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Molecular factory on a chip manufactures disease markers for medical imaging
Researchers have built a programmable chip consisting of tiny fluid channels, chambers and switches that can manufacture designer chemicals for highlighting diseased cells for PET imaging. 20 December 2005

Disaster recovery for medical images
i3ARCHIVE, Inc. has extended the capabilities of its GRID-based medical imaging architecture known as the National Digital Medical Archive for business continuity and disaster recovery for picture archive and communications systems (PACS). 13 December 2005

More sensitive imaging system for detecting breast cancer
Trials conducted at Duke University with several mastectomy and patient cases suggest that the new tomosynthesis system is able to detect subtle mass lesions otherwise difficult to pick up with standard mammography. 12 December 2005

Digital tool for planning orthopaedic surgery from medical images
Imagecast PACS for Orthopedics is a digital solution from IDX that offers orthopaedic surgeons software-based tools for orthopaedic image review, analysis and preoperative planning. 10 December 2005

Schering and Philips to develop laser imaging technology for cancer treatment
Optical imaging is an emerging imaging technology with the potential to offer new approaches in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as other diseases. 9 December 2005

Molecular imaging revolutionised by Dynamic SPECT breakthrough
Details of a new medical imaging device that increases the speed of molecular imaging more than 10-fold was revealed at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America last week. It gives the promise of revolutionizing the fields of cardiac and oncology imaging. 7 December 2005

Schering and Siemens to explore new applications for dual-source CT system
Schering AG and Siemens Medical Solutions will jointly explore the potential of Siemens novel Dual Source computer tomography (CT) technology in combination with Schering's imaging agent Ultravist. 5 December 2005

Digital solution for analog optical devices
The Horizon Optical Imaging solution from McKesson enables clinicians to take an analogue optical device, such as an endoscope, and turn it into a fully DICOM-enabled digital device to capture still and cine images. 5 December 2005

Medweb unveils 3D PACS on a PC
The Medweb Advanced 3D Web PACS enables many of the features and functions of 3D medical imaging, currently only available on expensive and dedicated advanced 3D workstations, to be used on a standard PC. 5 December 2005

Zonare upgrades z.one ultrasound system
The upgrades include two new transducers, calculation packages and a program for automatically recognizing and adjusting for the differences in body sound propagation. 5 December 2005

GE Healthcare introduces world's first volumetric PET/CT System
The new Discovery VCT is the world's first true 64-slice combination positron emission tomography and volume computed tomography (PET/CT) system for cardiac imaging applications, says GE. 30 November 2005

Siemens leads the way in molecular medicine, says Reinhardt
Siemens has assumed a leadership role in the evolution of molecular medicine through the allocation of significant resources for research and development and its strategic partnerships. said Dr. Erich Reinhardt, President and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions. 29 November 2005

AMICAS showcases web-based zero-install PACS for Blackberry
AMICAS debuted at RSNA2005 its new Vision Reach software system that integrates radiology reports with images (from PACS) to  create a single "multi-media" report that can be emailed to any Blackberry-type device. 29 November 2005

Terason launches t3000 laptop-based ultrasound system
It is based upon proprietary Teratech Architecture and runs as a Windows application on a standard laptop computer.

Design change can reduce MRI-induced heating in implanted devices
Relatively minor manufacturing design modifications made to implanted medical device leads can substantially decrease MRI-induced heating risks, according to a study published in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 24 November 2005

Faroese hospital chooses Sectra PACS
The hospital in the Faeroe Islands has chosen Swedish company Sectra to provide a digital picture archiving and communications system (PACS) for managing medical images and a radiology information system (RIS) for managing patient information. 22 November

Siemens launches new generation of ultrasound systems
Siemens presented a new generation of fully digital ultrasound systems with advanced imaging functions at this year's Medica in Dusseldorf last week. 21 November 2005

First study of cardiac resynchronization therapy using
ultrasound and CT
The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in California will use a Toshiba  ultrasound system in conjunction with a 64-slice computerised tomography system to assess outcomes following cardiac resynchronization therapy. 18 November 2005

Nottingham MRI installation marks Philips' 50th in Europe
Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, U.K. has installed a Philips Achieva 3.0T MRI whole-body scanner. It will be used for routine clinical applications including neurological, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic imaging. 18 November 2005

Siemens launches low cost X-ray unit at Medica
Siemens Medical Solutions showcased a new X-ray unit that gives high quality diagnostics for practices with limited budgets. Known as Multix Swing, the system is aimed at medical practices headed by radiologists, surgeons and orthopaedists. 17 November 2005

