Hricak: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one
September 19, 2014 -- Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to global cancer imaging pioneer Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD.
CAD with single reader works for breast screening, Spanish say
September 2, 2014 -- An institution in Spain has adopted single reading with computer-aided detection (CAD) software to screen for breast cancer in light of recent study results indicating that it works just as well as double reading with arbitration. The only caveat is the readers must be experienced radiologists.
Acusphere pulls European bid for Imagify contrast
August 28, 2014 -- Ultrasound contrast developer Acusphere has voluntarily withdrawn a regulatory application in Europe for its Imagify ultrasound contrast agent for the detection of coronary artery disease.
TomTec presents new TomTec-Arena version
August 26, 2014 -- Imaging software developer TomTec Imaging Systems is highlighting version 1.2 of its TomTec-Arena clinical applications suite at the upcoming annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Barcelona.
Autosegmentation of head and neck CT aids treatment planning
August 25, 2014 -- Dutch researchers looked into automated segmentation of head and neck CT for treatment planning, and found it fast and accurate enough for daily clinical use -- dozens of times faster, in fact, than the manual technique it aims to replace.
ContextVision posts Q2 results
August 21, 2014 -- Image enhancement developer ContextVision has reported financial results for its 2014 second-quarter and six-month periods.
Fuji to show Synapse 3D upgrade at EHI Live 2014
August 20, 2014 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems said it will be highlighting version 3.3 of its Synapse 3D software at the EHI Live 2014 conference, to be held from 4 to 5 November in Birmingham, U.K.
MeVis' sales remain stable
August 12, 2014 -- German medical imaging software developer MeVis Medical Solutions reported flat revenue growth and a slight increase in earnings in its second quarter of 2014.
Lung CAD scheme aces preliminary test
August 11, 2014 -- A newly revamped lung computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm has shown outstanding accuracy in a study of lung lesions from a database and generated few false positives, according to a study published online on 24 July by European Radiology.
Standard mammography image processing best for calcifications
August 5, 2014 -- Standard image processing algorithms help mammography detect calcification clusters more effectively than low-contrast or film-screen algorithms and could reduce false positives, according to a U.K. study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Marsden group uses 3D printer to create molecular phantom
July 25, 2014 -- Researchers from one of Europe's top cancer research facilities think they have achieved a technological milestone by successfully developing a patient-specific molecular imaging phantom using a 3D printer, according to a study published in the August issue of Medical Physics.