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Strength of repaired cruciate ligament can be evaluated using new imaging process
A new imaging technique using magnetic resonance tomography can evaluate precisely both the load-bearing capacity of the "new" cruciate ligament and the risk of a renewed rupture. 8 Mar 2015

Karolinska University Hospital awards GE contract to build PET tracer production facility
Karolinska University Hospital and Stockholm County Council, Sweden have awarded GE Healthcare a contract to build a complete PET tracer production facility centre. 16 January 2015

ICR develops avatars to display important cancer cell features to aid diagnosis
The Institute of Cancer Research, London has developed new software to visualise data generated by imaging of cancer cells in a more intuitive way than graphs or charts. The program called PhenoPlot generates ‘avatars’ of cancer cells based on imaging data collected by robotic microscopes. 12 Jan 2015

Combined MRI-PET imaging gives new insights to plaque formation in Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Tübingen University have used combined PET and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that amyloid plaques in brain blood vessels are associated with a reduced blood flow in mice with Alzheimer’s-like disease. 18 Nov 2014

VascuBone project develops toolbox for personalised bone regeneration
The EU-funded VascuBone project has developed a "toolbox" that doctors can select from to regenerate bone for three types of bone defects. The tool box includes a variety of biocompatible biomaterials and cell types, FDA-approved growth factors, material modification technologies, simulation and analytical tools such as molecular-imaging-based in vivo diagnostics. (includes video) 17 Nov 2014

CFI Medical awarded CE mark for Zero-Gravity radiation protection system
CFI Medical has received the CE mark for its Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System Floor Unit for protecting clinicians when using X-rays in operating theatres. 14 Oct 2014

Carestream adds motor assist feature to DRX-Evolution radiography systems
Carestream has added a motor assist feature to its Carestream DRX-Evolution DR Room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors. 12 Aug 2014

LayerWise wins GE’s global competition for 3D printing of metal parts
GE has chosen LayerWise as the winner of its worldwide open innovation challenge, the 3D Printing Production Quest, to produce complex medical imaging device parts with high precision. 4 Jun 2014

GE and Tesla Engineering to produce ultra high strength MRI scanners
GE Healthcare and Tesla Engineering Ltd. have announced that they will collaborate to produce ultra high field 7.0 tesla whole-body MRI scanners for scientific and medical research. 28 May 2014

MRI-guided biopsy for brain cancer improves diagnosis
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Heath System have combined real-time MRI technology with non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy method that increases the accuracy of brain cancer diagnosis. 6 May 2014

Quantum Imaging secures £1.6m funding to develop portable magnetometry device
The company has secured a £1.6m investment by IP Group and the University of Leeds to enable the development of a portable medical imaging device based on its magnetometry technology. 9 April 2014

MedaPhor supports ultrasound training in Rwanda and the Dominican Republic
Cardiff-based MedaPhor is working with US healthcare institutions to provide technical support to boost ultrasound skills in Rwanda and the Dominican Republic. 4 Feb 2014

New type of MRI shows spread of bone marrow cancer
A pioneering MRI technique developed by the Institute of Cancer Research in London can reveal where cancer is present in bone marrow across the whole body. 28 Jan 2014

New microscopy technique rapidly detects skin cancer tissue during surgery
The US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has developed a microscopic technique to analyze and remove cancerous tissue rapidly in the operating room, removing the need for lengthy repeated tissue sampling and checking. 28 Jan 2014

New MRI technique is breakthrough tool for diagnosing IBS
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have conducted three studies examining the effectiveness of using MRI to study Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and have also developed a novel way of investigating the illness. 14 Jan 2014

MRI mapping of nerve fibres helps brain surgeons preserve brain function
A novel technique for interpreting MRI scan data produces images of the brain’s nerve network that can guide neurosurgeons to preserve critical brain functions such as vision, speech and memory. 24 Nov 2013

Combining MRI with ultrasound gives a quicker technique for breast cancer biopsy
The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering has developed a technique that combines MRI with ultrasound scans to make biopsy taking quicker and less traumatic for breast cancer patients. 18 Nov 2013

