ESTRO: Proton CT has potential to improve patient care
May 7, 2013 -- Evidence is growing that proton CT can enable more accurate treatment planning and range verification for proton therapy. Its emergence as a way to improve the precision of proton therapy was discussed at a recent forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) held in Geneva.
Curved MIPs aid detection of thin intracranial hematomas
May 7, 2013 -- An advanced visualization technique utilizing curved maximum intensity projections (MIPs) that parallel the inner table of the skull may be able to significantly improve sensitivity for detecting thin epidural and subdural hematomas, according to an Austrian article published in Radiology.
Brainlab brings Novalis to Dublin
May 3, 2013 -- Image-guided therapy firm Brainlab has delivered its Novalis radiosurgery platform to the new stereotactic unit of St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
ContextVision grows in Q1
April 26, 2013 -- Continued sales development and new mammography contracts propelled image enhancement developer ContextVision to sales growth in the first quarter of 2013.
Fovia teams with Softneta for telemedicine market
April 23, 2013 -- Advanced visualization developer Fovia said it's collaborating with Lithuanian online imaging and information systems provider Softneta to provide its High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR) technology to the telemedicine sector.
Varian collaborates with Paul Scherrer Institute
April 22, 2013 -- Varian Medical Systems said it is partnering with Switzerland's Paul Scherrer Institute in a multiyear agreement to develop motion management techniques for intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT).
Healthcare in 2050: Digital technology to give power to patients
April 19, 2013 -- LONDON - The growth of smartphones and other digital technology will give patients much greater control over healthcare in the future, and patients will eventually decide on the hiring of researchers and medics, predicts Lucien Engelen, from the Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
Virtopsy: Back to the future?
April 17, 2013 -- Virtual autopsies are attracting great attention, but the concept is not new -- it's been around for decades. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas traces the origins of the virtopsy, and explains why they're relevant today.
Spare the details: Radiologists want CAD results, not analysis
April 4, 2013 -- Should radiologists understand the analytical processes by which computer-aided detection (CAD) software works? Not according to a new study in the Journal of Digital Imaging, which found that readers really want only the CAD results.
Litigation continues between ContextVision and Sapheneia
March 15, 2013 -- A Swedish appeals court has granted medical image enhancement and analysis developer ContextVision the right to appeal an unfavorable ruling by a lower court in its litigation with software developer Sapheneia.
Median announces 633,000 euro study award
March 13, 2013 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies has received a 633,000 euro award to provide imaging services in a phase II clinical trial for prostate cancer, the company said.
CAD scheme automatically characterizes lung nodules
March 9, 2013 -- VIENNA - Taking a step beyond lung nodule detection schemes evaluated in previous studies, researchers from the Netherlands have developed an automated method of characterizing nodules as solid, part-solid, or nonsolid, pointing the way to different patient management paths, according to a presentation at ECR 2013.
Prepare for the transformation of care by prostate MR imaging
March 8, 2013 -- VIENNA - Some urologists continue to persist with the old methods of prostate biopsy and tumor detection, despite the benefits of MRI in visualizing the most aggressive parts of prostate tumor. But the situation is changing fast, according Dr. Jelle Barentsz, PhD, of University Hospital Nijmegen in the Netherlands, in a session on Friday at ECR 2013.