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Topic: imaging

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.

July 29, 2015
Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare

Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used in the hospital’s trauma centre, which is also being utilised as a back-up cardiac room, helping to increase efficiency and throughput at the hospital.

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
Proton Partners International has completed the acquisition of the site where the first High Energy Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre will be built

Proton Partners International Limited announced it has completed the acquisition of the site where the first High Energy Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre will be built in the UK.

The centre will be situated at Celtic Springs Business Park, Newport. Renovation of the site will begin next week and the centre is due to be operational next year.

June 17, 2015
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. and Bridge Design announced that the Oraya IRay® Radiotherapy System has won the silver award in the radiological and electromechanical devices category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The winners were announced at a ceremony in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center in conjunction with the MD&M East event.

Oraya Therapeutics Inc. and Bridge Design announced that the Oraya IRay® Radiotherapy System has won the silver award in the radiological and electromechanical devices category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The winners were announced at a ceremony in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center in conjunction with the MD&M East event.

May 19, 2015
Morriston Hospital not only relies on ultrasound for many anaesthetic procedures, but also runs a unique hands-on training course and undertakes research studies to help develop the use of the technique

 

May 19, 2015
A discussion on mobile chest radiography and how to achieve optimum imaging is given

 

May 19, 2015
Combined optimisation of CT technique and contrast medium delivery is essential to obtain diagnostic results with the lowest radiation and iodine exposure to patients

 

May 19, 2015
Higher contrast agent relaxivity is of fundamental importance in permitting the use of lower doses in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiograms