Varian completes MeVis purchase April 22, 2015 -- Radiation oncology and x-ray firm Varian Medical Systems has closed on its acquisition of a majority interest in medical imaging software developer MeVis Medical Solutions.
Fujifilm, Hitachi sign distribution deal April 22, 2015 -- Fujifilm Europe has signed an agreement for Hitachi Medical Systems Europe to distribute Fujifilm's Synapse 3D Liver resection planning software through subsidiaries in Europe.
SPECT gives diagnostic boost in Parkinson's disease April 17, 2015 -- Portuguese researchers have used SPECT to detect Parkinson's disease with 98% accuracy by employing quantitative, automated analysis based on machine learning. Validated using brain images from 654 cases, the approach outperformed other techniques.
Wavelet CTA uncovers missed vessel occlusions in stroke April 14, 2015 -- In the setting of acute stroke, wavelet transform CT angiography of the brain detects twice as many small-vessel occlusions as conventional single-phase CTA and provides substantially greater detail about them, researchers from Munich have found.
CT reveals ancient ammonite fossils' secrets April 14, 2015 -- High-resolution CT is playing a key role in revealing the secrets of ammonites, a mollusk that lived at the bottom of the sea about 400 million years ago, according to paleontologists from Germany.
Median to support 3 oncology trials April 13, 2015 -- French imaging software developer Median Technologies said it has been chosen to provide imaging products and services for interpretation and management of medical images in oncology clinical trials, cancer screening programs, and routine practice in oncology.
Coregistered 3D US plus angio boosts aneurysm surgery April 9, 2015 -- Combining rotational digital subtraction angiography with 3D ultrasound creates a powerful pair for guiding aneurysm surgery when images are dynamically coregistered during procedures, according to a new study by German researchers and published in PLOS One.
CT texture analysis can help predict outcome April 7, 2015 -- CT texture analysis of standard contrast-enhanced images in patients with colorectal liver metastases prior to treatment is showing promising results in predicting outcome before liver resection, according to Dr. Anselm Schulz from Oslo.
Global project aims to cut risk of secondary cancer April 6, 2015 -- A combined U.K., U.S., and Belgian research effort aims to allow for tighter treatment planning margins and a greater sparing of normal tissues, reducing the toxicity and risk of secondary cancers to the patient.