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Diagnostics Equipment, Monitoring and Test
Weight-bearing MRI offers imaging benefits for patients with pain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 19 March, 2013
Esaote is introduces the new G-scan Brio with eXP technology to give physicians a cost-effective tool for performing both traditional and weight-bearing musculoskeletal MRI exams.
 
Sectra delivers PACS solutions to Trakya University Hospital in Turkey
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 18 March, 2013
Trakya University Hospital in Turkey is investing in Sectra's system for processing and archiving of digital radiology images (PACS) as well as service and support.
 
Tunbridge Wells Hospital deploys interventional imaging system to enhance vascular and interventional services
Diagnostic imaging : 18 March, 2013
Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, part of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, installs an Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Cervical screening app launches in UK and Ireland
Test kits and testing equipment : 15 March, 2013
Roche's new cobas HPV Test app for iPad, which provides essential information about cervical cancer, human papilloma virus (HPV) testing and HPV genotypes, is now available free of charge from the App Store.
 
Automated chiropractic measurement tools enhance efficiency, accuracy of digital image management
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 15 March, 2013
Carestream unveils new measurement tools for chiropractic professionals that make its CR systems with acquisition/mini-PACS software an even more attractive and efficient digital image capture and management solution.
 
Toshiba CT enhances patient safety by meeting MITA's Smart Dose standard
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 15 March, 2013
Toshiba America Medical Systems' Aquilion CT systems meets the new requirements of the Smart Dose standard from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).
 
iCAD agrees global strategic deal with Invivo to deliver MRI solutions worldwide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 14 March, 2013
Invivo, a Philips Healthcare Business is entering into a global research, development, and commercial agreement with iCAD.
 
St Jude Medical launches of 3D vessel reconstruction technology in Japan
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) : 14 March, 2013
St Jude Medical is launching the ILUMIEN OPTIS System, a next-generation technology designed to help physicians make personalized stenting decisions based on each patient's anatomy and disease state.
 
Epsilon Imaging introduces cardio oncology solution features practical strain imaging capabilities
Diagnostic imaging : 14 March, 2013
Epsilon Imaging introduces the company's newest application, EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology, with practical strain imaging capabilities.
 
Philips introduces trio of affordable imaging systems
Radiology equipment : 13 March, 2013
Philips Electronics is introducing three new imaging systems to help radiology departments increase both the number of patients and range of clinical exams they can handle.
 
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center installs digital radiology systems to streamline workflow
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 12 March, 2013
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (CCOC), a partnership with Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio), purchases a Carestream Vue PACS and 14 Carestream and Quantum DR systems to streamline workflow and help its 34 orthopaedic and two plastic surgeons enhance patient care.
 
Oklahoma State University Medical Center installs enterprise imaging solution
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 12 March, 2013
GE Healthcare completes the first US installation of its Centricity Cardio Enterprise solution at Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
 
New software combines use of X-rays, ultrasound and light to provide precise coronary blockage data
Diagnostic imaging : 12 March, 2013
Philips and Infraredx, a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery and other vascular diseases, are making available a new solution that enables seamless access to Infraredx's true vessel characterization (TVC) Imaging System via Philips' Allura Xper catheterization (cath) lab imaging systems.
 
Siemens Healthcare unveils world's first wireless ultrasound system at BMUS 2012
Ultrasound equipment : 11 March, 2013
Siemens Healthcare launched the ACUSON Freestyle wireless ultrasound system featuring wireless transducers at the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition.
 
CIS becomes first cardiac centre to install 10 Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound systems
Ultrasound equipment : 07 March, 2013
Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is offering patients the most advanced cardiac ultrasound, thanks to the Institute's purchase of 10 Aplio 500s from Toshiba America Medical Systems.
 
Toshiba Medical Systems sets up new subsidary in South Korea
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 06 March, 2013
Toshiba Medical Systems is acquiring 70 percent of the stock in the Korean company, TI Medical Systems (headquarters: Seoul, South Korea; president: Charles Ju) held by INFINITT Healthcare (headquarters: Seoul, South Korea; president: Yong-Eum Ban) and Toshiba will now be establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in South Korea.
 
Alere reveals funding plans to develop affordable point-of-care nucleic acid test for TB
Assays and assay equipment : 05 March, 2013
Alere receives a grant of up to $21.6 million and debt financing of up to $20.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Toshiba expands CT scanner family with new faster rotation speed model
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 05 March, 2013
Toshiba is expanding the company's family of Aquilion CT scanners to include the new Aquilion ONE/ ViSION Edition, a faster version of the Aquilion ONE, of which moe than 700 have been ordered globally.
 
