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.
Varian makes pitch to buy MeVis Medical
December 17, 2014 -- Varian Medical Systems has unveiled plans to acquire medical imaging software developer MeVis Medical Solutions.
VirtualScopics, IXICO sign new licensing deal
December 16, 2014 -- Clinical trial imaging services provider VirtualScopics and brain health firm IXICO have finalized a multiyear software license and support agreement.
TeraRecon highlights innovations, implementations at RSNA 2014
December 2, 2014 -- TeraRecon is highlighting some innovations of its iNtuition and iNteract+ line and major implementations at RSNA 2014.
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.
ContextVision to unveil ultrasound software at RSNA 2014
November 24, 2014 -- ContextVision plans to show updates to its 3D ultrasound software at RSNA 2014. The firm has also filed a patent for visualizing the skeleton using 3D sonography.
Volpara to aid Norway's breast screening program
November 20, 2014 -- Volpara Solutions' quantitative breast imaging software will be used at seven of 16 screening sites in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program.
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