Free-floating 3D holograms of heart used to guide heart surgery
Royal Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd have completed a pilot study that has demonstrated the feasibility of using a live 3D hologram with interactive technology to guide minimally-invasive heart surgery. 31 Oct 2013

PET scan tracer highlights areas of pain inside soft tissue
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a method to image the areas of damage and pain in soft tissue following injury such as tennis elbow. 30 Oct 2013

Medical image storage driving exponential growth in vendor neutral archive systems
High growth in medical data storage in vendor-neutral archive (VNA) systems will drive strong demand for VNA solutions over the next five years, according to a report from market analysts IHS. 12 Sept 2013

Raman laser highlights tumour cells in brain tissue during surgery
A new laser-based technology can identify cancerous cells during surgery, enabling surgeons to make sure they remove all the cells that could develop into a new tumour. 10 Sept 2013

Siemens introduces PET-CT with patient flow-through
Siemens Healthcare has launched the Biograph mCT Flow, a PET-CT system that moves the patient smoothly through the system’s gantry, while continuously acquiring PET data. 30 Aug 2013

North Durham hospital installs low dose interventional imaging system
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, has installed a Siemens Artis zee imaging system in University Hospital of North Durham for a range of diagnostic and interventional procedures. 29 August 2013

Siemens launches SPECT-CT system for high resolution molecular imaging
Siemens Healthcare's xSPECT system, the Symbia Intevo, combines the high sensitivity of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the high specificity of CT to generate high resolution and, for the first time, quantitative images. 19 Aug 2013

Image guided surgical system treats blood clots in the brain
A new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University uses steerable needles to penetrate the brain with minimal damage and suction away blood clots. 19 Aug 2013

South Denmark to build VNA system connecting 17 hospitals
Region South Denmark has announced it has chosen GE Healthcare IT to set  up a vendor neutral archive (VNA) system to be implemented in 2013. The VNA will connect the region’s 17 hospitals, enabling exchange of medical images and easier collaboration. 19 July 2013

Glucose lights up tumours in MRI scans
A new technique that detects high concentrations of glucose in cancerous tissue using MRI scans has been unveiled by scientists at University College London (UCL) scientists. 9 July 2013

COCIR welcomes changes to EC EMF Directive protecting use of MRI scans
COCIR has welcomed the revised European Council Directive on Protecting Workers from Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (the EMF Directive) passed by the European Parliament yesterday. 21 June 2013

Philips image guidance system reduces radiation in cardiac catheterisation
A clinical study using Philips’ AlluraClarity system with ClarityIQ technology has achieved a 50% reduction in X-ray dose while maintaining image quality for image-guided cardiac interventions. 29 May 2013

Southwest England hospitals deploy joint cloud-based radiology information system
Accenture has completed the deployment of a cloud-based radiology information system (RIS) for a consortium of five NHS hospitals and 23 facilities in Southwest England. 22 May 2013

GE Healthcare to supply Kent & Medway Medical Imaging Consortium with collaborative radiology system
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has awarded GE Healthcare a seven-year managed service contract to supply imaging services to the four hospital trusts of the Kent & Medway Medical Imaging Consortium. 21 May 2013

Siemens provides support on demand for CT imaging protocols at Spire hospital
Siemens Healthcare Customer Services is supporting Spire Southampton Hospital’s diagnostic imaging department through syngo Remote Assist, a remote troubleshooting service for CT scans. 10 May 2013

Philips partners with Marshall Land Systems to deploy mobile CT scanner units to armed forces
Philips and Marshall Land Systems, have developed a rapidly deployable, containerised CT scanner, which enables whole-body CT scanning in battlefield conditions. 25 Apr 2013

ResolutionMD given FDA clearance for diagnostic medical image viewing on Android devices
Canadian company Calgary Scientific Inc has received clearance from the US FDA for its ResolutionMD software that displays diagnostic medical images on Android devices. 22 Apr 2013

GE Healthcare introduces GEM radiation open head and neck coil suite
GE Healthcare has announced the US 510(k) clearance and European CE marking of its MR solution for head & neck imaging in the presence of radiation therapy (RT) immobilization devices. 19 Apr 2013

