

When a power outage occurs, MRI equipment can be damaged and accuracy of the scans effected. To mitigate the effects of power interruptions, healthcare facilities have traditionally relied on the...

Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, is compiling the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures...