BMJ: Is COPD being misdiagnosed?
July 2, 2015 -- The new chronic lung disease guidelines either overestimate or underestimate the extent of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depending on the patients they're applied to, according to a new report in BMJ.
Leicester NHS Trust launches virtual autopsy service
July 2, 2015 -- A multidisciplinary team from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester National Health Service Trust in the U.K. are now offering postmortem CT scanning as an alternative to traditional autopsy for investigating unexplained deaths.
Mobile health market predicted to explode
July 1, 2015 -- Led by the monitoring services sector, the global market for mobile health (mHealth) technology is expected to surge from $1.95 billion U.S. (1.76 billion euros) in 2012 to $49.1 billion U.S. (44.31 billion euros) by 2020, according to a report from market research firm Grand View Research.
Planmed launches Clarity 3D DBT mammo system
July 1, 2015 -- Medical imaging vendor Planmed has unveiled Clarity 3D, a full-field digital mammography that performs digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging.
Italray grows factory capacity
July 1, 2015 -- Italian x-ray vendor Italray has expanded by 30% the production capacity of its factory in Scandicci, Italy.
AAA signs Fuji as distributor in Japan
July 1, 2015 -- French molecular imaging firm Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) has signed a distribution deal for its Lutathera radiopharmaceutical with Fujifilm RI Pharma in Japan.
Healthcare cloud computing market on the rise
July 1, 2015 -- The worldwide healthcare cloud computing market will grow at a 20.5% compound annual growth rate to reach $9.48 billion U.S. (8.56 billion euros) in revenues by 2020, according to a new report from research firm MarketsandMarkets.
IBA adds to China proton therapy deal
July 1, 2015 -- Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) will provide two additional gantry treatment rooms in an extension to its collaboration agreement with Guangdong Hengju Medical Technologies in China.
HIMSS lauds St. George's for EHR adoption
July 1, 2015 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has conferred stage 6 status of its international acute Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model on St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London.
BridgeHead, Dell, Agfa perform big data migration
June 29, 2015 -- BridgeHead Software, Dell, and Agfa HealthCare have partnered to complete the migration of approximately 1.7 million radiology studies at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K.