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Hitachi Medical Systems and Monarch Medical Announced as Co- Title Sponsors of the Health Connect Partners' 2009 Fall Radiology and Imaging Conference

LEBANON, Tenn., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Connect Partners, Inc. ( www.hlthcp.com ) announced today that Hitachi Medical Systems and Monarch Medical have signed on as Co- Title sponsors of its 2009 Fall Radiology and Imaging Conference. The 2009 Fall Radiology and Imaging ...

Are imaging features of hepatic angiomyolipoma related to its clinical setting?

This study consisted of 10 patients (three male and seven female) with hepatic angiomyolipoma, with a mean age of 55.1 years (age range, 19-78 years). Of these patients, dynamic contrast CT showed hepatic angiomyolipoma as a hypervascular mass with intratumoral fatty density, absence of a capsule,...

VA Medical Imaging Reaches Record Level

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VistA Imaging, the medical and health care imaging system used in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, attained over one billion stored images in January this year, according to the department. "Using this tec...

Brookhaven Lab and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Inc., win R&D 100 award

UPTON, NY The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Toronto, Canada, have won a 2009 R&D 100 Award for developing a compact gamma camera for high-resolution imaging of prostate cancer. The camera system, called ProxiScan, is a nucl...

Growth in African Medical Imaging Markets: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Potential

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse economic conditions, the rising cost of healthcare and decreased donor funding to sub-Saharan Africa are posing major challenges to the medical imaging markets in many countries in the region. Price sensitivity and competition in t...

American Imaging Management Debuts Patient Safety Podcasts

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management((R)) (AIM((R))), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), and leading imaging benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing more than 35 million consumers, announced...

New Medical Imaging Organization Launched to Represent Industry Personnel and Diagnostic Clinics

TULSA, Okla., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Imaging Radiology Oncology Association (IROA) has been formed to present a unified front representing Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs), radiologists and oncologists. IROA is a national collection of medical imaging industry perso...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

VIENNA, Austria, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes in the brain measured with MRI and PET scans, combined with memory tests and detection of risk proteins in body fluids, may lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported toda...

Medical Imaging Modality Vendors Should Focus on Innovation and Alliances with Market Leaders, Advises Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for most medical imaging devices is at a mature phase. Most unit shipment sales are geared towards the replacement of older systems. Global conglomerates, which have a combined market share of about 80 per cent, dominate the market. However...

MedPro Imaging Adds Wayman and Sanford to Growing Sales Team

Robust Growth Prompts Addition of Veteran Sales Executives to Premium Provider of New and Refurbished Ultrasound Solutions WAUKESHA, Wis., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPro Imaging, a premium provider of new and refurbished ultrasound solutions, announced it has added two new sales executives in...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Broad New U.S. Patent for Vascular Imaging Applications of Its PS-Targeting Platform

-- New Claims Cover Use of Phosphatidylserine-Targeting Antibodies to Image Solid Tumors and Other Malignancies -- -- Supported by Published Data Showing Utility of PS-Targeting Antibodies for the Molecular Imaging of Cancer -- TUSTIN, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pereg...

Providence Tarzana Surgeon First in U.S. to Use New State-of-the-Art Imaging Tool

TARZANA, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Tarzana Medical Center on Friday became the first. hospital in the nation to use the latest generation in imaging - the Ziehm Vision RFD - in this case to aid a surgeon in opening the clogged carotid artery of a patient who had suffe...

Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

Washington, D.C. The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently collected by the R...

Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia

Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine may explain brain gray matter reductions experienced by patients with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Previous research found...

Data: Actual imaging use far below President's rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

Washington, D.C. The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently collected by the R...

Children's Hospital Boston, CompuCyte Corporation Establish International Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Center

BOSTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Boston and CompuCyte Corporation today announced the establishment of an International Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Center of Excellence in Boston, to be jointly run by the two organizations. Under their agreement, Children's Hospital Bosto...

Digital Mammography and Clinical Review Display Units Energising the European Markets for Medical Imaging Display Monitors, Finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnostic display monitors experienced slow growth in 2007 due to picture archiving and communication system (PACS) installations across radiology departments of European hospitals having reached saturation. However, favourable regulations mandating the sales of 5M...

American Imaging Management Launches Program with Regence

AIM to Deliver Diagnostic Imaging Management Services for Regence in Oregon and Washington CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management, Inc. (AIM), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), and leading imaging benefit management and technology com...

FluoroPharma to Present Phase I Study Results of Novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Tracer

BOSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- FluoroPharma Inc., a company developing breakthrough PET molecular imaging agents, announced that it will present Phase I data relating to the safety, dosimetry, and pharmacokinetics in human subjects of BFPET, its novel 18-F labeled PET tracer for myocardial perfus...

Siemens Makes Innovation Accessible with Comprehensive Molecular Imaging Solutions

Customer-focused solutions in molecular imaging offer greater long-term value TORONTO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 SNM Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, Siemens (booth #1024) is breaking down barriers to market entry, as well as offering versatile, multipurpose solutions that help...

SVS 2009: Ziehm Imaging Sets a New Standard in Mobile Imaging With the Ziehm Vision RFD

RIVERSIDE, California and NUREMBERG, Germany, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziehm Imaging is proud to announce that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510k clearance for the latest innovative mobile C-arm from Ziehm Imaging, the Ziehm Vision(R) RFD, for marketing and sale...

