In a “Quality Matters” report, Marianne Matthews, Chief Editor of Imaging Economics talks with Todd Minnigh, Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing Development at Carestream about dose monitoring while onsite at AHRA 2014.
Leading advocates of low-dose lung cancer screening are celebrating a new study published in American Health and Drug Benefits which finds that implementing low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for a high-risk segment of the Medicare population would be highly cost-effective.
Research firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Volpara Solutions with its 2014 North American Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. The volumetric breast imaging solutions provider offers the industry’s only dose management tool specifically designed for breast imaging.
In a rapidly changing healthcare system with mounting government mandates, today’s providers must keep pace with an enormous amount of new developments. That fact was evident in the plethora of information offered—on a wide array of subjects—by experts and exhibitors alike at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) conference earlier this month. Patient safety was one key topic that kept resurfacing both in educational sessions and on the exhibit floor.
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A new plan proposed by the Federation of State Medical Boards aims to simplify the process for physicians seeking to acquire licensing in multiple states. The agreement, in the form of a legally binding interstate compact, would enable a physician in New York to simultaneously apply to treat patients in suburban Boston, rural Arkansas, and downtown Salt Lake City.
Esaote has launched its MyLab Gamma “green” ultrasound system at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona, August 30 to September 3. The portable, battery-operated system is designed for use in any environment and offers fast boot-up time and rapid resume from standby mode.
Intuitive Surgical has received FDA clearance for its Firefly Fluorescence Imaging technology, which enables real-time visual assessment of vessels, blood flow, and related tissue perfusion during minimally invasive procedures.
Much has changed in the medical world since 1952. Antibiotics have conquered previously life-threatening bacteria, and the polio and measles vaccines have largely contained diseases that once devastated the United States. Unfortunately, not much has changed for lung cancer. A new screening process may be poised to turn that trend.
Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, an independent ultrasound acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration laboratory, has received its 15th patent related to diagnostic ultrasound probe testing and its 40th overall.