Siemens to launch mobile surgical C-arm at UKRC
The Cios Alpha C-arm system from Siemens Healthcare is to make its British debut at the UK Radiological Congress (UKRC) 2013, 10-12 June. 4 Apr 2013

Bayer HealthCare launches CT contrast dose management platform
Bayer HealthCare’s Radiology and Interventional division has introduced the Certegra Infomatics software platform which gives contrast delivery management through a touch-screen hub. 20 Mar 2013

Diagnostic Healthcare secures £1m investment to expand services
The company will use the investment to expand its diagnostic services, increase community services in more locations across and expand its portfolio of medical equipment. 20 Mar 2013 

Philips introduces MRI, DR and CT systems
Philips is introducing three new radiology imaging systems at the European Congress of Radiology All three systems combine the capabilities for high patient throughput with the functionality and advanced clinical imaging applications. 8 Mar 2013

Toshiba introduces new CT scanners at ECR 2013
Toshiba has expanded its family of Aquilion CT scanners with the new Aquilion One/ ViSION Edition. This has a faster rotation speed of 0.275 seconds and a wider 78 cm gantry bore. 8 Mar 2013

Atlas of the average human heart created from 3D CT images
Researchers at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain have created a high resolution atlas of the human heart by using statistical analysis of  3D images taken from 138 people. 6 Mar 2013

Elastography shows promise for detecting cancers without biopsy
Researchers from the University of Oslo and Beaujon University Hospital in Paris are to start clinical trials of a new method for detecting cancer that measures the elasticity of body tissue. 18 Feb 2013

Pathology image analysis software improves certainty of cancer diagnosis
Scientists at the University of Oslo have developed pathology image analysis software that can determine the seriousness of a cancer prognosis with 80% certainty, halving errors. 8 Feb 2013

Royal Cornwall Hospitals installs two new DR rooms
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has installed two DX-D 600 Direct Radiography (DR) systems from Agfa Healthcare, creating two new DR rooms. 7 Feb 2013

Philips introduces advanced imaging integration for EP navigator
This has a novel approach to 3D rotational angiography that provides real-time anatomical details of cardiac LA-PV structures with significantly enhanced workflow. 30 Jan 2013

Siemens unveils new 3-Tesla MRI system
The 3-Tesla Magnetom Prisma will offer a new level of MRI imaging, combining high gradient strength and fast gradient slew rates. 25 Jan 2013

Manchester University develops 3D colour X-ray camera for chemical analysis of hidden objects
This could radically improve security screening at airports, medical imaging, aircraft maintenance, industrial inspection and geophysical exploration. 11 Jan 2013

Siemens introduces wireless ultrasound system
The ACUSON Freestyle system features wireless transducers and a number of innovations, including acoustics, system architecture, radio design, miniaturization, and image processing. 13 Dec 2012

GE introduces silent MRI technology
GE's Silent Scan technology reduces excessive acoustic noise generated during an MR scan to ambient levels. 13 Dec 2012

Siemens presents new range of imaging products for cost-sensitive buyers at RSNA
Siemens Healthcare presented new economical systems in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and an entry-level version of its imaging software syngo.via. 28 Nov 2012

GE launches Universal Viewer for PACS
With this week’s introduction of Universal Viewer, GE Healthcare aims to put clinical insight within reach to help radiologists and referring physicians deliver patient results efficiently. 27 Nov 2012

Philips shows radiologists how to address clinical and economic challenges at RSNA
Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) continues the Imaging 2.0 journey by showcasing several new features for existing image modalities at RSNA 2012. 27 Nov 2012

Barnsley Hospitals upgrade to Agfa digitizers for image processing
Agfa HealthCare has announced that it has received an order from NHS Supply Chain for four DX-G digitizers for computed radiography for Barnsley Hospitals. 31 Oct 2012

Exercise is the best way to keep the brain healthy in old age
People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, MRI scans of the brain shows. 26 Oct 2012

Siemens to open UK training facility for syngo.via system
Siemens Healthcare is to open the training facility at its UK headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. 18 Oct 2012

