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Diagnostics Equipment, Monitoring and Test
Siemens unveils 3-Tesla MRI system to offer improved imaging benefits
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 28 January, 2013
Siemens Healthcare is unveiling the MAGNETOM Prisma MRI system at the 98th Congress of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2012 with planned European availability in the second half of 2013.
 
New data demonstrates clinical utility of Oncotype DX in colon cancer test
Test kits and testing equipment : 28 January, 2013
Genomic Health is reporting results from three studies of the Oncotype DX Colon Cancer test at the 2013 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium, including new data demonstrating that Recurrence Score (RS) results changed treatment recommendations in 45 percent of the enrolled stage II colon cancer patients.
 
Ultrasound system solution transforms pleural services
Ultrasound equipment : 25 January, 2013
Pleural services at the University Hospital Llandough (UHL), Cardiff, are being improved by SonoSite's S-ICU ultrasound system, according to Dr Helen Davies, Consultant Chest Physician at UHL.
 
Sectra enhances mammography services at BayView Radiology
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 24 January, 2013
BayView Radiology, Tampa, Florida, USA plans to deploy Sectra's breast imaging PACS to allow reading of full field digital mammography, breast MRI, ultrasound and CAD, on a single workstation.
 
Rex Hospital implements Merge Hemo to image-enable enterprise EHR
Diagnostic imaging : 23 January, 2013
Rex Hospital, a member of UNC Health Care, is implementing Merge Healthcare's Merge Hemo to automate the hospitals' cath lab processes into their electronic patient record.
 
Sectra enters the southeast asian market by partnering with CT Frank Technology
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 22 January, 2013
Sectra signs a partnership agreement with CT Frank Technology in Malaysia which will see CT Frank Technology become a distributor of Sectra's visualization table in the Southeast Asian market.
 
Toshiba medical imaging systems makes planning easier with Attainia software
Diagnostic imaging : 18 January, 2013
Healthcare organizations are now able to plan diagnostic imaging system purchases from Toshiba America Medical Systems to run Attainia applications.
 
InfraScan receives FDA approval of noninvasive handheld brain haematoma detector
Diagnostic devices : 18 January, 2013
InfraScan receives US Food and Drug Administration approval to market the Infrascanner Model 2000, a noninvasive handheld brain haematoma detector.
 
Spire Portsmouth installs X-ray system to improve accuracy an patient comfort
X-ray equipment : 18 January, 2013
Spire Portsmouth Hospital, part of Spire Healthcare, becomes one of the first UK hospitals to install a Multix Fusion system from Siemens Healthcare.
 
Cepheid Chlamydia and Neisseria gonorrhoeae test is categorized 'Moderate Complexity' by FDA
Test kits and testing equipment : 17 January, 2013
Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG test is categorized by US Food and Drug Administration as 'Moderate Complexity' under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
 
Boca Raton Regional Hospital installs mobile x-ray systems to speed patient care
X-ray equipment : 16 January, 2013
Boca Raton Regional Hospital of Boca Raton, Florida, USA installs two Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems as part of the hospital's conversion to direct digital imaging systems that make X-ray images available in seconds.
 
Cardiovascular x-ray system and hybrid lab enhances cardiac care at St Bernardine Medical Center
X-ray equipment : 16 January, 2013
St Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, California, USA, opens the first hybrid cath lab in Southern California's Inland Empire equipped with Toshiba America Medical Systems' Infinix VC-i cardiovascular X-ray system and hybrid table.
 
Bellin Health implements low dose CT technology
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 15 January, 2013
To implement lower radiation doses and improve workflow, Bellin Health is upgrading the organisation's Toshiba America Medical Systems Aquilion ONE with AIDR 3D and its Aquilion 32 with the VeloCT console, which enables 64 detector row acquisition, 128 double slice reconstruction, advanced dose reduction and improved workflow.
 
EOS imaging continues sales expansion in top US hospitals
Diagnostic imaging : 15 January, 2013
Pioneering 2D/3D orthopaedic medical imaging company EOS imaging sees the company's EOS imaging System now installed in five of the top 10 ranking US hospitals for orthopaedic care.
 
LipoScience collaborates with Duke University to improve management of acute coronary syndrome
Assays and assay equipment : 14 January, 2013
LipoScience enters into a research agreement with Duke University School of Medicine which will support research aimed at identifying cardiovascular risk factors that can be used alone or in combination with other clinical measures to improve stratification and management of acute coronary syndrome.
 
US imaging group enhances radiology services with regional IT solution
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 14 January, 2013
Six San Diego County locations of Valley Radiology Consultants will begin using PACS, RIS and Breast Imaging PACS from the medical imaging IT company, Sectra.
 
