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March 2005

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VIASYS Healthcare acquires Micro Medical
VIASYS Healthcare has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micro Medical Ltd of Chatham, UK, for a purchase price of about $39 million. Micro Medical is one of the world's leading manufacturers of turbine spirometers. March 2005

Agfa-Gevaert 2004 financial results. March 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

Deep brain stimulation device could help treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.
The US FDA has designated Medtronic's Activa Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy as a Humanitarian Use Device for the treatment of chronic, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder. March 2005

IVMD announces new patent filing for tissue blood flow
The patent application is for the sensitive measurement of blood flow in tissue and includes the measurement of blood flow and concentration in skin and other body tissue through the non-invasive use of magnetic fields. March 2005

Siemens acquires CTI Molecular Imaging
Siemens and CTI Molecular Imaging have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire CTI. The transaction has a value of approximately $1 billion. March 2005

Agfa chooses single platform for all healthcare applications
Through organic growth and acquisitions Agfa is pioneering the international roll-out of a hospital-wide comprehensive information management system. 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

Oxford Instruments Medical taken over by Viasys Healthcare
Viasys Healthcare has acquired the global Medical Division of Oxford Instruments plc, Oxford Instruments Medical, for £24 million. March 2005

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