Ultrasound gel can transmit viruses and requires care
January 19, 2021 -- Ultrasound gel is not produced as a sterile product, and precautions must be taken to reduce the transmission of viruses and bacteria, Public Health England has warned. The group has issued a three-page document to address the issue of contaminated ultrasound gel.
Image Information Systems adds cardiology measurements
January 19, 2021 -- PACS firm Image Information Systems said it has incorporated cardiology measurement functionality into its iQ-Web PACS software.
Irish team uses supercomputer for COVID-19 research
January 18, 2021 -- The Irish Centre for High-Performance Computing has approved a third major COVID-19 research project on the national high-performance computer, known as Kay.
Danish hospital images 1st patient with PET water device
January 18, 2021 -- Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark imaged its first patients with MedTrace Pharma's device for oxygen-15 PET imaging to measure myocardial blood flow.
Sectra digital pathology goes live in Southern Denmark
January 15, 2021 -- A digital pathology system from Sectra has gone live in the Region of Southern Denmark, connecting lab medicine professionals at four hospitals that are geographically dispersed.
Spain celebrates 40 years of peripheral angioplasty
January 15, 2021 -- The Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) has marked 40 years since the first peripheral angioplasty procedure was performed in Spain.
Postage delays pose risk of missed cancer scans in U.K.
January 15, 2021 -- COVID-19 outbreaks at U.K. Royal Mail centers and resulting postage delays are causing some patients in the area of Basildon, Essex, to miss necessary imaging studies, according to a local news report.
IAEA launches project on software dosimetry
January 15, 2021 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a project to investigate the use of software to assist radiology professionals with performing quality assurance and dosimetry on x-ray equipment.
Perspectum's 'long COVID' MRI software cleared in U.K.
January 15, 2021 -- Perspectum's software enabling the detection on MRI scans of organ damage due to "long COVID" has been cleared by the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
DeepTrace launches investment round
January 15, 2021 -- Italian startup DeepTrace Technologies announced its first investment round to support the company's growth and further develop its artificial intelligence (AI) software for medical imaging.