U.K. trial explores AI for breast cancer screening
August 19, 2019 -- Researchers from the East Midlands Radiology Consortium, a partnership of seven U.K. National Health Service trusts, are investigating the viability of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into breast cancer screening.
Fujifilm, NewTom strengthen alliance in the U.K.
August 19, 2019 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems and conebeam technology company NewTom are collaborating on distributing NewTom's technology to hospitals in the U.K.
Metrasens files patent infringement suit in China
August 19, 2019 -- Advanced magnetic detection technology firm Metrasens has initiated new patent infringement proceedings against Nanjing Cloud Magnetic Electronic Technology in Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in China.
Mobile breast screening unit gets hit by hefty parking fees
August 16, 2019 -- Cornwall Council in the U.K. has charged the National Health Service breast screening program substantial parking fees for its mobile screening van, but the charges have now been waived, according to a report posted by CornwallLive.com.
Eckert & Ziegler reports revenue, earnings growth
August 14, 2019 -- Increased sales of its pharmaceutical radioisotopes helped isotope technology firm Eckert & Ziegler to record revenues in the first half of 2019.
Breast imaging service closes at U.K. hospital
August 13, 2019 -- Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, U.K., has permanently shut down its breast imaging facility, according to a recent article in the Manchester Evening News.
Kumovis launches 3D printer for medical devices
August 13, 2019 -- German medical 3D printing startup Kumovis has made available its R1 medical 3D printer for patient-specific medical devices, according to an article on 3DPrintingIndustry.com.
Interval breast cancer screening comes under scrutiny in Ireland
August 13, 2019 -- The Irish government's agency for health and social care services, the Health Service Executive, is investigating the review of breast cancer screening mammography exams performed outside of the standardized audit process, according to a 12 August article on RTE.ie.
ESR reveals expanding U.S. membership base
August 12, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has announced that as of 6 August 2019, 7,277 radiologists, related physicians, and scientists from the U.S. are ESR members. The U.S. now comprises the second largest national group among all ESR member countries, after India but just ahead of Brazil and France, which tops the list of European nations, according to a statement issued on 12 August.
NHS plans artificial intelligence lab
August 12, 2019 -- The National Health Service (NHS) England plans to launch a national artificial intelligence lab with 250 million pounds (269.2 million euros) in funding, according to a report by the BBC News.