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Probo Medical Acquires IMAX Medical

Probo Medical, a leading global provider of medical imaging equipment, parts, repair and service, has announced the acquisition of IMAX Medical (“IMAX”). Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

MR Conditional Electrode Line Receives FDA Clearance

Rhythmlink International, LLC has announced FDA clearance of a new product line. Sticky Pad Surface Electrodes, a line of peel and stick-on electrodes for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) and Electroencephalography (EEG) are now FDA Cleared MR Conditional for 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI environments.

SpinTech Acquires MR Innovations

Detroit-based MRI technology company SpinTech, Inc. has acquired medical-imaging research and technology developer Magnetic Resonance Innovations, Inc. (MR Innovations).

KA Imaging to Present Poster at ECR 2021

KA Imaging, a company that develops innovative X-ray imaging solutions, announced that a poster reporting on results from a study examining the feasibility of lateral chest dual-energy subtraction radiography using a stacked single-exposure multi-layer x-ray detector will be presented by Sebastian Maurino, a medical physicist at KA Imaging, at this year’s European Congress of Radiology (ECR).

MITA Addresses Masks During MRI Exams

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) released a statement in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-issued safety notification on mask wearing during MRI examinations:

“The COVID19 pandemic impacts the way diagnostic imaging examinations are performed. Particularly, patients may need to wear masks during the examination, which may impose hazards in the MR environment. The U.S. FDA issued a safety notification (https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/wear-face-masks-no-metal-during-mri-exams-fda-safety-communication) to remind patients and providers not to wear any metal during the MR examination. MITA fully supports this reminder and reinforces the instructions for use with MR systems:

  • Check clothing for the presence of metal pieces, strips, or woven micro fabric
  • Recommend use of hospital supplied gowns and masks (for which safety is established by the hospital) in all cases
  • Check with the mask manufacturer that no metallic nano particles or fabric is included in any of the layers of the mask”

MITA is a Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

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