Xograph’s dental imaging solution installed at BMI Chaucer Hospital
Xograph Imaging Systems has installed a Planmeca Proline XC dental X-ray system into the BMI Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, England. This is the first installation of Planmeca’s newest model into a UK Hospital. 17 November 2005

CT image of heart captured in five beats
A study conducted at the at Centre Cardiologique de Nord in France has shown that the LightSpeed VCT computed tomography scanner, can capture images of the human heart in as few as five beats. This can help physicians improve the success rate of coronary CT imaging when compared with scan durations of 10 seconds or longer. 15 November 2005

GE Healthcare and Volcano Corporation to develop cath lab with X-ray and ultrasound
The two companies will collaborate to develop a digital cardiovascular imaging system with fully integrated X-ray and intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) capabilities. This is intended to give interventional cardiologists a clear view of coronary and peripheral vessel morphology for therapeutic procedures such as stent placement. 5 November 2005

US FDA clears GE Healthcare's new bone mineral density system
GE Healthcare has announced that it has received US FDA clearance for its Lunar iDXA, a new bone mineral density system designed to help doctors detect, diagnose and monitor treatment of osteoporosis. The system can also assess body fat composition and ascertain fat distribution. 30 October 2005

Turkish study shows electron beam CT better than angiography at detecting heart defect.
A study of Turkish cardiology patients conducted by Saint Louis University School of Medicine has shown that electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) is more accurate than conventional catheter angiography for detecting a dangerous congenital heart abnormality that could cause sudden death. 26 October 2005

Biophan to detail nanotechnology medical breakthroughs at conference
Biophan Technologies, Inc. will be among nanotechnology industry and research leaders at the upcoming Lux Executive Summit, a high-profile national conference focused on the business impact of nanotechnology. 21 October 2005

Clinical studies demonstrate effectiveness of Siemens 64-slice CT scans in cardiac care
Three studies of 64-slice computed tomography (CT) in cardiac care have been published in peer-reviewed journals by Siemens' clinical collaborators in Switzerland, USA and Germany. 16 October 2005

Portable brain scanner with Bluetooth for emergency stroke assessment
The UK charity Action Medical Research has awarded Dr Alistair McEwan of University College London a grant of £138,629 to develop a portable brain scanner using electrical impedance tomography. It will enable ambulance crews to assess stroke victims on route to hospital. 14 October 2005

Benefits of MRI scans offset high cost
An analysis of developments in magnetic resonance imaging technology by Frost & Sullivan concludes that the technology has great benefits which offset the high costs. 11 October 2005

Imaging Diagnostic Systems sells laser mammography systems in Italy and Poland. 11 October 2005

Siemens launches new Acuson Antares ultrasound system
The new Antares system is a complete ultrasound system providing highly upgradeable and comprehensive clinical capabilities, research functions, enhanced workflow efficiencies, and user-friendly ergonomics. 4 October 2005

MRI shows blood flow to brain may play key role in dementia
The amount of blood flowing into the brain may play a larger role in the development of dementia than previously believed, according to a study by researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
4 October 2005

Screening of lung cancer with CT scans may save many lives
A new international study shows that early detection of lung cancer for the highest-risk patients could mean the difference between life and death. 97% of tumours found through CT scans, in non-symptomatic patients, are potentially curable with surgery alone. 29 September 2005

CAD software improves detection of breast cancer
Detection rates for small, invasive breast cancers increased by 164% and cancers were found in women at a younger age when radiologists used computer aided detection (CAD) to assist in reading mammograms. 28 September 2005

Siemens interventional cardiac technology provides 3D visualisation of coronary vessels
Interventional Cardiac 3D (IC3D) technology will provide clinicians with a helpful and important tool in the evaluation of patients prior to stenosis. 24 September 2005

Retina tomography shown to predict Glaucoma
Researchers at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center and Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California at San Diego have demonstrated that measurements taken using the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) can predict the development of glaucoma. 20 September 2005

Revolutionary lung imaging technology, vibration response imaging (VRI), available in EU
A new technology for imaging lungs, vibration response imaging, has been approved for use in the EU. Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) provides a dynamic image of the lungs, delivering both structural and functional information to aid in assessing lung condition. 20 September 2005.