Ultra cheap ultrasound scanner could reduce maternal deaths in developing countries
A sonar engineer at Newcastle University has developed a low cost ultrasound scanner that can plug into a normal laptop to produce images of a foetus. 24 Sept 2012

High-definition fibre tractography is new tool for brain imaging
High-definition fibre tractography (HDFT) can trace the course of nerve fibre connections within the brain with more accuracy and give a greater understanding of the brain's functional networks. 18 Sept 2012

Optical instrument helps diagnose and monitor peripheral arterial disease
This noninvasive imaging technique, known as dynamic diffuse optical tomography imaging, uses near-infrared light to map the concentration of hemoglobin in the body’s tissue. 18 Sept 2012

Toshiba announces 5-year medical imaging partnership with Manchester United
In the five-year partnership Toshiba will provide CT, MRI and ultrasound scanners to the Club’s medical team based at The Trafford Training Centre, Carrington. 3 Sept 2012

New PET-MR scanner halves radiation and improves resolution
Physicists at the University of Oslo have created a brand new medical imaging technology that combines PET and MR in a more efficient way and reduces the radiation compared to current technology. The technology was developed from particle physics research at CERN. 31 Aug 2012

UCLH hosts endoscopy study day for Pentax Medical’s HD+ and i-scan system. 16 Aug 2012

Siemens launches Acuson P300 portable ultrasound system in UK
Siemens Healthcare's Acuson P300 portable ultrasound system is designed to meet the diverse imaging needs for a wide spectrum of patients, body types and clinical disciplines. 12 July 2012

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy gives non-invasive test for early Alzheimer's
MRS can measure specific brain chemical changes that provides a signature of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease from the hippocampal region of the brain. 11 June 2012

Ealing Hospital expands radiology procedures and streamlines workflow
A new Artis zee C-arm is being used for a number of procedures including angiography, fluoroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). 30 May 2012

New Ziehm Solo C-Arm for Letterkenny General Hospital
The Urology day care facility at Letterkenny General Hospital in Ireland has taken delivery of a new mobile image intensifier from Xograph Healthcare. 14 May 2012

Given Imaging announces first centre of excellence for colon capsule endoscopy
The Policlinico Agostino Gemelli in Rome, the largest private university in Italy, has become the first colon capsule endoscopy Center of Excellence. 14 May 2012

EU SKINSPECTION project develops hybrid multimodal 3D imaging system
The system combines two-photon imaging with time-correlated single photon detection, autofluorescence lifetime imaging, high-frequency ultrasound and optoacoustic imaging. 18 Apr 2012

New book celebrates 40 years of computerised tomography
Forty years ago the invention of computerised (axial) tomography transformed medical care across the world. Behind it was a little-known British genius, Sir Godfrey Hounsfield. 18 April 2012

An open market will drive good value for money in updating PACS in the NHS
Harry Wood talks to Peter Harrison and Ronan Kirby of Siemens about the future of PACS in the NHS in England following the end of NPfIT contracts. "PACS was a low hanging fruit and was a relatively easy component for the NHS National Program for IT (NPfIT) to deploy. For Siemens it was an interesting time as originally we had actually put the first PACS into the UK." more ... 3 April 2012

Michelson Diagnostics secures £600k investment for further growth
Michelson Diagnostics has announced a further investment of £607k by shareholders Octopus Investments, Catapult Venture Managers and London Business Angels to expand its VivoSight scanner business. 22 Mar 2012

Call for evidence-based systems to reduce unnecessary diagnostic imaging
Large variations in the use of CT scans have been found, leading to calls to find a better evidence base for its use to keep the rapidly rising costs of healthcare down. 9 Mar 2012

Boston Scientific launches endoscopic ultrasound aspiration needle worldwide
The Expect 19 Flex endoscopic ultrasound aspiration needle is used for acquiring tissue samples under endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance for cancer diagnosis in organs adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. 24 Feb 2012

EOS Imagine raises over €38m on NYSE
NBGI Ventures has announced that its portfolio company EOS Imagine, has raised over €38 million in a successful public offering of shares on the NYSE Euronext. 20 Feb 2012

