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Research consortium on MRI-guided radiation therapy welcomes Wisconsin-based cancer centre support
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 17 July, 2013
Elekta and Philips announced that the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will join a consortium that is investigating the development of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system.
 
GE Healthcare receives CE Mark for breast tomosynthesis solution
Diagnostic imaging : 17 July, 2013
GE Healthcare receives CE marking for SenoClaire, GE's new generation of breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology.
 
Royal Liverpool Hospital deploys real-time support to enhance imaging procedures
Diagnostic imaging : 15 July, 2013
Siemens Healthcare is delivering rapid, real-time support at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, part of The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, through the company's customer service support tool, syngo Remote Assist.
 
Mankato Clinic installs computer aided detection unit for early detection of breast cancer
Computer aided detection : 11 July, 2013
The Mankato Clinic installs a VuCOMP advanced computer aided detection system for mammography.
 
The John Radcliffe installs ceiling-mounted angiography system offering dose saving benefits
Diagnostic imaging : 10 July, 2013
The John Radcliffe Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, installs a ceiling-mounted Artis zee from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Sectra registers radiation dose monitoring system with the FDA
Diagnostic devices : 09 July, 2013
Sectra registers a new Class 1 software medical device, Sectra DoseTrack, with the FDA.
 
Veracyte receives Aetna coverage for gene expression classifier used in thyroid cancer diagnosis
Test kits and testing equipment : 08 July, 2013
Veracyte, a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, reveals that Aetna, the third largest health plan in the United States, has issued a positive coverage policy for the company's Afirma Gene Expression Classifier.
 
Philips receives FDA clearance for AlluraClarity interventional X-ray system
X-ray equipment : 05 July, 2013
Philips receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its innovative AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the USA.
 
ExAblate receives extended CE Mark for benign and cancerous bone tumours
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 03 July, 2013
InSightec's ExAblate systems have received an extended European CE Mark for the local treatment of cancerous and benign primary and secondary bone tumours, including but not limited to multiple myeloma, bone metastases, osteoid osteoma as well as facet joint back pain.
 
Covidien sells off pharmaceuticals business to Mallinckrodt
Diagnostic imaging : 03 July, 2013
Covidien completes the separation of the company's Pharmaceuticals business, which is now held by Mallinckrodt, a new independent company.
 
Study demonstrates EchoInsight offers improved monitoring of patients at risk of cardiotoxicity
Diagnostic imaging : 03 July, 2013
Epsilon Imaging, a visualization and analysis software provider transforming cardiac diagnostic workflow, announces a study demonstrating EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology to be a high quality, efficient application for comprehensive assessment of LV function.
 
Illumina applies CE Mark to cystic fibrosis system
Assays and assay equipment : 02 July, 2013
Illumina declares conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive on June 26, 2013 and has applied the CE mark for the MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis System.
 
Telemis completes PACS upgrade across 10 Italian hospital sites
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 02 July, 2013
Telemis migrates 10 Italian hospitals to the latest version of Telemis-Medical PACS technology.
 
Verinata Health collaborates with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to commercialise prenatal test in Israel
Test kits and testing equipment : 02 July, 2013
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries signs an exclusive agreement with Verinata Health, an Illumina company, for the commercialization of the verifi non-invasive prenatal test in Israel.
 
Cepheid receives FDA clearance for updated Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture test
Test kits and testing equipment : 01 July, 2013
Cepheid receives clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the company's Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) test, which runs on the GeneXpert System, for the detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically methicillin susceptible) in blood culture bottles showing gram-positive cocci in clusters in about one hour.
 
GE Healthcare collaborates with Konica Minolta on a DR retrofit global distribution agreement
X-ray equipment : 28 June, 2013
GE Healthcare signs a global distribution agreement with Konica Minolta to collaborate on the Konica Minolta's AeroDR cassette-size digital x-ray imaging retrofit.
 
Ventana Medical Systems joins forces Translational Genomics Research Institute to fight cancer
Test kits and testing equipment : 27 June, 2013
Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) signs a collaborative research agreement to discover and develop diagnostic markers for treating cancer.
 
Automated Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis assay is validated for use on the BD MAX system
Assays and assay equipment : 26 June, 2013
BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), and Diagenode, an international biotech company based in Belgium, are launching in Europe the Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit for use on the BD MAX System.
 
GE Healthcare agrees to acquire certain assets of Korean mammography company Rayence
X-ray equipment : 25 June, 2013
GE Healthcare agrees to acquire certain mammography assets of Rayence, a subsidiary of Vatech, a Korean X-Ray manufacturer.
 
