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626 Acquires Medical Imaging Solutions

CEO Hints at Additional Acquisitions 626 Holdings LLC recently announced the addition of Medical Imaging Solutions (MIS). “MIS could not be a better fit. The addition of MIS helps both our customers and our employees win on many different levels including the...

FDA Clears Symbia Pro.specta SPECT/CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Symbia Pro.specta, a single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) system with advanced CT and SPECT imaging technologies. Capabilities include a...

KA Imaging Plans New Mobile X-Ray System

“Through the Ontario Together Fund, our government is making strategic investments in innovative homegrown businesses with the ideas and solutions to help us support Ontario’s vibrant innovation and medtech ecosystem,” said Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and tra

ECRI Opens New Global Headquarters

“The new building symbolizes the transformation that ECRI has been undergoing over the past few years,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, Ph.D., president and CEO of ECRI.

GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite 2.0

GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite 2.0

Research shows that up to 25 percent[1-5] of patients intubated outside of the operating room have misplaced endotracheal tubes (ETT) on chest X-rays, which can lead to severe complications for patients, including hyperinflation, pneumothorax, cardiac arrest and death. GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.0[6] features a new AI algorithm to help clinicians assess ETT placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill patients. The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.0, an industry-first collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device for automated measurements, case prioritization and quality control that can help improve efficiency on the front lines.

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2. Katz SH, Falk JL. Misplaced endotracheal tubes by paramedics in an urban emergency medical services system. Ann Emerg Med 2001;37:32–7.
3. Lotano R, Gerber D, Aseron C, Santarelli R, Pratter M. Utility of postintubation chest radiographs in the intensive care unit. Crit Care 2000;4:50–3.
4. McGillicuddy DC, Babineau MR, Fisher J, Ban K, Sanchez LD.
5. Is a postintubation chest radiograph necessary in the
emergency department? Int J Emerg Med 2009;2:247–9.
6. 510k pending at the FDA. Distributed in accordance with FDA imaging guidance regarding COVID-19 public health emergency.

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