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FDA Clears MULTIX Impact C Ceiling-Mounted DR System

Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the MULTIX Impact C ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system as well as the MULTIX Impact VA20, a new version of the established floor-mounted parent DR system.

FDA Approves Seno Medical’s Breast Cancer Diagnostic Technology

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Texas-based Seno Medical Instruments Inc.

Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies Inc.

Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies Inc., a provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations.

HealthMyne Appoints National Oncology Leader to Board of Directors

HealthMyne, a pioneer in applied radiomics, has announced the appointment of Mimi Huizinga, MD, MPH, FACP, to its board of directors.

Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging Beats CT and MR for Diagnosing Some Liver Cancers

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) helps physicians accurately diagnose some forms of liver cancer – and does so more safely and less expensively than computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR), according to a report just published in Hepatoma Research.

“CEUS provides exquisite vessel resolution and is a completely non-invasive imaging option that produces the same information as CT and MR, which have historically been used to diagnose focal liver lesions,” according to Dr. Stephanie Wilson, head of the department of radiology at the University of Calgary and lead author of the report.

Citing the “unique benefits” of CEUS, Wilson noted that results are obtained in real-time and provide superior temporal resolution compared to other imaging modalities. In addition, CEUS is performed with a purely intravascular contrast agent that provides accurate images throughout all phases of the imaging process.

Wilson observed that since CEUS requires no ionizing radiation it can be a superior imaging option for children as well as adults.

“In addition, ultrasound is portable and may be brought to a patient’s bedside, so it is often less disruptive for a patient,” according to Wilson.

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