California Hospital adds three vascular X-ray systems to expand cardiovascular services
X-ray equipment : 11 January, 2013
California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles installs three Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems to improve visualization and diagnostic confidence during a wide range of interventional and EP procedures.
 
PerkinElmer collaborates with Verinata to expand Access to non-invasive prenatal test for Down Syndrome
Test kits and testing equipment : 11 January, 2013
PerkinElmer is collaborating with Verinata Health to expand access to Verinata's verifi test, the most comprehensive non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) currently available for high-risk pregnancies.
 
Lantheus Medical Imaging unveils Low-Enriched Uranium TechneLite generator
Dyes and imaging materials : 11 January, 2013
Lantheus Medical Imaging adds a Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) TechneLite (Technetium Tc 99m Generator) generator to the company's nuclear imaging product portfolio.
 
Glasgow EMRS evaluates hand-carried ultrasound system for helicopter retrieval service
Ultrasound equipment : 11 January, 2013
Glasgow's Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) completes the evaluation of SonoSite's NanoMaxx hand-carried ultrasound system for its helicopter retrieval service.
 
USC adds ultrasound systems to improve image quality for accurate diagnoses
Ultrasound equipment : 10 January, 2013
To stay competitive using the most cutting-edge technology, the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) is installing two Aplio 500 ultrasound systems and a Viamo ultrasound system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, at its Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
 
IntelligentMDx enters into multi-year agreement with QIAGEN to develop molecular tests
Test kits and testing equipment : 10 January, 2013
IntelligentMDx enters into a multi-year development and license agreement with QIAGEN to design, develop and manufacture several undisclosed CE-marked and FDA cleared diagnostic tests for use on QIAGEN's flagship QIAsymphony RGQ automated platform.
 
New PET imaging agent focuses on diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease
Positron emission tomography (PET) : 10 January, 2013
The regulatory bodies in the United States and Europe accept GE Healthcare's applications for review of the investigational PET amyloid imaging agent [18F]flutemetamol, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent.
 
St James's University Hospital enhances X-ray capabilities to address high patient workflow
X-ray equipment : 09 January, 2013
Two Ysio wi-D X-ray systems from Siemens Healthcare assist high patient workflow in hospital’s Emergency Department and wards.
 
iCAD receives FDA approval for digital CAD with digital mammography system
Computer aided detection : 08 January, 2013
iCAD receives approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of the company's next generation mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) platform, PowerLook Advanced Mammography Platform (AMP), with Digital CAD for Philips' MicroDose Full-Field Digital Mammography System.
 
New York orthopaedic group to improve patient care with PACS solution
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 07 January, 2013
Seven Hudson Valley locations of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (OADC) will now be using PACS from the medical imaging IT company Sectra.
 
Ulltrasound system allows Chapel Allerton Hospital to improve imaging for sports injury assessment
Ultrasound equipment : 04 January, 2013
Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, installs a state-of-the-art ACUSON S2000 ultrasound system from Siemens Healthcare which is being used for scans on sports injuries, including tendon assessments and ultrasound-guided intervention.
 
Quest Diagnostics sells OralDNA Labs business to Access Genetics
Test kits and testing equipment : 02 January, 2013
Quest Diagnostics sells substantially all of the assets of its OralDNA Labs salivary-diagnostics business to Access Genetics, a clinical laboratory with advanced molecular diagnostics test development and information technology capabilities.
 
Point-of-care measurement unit of platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents achieves CE Mark
Test kits and testing equipment : 28 December, 2012
Accumetrics' next generation VerifyNow II System achieves CE marking for point-of-care measurement of platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents.
 
Two reference labs sign up With Critical Diagnostics to offer Presage ST2 Assay for heart failure patients
Assays and assay equipment : 21 December, 2012
Critical Diagnostics, a US-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases and Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary Berkeley HeartLab, announced today an agreement under which both Quest and Berkeley HeartLab will offer ST2 testing services based on Critical Diagnostics’ Presage ST2 Assay.
 
Orlando Health deploys Toshiba CT solution to offer lower dose exams
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 20 December, 2012
The Orlando Health Heart Institute, in Orlando, Florida, USA, is utilising Toshiba America Medical Systems' Aquilion ONE CT system with AIDR 3D to lower the CT radiation dose for cardiac exams while improving image quality.
 
Bryan Medical Center installs 15 Carestream DRX systems for outpatient imaging centres
X-ray equipment : 19 December, 2012
Bryan Medical Center (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) is purchasing 13 Carestream DRX-1 Systems and two Carestream DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits to streamline workflow and enhance patient care at the East and West campuses of the system's hospital and its two outpatient imaging centres.
 
Nuffield Health to enhance disease detection by investing in high definition endoscopes
Diagnostic devices : 18 December, 2012
Nuffield Health awards a contract to Pentax Medical for state-of-the-art imaging equipment to enhance its detection of diseases, such as cancer, and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes.
 