Carestream receives FDA clearance for wireless digital radiography detector
X-ray equipment : 24 June, 2013
Carestream Health receives FDA clearance for a new wireless digital radiography detector designed to offer high quality, low dose X-ray exams for paediatric, orthopaedic and general radiology applications.
 
Philips IMR technology reduces CT radiation while enhancing image quality
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 18 June, 2013
Philips introduces new capabilities for the company's Iterative Model Reconstruction (IMR) technology, a knowledge-based iterative reconstruction technique, that will simultaneously bring enhanced benefits to clinicians and patients.
 
Park Nicollet signs three-year multimodality agreement to improve patient care
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 18 June, 2013
Park Nicollet enters into a three-year multimodality agreement with Toshiba America Medical Systems for all of the company's CT, MR and R&F purchases.
 
Ambry Genetics launches BRCA1/2 analysis solution
Test kits and testing equipment : 17 June, 2013
Ambry Genetics is launching BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis as part of the company's comprehensive cancer-testing menu.
 
The Montefiore Hospital extends cardiac imaging capabilities
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 14 June, 2013
The Montefiore Hospital in Brighton, part of the Spire Healthcare group, installs a MAGNETOM Aera MRI scanner and SOMATOM Definition AS CT system from Siemens Healthcare.
 
San Antonio Hospital installs eight digital radiography systems to offer lower dose solution
Radiography equipment : 14 June, 2013
San Antonio Community Hospital (Upland, California, USA) installs eight wireless Carestream DRX Systems to deliver instant image access and other capabilities to enhance patient care at the 279-bed acute care hospital.
 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia installs 2D/3D low dose orthopaedic imaging system
Diagnostic imaging : 13 June, 2013
The EOS imaging system is installed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the top ranked children's hospital in the United States for orthopaedics as well as for overall care.
 
Ultrasound system helps identify leading cause of death in high school athletes
Ultrasound equipment : 13 June, 2013
To determine if Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in high school-aged athletes can be prevented with a heart screening, The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati, Ohio), The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is partnering with USRowing and Toshiba America Medical Systems to conduct The Athlete Heart Research Study.
 
Simbionix unveils ultrasound simulator in Europe for the first time
Ultrasound equipment : 12 June, 2013
Simbionix USA demonstrate the company's new U/S Mentor Simulator for the first time in Europe at the SESAM (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine) exhibition, in Paris, France.
 
Siemens unveils continuous motion PET/CT system
Positron emission tomography (PET) : 11 June, 2013
Siemens Healthcare is introducing Biograph mCT Flow – a groundbreaking new positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system that, for the first time ever, overcomes the limitations of conventional bed-based PET/CT with FlowMotion, a revolutionary new technology that moves the patient smoothly through the system's gantry, while continuously acquiring PET data.
 
Summa Akron City Hospital deploys cardiovascular X-ray systems to improve treatment planning
X-ray equipment : 11 June, 2013
To provide the highest level of patient care, Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital, located in Akron, Ohio is installing an Aquilion ONE CT scanner and Infinix-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray from Toshiba America Medical Systems.
 
Enhanced PET/CT helps clinicians achieve personalized images at low dose
Positron emission tomography (PET) : 10 June, 2013
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2013 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 8-12, is showcasing new updates to Philips Advanced Molecular Imaging (AMI) portfolio, including the new Ingenuity TF Elite Package: a dose- management solution that offers the latest advances in reconstruction techniques, workflow improvement, and detector technologies to deliver personalized results to clinicians and their patients.
 
Quest Diagnostics forms strategic alliance Hologic to improve women's health
Diagnostic imaging : 07 June, 2013
Quest Diagnostics enters into a strategic alliance with Hologic to more broadly offer testing based on Hologic's APTIMA family of products, as well as to co-develop and promote advanced diagnostic solutions to improve women's health.
 
eHealth Technologies releases real time medical image collaboration
Diagnostic imaging : 06 June, 2013
eHealth Technologies is releasing the eHealthViewer ZF, a zero footprint viewer that enables clinicians, with any secure browser to instantly access their patients' medical images, in diagnostic-quality, right from within their patients' medical record.
 
Molecular subtyping indentified as a key to determining prognosis of chemotherapy for breast and colorectal cancers
Test kits and testing equipment : 03 June, 2013
Agendia is reporting that results from five studies focused on breast, colon and colorectal cancer will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held May 31-June 4, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
 
GE Healthcare receives 510(k) clearance of C-arm system for US market
Diagnostic devices : 31 May, 2013
GE Healthcare receives FDA 510(k) clearance of the company's latest Brivo Plus C-arm, now available in the USA.
 