Endomagnetics appoints Sysmex Europe to become strategic distributor
Assays and assay equipment : 04 March, 2013
Endomagnetics signs a distribution agreement with Sysmex Europe, a subsidiary of global healthcare company Sysmex, which gives Sysmex the exclusive right to provide sales and support for Endomagnetics' SentiMag system across the EMEA region.
 
Siemens Healthcare MR installation offers diagnostic benefits for Spire Little Aston
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 01 March, 2013
Spire Little Aston, of the Spire Healthcare Group, in Sutton Coldfield installs a Magnetom Aera 1.5T MR system from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Hand-carried ultrasound system offers BSSH team's reconstructive surgery benefits in Sierra Leone
Ultrasound equipment : 28 February, 2013
SonoSite's loan of an M-Turbo hand-carried ultrasound system proved a real benefit for a BSSH (The British Society for Surgery of the Hand) team visiting Sierra Leone.
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils new Group-B strep test
Test kits and testing equipment : 26 February, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific launches Brilliance GBS Agar for the testing of Group B streptococci (GBS) during pregnancy.
 
Critical Diagnostics completes financing to fund global expansion of cardiac biomarkers
Assays and assay equipment : 26 February, 2013
Critical Diagnostics, makers of the Presage ST2 Assay, completes a private placement for an undisclosed amount of capital to expand its commercialization efforts in the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.
 
Illumina acquires Verinata Health
Test kits and testing equipment : 25 February, 2013
Illumina completes the acquisition of Verinata Health, a leading provider of non-invasive tests for the early identification of fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
 
Graham Hospital selects iConnect and Merge Honeycomb solutions for enterprise-wide image interoperability and storage
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 25 February, 2013
Graham Hospital selects Merge Healthcare's entire iConnect Enterprise Clinical Platform as well as Merge Honeycomb Archive to implement an enterprise-wide imaging strategy.
 
Children's hospital enhances image quality while reducing X-ray dose up to 50 percent for paediatric patients
X-ray equipment : 25 February, 2013
Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) is reducing dose for the centre's paediatric patients by up to 50 percent while simultaneously enhancing image quality.
 
FotoFinder releases mobile dermatoscope for iPhone 5
Diagnostic devices : 22 February, 2013
FotoFinder is launching the company's mobile dermatoscope, handyscope for iPhone 5 which will debut in the United States at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami, March 1-5, 2013.
 
Quest Diagnostics provides access in the USA to new non-invasive prenatal test
Test kits and testing equipment : 21 February, 2013
Quest Diagnostics and Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, reach agreement that Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to Panorama, a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera.
 
Cepheid partners Oregon Health and Science University to develop oncology assays
Test kits and testing equipment : 20 February, 2013
Cepheid is collaborating with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to develop a menu of advanced molecular diagnostics to be performed on the GeneXpert system.
 
Fujifilm releases new mobile digital x-ray system
X-ray equipment : 20 February, 2013
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA's latest evolution of the company's digital portable portfolio, the FDR Go, is released for sales in the USA.
 
Emerson Hospital lowers radiation dose and expands bariatric capabilities with new CT system
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 20 February, 2013
To make exams faster, safer and more comfortable for patients, Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, is installing the Aquilion PRIME 160 CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems which features AIDR 3D dose reduction software.
 
InSightec's ExAblate Neuro to start pivotal Phase III trial for essential tremor treatment
Ultrasound equipment : 20 February, 2013
InSightec receives FDA approval to begin the company's pivotal Phase III clinical trial for treatment of essential tremor using ExAblate Neuro.
 
Advanced CT system is installed in regional trauma centre at Musgrove Park Hospital
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 19 February, 2013
Musgrove Park Hospital, part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, installs a SOMATOM Definition Flash CT system from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Exact Sciences submits DNA colorectal cancer screening test for premarket approval
Test kits and testing equipment : 19 February, 2013
Exact Sciences is submitting to the US Food and Drug Administration the second module of the premarket approval (PMA) application for its stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test.
 
Orebro university invests in virtual medical technology
Diagnostic imaging : 19 February, 2013
In a bid to offer the most modern medicine programme in Sweden, Orebro University is investing in three visualization tables from Sectra.
 