MDS Nordion Begins to Manufacture Cardiac Imaging Agent

Bracco's Cardiogen-82(R) Enables Cardiologists to Better Detect Cardiovascular Disease OTTAWA, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that it has commenced the manufacture of CardioGen-82(R) (Rub...

Frost & Sullivan: Replacement of Old Equipment Boosts Kenyan Medical Imaging Industry

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical imaging market in Kenya is set for steady growth over the next five years, driven by an aging population demanding greater access to imaging and diagnostic procedures. However, price sensitivity and competition in the market remain high d...

Brain Imaging Study Confirms Cognizin(R) Citicoline Boosts Mental Function; to be Presented at International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference

Natural Compound Proven to Improve Memory, Spark Energy and Protect Against Mental 'Burn Out' that Accompanies Aging NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study out of McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School , confirms that Cognizin(R) Citicoline, a dietary supplement ...

Compressus Delivers Imaging Productivity & Efficiency Improvements in Next Generation MEDxConnect(TM) Workflow Management Solution

Proven Interoperability Solution Expands Integrations to Address Radiology Connectivity: Includes Hologic, Kodak Carestream, Intergy RIS, Cloverleaf, Meditech RIS, McKesson, PowerScribe and Visage Imaging CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare IT workflow management pioneer...

Ultrasound more cost efficient than other medical imaging choices

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (May 21, 2009) In comparing ultrasound with other medical imaging methods such as MRI and CT scans, a literature review of published studies in the May/June issue of Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) describes the use of ...

MedPro Imaging Reports 118 Percent Growth For First Quarter

Installation at Mercy Hospital Indicator of Demand for Well-Priced New and Refurbished Equipment for Economical Imaging Solutions WAUKESHA, Wis., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite numerous negative earnings announcements, the demand for well-priced new and refurbished ultrasound equipment appear...

Arnold Imaging Video Generates Public Enthusiasm for Light Rail

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A three-minute video gave Midwesterners all the help they needed to visualize the future of their region when Kansas City Public Television aired "Imagine KC." The video depicts how light rail transit transforms land uses and lifestyles for the benefit of a...

Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)

Studies show BSGI comparable to MRI in finding early stage cancers with fewer false positives RIDGEWOOD, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood (WDI) is the first private medical practice in the New York metropolitan area and the only medical facility in New Jersey ...

LightLab Imaging Introduces World's Highest Resolution OCT System for Intracoronary Imaging at EuroPCR 2009

Launch of C7XR(TM) FD-OCT Imaging System and Companion C7 Dragonfly(TM) Imaging Catheter Strengthen LightLab's Market Leadership WESTFORD, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- LightLab Imaging Inc., the pioneer and leader in the development of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for vascular and othe...

Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB Extend Partnership for Intra-Operative 3D Imaging and Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) to North America

WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziehm Imaging, a provider of mobile imaging solutions for healthcare, and BrainLAB, a manufacturer of software-driven systems for targeted, less-invasive medical treatments, announced today they have extended their development and marketing agreement for th...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of VIA-2291 in Cardiovascular Patients Using Serial MDCT Imaging of Coronary Plaque

Data Presented at American Heart Association ATVB Conference Shows Reduction in Non-Calcified Plaque Volume and Fewer New Plaque Lesions in Treated Patients WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP ) today announced the results of...

IMRIS receives CE Mark approval for interventional imaging system

WINNIPEG, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced CE Mark approval for its integrated MR imaging and x-ray angiography suite that enables physicians to diagnose, intervene, resolve and confirm the effectiveness of treatment with one integra...

The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health, State of Ohio to Invest $10 Million to Advance Medical Imaging Industry

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University , Cardinal Health and Ohio Third Frontier today announced a collaboration that will invest more than $10 million to help shape the future of the medical diagnostic industry, combining Ohio State's Wright Center of Innov...

Further Testing With Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Uncovers Additional Cancer in Breast Cancer Patients, Changes Surgical Management

Study Presented at American Society of Breast Surgeons Conference Reveals New Diagnostic Technique Helps Guide Surgical Management NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A study from Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, revealed today that additional breast cancer was found in 9 percent...

MDS Analytical Technologies Releases MetaXpressPowerCore(TM) and MetaXpress(R) 3.0 Cellular Imaging Software

Enhancements Increase Flexibility and High-Content Screening Throughput SUNNYVALE, CA, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Analytical Technologies, a leader in innovative solutions for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced at the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) ...

MRI: Imaging technique of choice to exam pregnant patients with possible appendicitis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus, according to a study performed at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. "Appendicitis i...

Educating referring clinicians about advanced imaging leads to drop in imaging exams

Unnecessary advanced imaging (CT, MRI and nuclear medicine) can be significantly reduced by providing a simple intervention of education to ordering physicians of the risks, benefits and alternatives of various imaging modalities, according to a study performed at Staten Island University Hospital...

Demand for Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Forecast to Increase by Double Digits Across All Modalities Through 2012

Washington G-2 Reports releases top-10 trends to watch in the diagnostic imaging industry NEWARK, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for outpatient diagnostic imaging has never been higher; and it is only expected to increase over the next three years. In fact, demand for outpatient diagno...

New women's imaging technique allows for a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer

Breast elastography allows physicians to give a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study performed at Singapore General Hospital in Singapore. Breast elastography is a new technique which looks at the mechanical properties of tissues (relative stiffness) as opposed to convent...
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