News in Brief
Swissray launches ddR Versa
November 30, 2011 -- Digital radiography (DR) developer Swissray International has launched its new fully automated multidetector DR system, the ddR Versa, at the RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago.
Agfa signs software deal with Laurel Bridge
November 30, 2011 -- Agfa Healthcare has cut a deal with software developer Laurel Bridge Software to use its Exodus PACS Migration Controller globally as Agfa's preferred software for assessing, planning, performing, validating, and reporting its PACS migrations. The enterprise licensing agreement was announced at the RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago.
Siemens installs Artis zee at U.K. hospital
November 30, 2011 -- Siemens Healthcare has installed its Artis zee system at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Lancashire, U.K. The floor-mounted system with a 20 x 20 detector is being used for interventional cardiology in the hospital's newly opened interventional laboratory.
Agfa unveils integrated PACS, pathology system
November 29, 2011 -- Agfa Healthcare is unveiling a work-in-progress system that integrates digital pathology and its Impax PACS at this week's RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago. The company is also highlighting recent Impax installations.
New society represents forensic radiology
November 29, 2011 -- An international group of forensic pathologists, radiologists, radiographers, and surveying engineers has established the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.
Swedish university invests in Sectra Visualization Table
November 29, 2011 -- The Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University in Sweden has invested in the Sectra Visualization Table. The faculty will use the table for training and instruction purposes in all of its seven education programs.
Philips gets FDA clearance for PET/MRI
November 28, 2011 -- Royal Philips Electronics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its whole-body Ingenuity PET/MRI system
Agfa debuts Impax software at RSNA
November 28, 2011 -- Agfa Healthcare has launched a new set of advanced imaging processing applications and 3D volume rendering tools for its Impax PACS at this week's RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago.
Hologic releases C-View reconstruction algorithm
November 28, 2011 -- Women's imaging firm Hologic has released its C-View synthesized 2D image reconstruction algorithm, which eliminates the need for a conventional 2D mammogram as a component of a tomosynthesis breast cancer screening exam.