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Nation’s Top Hospital Selects Carestream PACS

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.

ResolutionMD Passes FDA Hurdle for Mobile Devices

Calgary Scientific Inc’s enterprise image-viewing solution ResolutionMD has received FDA clearance for diagnostic use with mobile devices for all modalities. The software was found to be equivalent to a PACS or dedicated diagnostic workstation.

Canada Follows US Lead with Radiation Awareness Campaign

The Ontario Association of Radiologists (OAR) has announced its support for the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign launched April 2 by the Canadian Medical Association. The campaign, based on a similar effort underway in the United States, aims to raise awareness about appropriate imaging and stimulate physician/patient dialogue about unnecessary procedures that could lead to excessive radiation exposure.

Intelerad Launches UK Tour to Promote PACS

Intelerad Medical Systems has announced a series of events in the UK this month to promote the opening of their Manchester office and to highlight the company’s IntelePACS system.

ASRT Looks to New Officers for 2014

The American Society of Technologic Radiologists has announced the election of three new officers to serve on its 2014-2015 board of directors in the positions of president-elect, vice president, and secretary-treasurer.

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Is the ‘Gold Standard’ Tarnished?

An article published today (April 2, 2014) in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) explores the benefits and risks of mammography screening, and the authors’ conclusions are stirring up controversy.