GE healthymagination Fund invests in Check-Cap's ingestible imaging capsule
GE Financial Services has announced that it has invested in Israeli company Check-Cap Ltd, a developer of an ingestible X-ray imaging capsule that may help detect intestinal polyps and colorectal cancer. 6 Feb 2012

World’s first Curve Image guided surgery system operating in Germany
The new technology provides surgeons with guidance and control during surgery, enabling faster, more precise and safer interventions, and offering improved patient outcomes. 25 Jan 2012

Southampton University to develop enhanced NMR for new medical applications
The University has been awarded a grant from the European Research Council of €2.8 million to support research into enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). 25 Jan 2012

Biotronik introduces world's first MRI-compatible implantable defibrillators
Biotronik has announced the first implantations of its new Lumax 740 implantable cardiac defibrillators — the world’s first and only ICDs eligible for use with MRI scanners. 5 Jan 2012


Visual Acuity advises on 3D image display  for Mummy: the inside story tour
For this new tour, The British Museum deployed advanced 3D imaging technologies to reveal the secrets inside the mummy of Nesperennub, an ancient Egyptian priest. 6 Dec 2011

Panasonic’s CardioHealth Station provides early diagnosis in primary care
The ultrasound device is designed to assist medical professionals in making a quick and valuable assessment of cardiovascular health. 6 Dec 2011

iQ-MOBILITY displays world’s first portable radiology greyscale reading station
iQ-MOBILITY enables radiologists to perform multimodality readings of diagnostic images from any location. 6 Dec 2011

Salford Royal hospital improves its imaging facilities with new X-ray system
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has installed an Ysio wi-D digital radiography system from Siemens Healthcare in its new accident and emergency department. 3 Dec 2011

Holoxica creates 3D hologram of human liver for cancer treatment
The achievement paves the way for a breakthrough in the way surgeons plan liver operations to remove tumours. 3 Dec 2011

Rohde & Schwarz supplies analysers to Micrima for wideband radio breast cancer screening
Rohde & Schwarz has announced it has supplied its high-speed vector network analysers to Bristol University spin-out Micrima for the clinical trials of their revolutionary radio wave breast cancer screening technique. 20 Nov 2011

Philips introduces IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 to support new level of collaboration
IntelliSpace informatics solutions are a portfolio of clinical informatics and patient care technologies that facilitate the delivery of detailed, actionable patient information to clinicians. 14 Nov 2011

Image Information Systems to showcase mobile diagnostic image reading at MEDICA
Company highlights at the show will include pioneering products: iQ-MOBILITY and iQ-BOOSTER. 14 Nov 2011

Annual screening with X-rays does not reduce lung cancer deaths
A trial involving 150,000 patients that gave half annual chest X-rays for up to four years showed that screening did not significantly reduce death from lung cancer compared to the unscreened group. 27 October 2011

New non-invasive technique uses CT for testing heart function
The technique could, in a single test, identify which abnormally narrowed blood vessels are the most likely to lead to further cardiovascular complications. 25 Oct 2011

New ultrasound system gives Royal Liverpool Hospital ability to do liver elastography
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is able to carry out strain and contrast imaging of the liver with a new Siemens ACUSON S2000 ultrasound system.

New MRI technique detects lung cancer better that PET-CT
A new type of diagnostic imaging, diffusion-weighted MRI, can better differentiate benign lung lesions from those which are cancerous, and could be used to prevent unnecessary surgery. 10 Oct 2011

GE relaunches Optison ultrasound contrast agent in Europe
Optison is used in select echocardiograms. It is currently available in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Nordic countries and the UK. 20 Sept 2011

Draft guidance from NICE paves way for next-generation cardiac CT scanners  
The provisional recommendations support the use of the latest generation of scanners from Siemens Healthcare, Toshiba Medical Systems, Philips Healthcare, and GE Healthcare. 15 Sept 2011

Open MRI scanners reduce anxiety in patients
Patients who suffer from claustrophobia experience less anxiety if examined in open than in closed MRI scanners. 8 Sept 2011

Hitachi Aloka Medical marks European debut at World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
Hitachi Medical Corporation and Aloka Corporation have combined their strengths in ultrasound to form Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd a subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation. 24 August 2011