Total imaging matrix reveals new diagnostic possibilities for MRI
Total imaging matrix (Tim) is a new method of magnetic resonance tomography that allows whole-body imaging in a single examination with excellent image quality. The first clinical experiences confirm the broad performance spectrum of this technology. 16 September 2005

England's NHS Connecting for Health completes final contract for PACS
NHS Connecting for Health, the agency running England's National Programme for IT (NPfIT), announced today that it has agreed the final arrangements that will see picture archiving and communications Systems (PACS) rolled out across England's National Health Service. 7 September 2005

Gamma Medica-Ideas launches faster, higher quality imager
In conjunction with Biomolex AS (Oslo, Norway), Gamma Medica-Ideas has introduced the Biomolex 700 Direct Digital Imager, a rapid-acquisition, solid-state instrument for imaging radiolabeled genomic microarrays, proteomic microarrays, and tissue sections. 7 September 2005

Micro-bubbles and CPS technology improve ultrasound cancer detection
A new generation of ultrasound contrast media, micro-bubbles, combined with a new pulse sequencing technology, can enable ultrasound scanners to distinguish healthy tissue from malignant tumours and metastases better than previously. 3 September 2005

Toshiba to supply five 64-slice CT scanners to BMI Healthcare
BMI Healthcare has ordered five state-of-the-art Aquilion 64-slice CT scanners from Toshiba in a deal worth £7.5m. The machines will be installed in five of the company's hospitals in England from August 2005, the first being at The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. 25 August 2005

UK and Ireland hospitals can get imaging equipment for no capital outlay
Xograph Healthcare Finance is an innovative capital finance solution that enables hospitals to acquire new imaging equipment for a low monthly cost. 22 August 2005

Cardiac care at Royal Brompton boosted by Siemens cardiac CT system
To fulfil the demand for more complex cardiac care, the Royal Brompton Hospital in London has commissioned the first Siemens Biplane Cardiac CT System with flat plate detectors in England. 19 August 2005

Zonare releases first upgrade to z.one ultrasound system
Four months after releasing its z.one ultrasound system onto the market, Zonare Medical Systems, Inc., has released its first major upgrade. The new release features advancements in 2D imaging, colour and power Doppler performance, Dual Screen imaging and significant additions to network connectivity. 19 August 2005

Functional MRI is new tool in early diagnosis of bronchial asthma
A new method for detailed diagnosis of bronchial asthma using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI or fMR) has been developed by the University Clinic in Erlangen and Siemens. The new method measures the actual ventilation of the lungs as well as precisely locates pathological areals. 17 August 2005

Nanotechnology gives unexplainable boost to MRI scan contrast agents
Carbon nanotubes one billionth of a meter in diameter have become an unexpected source of highly effective contrast agents for enhancing MRI scans. The new agents — dubbed gadonanotubes because they encase the toxic metal gadolinium — are 40 times better than other contrast agents currently in use. 17 August 2005

Acquisition of Sensant gives Siemens access to advanced ultrasound technology
The acquisition of Sensant Corp by Siemens Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division in June will enable it to develop higher quality ultrasound imaging systems based on Sensant's propriety Silicon Ultrasound technology. 14 August 2005

Computed tomographic colonoscopy can detect cancer outside of colon
The investigation of the colon using computed tomography can detect cancers and other important conditions outside of the colon. Conventional colonoscopy only examines the inside of the colon and would therefore miss these. 28 July 2005

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy improves identification of cancerous breast tumours
A study published in the August issue of Radiology shows that adding spectroscopic analysis to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging increased both the detection rate of cancerous tumours and the success rate of distinguishing benign from malignant tumours. 28 July 2005

PET scans better than CT in detection of vaginal cancer
In patients with vaginal cancer, PET scans detected twice as many primary tumours and cancerous lymph nodes as did CT scans, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 21 July 2005

Insight into cell metabolism will help interpret PET, MRI scans
By discovering a crucial piece of submicroscopic information about how the brain converts fuel into energy for neurons, Cornell University biophysicists have gleaned new insights into brain cell metabolism that will allow neurologists to better interpret data from such diagnostic tests as PET scans and blood oxygen level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) scans. 13 July 2005

New computer program uses brain scans to assess risk of Alzheimer’s
New York University School of Medicine researchers have developed a brain scan-based computer program that quickly and accurately measures metabolic activity in a key region of the brain affected in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. 13 July 2005

PET scans miss up to eight percent of cancers
Up to 8% of cancerous lesions occur outside the current imaging field. Whole-body scanning using combined PET/CT is needed to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 13 July 2005

