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December 14, 2015
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales

The equipment fitted at the UK’s first proton beam therapy centre will provide cancer patients with the most advanced cancer technology available, Proton Partners International Ltd CEO Mike Moran said.
 
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales.
 

September 17, 2015
Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat
July 9, 2015
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital improves patient experience and expands cardiac services with Siemens CT technology

Following an increase in patient referrals, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, has expanded its CT provision. To improve patient experience and streamline services the hospital sought to add a further imaging system to the CT department and upgrade the existing one. This resulted in the recent installation of a SOMATOM® Definition AS+ 128-slice CT system and the planned installation of a Definition AS 64-slice CT system from Siemens Healthcare.

June 29, 2015
Siemens Healthcare has launched a unique new mobile application at UKRC 2015

Siemens Healthcare has launched a unique new mobile application at UKRC 2015, the leading diagnostic imaging event in the UK, designed to provide education and relieve possible fears surrounding MRI scans for both children and adults. The MRI Scan app offers a 360-degree virtual MRI scan with realistic sounds, preparing patients for what to expect prior to a scan. The app is designed to improve the patient experience and optimise procedure workflow while reducing the number of cancelled MRI appointments.

February 25, 2015
The Planmed Verity® extremity scanner is designed to find even the most subtle extremity fractures during the patient’s first visit to a clinic – the types of fractures that are often missed when using only 2D radiographs.

The Planmed Verity® extremity scanner is designed to find even the most subtle extremity fractures during the patient’s first visit to a clinic – the types of fractures that are often missed when using only 2D radiographs.

 

The Planmed Verity extremity scanner provides fast pre- and postoperative 3D imaging at the point-of-care, enabling high-resolution images with lower patient dose than full-body CTs. Unlike any other 3D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows for weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.

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.
 

February 11, 2010
Siemens develops innovative method for iterative image construction

Siemens Healthcare has introduced "Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space" (IRIS) to generate high-quality CT images with smaller radiation doses. By mid-2010, most systems of the SOMATOM Definition product family will be equipped with this new technology.
 
IRIS is much faster than previous approaches to iterative processes and works by reconstructing the sectional views from raw data, making better use of the information.

October 8, 2009
FDA has become aware of radiation overexposures during perfusion CT imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become aware of radiation overexposures during perfusion CT imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

September 22, 2009
A study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows doses of radiation can be dramatically reduce thanks to electrocardiogram gating,(ECG)

Radiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered that prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) gating allows them to significantly reduce the patient radiation dose delivered during computed tomography (CT) angiography, a common non invasive technique used to evaluate vascular disease. Electrocardiogram gating is a method of capturing images of the heart and great vessels when there is least movement.

June 25, 2009
One million patients falling victim to poor practices

Medicsight, industry leader in the development of computer-aided detection (CAD) and image analysis software to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of disease, has signed a non-exclusive software licence and distribution agreement with Alma IT Systems, a noted developer of advanced digital medical imaging tools, across Europe and South America.

This will give Medicsight access to Alma's large and established installed base of radiology customers in key markets.

May 12, 2009
NHS trusts in England have been given a new kit designed to help radiology departments review and assess their booking processes

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has sent every NHS trust in England a new kit designed to help radiology departments review and assess their booking processes for the benefit of both patients and staff.

Diagnostic imaging has become increasingly central to clinical processes, with over 33 million examinations performed a year. The increasing demand for the service frequently causes a bottleneck in patient pathways contributing to longer waiting times.

November 24, 2008
Siemens unveil new ultra-fast, ultra-low-dose CT scanner

Siemens Healthcare today unveiled the new Somatom Definition Flash, a CT scanner that sets new standards in speed and dose reduction.

The system requires only a fraction of the radiation dose that systems previously required to scan even the tiniest anatomical details faster than ever before.

May 27, 2008
The donation of an advanced CT scanner to an NHS hospital in Scotland has drawn criticism

The donation of an advanced CT scanner to an NHS hospital in Scotland has drawn criticism.

An Aquilion One scanner was bought for the Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI) and NHS Lothian in Edinburgh, as part of a £4 million donation by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

But while staff at QMRI and NHS Lothian will have access to the machine 75% of the time, for the remaining 25% the machine will be used by RBS as part of the company's own health-screening programme for staff, reported The Scotsman.

March 11, 2008
The "world’s first" dynamic volume CT scanner, which can scan a heart in a single heartbeat while administering just a fifth of the radiation dose of conventional scanners, was launched at the ECR yesterday

The "world's first" dynamic volume CT (computerised tomography) scanner, which can scan a heart in a single heartbeat while administering just a fifth of the radiation dose of conventional scanners, was launched at the European Congress of Radiology (Vienna) yesterday.

Called the Aquilion ONE™, the new 320-slice CT machine is the first to allow radiologists to view continuous 4D (like video) real-time images of the heart and brain without the patient having to move up and down through the scanner.

March 3, 2008
The Department of Health has signed a contract with a private sector provider to supply around 48,000 PET/CT scans in the North East over the next five years

The UK Department of Health has signed a contract with a private sector provider to supply around 48,000 positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans in England's north east over the next five years.

The deal with Alliance Medical means patients in the region will be able to access the latest cancer diagnosis technology.

The PET/CT scanners should be available in the next few months, with facilities provided at both the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.