Imaging

Fujifilm Presents Latest Innovations in Mobile Digital Radiography at RSNA 2016

The new Fujifilm FDR AQRO1 compact mobile DR debuts; FDR Go offers updated features showcased at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in in Chicago, Illinois.

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Philips Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiac Transducer Add-On to the Smartphone-Connected Lumify Smart Ultrasound Device

Philips has received FDA clearance for its S4-1 cardiac transducer for the Lumify smart-device based ultrasound system. The S4-1 is the third transducer available for the Lumify system and the first to offer cardiac imaging capabilities, in addition to abdominal imaging including lung, OB/GYN, and FAST exam pre-sets.

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Siemens, GE Healthcare Lead US MRI Medical Imaging Market as High-Field Systems are Preferred Over Less Expensive Modalities

The U.S. MRI market is projected to reach a value of over $1 billion by 2022; high-field systems continue to replace lower-field units as they offer improved image quality.

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Varian Medical Gets FDA Registration For Claymount Optica Collimators

The manually operated Optica 20 collimator is designed for use in human and veterinary radiography systems and can be readily installed into new or existing imaging systems.

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ENDRA Announces Partnership with GE Healthcare to Improve Clinical Ultrasound Capabilities

Endra Life Sciences and GE Healthcare are teaming up for the development of Endra’s Thermo Acoustic Enhanced Ultrasound (TAEUS), a system that will detect tiny amounts of pressure changes deep within tissues and generate diagnostic insight currently only available on CT or MR exams.

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Philips, GE Healthcare Lead U.S. X-Ray Medical Imaging Market due to Advancements in Digital Radiography

There were over 300 million X-ray procedures performed in the United States last year with a market value estimated at over $2 billion.

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New Technologies Allowing for Virtual Reality Medical Imaging

New technologies coming to some hospitals and medical schools will allow doctors not only to see three-dimensional pictures produced by imaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, but to interact with what is pictured – say, a heart or liver – as if it were real.

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SonoSite Edge II Rugged and Versatile Ultrasound System Released in US, Europe

FUJIFIILM SonoSite is releasing its new SonoSite Edge II portable ultrasound, having received both U.S. and E.U. regulatory approvals. The company touts its DirectClear technology inside the Edge II that improves the transducer signal penetration and contrast resolution, resulting in improved patient imaging.

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Study Shows Rise in Ultrasound Procedures in the US

In a recent study, a group from Boston University’s School of Public Health looked at private insurance claims generated by more than 35 million people from 2007 to 2013. Ultrasound procedures have increased steadily since 2010.

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Alpinion Releases New Portable Ultrasound System, E-CUBE i7

The E-CUBE i7 is intended for both common ultrasound applications as well as specialty uses in anesthesia, ER, pain management, and orthopedics. The system is characterized by its laptop-style combination of comprehensive capabilities like a sliding keyboard cover and compact, user-optimized design.

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