Point of care Troponin T testing reduces delays for critical cardiac marker test results
Test kits and testing equipment : 19 February, 2013
Forth Valley Royal Hospital reduces lengths of stay and ward admissions for patients presenting with chest pain, as well as ensuring rapid referral for patients with positive findings, through the introduction of a Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU) that offers streamlined patient care and rapid access to diagnostic testing, including Troponin T testing using the Roche point of care (POC) cardiac marker system, cobas h 232
 
Theradiag receives CE Mark approval for new Lisa tracker monitoring kits in theranostics
Test kits and testing equipment : 18 February, 2013
Theradiag obtains a CE mark for two new biotherapy monitoring kits; Tocilizumab (anti-IL6R) and Rituximab (anti-CD20) that further expand the Lisa Tracker range.
 
University of Tsukuba Hospital perform tumour removals with IMRIS VISIUS Surgical Theatre
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 15 February, 2013
Neurosurgeons at University of Tsukuba Hospital in Ibaraki, Japan, perform initial tumour removal cases using the IMRIS VISIUS Surgical Theatre.
 
Siemens unveils new X-ray tube and detector technology for angiography systems
X-ray equipment : 14 February, 2013
Siemens Healthcare has developed a new X-ray tube and detector technology for company's Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography systems to improve minimally invasive therapy of diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke and cancer.
 
PinnacleHealth expands MRI capabilities With Toshiba's Titan 3T system
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 14 February, 2013
PinnacleHealth is installing the Vantage Titan 3T from Toshiba America Medical Systems to offer the company's patients advanced MR imaging benefits.
 
Lantheus Medical Imaging gains FDA approval of new manufacturing site for DEFINITY ultrasound imaging agent
Ultrasound equipment : 13 February, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants approval of a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) that allows Jubilant HollisterStier (JHS) to be a new manufacturing site for Lantheus Medical Imaging's ultrasound imaging agent DEFINITY Vial for (Perflutren Liquid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension.
 
Arnot Health selects Merge to provide streamlined cardiac imaging and informatics solution
Diagnostic imaging : 13 February, 2013
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a member of Arnot Health, plans to implement Merge Healthcare's complete cardiology solution suite to capture, manage and display multi-modality cardiac images, and haemodynamics and ECG data across the organisation's enterprise.
 
British hospital consortium opts for region-wide medical imaging IT system from Sectra
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 11 February, 2013
Sectra signs a contract in the UK to supply the medical imaging IT system, Sectra PACS, to the Salisbury, Wight and South Hampshire Domain NHS Trust (SWASH) consortium. The contract runs for seven years.
 
Blood gas tester helps lower-volume point of care locations to improve critical-care testing
Test kits and testing equipment : 06 February, 2013
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics releases the RAPIDLab 348EX Blood Gas System which is the latest solution in the company's blood gas testing portfolio in the UK.
 
Clarient adopts KRAS companion diagnostic for colorectal cancer
Test kits and testing equipment : 01 February, 2013
Clarient, a GE Healthcare Company and leading provider of cancer laboratory testing services in the USA, adopts the use of QIAGEN's therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic to guide the use of Erbitux (cetuximab) as a treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
 
Novation adds Carestream's mobile X-ray system to medical imaging portfolio
X-ray equipment : 31 January, 2013
Novation, one of the leading healthcare group purchasing organizations, is adding Carestream's new DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System to its medical imaging product portfolio.
 
MP Biomedicals submits Biologic License Application for FDA approval of HTLV confirmatory test
Test kits and testing equipment : 31 January, 2013
MP Biomedicals submits a Biologic License Application (BLA) for FDA approval of the MP Diagnostics HTLV Blot 2.4, a Western blot for confirmatory testing and viral typing of blood donors and patients.
 
Rady Children's Hospital installs vascular x-ray to improve paediatric cardiac interventions
X-ray equipment : 30 January, 2013
Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California, USA, installs Toshiba America Medical Systems Infinix CF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system to enable physicians to perform more accurate and safer cardiac exams for paediatric patients.
 
Telemis expands European operations with Swiss subsidiary to support PACS implementations
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 30 January, 2013
Telemis is expanding the company's European operations by opening a new subsidiary in Switzerland.
 
Radiologie Hofheim joins German screening programme to detect osteoporosis
Ultrasound equipment : 29 January, 2013
The German mammography provider Radiologie Hofheim becomes the first clinic in Germany's national mammography screening programme to offer women the opportunity of a health control with osteoporosis detection.
 
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