Health Diagnostic Laboratory releases new blood test tool to manage prediabetes
Test kits and testing equipment : 30 May, 2013
Health Diagnostic Laboratory, a CLIA-certified laboratory specialising in advanced cardiovascular and metabolic disease testing and health management, is launching a new blood test for stratifying prediabetic patients based on the Quantose insulin resistance markers discovered by Metabolon.
 
GE Healthcare acquires the transactional business of Unisyn Medical Technologies
Ultrasound equipment : 30 May, 2013
GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric, acquires Unisyn Medical Technologies' Transactional Business, a leading US provider of comprehensive ultrasound probe repair solutions to biomedical and clinical engineers, headquartered in Golden, Colorado.
 
EOS imaging reveals new sales force structure in Asia
Diagnostic imaging : 24 May, 2013
EOS imaging is expanding in Asia, including multiple new regional distribution agreements and the recruitment of a Regional Sales Manager, who will be based in a new Singapore office.
 
West Virginia University Hospitals installs Toshiba's most advanced CT technology
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 23 May, 2013
Using the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition from Toshiba America Medical Systems, West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) has expanded the organization's existing imaging programmes for a wide range of patient cases, including brain perfusion, cardiac and orthopaedic.
 
Portable ultrasound system is now equipped with ICE catheter
Ultrasound equipment : 23 May, 2013
Philips's CX50 xMATRIX, the world's first portable ultrasound with Philips' industry leading Live 3D TEE, is now offering 2-D Intracardiac Echo (ICE) capability.
 
Clinical study shows cardiac catheterization procedures reduce X-ray radiation by 50 percent
X-ray equipment : 22 May, 2013
Philips, the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center (Bad Soden, Germany) reveal the results of a clinical study that demonstrates the safety benefits for patients and clinicians can be enhanced during cardiac interventions.
 
Quest Diagnostics acquires Concentra's clinical laboratory business
Test kits and testing equipment : 20 May, 2013
Quest Diagnostics acquires the toxicology and clinical laboratory business of medical centre operator Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana.
 
GE Healthcare unveils imaging technology for joint replacements and implanted devices
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 17 May, 2013
GE Healthcare introduces MAVRIC SL, a novel magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique designed to address the growing clinical need to more accurately image soft tissue and bone in patients with MR Conditional-labelled implants, such as joint replacements and other instrumentation.
 
Point-of-care immunoassay outperforms standard culture in Group A streptococcal infection diagnostics
Test kits and testing equipment : 17 May, 2013
ArcDia International has released results from a clinical study comparing its rapid mariPOC test product to the standard bacterial culture in detection of Group A streptococcal infections.
 
James Cook University Hospital deploys X-ray and interventional imaging systems to boost throughput
X-ray equipment : 15 May, 2013
The James Cook University Hospital, part of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust orders an Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system and three Ysio Digital X-ray systems from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Springfield Clinic installs four digital imaging systems to streamline imaging workflow
X-ray equipment : 15 May, 2013
Springfield Clinic (Springfield, Illinois, USA) purchases four Carestream DRX-Evolution DR Rooms, a Carestream DRX-Ascend System, and has retrofitted two fluoroscopy rooms and a portable imaging system with DRX-1 detectors. The investment is part of a plan to convert nine of the clinic's facilities to a digital imaging workflow.
 
Flash Spiral scanner delivers enhanced cardiac imaging at Freeman Hospital
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 10 May, 2013
Freeman Hospital, part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, installs a SOMATOM Definition Flash from Siemens Healthcare and the hospital becomes one of the first to benefit from Siemens' Stellar Detector technology that virtually eliminates electronic noise.
 
Antigen rapid test for diagnosis of Lassa Fever receives CE Mark
Test kits and testing equipment : 10 May, 2013
Corgenix Medical receives the CE Mark for the company's ReLASV Antigen Rapid Test for Lassa Fever diagnosis.
 
GE Healthcare's entire new CT portfolio attains MITA's Smart Dose Standard
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 10 May, 2013
All of GE Healthcare's new CT products now meet the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) smart dose standard that raises the bar for CT dose management.
 
New Electrophysiology package aims to optimise procedures to improve patient care
X-ray equipment : 10 May, 2013
Toshiba America Medical Systems is offering clinicians an Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray system tailored for EP procedures with a new package of features, accessories and technologies to enable accurate and safe exams to be performed.
 
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