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BAMF Health, United Imaging Celebrate Total-Body PET Clinic Focused on Theranostics

United Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, announced that the uEXPLORER, the company’s state-of-the-art digital two-meter total-body PET/CT, has arrived and is being installed at the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building...

New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage

Recent disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain have impacted the global availability of GE Healthcare Omnipaque™ iohexol iodinated contrast media (ICM) for radiologic examinations. A new Special Report published in the journal Radiology provides consensus...

Philips showcases ultra-low contrast PCI solutions at EuroPCR 2022

Royal Philips is showcasing innovations at EuroPCR (May 17-20, Paris, France) that can enable interventionists to perform ultra-low contrast percutaneous coronary intervention (ULC-PCI) procedures with greater confidence and clarity. Philips’ ULC-PCI solutions...

Bruker Launches Novel 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla Preclinical MRI Magnets

At the ISMRM 2022 conference, Bruker announced the launch of innovative 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla conduction-cooled Maxwell magnets for its market-leading preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems portfolio, according to a press release. Following the success...
Off the Clock: Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR

Off the Clock: Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR

For Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR, art has always been a major part of her life. Growing up in a family that supported and enabled her creative endeavors, Shaffer was making jewelry in junior high, and netting awards for her realistic paintings and figure drawing by high school. But in medical school, when all her time was occupied by the work of completing her professional education, those creative efforts largely went by the wayside.

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Rad Idea: It’s Time to Move Patient Images Online

Rad Idea: It’s Time to Move Patient Images Online

There are apps for banking and depositing checks. Most of us have e-billing for virtually every utility. Even health care portals give you easy access to medical records and appointment scheduling. Online prescription refill requests have become the norm. Practically all aspects of our personal and professional lives can be handled online, yet we are still using CDs to share vital health records and images.

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Rural Complications: Challenges of Delivering Medical Imaging to a Shrinking Population

Rural Complications: Challenges of Delivering Medical Imaging to a Shrinking Population

Although rural America accounts for about 14 percent of the United States, or some 46 million people, it’s a population that’s always been difficult to reach with services, be they transportation, electricity, broadband Internet or health care. As emergent demographic trends now suggest that it’s shrinking even further in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the challenges of delivering access to the same level of care that Americans in more densely populated areas can reach are growing further complicated.

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In Focus: Mary Myers

In Focus: Mary Myers

By John Wallace Mary Myers, BS, CNMT, is the operations manager of CT, PET and nuclear medicine for Valley Health System, Winchester Medical Center. Her imaging career received a boost from mentors along the way. “Through each stage of my career, I’ve had many...

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Bruker Launches Novel 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla Preclinical MRI Magnets

Bruker Launches Novel 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla Preclinical MRI Magnets

At the ISMRM 2022 conference, Bruker announced the launch of innovative 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla conduction-cooled Maxwell magnets for its market-leading preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems portfolio, according to a press release. Following the success...

GE Healthcare Preps for ISMRM 2022

GE Healthcare Preps for ISMRM 2022

At the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2022 Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare boasts the continued expansion of its pioneering deep learning image reconstruction solution, AIR Recon DL, to its tens of thousands of install base customers as...

New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage

New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage

Recent disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain have impacted the global availability of GE Healthcare Omnipaque™ iohexol iodinated contrast media (ICM) for radiologic examinations. A new Special Report published in the journal Radiology provides consensus...

Philips showcases ultra-low contrast PCI solutions at EuroPCR 2022

Philips showcases ultra-low contrast PCI solutions at EuroPCR 2022

Royal Philips is showcasing innovations at EuroPCR (May 17-20, Paris, France) that can enable interventionists to perform ultra-low contrast percutaneous coronary intervention (ULC-PCI) procedures with greater confidence and clarity. Philips’ ULC-PCI solutions...

Philips MR 7700 Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Philips MR 7700 Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

  Royal Philips has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the company’s new MR 7700 3.0T MR system. “This latest break-through MR innovation from Philips delivers unmatched performance and precision for both research and advanced clinical diagnostics, helping to...

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Stryker Airo TruCT Imaging System

Stryker Airo TruCT Imaging System

Stryker’s Airo TruCT Imaging System, featuring a 32-slice detector and fan beam diagnostic-quality imaging, provides physicians with a clear understanding of the level of disease in the lungs of patients with pulmonary disease, including COVID-19, to aid diagnosis and treatment decisions. Weighing as little as 1,800 pounds, it is compact enough to fit into a standard hospital transport elevator. Its ability to self-propel during transportation makes it highly mobile, unlike traditional stationary CT imaging systems. Once it reaches the desired location, it can be powered by a standard wall outlet.

Revolution Apex platform

Offering exceptional clinical capabilities, GE Healthcare’s new Revolution Apex platform1  helps radiology departments stay ahead of the technology curve with a modular design that offers a seamless path to continuous hardware and software scalability and...

