PET agent wins positive CHMP opinion March 24, 2017 -- Molecular imaging diagnostics firm Blue Earth Diagnostics said it has received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommending market authorization in the European Union (EU) for its Axumin (fluciclovine F-18) PET agent.
Unprecedented strike action: 80% of French centers close March 23, 2017 -- The call for a one-day strike by France's national union of independent radiologists (Fédération nationale de médecins radiologues [FNMR]) has been a great success, according to FNMR President Dr. Jean-Philippe Masson in a statement released by the union on 23 March. Around 80% of independent imaging centers closed in support of the union's campaign, he noted.
EFSUMB announces Euroson 2017 meeting March 23, 2017 -- The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) has announced its 2017 Euroson Congress will be held 22 to 24 September in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Planmeca expands product line March 22, 2017 -- Finnish dental imaging technology developer Planmeca has added a new cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner and an intraoral system to its portfolio of products.
Bracco retains faith in gadolinium-based contrast agent March 22, 2017 -- Contrast agent manufacturer Bracco said it still believes in the risk-benefit balance of its MultiHance MR contrast agent, despite a recommendation from European regulators that it and three other linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) be removed from the market due to concerns over gadolinium retention in the body.
International agenda set for German national congress March 22, 2017 -- The international program has been finalized for the 98th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017), which takes place at the Congress Center in Leipzig from 24 to 27 May.
TeraRecon to target U.K. NHS Supply Chain March 22, 2017 -- Advanced visualization software developer TeraRecon is setting its sights on the new U.K. National Health Trust (NHS) Supply Chain to sell more of its products and services abroad.