Caffeine and exercise can prevent clear PET and CT imaging of heart
Consumption of caffeine before a positron emission tomography (PET) or computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart can increase the amount of chemical tracer in the heart and obscure the images. If a person exercises or drinks coffee before having a PET/CT scan, the heart beats faster, causing more tracer to appear in the heart region, obscuring the view. 13 July 2005

New Philips MRI research centre targets Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Philips Medical Systems has opened a new ultra high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research centre at its Cleveland facility. The Philips Achieva 7.0T (tesla) research system is aimed at improving MRI capabilities, particularly for the study of degenerative neurological diseases.  6 July 2005

Combined PET/CT scanner from GE brings promise of earlier disease detection
GE Healthcare has introduced the Discovery STE, a new molecular imaging system designed to help doctors detect, diagnose and monitor treatment of cancer and other diseases, including heart disease and neurological disease, more accurately and earlier in the disease process. 5 July 2005

Siemens expands Symbia SPECT-CT range
Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced a new model, the Symbia S to its family of TruePoint SPECT-CT systems at the 2005 Society of Nuclear Medicine Scientific Sessions, held June 18-22 in Toronto, Canada. 21 June 2005

New mobile high definition ultrasound system from Philips
Philips has introduced a new low-cost, mobile, high-definition ultrasound system aimed at the basic scanning needs of small office practices, hospitals and clinics. 19 June 2005

Résumé: Philips lance un Système ultrasons HD3 abordable – HD3 : un équipement ergonomique et convivial pour les cabinets médicaux, hôpitaux et cliniques. 19 Juin 2005

Zusammenfassung: Philips führt bezahlbares HD3-Ultraschall-System ein. 19 Juni 2005

Riassunto: Philips introduce un economico sistema ad ultrasuoni HD3. HD3 è di facile utilizzo e presenta un design economico per uffici, ospedali e cliniche. 19 Giugno 2005

Trials show no advantage in digital mammography over traditional film X-rays
A new technology assessment report says that digital mammography provides no clear-cut improvements over traditional film X-rays in the ability to detect cases of breast cancer. It does, however, offer other benefits, including slightly lower radiation doses for patients. 19 June 2005

Magnetic resonance imaging can help predict recurrence of breast cancer
A US study of breast cancer patients has found that measurement of breast tumour volume before, during and after chemotherapy using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help predict whether a patient’s cancer will return. 19 June 2005

CT screening reduces need for appendectomy
A study of appendectomy patients at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, USA has shown that, since the advent of CT screening five years ago, the negative appendectomy rate has dropped from 20% to 3%. 19 June 2005

Finnish project to develop surgical robot compatible with magnetic resonance imaging
A research project led by Professor Janne Heikkilä of the University of Oulu is developing a surgical robot that will make it possible to operate on a patient during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The powerful magnetic fields generated by MRI scanners mean that iron-bearing materials such as steel cannot be used in the robot. 16 June 2005

MDS Nordion and Macrocyclics collaborate in development of new compounds for molecular imaging
MDS Nordion and Macrocyclics Inc. have entered into a research and development collaboration to develop innovative, bifunctional chelates for use in molecular imaging and targeted therapeutic pharmaceuticals. 10 June 2005

McKesson sees strong momentum in medical imaging solutions
McKesson has announced that it has signed a record 28 new customers for its medical imaging solutions since January. The company also said that it had completed 15 installations in the same time period. 10 June 2005

R2 introduces smarter CAD algorithm and workflow for mammography products. 10 June 2005

Combined MRI and X-ray mammography best way to detect breast cancer
Annual screening, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray mammography, is the best way to detect breast cancer in women that have a high genetic risk of the disease, say researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London. 10 June 2005

Multislice Computed Tomography shows promise for noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease. 10 June 2005

New cardiovascular imaging system introduced by GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare's new Innova(R) 2100IQ will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and filters. 2 June 2005

GE's next-generation CT scanner gives rapid imaging of blood vessels in brain and aids stroke diagnosis
GE Healthcare's LightSpeed VCT, is being used to image the brains of stroke patients at University of Michigan Health System (U-M). Its speed and resolution enable rapid examination of blood vessels in the brain (perfusion studies), to provide information to help make an accurate and timely diagnosis of stroke, and to help determine the extent of stroke damage. 2 June 2005

Biosense Webster software provides more precise imaging and navigation of the heart
The software enables electrophysiologists to create 3-D electroanatomical maps to give a more precise view of the heart, allowing them to better navigate catheters to targeted points within the heart. 21 May 2005

