Demand increasing for AV software in Western Europe January 20, 2015 -- The advanced visualization (AV) market in Western Europe produced $435.1 million U.S. (377 million euros) in revenues in 2013 and is expected to grow to reach $557.5 million U.S. (482 million euros) in 2020, according to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Large-nodule lung CAD shows high accuracy January 19, 2015 -- Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a new computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme that can pick up large pulmonary nodules at thoracic CT, plugging a disappointing gap in current CAD technology.
New display calibration method may boost color image viewing January 9, 2015 -- Although color now pervades medical imaging, currently accepted calibration methods for imaging displays still rely on assessing gray levels. Display calibration may soon enter the color era, however, if a proposed extension to the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function is adopted.
Ultrasound, MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy December 26, 2014 -- The recent 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI can be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets. One area examined in detail was the use of imaging for monitoring motion during treatment and reoptimizing the plan accordingly.
Philips targets image-guided therapy with 1.2B bid for Volcano December 17, 2014 -- Continuing an aggressive expansion of its image-guided therapy and interventional radiology business, Philips Healthcare has inked a deal to pay $1.2 billion (0.973 billion euros) to acquire Volcano, a developer of intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve technology.
Tumor-analysis tool can help predict survival November 26, 2014 -- Texture analysis may still be experimental, but it's becoming a leading cancer research technique in several institutions around the world. Technology developed in the U.K. is being applied to MR and CT images to predict the aggressiveness and prognosis of cancers throughout the body.