U.K. releases new advice on CT colonography
September 23, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have issued recommendations on the use of CT colonography. The 23-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes details about how to plan and deliver a service.
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.
IBA reports 1st proton therapy CBCT treatment
September 15, 2014 -- Ion Beam Applications (IBA) said that its proton therapy-specific conebeam CT (CBCT) technology is in clinical use for the first time worldwide.
ContextVision debuts new 3D/4D ultrasound software
September 11, 2014 -- ContextVision is unveiling its REALiCE 3D/4D ultrasound visualization software at this week's World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Barcelona, Spain.
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August 28, 2014 -- Ultrasound contrast developer Acusphere has voluntarily withdrawn a regulatory application in Europe for its Imagify ultrasound contrast agent for the detection of coronary artery disease.
Brainlab planning software used in Tel Aviv
August 27, 2014 -- Brainlab said its new Automatic Brain Metastases Planning software is now being used at Assuta Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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.
Stratasys, Replica 3DM team up for 3D medical printing
August 26, 2014 -- 3D printing technology developer Stratasys said U.K. medical 3D printing Replica 3DM is using its 3D printers to support 12 National Health Service hospitals in the U.K.
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.
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