Fonar sells first Upright MRI in Switzerland.
FONAR Corporation, the oldest MRI manufacturer, has sold its first Upright(TM) MRI in Switzerland, and its third in Europe, to FMRI Zentrum AG of Zurich. 14 May 2005

Siemens showcases new portable ultrasound system
Siemens Medical Solutions is highlighting the all-digital Sonoline G40 ultrasound system at the 53rd annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 9 - 11, San Francisco.  11 May 2005

Advanced colonography reaches milestone in Liège clinic
GE Healthcare announced the 1000th CT colonography exam at the Clinique Saint-Joseph, Liège, Belgium. The AdvantageCTC allows a 360-degree dissection view of the colon as an  alternative to the standard 2D or 3D reading approach. 11 May 2005

Xograph partners with Planmeca to deliver digital dental X-ray systems
Xograph Imaging Systems has signed an agreement with Finland based Planmeca to promote and support its range of digital dental X-ray equipment to hospitals in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 10 May 2005

New medical ultrasound drivers deliver deeper body tissue imaging capability
Supertex has introduced a low switch resistance, low charge injection, 8-channel, high-voltage analog switch integrated circuit (IC) that is perfectly suited for use in medical ultrasound imaging applications 9 May 2005.

Ultrasonix launches Sonix SP ultrasound system
The Sonix SP is suitable for a broad range of clinical applications and provides a balance of performance and affordability. 9 May 2005

Siemens introduces revolutionary nuclear cardiology imaging system
Siemens Medical Solutions has announced that its c.cam — a unique, reclining dedicated cardiac gamma camera system — will be available for the European market. 4 May 2005

Dynamic examinations of cervical spine possible for the first time with NeuroSwing
The NeuroswingNeuroSwing provides the ability to perform dynamic imaging of the cervical spine in daily routine diagnostics. All cervical spine movements relevant to the examination can be realized with a single device, without retrofitting or repositioning the patient. 4 May 2005

MRI technology enables non-invasive imaging of implantable blood filters to prevent pulmonary embolism
Biophan Technologies has announced that a new round of experimental tests have demonstrated the ability of the company's proprietary technology to enable MRIs of Vena Cava filters. Vena Cava filters are implanted in the Vena Cava of some patients undergoing surgery to capture and trap blood clots that have the potential to cause embolisms. May 2005

Siemens brings first 3 Tesla MRI system with Tim technology to market
Siemens Medical Solutions has announced the availability of the Magnetom Trio magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system with total imaging matrix (Tim) technology. The system is the first capable of 3 Tesla (3T) whole-body MRI available with Tim. April 2005

Siemens secures contracts for MRI, ultrasound with HealthTrust Purchasing Group
Siemens Medical Solutions has been awarded three-year contracts with HealthTrust Purchasing Group to provide its network of 1,500 participating hospitals access to Siemens MRI and ultrasound technologies. April 2005

Technology for earlier detection of lung cancer
Newly available medical technology is helping radiologists cost-effectively find more early-stage lung cancers,
permitting earlier treatment. RapidScreen is an FDA-approved computerised detection system for digital and film chest X-rays. It identifies suspected nodule sites for further analysis by the radiologist. April 2005

SonoSite launches new hand-held ultrasound system
SonoSite has announced the launch of its MicroMaxx ultrasound system, its third-generation hand-carried product. At less than eight pounds and the size of a laptop computer, it delivers image resolution and performance comparable to costly, conventional cart-based ultrasound systems weighing over 200 pounds. April 2005

Kodak sells 70 PACS/RIS systems in Europe and US
During the past twelve months, Kodak has signed contracts with more than 70 European and US healthcare institutions for its RIS/PACS suite and Enterprise Information Management solutions. April 2005

Imaging technology could guide therapy designed to prevent heart attacks
A catheter-based imaging technology called optical coherence tomography (OCT) can successfully identify the characteristics of coronary plaques in patients with various cardiac symptoms, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). April 2005

Society of Nuclear Medicine holds its 52nd annual meeting June 18-22

European premier for combined single photon emission CT and diagnostic CT at Erlangen Hospital
The Nuclear Medicine Clinic and the Radiological Institute at Erlangen University Hospital have begun using Europe’s first combined system for SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and diagnostic Computed Tomography from Siemens Medical Solutions, the Symbia TruePoint SPECT•CT. April 2005

New MRI technology allows imaging inside vascular stents
Biophan Technologies has announced results of tests of its patented technology that will allow physicians for the first time to assess the health of stented arteries by means of non-invasive MRI technology. April 2005.