Nanostructured glass optics will reduce the cost of medical imaging
University of Southampton
researchers have developed new nano-structured optical elements from glass that will significantly reduce the cost of medical imaging. 16 August 2011

New centre for radiopharmaceutical development at University Hospital Munich
PET Net GmbH has reached an agreement with the University Hospital of Munich to install a new center for radiopharmaceutical development and production. 13 August 2011

Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bielefeld signs ten-year radiology agreement with Siemens
German hospital operator Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bielefeld (EvKB) has signed a ten-year partnership agreement with Siemens Healthcare to provide and maintain a new radiology suite. 11 August 2011

Optical coherence tomography shows promise for assessing nail disease
Recent studies by the Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit at Leeds University NHS Trust indicate that optical coherence tomography has considerable potential for the evaluation of psoriatic nail disease. 10 August 2011

Michelson Diagnostics targets US market for skin cancer imaging products
Michelson Diagnostics has announced plans to expand availability of its revolutionary products for skin cancer imaging in the United States with the formation of a US subsidiary. 5 August 2011

Ultrasound of inflammatory bowel disease
The 13th Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) will take place in Vienna in August 2011. One of the leading experts in the field of CEUS, Dr Stephanie Wilson from the University of Calgary/ Canada gives a short preview on her presentation about inflammatory bowel disease.

Open-sided MRI scanner calms anxious patients
A state of the art, ‘open-sided’ MRI scanner has been bought by The Newcastle Clinic. Now people in the north of England and Scotland who suffer from claustrophobia or anxiety can now benefit from the revolutionary diagnostic service. 14 July 2011

Liver surgery guided by ultrasound makes tumour removal safer and more effective
World renowned liver surgeon Professor Guido Torzilli is working with Aloka to explore the clinical benefits of intra-operative ultrasound in hepatic cancer surgery. 13 July 2011

Ultrasound scanner measures blood pressure from many points in body
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Esaote have developed a new technique to measure blood pressure using ultrasound. Using an ultrasound scanner they will soon be able to measure the blood pressure pulse at many points in the body. 4 July 2011

Siemens’ Biograph mMR system receives FDA clearance
Biograph mMR is the world’s only fully integrated whole-body molecular MR with simultaneous magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography data acquisition.

Philips launches Practix 360 mobile X-ray
The new Practix 360 system combines design with new functionality to provide a straight-to-patient radiography system that can be used throughout the hospital setting. 21 June 2011

COCIR welcomes exemption of MRI from the new EC EMF Directive
The European Commission has made a new proposal for an EMF Directive that excludes MRI technology from the exposure limit values. 21 June 2011

Philips provides imaging systems for new children’s oncology centre in Moscow
Philips, in partnership with cancer charity the Grant Life Foundation, is providing imaging technology to a new Children’s Oncology complex in Moscow, which opened on the International Children’s Day on 1 June. 3 June 2011

Gated CT scan could predict risk of early death in diabetes patients
A common test using a CT scan to determine calcified plaque levels in the coronary artery may be useful in predicting early death in individuals with diabetes. 31 May 2011

MRI with real-time 3D ultrasound enables targeted biopsy of prostate cancer
A team at University of California Los Angeles has fused two imaging types, MRI with real-time 3D ultrasound, to  provide an exacting method to obtain biopsy specimens from the prostate for testing for cancer. 26 May 2011

Telemis delivers dual-modality PET/CT imaging direct to desktop
Belgian comany Telemis has released new software for its medical image-management system, which provides a full-featured dual-modality PET/CT viewer on any PC across any hospital using Telemis software. 17 May 2011

Aperio to market Definiens Tissue Studio for advanced image analysis
Definiens Tissue Studio will be integrated into Aperio’s applications framework and accessible through its Spectrum information management system to expand the existing suite of image analysis tools. 17 May 2011

University Hospitals Zurich installs first Philips hybrid OR with Flexmove
University Hospital Zurich has become the first in the world to install the Philips Hybrid OR with FlexMove, a ceiling-mounted option for the Allura Xper X-ray system, designed to optimize workflow in Hybrid ORs. 14 April 2011

