News in Brief
Philips promotes new x-ray dose study at EuroPCR
May 21, 2013 -- Royal Philips Electronics, parent company of Philips Healthcare, in a joint study with the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center in Germany, has announced that a 50% reduction in x-ray dose may be achieved in image-guided cardiac interventions using the AlluraClarity angiography system with ClarityIQ technology.
Condoleezza Rice to speak at RSNA 2013
May 21, 2013 -- Former Bush administration Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, PhD, will be a featured plenary speaker at the RSNA 2013 meeting, according to the Oak Brook, IL, society.
Philips adds 2D intracardiac echo support
May 21, 2013 -- Philips Healthcare has added 2D intracardiac echocardiography capability to its CX50 xMatrix portable ultrasound system, thanks to a partnership with cardiac technology developer St. Jude Medical.
Sectra signs Swedish IT contract
May 17, 2013 -- Healthcare IT firm Sectra has been awarded a nine-year contract by the Blekinge County Council in Sweden for the development, maintenance, management, and support of medical images and patient information through the company's RIS and PACS.
Lancet: Healthcare in Pakistan needs radical change
May 16, 2013 -- Deficiencies in Pakistan's healthcare infrastructure could cause the deaths of more than 200,000 women and children in 2015, and result in annual costs of approximately 232 million euros for preventable deaths from "lifestyle" diseases by 2025, according to a new series published by Lancet.