A study by Texas Tech University’s Neuroimaging Institute published in the journal Health Environments Research & Design has revealed neural pathways associated with positive responses to open sky photography. Such images are used in some hospitals to reduce use of pain medication by alleviating patient stress and anxiety.
A new RIS/PACS system is now available from imaging solution providers aycan and medQ, aycan workflow, provides an integrated digital imaging and patient management system for imaging centers and small hospitals that wish to avoid a multi-vendor solution.
Congress doesn’t always succeed in implementing forward-thinking policy changes. But the recent passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 not only addresses overutilization and rising costs with careful, evidence-based reform, it puts power back in the hands of radiologists.
The Johns Hopkins Health System has purchased Carestream Health’s Vue PACS to support multi-site reading of imaging exams and sharing of diagnostic information, the company has announced. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been rated first in the nation for 21 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
Virtual Radiologic will serve as E-Techco Information Technologies Co’s agent for remote radiology interpretations in China, Hong Kong, and Macau starting in May 2014, the companies have announced.
Carestream will participate in a session on breast tomosynthesis at the upcoming Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2014 annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. “Problems and Solutions in Breast Tomosynthesis” will be held Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Innovation Theater of Exhibit Hall B at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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Researchers at the Holst Centre and imec have produced a plastic x-ray detector that offers rapid image acquisition coupled with low radiation dose.
Version 2.0 of VuComp’s M-Vu Breast Density tool will account not only for the amount, but also the distribution and dispersion, of fibroglandular tissue.
Claron Technology displayed its Nil family of zero-footprint medical viewers at the China International Medical Equipment Fair, China’s largest medical conference, in Shenzhen from April 17 to 20.