EKF Diagnostics unveils first strip-based ketone analyser
Test kits and testing equipment : 18 December, 2012
EKF Diagnostics is previewing the company's first strip-based ketone analyser, the STAT-Site M bHB, at Arab Health 2013 (28 - 31 January, 2013) being held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai.
 
Birmingham Children's Hospital deploys two new Agfa HealthCare solutions
Diagnostic imaging : 17 December, 2012
Agfa HealthCare is implementing the company's XERO Technology Viewer and IMPAX HeartStation ECG (Electronic Electro-Cardiograms) management system at Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
 
Carestream provides DRX Technology to support Antarctica Coldest Journey expedition
X-ray equipment : 14 December, 2012
A Carestream DRX-Transportable System is on its way to Antarctica as part of the latest expedition led by veteran polar explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes who is tackling one of the last remaining polar challenges.
 
SonoSite recognizes Life Line Screening to provide preventive screening to millions worldwide
Ultrasound equipment : 14 December, 2012
Fujifilm SonoSite recognizes Life Line Screening for providing access to preventive screening services and encouraging millions of people to take a proactive approach to their health.
 
New ultrasound imaging solution provides advanced image quality benefits
Ultrasound equipment : 12 December, 2012
Siemens Healthcare is launching the latest ultrasound solution, the ACUSON X700 which offers high image quality, advanced technologies and intelligent workflow solutions at a competitive price/performance ratio.
 
GE Healthcare installs interventional system for hybrid operating rooms in France for the first time
Diagnostic imaging : 12 December, 2012
GE Healthcare makes the first global installation in France of the Discovery IGS 730 system for hybrid Operating Rooms and imaging departments.
 
British hospital consortium selects Sectra as preferred supplier of radiology patient information flow equipment
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 12 December, 2012
The Salisbury, Wight and South Hampshire Domain NHS Trust (SWASH) consortium in the UK selects Sectra as one of the preferred suppliers in the consortium's investments to improve radiology patient information flow around the region.
 
Medical Metrics chosen as imaging core lab for multiple FDA metal-on-metal hip studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 12 December, 2012
Five leading orthopaedic device manufacturers selects Medical Metrics to support multiple cross-sectional, post-market, FDA surveillance studies of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants.
 
Siemens Healthcare showcases world first wireless ultrasound system
Ultrasound equipment : 11 December, 2012
Siemens Healthcare introduces the ACUSON Freestyle ultrasound system featuring wireless transducers, eliminating the impediment of cables in ultrasound imaging.
 
Siemens Healthcare revealss evolutionary MAMMOMAT Inspiration system
X-ray equipment : 10 December, 2012
At the 98th Congress of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2012 Siemens Healthcare unveils the MAMMOMAT Inspiration Prime Edition, a forthcoming evolution in the company's MAMMOMAT family.
 
InSightec completes additional financing of USD30.9m to develop focused ultrasound technology
Ultrasound equipment : 10 December, 2012
InSightec completes the company's Series C financing totalling $30.9 million and includes an investment of $27.6 million by GE Healthcare and $3.3 million by other investors.
 
Fairview Southdale Hospital installs scalable 16-channel 1.5T MR system
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 05 December, 2012
Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, is improving its advanced imaging capabilities and patient comfort by installing the first 16-channel Vantage Titan 1.5T scalable system from Toshiba America Medical Systems.
 
Critical Diagnostics signs up four new distributors in Asia
Assays and assay equipment : 05 December, 2012
Critical Diagnostics selects Integrated Sciences as the company's exclusive Presage ST2 distributor in Australia, United Laboratories in the Philippines and IDS Medical Systems/Malaysia in Malaysia and IDS Medical Systems/Singapore in Singapore.
 
Sun Diagnostics unveils haemolysis interference test kit
Test kits and testing equipment : 05 December, 2012
Sun Diagnostics is unveiling the company's ASSURANCE Interference Test Kit and Dextran Sulfate Sodium Salt.
 
Toshiba offers MR enhancements to improve efficiency and patient care
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 29 November, 2012
Toshiba America Medical Systems is unveiling enhancements to the company's Vantage Titan MR product line at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 25 to 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).
 
GE Healthcare unveils Universal Viewer to enhance PACS solutions
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) : 29 November, 2012
GE Healthcare is introducing the company's Universal Viewer with the aim of putting clinical insight within reach to help radiologists and referring physicians deliver patient results efficiently.
 
Innovative MR patient scanning software removes noise level of MR scan for patients
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment : 28 November, 2012
GE Healthcare is introducing the 510(k) pending Silent Scan, a revolutionary technology designed to address one of the impediments to patient comfort - excessive acoustic noise generated during an MR scan.
 
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