News in Brief
Oxford buys Platinum Medical Imaging
November 4, 2011 -- London-based Oxford Instruments has acquired Platinum Medical Imaging of Deerfield Beach, FL, for an initial cash payment of $18 million, plus the option of future payments.
IsoRay wins European GliaSite contract
November 3, 2011 -- Medical isotope developer IsoRay Medical has entered into an international distribution agreement with Karlheinz Goehl-Medizintechnik Goehl in Germany for distribution in certain European markets of its GliaSite radiation therapy system, the company said.
Siemens U.K. wins quality management award
November 3, 2011 -- EFQM, formerly known as the European Foundation for Quality Management, awarded Siemens Healthcare U.K. a prize at Munich's BMW World meeting for adding value for customers.
More radionuclide therapy needed for bone mets
November 2, 2011 -- Prostate cancer patients with bone metastases benefit from repeated administration of radionuclide therapy, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Radcal inks deal with Leeds Test Objects
November 2, 2011 -- X-ray measurement technology developer Radcal has signed a distributor agreement with medical imaging phantom manufacturer Leeds Test Objects.
EOS praises study presented at JFR
November 1, 2011 -- Orthopedic digital imaging firm EOS Imaging is promoting a study presented at last week's annual congress of the French Society of Radiology, les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR), in which radiographs were recommended for lower limb torsional assessment.
Varian secures major radiotherapy orders
November 1, 2011 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has sold four TrueBeam radiotherapy systems to the Maastro Clinic in Maastricht, the Netherlands, as well as four systems to Lund University Hospital in Sweden.