Digirad launches Ergo solid state nuclear medicine camera
Digirad has launched the Ergo, a new range of solid-state, nuclear medicine cameras. In the UK it is available from Southern Scientific. 11 April 2011

Photoacoustic system images structural, molecular and functional properties of tumours simultaneously
VisualSonics has launched the Vevo LAZR Photoacoustics Imaging system that enables pre-clinical researchers to visualize structural, molecular and functional attributes of tumors simultaneously. 4 April 2011

Esaote International NV and Pie Medical Imaging acquire 3mensio
Esaote International NV has taken over 3mensio Medical Imaging BV which has merged with Pie Medical Imaging BV (PMI), a company of the Esaote group. 4 April 2011

New ultrasound technique for imaging defects in babies' hearts
The Medical Imaging Laboratory in Trondheim, Norway, has developed a new ultrasound technique that gives an enhanced ability to discover heart defects in newborns. 28 March 2011

Siemens integrates Maquet OR table into angiography system
Maquet has announced that Siemens Healthcare will integrate Maquet’s Magnus operating table in its Artis zeego and Artis zee ceiling interventional systems. 19 March 2011

Non-surgical autopsy using CT angiography
A new non-surgical post-mortem technique that has the potential to revolutionise the way autopsies are conducted has been pioneered by forensic pathologists and radiologists at the University of Leicester in collaboration with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. 15 March 2011

Siemens Healthcare boosts environmental product portfolio
Siemens Healthcare has integrated the SOMATOM Definition Flash CT, the AXIOM Luminos dRF Fluoroscopy system and the Ysio X-ray system into the Siemens’ environmental portfolio. 7 March 2011

Fujifilm launches Go2 portable X-ray unit
Fujifilm‘s latest addition to its computed radiography range is the mobile Go2 digital X-ray unit, offering quick and accurate X-ray exposures and images. 4 March 2011

Tumours treated with chemotherapy drugs guided and measured by MR imaging
Royal Philips Electronics and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a method of MRI-guided chemotherapy delivery to tumours to improve treatment without increasing adverse side effects. 21 Feb 2011

St Jude Medical launches ViewMate Z intracardiac echocardiography system
The ViewMate Z system is designed for real-time image guidance and visualization of the cardiac anatomy. 16 Feb 2011

Siemens launches FAST CARE platform for lower dose CT scanning
The platform automates many operating procedures, allowing for simpler image acquisition, preparation, reconstruction and diagnosis to also improve CT operator workflow. 4 Feb

GE presents data on Flutemetamol PET imaging agent to detect amyloid plaques
New clinical research data suggests that [18F] Flutemetamol could add value to current diagnostic tools used to provide accurate identification of beta amyloid plaques in the brain. 31 Jan 2011

ProxiScan SPECT system wins Frost & Sullivan technology innovation award
Hybridyne Technologies' Proxiscan SPECT imaging system has been awarded the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year. 31 Jan 2011

GE presents data on Flutemetamol PET imaging agent to detect amyloid plaques
New clinical research data suggests that [18F] Flutemetamol could add value to current diagnostic tools used to provide accurate identification of beta amyloid plaques in the brain. 31 Jan 2011

Philips receives CE mark for PET/MRI system — first new modality in 10 years
The combined system integrates the molecular imaging capabilities of PET with the superior soft tissue contrast of MR (magnetic resonance) to image diseased cells as they proliferate in soft tissue. 24 Jan 2011

Diffusion-weighted MRI shows promise in detecting advancing prostate cancer
An advanced type of magnetic resonance imaging — diffusion weighted MRI — could be used instead of an invasive biopsy to decide whether prostate cancer patients under active surveillance need treatment. 24 Jan 2011

Kromek wins US$4m contract to develop advanced breast cancer diagnosis system
The contract represents one of very few scientific programmes, globally, with the potential to dramatically improve the way in which breast cancer is detected and subsequently treated. 21 Jan 2011

Siemens Healthcare creates UK clinical products division for X-ray and ultrasound
The new division brings together mammography, ultrasound, general X-ray, fluoroscopy, mobile X-ray and urology imaging under one team to focus on growing market share. 21 Jan 2011

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