Planmed Verity receives CE Mark
January 13, 2012 -- Finnish medical imaging vendor Planmed has received the European CE Mark for its Planmed Verity mobile extremity scanner for orthopedic imaging.
European groups promote CT dose reduction
January 11, 2012 -- HERCA, the association of the Heads of European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities, and the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR), announced they are working together to address concerns related to radiation exposure from CT scans.
Siemens offers radiation website for general public
November 27, 2011 -- Siemens Healthcare has launched a new information website for patients facing an x-ray or a nuclear medicine exam. At www.medicalradiation.com, scientific journalists and experts from Siemens provide basic details about medical radiation for patients and interested members of the general public.
Medic Vision obtains funding of 2.6 million euros
November 17, 2011 -- Israeli CT software company Medic Vision has successfully completed a round of funding worth 2.6 million euros ($3.5 million U.S.), undertaken by Bridge Investment Group of Cleveland.
Toshiba to offer free AIDR 3D CT software
November 16, 2011 -- Toshiba Medical Systems plans to offer its AIDR (adaptive iterative dose reduction) 3D software free of charge to all of its customers in Europe who use its Aquillion One, Premium, and Prime CT scanners.
Oxford buys Platinum Medical Imaging
November 4, 2011 -- London-based Oxford Instruments has acquired Platinum Medical Imaging of Deerfield Beach, FL, for an initial cash payment of $18 million, plus the option of future payments.
Siemens sponsors student competition
October 26, 2011 -- Siemens Healthcare is sponsoring an international student competition to obtain ideas on how technological progress and changes in society will affect global healthcare systems.
Budapest meeting gets revamped
October 24, 2011 -- The European Association of Echocardiography has changed the name of its annual meeting, being held in Budapest, Hungary, from 7 to 10 December, to EuroEcho and Other Imaging Modalities.
Philips opens research unit in Eindhoven
October 18, 2011 -- Philips Healthcare has opened a dedicated facility to conduct research on healing environments to accelerate and improve treatment outcomes at its Eindhoven-based research laboratories in the Netherlands.
Agfa rebrands contrast business
October 11, 2011 -- Agfa HealthCare is changing the name of Insight Agents, a German contrast media developer it acquired in January 2010, to Agfa HealthCare Imaging Agents.