PACS, RIS Markets On The Rise

PACS, RIS Markets On The Rise

According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market will reach $2.5 billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) was estimated at $1.9 billion...

NeuroLogica OmniTom Elite

NeuroLogica OmniTom Elite

The world of medical imaging is no longer just black and white. NeuroLogica Corp., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced that its state-of-the-art OmniTom Elite has received 510(k) clearance for the addition of Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology. NeuroLogica delivers the first FDA 510(k) cleared, single-source photon counting computed tomography (CT) scanner with single detector on a mobile system. OmniTom Elite with PCD can generate spectral CT images at multiple energy levels. The OmniTom Elite has the ability to provide versatile, real-time mobile imaging to administer point-of-care CT to critical patients without the need to transport them to a separate imaging department. The mobile unit will decrease the time it takes to diagnose and initiate treatment for these critical patients.

Siemens Healthineers NAEOTOM Alpha Photon-Counting CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers NAEOTOM Alpha Photon-Counting CT Scanner

The NAEOTOM Alpha with Quantum Technology from Siemens Healthineers is the world’s first photon-counting computed tomography (CT) scanner and the result of more than 15 years of research and development. Quantum Technology provides four distinct benefits: improved image contrast, higher spatial resolution without the usual dose penalty, complete elimination of electronic noise, and intrinsic spectral sensitivity. The NAEOTOM Alpha combines that Quantum Technology with the company’s Dual Source technology, which provides fast temporal resolution, high scan speeds, and immense power reserves to potentially offer radiologists more insights in every exam, a new level of detail, and the ability to diagnose patients who were previously unscannable.

United Imaging UCT 550 Advance

United Imaging UCT 550 Advance

For customers who need to move fast, but who’ve always wanted to expand their clinical capabilities – and who know that simply repairing their computed tomography scanner or replacing it with another used one doesn’t move them forward – the uCT 550 Advance is game changing. United Imaging provides a brand new, powerful, modern 80-slice CT system in up to two weeks from the time of order. Providers who choose the uCT 550 Advance will also see their ROI grow with All-in Configurations, routine maintenance and parts, and Software Upgrades for Life all included at no additional cost.

Market Report: CT Market Approaches $8 Billion

Market Report: CT Market Approaches $8 Billion

The computed tomography (CT) market size is expected to be valued at $7.5 billion in 2022, according to a report from Mordor Intelligence. The report projects the market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.76% from 2022 to 2027. “The increasing...

Intelerad IntelePACS

Intelerad IntelePACS

IntelePACS brings simplicity and scalability to complex environments, providing a robust platform for storing, retrieving and routing medical images for high-volume, disparate organizations. Combining secure communications and compression technology, IntelePACS...

Royal Philips Vue Motion

Royal Philips Vue Motion

Philips Enterprise Viewer – Vue Motion – has won KLAS Research’s “2022 Best in KLAS Universal Viewer (Imaging)” award. The Philips Enterprise Viewer module eliminates the need to download software for medical data or image viewing. The viewer can be embedded in the...

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INSIGHTS

Increase Rest Ethic With Moments Of Unproductive Productivity

Increase Rest Ethic With Moments Of Unproductive Productivity

Under “normal” circumstances, imaging leaders are productive junkies. We are busy with quality and safety initiatives, reviewing budgets, leading research, building high reliability organizations, supporting the team, providing patient-centric care, and doing all we can to ensure a productive and efficient operation. It appears that leaders are programmed to work more in our industry or it could be the mere tradition of Western culture to support work alcoholics. More and more, we are tied to our phones and emails 24/7, constantly “on.”

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You Can’t Get Change in a Weekend Workshop

You Can’t Get Change in a Weekend Workshop

We live in the age of expediency. We love our 10-minute oil changes, drive-through restaurants and microwave ovens. We want what we want, and we want it now. That works for some things, but when it comes to making changes in either ourselves or our companies, changes take time.

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Preserve and Protect Your Legacy

Preserve and Protect Your Legacy

Few things hit as hard as a loved one dying. What do you do? One of the first things people do is notify others that the person has died. Then, the funeral planning begins. After that, closing out final affairs is a priority. If the person had a trust or will, it might be easier to close out those affairs, but keep in mind that there is so much not addressed in those documents. 

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Wrong is Right

Wrong is Right

I often visit Ted.com where I find interesting and enlightening presentations by experts in their field. One such presentation was “On Being Wrong” by Kathryn Schulz. Ms. Schulz is a staff writer for The New Yorker and is the author of “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.”

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MRI Safety Remains Important

MRI Safety Remains Important

We have all heard the horror stories about the tragedy that can occur when our MRI safety program fails. Whether it is due to human error, equipment malfunction, misinformation, or negligence, one event is too many.

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Radiology Executive Shares Perspective

Radiology Executive Shares Perspective

I have been fortunate to work with and mentor some great techs that have become even better executives. One of my former mentees shared their thoughts with me on diversity in radiology.

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