Michelle Dossa, Ph.D., RT(R), serves as University Hospitals of Cleveland’s radiology director, west market. Her career journey, like that of many of her peers, followed a discovery that married her interests of patient care and technology.
By Tomio Calhoun The struggle is real when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. I have attended three professional conferences this year and the near universal sentiment is that there are staffing challenges. My time at the North Carolina Society of Radiologic...
At the best of times, bringing at-risk and underserved patients in for routine breast cancer screening can be a complex proposition. But during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when elective imaging procedures were shelved as all of the health care world shifted to battling the virus, a new wrinkle emerged.
Rayssa Salinas, RT(R)(CT) ARRT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Radiography Education and Management and is the imaging technical supervisor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). ICE recently learned more about this rising star via a question-and-answer session.
For the past 30 years, Wendy Renneke of Woodinville, Washington, has worked for the University of Washington Medical Center. Her imaging expertise led her from roles as a radiologic technologist into imaging supervisory positions and, finally, to her current job as practice manager for an outpatient primary care clinic in the UW Medicine health system.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced today the implementation of Exa® PACS/RIS/Billing and the company’s Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution, provided by All Covered, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.'s IT Services Division, at Legent...
Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the United States (U.S.) subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., an innovative world leader in diagnostic imaging, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadopiclenol Injection, a new, highly stable macrocyclic...
Fujifilm Upgrades ASGE’s Institute for Training and Technology with State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Imaging Solutions
FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) announce that ASGE has equipped its Chicago-based Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) Advanced Bioskills Laboratory and Simulation Center with 16 of...
Stryker has unveiled its Q Guidance System for spine applications. The system combines new optical tracking options provided by a redesigned, state-of-the-art camera with sophisticated algorithms of the newly launched Spine Guidance Software to deliver more surgical...
The ICE webinar “Navigating Challenges Faced by Women in Biomed and Imaging” was presented by Independent Business Advisor and Support Specialist Nicole Dhanraj, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, PMP, CPPS, CSSBB, CRA, R.T (R)(CT)(MR). It was approved for 1.0 ARRT Category A CE credit...
Butterfly Network convened 50 practitioners in Kenya who were each provided a Butterfly device and obstetric ultrasound training. Through a training-of-trainers program a total of 500 practitioners will be trained by the end-of-the year by the Global Ultrasound Institute, bringing ultrasound capabilities to over 50 facilities in rural, underserved communities facing maternal health challenges.
The breast imaging market is expected to increase at a 7.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from an anticipated $4.3 billion in 2022 to $8.5 billion by 2032, according to a report by Future Market Insights.
The global surgical imaging market is projected to reach $2.4 billion by 2025 from an estimated $1.8 billion in 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets. This would be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of this market include the advantages of FPDs over image intensifiers, technological advancements, reimbursement cuts for analog radiography systems and the increasing demand for minimally invasive procedures. However, the high cost of systems is estimated to restrain the growth of this market during the forecast period.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. (KMHA) recently announced the launch of the mKDR Xpress Mobile X-ray System and the AeroDR Carbon Flat Panel Detector.
The MAMMOVISTA B.smart reading platform from Siemens Healthineers accelerates the reading workflow for breast imaging. The intuitive user interface supports maximum reading performance across multiple imaging modalities and reduces the number of clicks required for specific tasks.
GE Healthcare recently unveiled its most advanced ultrasound yet, the next-generation Voluson Expert 22. This latest addition to GE Healthcare’s award-winning women’s health portfolio utilizes graphic-based beam former technology, which produces higher quality images and offers greater flexibility in imaging functions.
Fujifilm’s ASPIRE Cristalle is engineered with innovative high-sensitivity capture and advanced image processing technologies to produce exceptional image quality for all breast types at gentle dose.
Hologic’s 3Dimensions system is designed to provide higher quality 3D images for radiologists, a more comfortable mammography experience for patients with the SmartCurve breast stabilization system1, and enhanced workflow for technologists.
The ARTIS pheno floor-mounted robotic C-arm angiography system from Siemens Healthineers is designed to maximize capabilities and efficiency for a wide range of minimally invasive interventional procedures in the hybrid OR.
Fujifilm introduces ELUXEO Vision: the only in-market solution to enable physicians with real-time visualization of hemoglobin oxygen saturation (StO2) levels in tissue using laparoscopic and/or endoscopic imaging without the need for fluorescent dyes, allowing physicians to circumvent inherent dye limitations such as time restrictions or the need for consumables.
Often a successful screening mammography program is the beacon of light for an imaging practice. For many patients it is the first encounter with imaging.
I woke up this morning with much anxiety. My mind was reeling from all the things that I absolutely had to do today. I attempted to conduct my normal morning routine anyway.
It happens every time our country has a downturn in the economy. Training budgets get slashed. After more than three decades, I’ve seen it happen every time. The problem is that organizations inflict unseen damage on themselves by making the mistake of slashing training budgets.
The health care industry has many safeguards to ensure high-quality care is provided throughout our nation’s hospitals. Yet, medical errors continue to harm an estimated 1.2 million individuals each year. Throughout the managing medical errors series, we’ve explored how other industries use AI to mitigate human error.
I was reviewing a portable X-ray contract last week when the salesperson sent an addendum that listed an add-on for $14,870. I picked up the phone and called the salesperson.
For more than 22 years, I’ve worked in the medical imaging field. I chose medical imaging because it encompassed a wide array of procedures and technologies – all of which interested me. As someone who appreciates multi-tasking, I quickly was immersed in the diversity, challenges and opportunities this field provided. I also understood that a journey in this field could – and ultimately would – lead to leadership roles.
As you come up for air and settle into whatever this new normal is, we as leaders must recommit to executing DEI initiatives. As you get started remember that diversity does not have to be just about color, we can be of the same color and be very diverse in education, experience, socioeconomic status, culture and so much more!
A vendor of a radiation-generating device cannot insure the safe administration of the proper dose. This is why, as an open advocate of medical imaging AI, I feel obligated to share with you this letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A health care organization that has the courage to recognize that its workforce does not represent the community at its highest level of leadership; and remedies this disparity by recruiting underrepresented persons and placing them in positions where they have a voice, is a company that is serious about DE&I.