CT scans unwrap secrets of British Museum's Egyptian mummies
The Bowers Museum, USA, a team of local radiologists and international curators, and GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company announced the results of CT scans of six ancient Egyptian mummies from the collections of the British Museum. April 2005

Philips' 64-slice CT scanner installed in University of Chicago Hospitals
The scanner, which has four times as many detectors as a typical multi-detector CT scanner, combines unrivalled image quality with remarkable speed. April 2005

Siemens expands its 16-slice CT scanner portfolio
Siemens Medical Solutions has announced a new SOMATOM Emotion 16 suitable for hospitals with limited budgets or space allocations. March 2005

National Naval Medical Center transfers four terabytes of PACS data with Agfa Data Migration Service. March 2005

Agfa launches global CR radiotherapy solution
Agfa HealthCare has launched a new CR radiotherapy solution, a digital simulation and portal imaging system for both low and high dose applications that handles both low and high energy x-rays. March 2005

Philips introduces advanced motorised radiography system
A mobile, motorized X-ray system, the Philips Practix Convenio is the newest member of the Philips mobile radiography systems family. Introduced at the European Congress of Radiology, The system runs off its own power with a long battery life giving operators a whole day of full applications. March 2005

Philips lance un système de radiographie avançé et motorisé. March 2005

Philips stellt vorgerücktes motorisiertes Röntgenphotographiesystem vor. März 2005

Computer-aided detection for breast MRI may improve diagnostic analysis, according to Spanish study
An abstract presented at the 2005 European Congress of Radiology, demonstrates that CADstream, computer-aided detection (CAD) for breast MRI, may improve diagnostic accuracy and increase efficiency of breast MRI analysis. March 2005

Präsentation einer Studie auf dem europäischen Radiologiekongress 2005 zeigt die Wirksamkeit von CADstream zur Verbesserung der diagnostischen Genauigkeit und als Methode zur Einstufung von Brustkrebs. März 2005

Direct Medical Systems in agreement with Chinese government for distribution and manufacturing of diagnostic imaging products. March 2005

Results of Tutankhamen scan revealed
An initial X-ray analysis in 1968 revealed a bone splinter embedded in the pharaoh's skull led to speculation that Tutankhamen had died from head injuries, and possibly been murdered. A CT examination outside the pharaoh's tomb using a mobile scanner, based on images generated from a total of 1,700 slices, has found no evidence for this theory. March 2005

SonoSite to highlight cardiac capabilities of TITAN ultrasound system at congress
SonoSite will showcase its high performance TITAN ultrasound system, including the new SonoCalc IMT software for assessment of cardiovascular risk, at the 54th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 6-9, 2005. March 2005

EKOS to expand ultrasound catheter production with $18 million finance deal
EKOS is focused on developing and commercializing novel high technology ultrasound-enhanced micro-catheters for dissolving blood clots in the brain or in the peripheral arteries in the legs. March 2005

DOBI Medical International to exhibit ComfortScan system at the 2005 European Congress of Radiology
The ComfortScan system is a non-invasive, non-ionizing device that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and gentle external pressure to identify angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels, in the breast. March 2005

Advanced breast cancer diagnosis system installed in Washington hospital
Providence Centralia Hospital is the first health care facility in Washington to use breast specific gamma imaging, the most technologically advanced method of detecting breast cancer. February 2005

New image sensor for revolutionary swallowable camera
Given Imaging has launched a new version of its PillCam, a swallowable diagnostic device which takes high-quality, high-speed photos as it passes through a patient's oesophagus. February 2005

Health plans attempt to rein in radiology costs
While prescription cost increases have moderated, radiology costs grow almost 20% a year, according to new research from HealthLeaders-InterStudy. February 2005

Second CT laser mammography system sold in Italy
Imaging Diagnostic Systems announced that it has shipped and sold a second CTLM system to its distributor Biomedical International SNC for installation at the Biomedical Mammography Center, Alba Adriatica, Teramo, Italy. February 2005

'Future Vision 2005' to feature innovation in endoscopy
Innovation, research and emerging endoscopic techniques are some of the topics that will be discussed at "Future Vision 2005," March 10-11, Rancho Mirage, California. February 2005

Catholic University in Rome receives CT laser mammography system to support clinical research. January 2005

First commercial laser breast imaging system in Italy. January 2005

CTI Mirada wins FDA approval to market its Scenium PET scan analysis software. January 2005

Siemens introduces first 3 Tesla magnetic resonance system with Tim technology. December 2004

FDA approves pre-market application for Siemens mammography system. August 2004


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