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Hologic hands corner office to former Stryker chief, takes on 2 Icahn board members

December 9, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medtech maker Hologic did some top-line rearranging, naming Steven MacMillan its new CEO and adding 2 members to its board of directors to appease an activist investor. New CEO MacMillan has spent some 24 years in the medtech...

Ultrasound Microscopy: An Aid for Surgeons to Make the Invisible, Visible

December 9, 2013 11:47 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications...

ContextVision pushes the limits of medical imaging

December 9, 2013 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ContextVision AB: At the RSNA congress in Chicago last week ContextVision launched two new cutting-edge image quality products, for ultrasound and mammography respectively. The upgraded US PLUSView family of products for ultrasound has...  

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Covidien Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Given Imaging

December 8, 2013 2:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc and Given Imaging Ltd. have announced a definitive agreement under which Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30.00 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million, net of cash...

C4 Imaging Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of its Positive-Signal MRI Marker - Sirius™

December 6, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of its first product, the Sirius MRI Marker. The novel Positive-Signal MRI Marker will be used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy...

A State-of-the-Art Magnetic Resonance Scanner

December 6, 2013 11:23 am | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw launches research programs, which require state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner. Such a device has been put in operation in the newly opened Laboratory of Brain Imaging. For the first...

Calibration Tools Enhance Imaging of Cancer

December 6, 2013 10:13 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other...

Photos of the Day: Saving Face

December 5, 2013 10:44 am | by Paul Beaty, AP | News | Comments

Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday...     

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Face Transplants Thriving Two Years After Operations

December 5, 2013 10:33 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances—literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may...

Safe, Comfortable, and Front and Center: GE Healthcare Transforms the Patient Experience

December 5, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, is committed to developing new products and improving current offerings to ensure the highest standards in patient care for billions of patients around the world. Today at the 2013 Radiological...

New Data Show Seno Medical Instruments' Imagio™ May Help Reduce Negative Biopsies for Breast Cancer

December 4, 2013 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced preliminary information from a feasibility study of its Imagio breast imaging device...

MR-Guided Ultrasound Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Breast Cancer

December 4, 2013 12:03 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

A technique that uses focused ultrasound under magnetic resonance (MR) guidance to heat and destroy tumors may offer a safe and effective treatment for breast cancer, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the...

Radiographic Imaging Exposes Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

December 4, 2013 11:54 am | by Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute for Aging are working to improve understanding about obesity and cancer. A study, published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, is the first to use direct radiographic imaging...

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A Leap Forward in X-Ray Technology

December 4, 2013 10:37 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents...

Photos of the Day: Contrast-Free Portable X-Rays

December 4, 2013 10:35 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A test device built at MIT as a proof-of-principle for the new, higher-resolution X-ray system, using a vacuum chamber that measures eight inches across. The team expects that eventual production models would be substantially smaller...  

Toshiba’s New MR Technologies Make Exams Faster for Better Patient Care

December 4, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

To help healthcare providers image patients faster and more comfortably, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is introducing enhancements to its Vantage Titan MR product line. The new technologies improve workflow, image quality and patient...

Consolidation, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Closer Technology—Key Trends For Healthcare 2014

December 3, 2013 12:01 pm | by GHX | Blogs | Comments

The healthcare industry has been primed for healthcare reform and according to GHX, 2014 will bring even more change to the business of healthcare. The company is predicting that 2014 will be a year of great healthcare evolution, not necessarily...

Predict Alzheimer's Disease Within Two Years of Screening

December 3, 2013 11:24 am | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

In their study, Sylvie Belleville and her team accurately predicted (at a rate of 90%) which of their research subjects with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years and...

GE Healthcare’s “Brilliant Machines” Software Innovations Transforms the Patient Experience by Reducing Wait Times and Helping Hospital Staff Increase Efficiency

December 3, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), unveiled four software breakthroughs to deliver improved clinical capabilities, productivity and diagnostic...

Definiens Releases 2013 Survey Results: Top 4 Adoption Drivers for Image Analysis in Digital Pathology

December 3, 2013 9:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Definiens, a healthcare company that advances personalized medicine through image analysis and digital pathology solutions, today released results from an industry survey on the drivers of automated image analysis adoption and predictions...

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

December 3, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the...

New breast cancer study results published in The Lancet compare targeted radiotherapy during surgery with ZEISS INTRABEAM to traditional post-surgical radiotherapy treatment

December 2, 2013 3:31 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

A new clinical trial for breast cancer, published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, shows that a single fraction of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT) delivered with the ZEISS INTRABEAM ® at time of lumpectomy...

Ziehm Imaging wins $22M DoD deal

December 2, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Defense Dept. extended its deal with Ziehm Imaging for a 3rd year, according to an agency memo. The $22.2 million contract extension for the Orlando, Fla.-based company includes radiology systems, subsystems, and components for...

Samsung Invites You to Discover A New Healthcare Experience at RSNA

December 2, 2013 11:54 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, is showcasing its growing presence in the radiology field and its commitment to deliver a new healthcare experience through accurate, easy and fast diagnostics...

GE Launches Centricity 360, Provides Real-Time Secure Sharing of Critical Medical Data

December 2, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announced today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the launch of Centricity...

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