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Philips Launches AI-enabled MR Portfolio of Smart Diagnostic Systems

Royal Philips has announced new AI-enabled innovations in MR imaging launching at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. Philips’ new MR portfolio of intelligent integrated solutions is designed to speed up MR exams, streamline workflows,...

RSNA 2021 Expects Nearly 20,000 Attendees in Chicago

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced that more than 19,000 attendees are registered to attend the Society’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021) at McCormick Place in Chicago (Nov. 28-Dec. 2), with another 4,000...

Hyland Healthcare to Demo Enterprise Imaging Solutions at RSNA

Hyland Healthcare will detail the company's robust enterprise imaging solutions at RSNA 2021. Hyland Healthcare continues to research and innovate in the space as to meet demands from its health care customers, as systems grow and data becomes more ubiquitous. As data...

Konica Minolta Healthcare Releases New Devices

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., announces the launch of the mKDR Xpress Mobile X-ray System and the AeroDR Carbon Flat Panel Detector, two solutions that are powerful alone yet extraordinary when used together. These new solutions reaffirm Konica Minolta’s...

[Sponsored] The Right to Repair: Recapping the Debate

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The Right to Repair Medical Devices: Recapping the Debate

When you buy something, should you have the freedom to get it fixed any way you choose? It’s a question surrounding everything from cars and cell phones to gaming systems and life-saving medical devices.

The “right to repair” movement is making headlines, and the medical imaging community is a part of the ongoing debate. It’s been an issue for quite some time, but discussions over how much control manufacturers should have over repairability gained steam when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.

As hospitals saw the first influx of COVID-19 patients, ventilators quickly became critical devices for care. However, some healthcare providers found themselves with ventilators that needed repair and no way to do the work to fix them on their own. That’s because certain original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) did not allow it or do not make certain parts and tools publicly available.

Fill out the form to learn more about how right to repair legislation spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic could impact how medical imaging systems are fixed and maintained.

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