News in Brief
HIMSS Analytics lauds hospitals for EMR use
November 17, 2011 -- HIMSS Analytics Europe announced that three hospitals -- in Italy, Spain, and Switzerland -- have achieved high levels of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, reaching the stage 6 status of the organization's Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.
SonoSite names GM for Europe, Africa
November 17, 2011 -- Point-of-care ultrasound vendor SonoSite has named Richard Salzar its vice president and general manager of Europe and Africa.
Medic Vision obtains funding of 2.6 million euros
November 17, 2011 -- Israeli CT software company Medic Vision has successfully completed a round of funding worth 2.6 million euros ($3.5 million U.S.), undertaken by Bridge Investment Group of Cleveland.
Mysterious I-131 release traced to Hungarian firm
November 17, 2011 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency announced that the source of iodine-131 (I-131) recently detected in the atmosphere over Europe probably originated from the Institute of Isotopes in Budapest, according to notification from the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority.
Toshiba to offer free AIDR 3D CT software
November 16, 2011 -- Toshiba Medical Systems plans to offer its AIDR (adaptive iterative dose reduction) 3D software free of charge to all of its customers in Europe who use its Aquillion One, Premium, and Prime CT scanners.
Kjaya nets investment for expansion
November 15, 2011 -- Medical graphics computing technology firm Kjaya Medical has received a substantial financial investment through Enterprise Ireland's High Potential Start-Up program.
Fuji installs CR at Nuffield Hospital
November 15, 2011 -- Fujfilm Medical Systems has installed a Profect CS multislot computed radiography (CR) reader at Nuffield Hospital in Ipswich, U.K.
MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract
November 11, 2011 -- U.K. ultrasound training developer MedaPhor said it has won its first U.S. contract, with the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.