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Topic: Imaging

October 1, 2015
At this year's European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Congress, GE Healthcare provides a new supplementary screening exam option; Invenia™ Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS)

With an estimated 494,000 new cases per year, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer among women across Europe. Particularly affected are women with dense breast tissue because of the difficultly it can cause when trying to detect cancer early using mammography. At this year's European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Congress, GE Healthcare provides a new supplementary screening exam option; Invenia™ Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) – that can be used to increase cancer detection sensitivity in dense breast tissue.
 

September 17, 2015
Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat

Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat thanks to the installation of GE Healthcare’s Revolution* CT. The technology’s ability to freeze the heart’s motion helps to produce high quality diagnostic images, even for patients with erratic or high heart rates which may have led to poor quality images in the past.

April 23, 2015
A new Accident and Emergency Department has recently been launched at Northwick Park Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. The department has installed three Ysio digital radiography systems from Siemens Healthcare to help provide a 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year. The systems are being used to treat a range of patients attending the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre. The radiographers have commented on the systems’ ease-of-use which has aided them in working quickly and efficiently, along with excellent image quality.

A new Accident and Emergency Department has recently been launched at Northwick Park Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. The department has installed three Ysio digital radiography systems from Siemens Healthcare to help provide a 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year. The systems are being used to treat a range of patients attending the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre. The radiographers have commented on the systems’ ease-of-use which has aided them in working quickly and efficiently, along with excellent image quality.

February 19, 2015
The centre, currently under construction, will play a pivotal role in the global effort to better understand the causes of neurological conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, and will be aided through a partnership with Siemens Healthcare.

The centre, currently under construction, will play a pivotal role in the global effort to better understand the causes of neurological conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, and will be aided through a partnership with Siemens Healthcare.
  

November 28, 2014
The MAGNETOM® Aera MR and SOMATOM® Definition AS CT systems are providing patients with easily accessible diagnostic treatment, as rapidly as possible. The newly built suite is specifically designed to optimise patient comfort and radiographer efficiency.

The MAGNETOM® Aera MR and SOMATOM® Definition AS CT systems are providing patients with easily accessible diagnostic treatment, as rapidly as possible. The newly built suite is specifically designed to optimise patient comfort and radiographer efficiency.
 

November 14, 2014
Leading imaging companies Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, FEI, Olympus, SVI and Photometrics announced that for the first time they jointly founded an open Industry Board linked to the upcoming European research infrastructure for imaging “Euro-BioImaging”. The mission of the Board is to facilitate interaction between imaging industry and its academic users, enabling timely understanding of the users needs.

Leading imaging companies Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, FEI, Olympus, SVI and Photometrics announced that for the first time they jointly founded an open Industry Board linked to the upcoming European research infrastructure for imaging “Euro-BioImaging”. The mission of the Board is to facilitate interaction between imaging industry and its academic users, enabling timely understanding of the users needs.

October 20, 2014
GE Healthcare shares a suite of advances in imaging quantitation that may help clinicians diagnose disease earlier, deliver more personalised treatment and speed up care at the 27th annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), 18-22 October, in Gothenburg.

GE Healthcare shares a suite of advances in imaging quantitation that may help clinicians diagnose disease earlier, deliver more personalised treatment and speed up care at the 27th annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), 18-22 October, in Gothenburg.
 

October 9, 2014
A hospital in East Lancashire is now providing a more comfortable experience to patients undergoing SPECT•CT imaging as a result of the installation of a Symbia™ T Series SPECT•CT system from Siemens Healthcare. Royal Blackburn Hospital, part of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, recently introduced the new system that will be responsible for a wide range of nuclear medicine procedures.

A hospital in East Lancashire is now providing a more comfortable experience to patients undergoing SPECT•CT imaging as a result of the installation of a Symbia™ T Series SPECT•CT system from Siemens Healthcare. Royal Blackburn Hospital, part of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, recently introduced the new system that will be responsible for a wide range of nuclear medicine procedures.
 

February 1, 2010
Imaging partnership to widen reach in niche health arena

Imaging partnership to widen reach in niche health arena

Siemens Healthcare and Vertec Scientific have announced a distribution partnership that will see Vertec exclusively market the X Class range of ultrasound systems in the markets of emergency medicine, GP practices, rheumatology, orthopaedics, acute medicine, chest medicine and anaesthetics.  The agreement, which is effective immediately, will see Vertec sell the systems and Siemens Healthcare's engineers maintain the technology.

July 31, 2009
Healthcare providers are putting more dependence on IT systems in order to increase productivity

In order to increase productivity, healthcare providers have started to integrate many IT-based ancillary systems such as EMR, HIS and PACS. So far, this has purely been a service-oriented business, in which IT systems have accelerated healthcare practices. However, the lack of qualified staff, such as technologists, physicians and radiologists is creating a challenge for hospitals. A huge number of radiological examinations and the interpretation of images has to take place, and many hospitals are outsourcing this work to speed up productivity.

July 29, 2009
TeraRecon and Agfa Healthcare have teamed up to release the first cardiac CT review and reporting solution giving guidelines for Cardiac CT interpretation

TeraRecon Inc, a leader in advanced visualization and decision support solutions for medical imaging and a premier partner of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), and Agfa HealthCare released the first cardiac CT review and reporting solution which conforms to the SCCT's published guidelines for cardiac CT interpretation.

July 28, 2009
Despite a second quarter decrease in sales, Agfa Healthcare's IMPAX and ORBIS are gathering momentum in Europe

Agfa healthcare suffered a second quarter decrease in sales by 5.8% down to €295million. The business group blames the fall in profits on the global economic crisis, which has slowed down investments in Computed Radiography and Imaging equipment.

Despite this downturn sales Agfa healthcare recently released its latest version of its PACS solution; IMPAX 6.4. The new system offers new features and tools to aid users in managing complex multi-series studies and offers an improved navigation workflow for large CT and MR datasets.

June 4, 2009
UK hospital purchases pocket-sized digital stethoscope for cardiology outpatients

St Thomas' Hospital, part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, has purchased three ACUSON P10™ ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare for its cardiology department.
 
The P10 is a handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound system that can be used for rapid, point-of-care assistance in a variety of conditions. Three consultant cardiologists have the innovative devices in the hospital's outpatient clinic, using the P10's capabilities as a digital stethoscope to screen for certain cardiac conditions.
 

May 20, 2009
Matrox, QUBYX and Datacolor Support 13-bit Calibration and Luminance Uniformity Correction for medical displays will save time and money and improve patient care

Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialised graphics solutions, announced that QUBYX has integrated Datacolor's Spyder3 colorimeter into its PerfectLUM medical display calibration software. In addition, the calibration software will also support the Matrox Xenia Series onboard 13-bit Gamma and Digital Luminance Correction (DLC) technology.

February 28, 2008
The European 3D imaging market is expanding as applications become increasingly affordable, according to recent research

Three-dimensional (3D) imaging has become one of the highest growth segments in the field of medical imaging and the European 3D imaging market is expanding as applications become increasingly affordable, according to recent research.

3D is gaining in popularity as a rapid diagnostic tool that tackles the huge volume of medical data being produced daily in European hospitals, aiding in workflow efficiency.