This site is intended for health professionals only
Friday 13 July 2018
Share |

Topic: Imaging

June 26, 2018
A University of Minnesota research project to investigate the potential of point-of-care ultrasound as an alternative tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia in paediatric patients in Uganda has been undertaken

Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally – particularly in resource-poor environments – and diagnosis of pneumonia can be complex. The current gold standard diagnostic technique is a chest X-ray, looking for the presence or absence of areas of consolidation on the lungs.

June 20, 2018
FUJIFILM SonoSite is helping point of care ultrasound users to understand the total cost of imaging equipment ownership with a recently published article

FUJIFILM SonoSite is helping point of care ultrasound users to understand the total cost of imaging equipment ownership with a recently published article entitled Need to purchase imaging equipment? Consider all the costs of ownership.

This concise report, written by FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Operation Officer Rich Fabian, outlines the elements that make up the total cost of ownership (TCO) for hospital imaging equipment.

June 7, 2018
St Mary's Hospital relies on a SonoSite X-Porte to perform FAST scanning of trauma patients

St Mary's Hospital is one of London's four major trauma centres, and uses point-of-care ultrasound extensively in the assessment of patients visiting its extremely busy A&E department.

May 11, 2018
NHS failure to send invitations may have resulted in women having their lives shortened, according to estimates

Nearly half a million women in England have missed out on a routine breast screening appointment due to an NHS failure to send invitations. 

Up to 270 women may have had their lives shortened as a result, according to estimates. A computer error has been blamed for the missed invitations.

May 3, 2018
AI is now essential for automation in radiology and pathology, but it provides a means to support the human, not replace, writes Chris Scarisbrick, Sectra UK & Ireland

Will I be replaced by a robot? Mainstream media reporting on artificial intelligence has led many people to ask this question.

AI has gone from being the subject of science fiction and theory, to creeping into the reality of everyday life – either augmenting or starting to replace the way people carry out mundane tasks in their homes, in our supermarkets, on our roads and even where we work.

May 1, 2018
The compact and highly portable ultrasound systems will provide the BSB medical team with on-site imaging capabilities, to support the first-class care of riders and teams competing in the championship

FUJIFILM SonoSite is pleased to be supporting the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) by supplying point-of-care ultrasound systems for clinic-based and trackside imaging.

The compact and highly portable ultrasound systems will provide the BSB medical team with on-site imaging capabilities, to support the first-class care of riders and teams competing in the championship.

April 24, 2018
The iViz enables clinicians the ability to view superficial applications such as ophthalmic, arterial, venous, lung and nerve as well as deeper applications such as abdominal and obstetrics

FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, has announced the launch of two new transducers for the SonoSite iViz point-of-care ultrasound, now connecting a total of four to their powerful, hand-held diagnostic tool.

November 2, 2017
Point-of-care ultrasound is proving indispensable in the intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital

 Intensive care and anaesthesia consultant Dr Max Jonas explained:

October 12, 2017
Point-of-care ultrasound system plays a key role in an innovative procedure allowing thyroid surgery without the use of general anaesthetic

A Fujifilm SonoSite SII point-of-care ultrasound system recently played a key role in an innovative procedure allowing thyroid surgery without the use of general anaesthetic.

September 22, 2017
Ultrasound offers an improved way of administering the anaesthetic because the nerve can be visualised, giving assurance that the needle is correctly positioned and allowing the amount of anaesthetic to be dramatically reduced

Ultrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience.

October 20, 2016
Sentinel lymph node biopsy using LYMPHOSEEK in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma

Norgine B.V. presented new data from a phase III study* showing that Lymphoseek®(99mTc-tilmanocept) used with sentinel lymph node biopsy, could be an alternative to the current standard of care in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a simple procedure to remove and examine the first nodes where cancer cells may be present. These data were presented at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) 2016, Spain.2

July 28, 2016
Enhancing provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E at a London teaching hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in West London has enhanced its provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E as part of the first phase of a major redevelopment of the Emergency Department, which includes a new imaging suite.

New additions in technology from Siemens Healthineers include two Ysio Max digital X-ray systems; a SOMATOM® Definition AS CT within A&E; a Multix Fusion digital X-ray and a further Ysio Max in the Imaging Department.

July 28, 2016
Enhancing provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E at a London teaching hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in West London has enhanced its provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E as part of the first phase of a major redevelopment of the Emergency Department, which includes a new imaging suite.

New additions in technology from Siemens Healthineers include two Ysio Max digital X-ray systems; a SOMATOM® Definition AS CT within A&E; a Multix Fusion digital X-ray and a further Ysio Max in the Imaging Department.

July 28, 2016
The new DEFINA GI system offers cost-effective, high performance imaging in gastroenterology

The new DEFINA GI EPK-3000 performance system combines advanced HD imaging with i-scan image processing to cost effectively deliver excellence in image quality. This enhanced endoscopic in vivodiagnostic ensures faster detection, easier demarcation and characterisation of gastrointestinal lesions to support improved patient outcomes.

March 21, 2016
Last month, St George’s Hospital – one of the biggest in the UK – opened their new hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre, where state of the art imaging could mean less invasive surgery and safer procedures for patients

Last month, St George’s Hospital – one of the biggest in the UK – opened their new hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre, where state of the art imaging could mean less invasive surgery and safer procedures for patients.
 

March 8, 2016
The Model, which comprises of eight stages, aims to provide guidance to IT supported processes in medical imaging and will encourage the healthcare IT market to adopt the right digital strategy and improve health and patient outcomes

The Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) was revealed during the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna. The Model, which comprises of eight stages, aims to provide guidance to IT supported processes in medical imaging and will encourage the healthcare IT market to adopt the right digital strategy and improve health and patient outcomes.
 

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.
 

December 3, 2015
A trainee doctor has won a national award for work she has presented on improving the management of patients with stab wounds

Vascular trainee Dr Rachel Stansfield, who currently works in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital, has presented work developed by the Sheffield Vascular Institute using a new pathway for assessing stab wound patients which means that more can be treated using minimally-invasive procedures.

Her presentation was recognised with the award of the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Harvey Prize, presented for innovations in vascular medicine.

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.
 

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 23, 2015
New device measuring liver stiffness using invisible, high-intensity waves receives NICE recommendation for liver disease diagnosis

Ground-breaking new ultrasound technology capable of diagnosing and monitoring liver disease without the need for surgery has been approved for use by the NHS. The ultrasound technique, called Virtual Touch Quantification™ (VTQ) from Siemens Healthcare, assesses the stiffness of the liver based on readings from invisible, high-intensity shear waves, which are transmitted through the liver.

September 17, 2015
Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat
September 3, 2015
Olympus introduces a flexible and accurate cellFRAP imaging platform specifically for the acquisition, monitoring and analysis of dynamic in vivo processes by photomanipulation techniques. The easy-to-use platform delivers excellent optical performance and µs-precise control.

Enabling the easy addition of photomanipulation techniques to imaging platforms, Olympus has launched a new cellFRAP deck system for the popular IX3 ‘open source concept’ IX83 and IX73 microscopes. Olympus cellFRAP is designed with researchers in mind, providing highly accurate and flexible live-cell photomanipulation with various evaluation options for data presentation needs.