Robotics used in space enable a ‘one-stop shop’ for breast MRI, biopsy, tissue ablation

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Robotics used in space enable a ‘one-stop shop’ for breast MRI, biopsy, tissue ablation

November 21, 2013 4:04 pm by | 0 Comments

The core robotics technology that’s moving equipment, supporting maintenance and docking unpiloted spacecraft at the International Space Station is also poised to change how doctors identify and treat breast cancer…


Medtronic lands $58M from Department of Defense

Medtronic lands $58M from Department of Defense

October 24, 2013 11:33 am by | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense awarded Medtronic (MDT) $58,026,785 for radiology systems and components for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and federal civilian agencies. This a first year deal with the…


Cloud-based platform to handle injured worker referrals starts with radiology

Cloud-based platform to handle injured worker referrals starts with radiology

July 22, 2013 8:18 pm by | 0 Comments

A healthcare IT business has set out to improve the way referrals to radiology providers for injured workers are handled. By creating a cloud-based platform that connects payers, radiology practices,…



Nephosity’s medical image viewing app gets FDA nod for use in remote diagnosis

Nephosity’s medical image viewing app gets FDA nod for use in remote diagnosis

May 23, 2013 2:14 pm by | 0 Comments

The FDA has given the OK to digital health startup Nephosity to market its image viewing mobile app for diagnostic purposes. Nephosity said it receive 510(k) clearance for use of…


When are MRIs most wasted? For back pain

When are MRIs most wasted? For back pain

March 25, 2013 4:30 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often needed for patients plagued by headaches, but the scans are overused when back pain is the chief complaint, according…


Startup looking for $1M to fund HIPAA-compliant mobile image sharing for on-call docs

Startup looking for $1M to fund HIPAA-compliant mobile image sharing for on-call docs

March 1, 2013 9:12 am by | 0 Comments

A mobile platform on-call physicians see images and test results quickly Photon Medical Communications has opened a $1 million equity offering, according to a securities filing. CEO Dr. Gregory Grant…


From pandas to xrays: Image expert creates iPad viewer to allows radiologists to share files, collaborate in real time

From pandas to xrays: Image expert creates iPad viewer to allows radiologists to share files, collaborate in real time

July 10, 2012 8:32 am by | 0 Comments

Photo sharing is easy now but remember the days of starting with negatives and scanners and then hoping the person could see the file on another computer? When it comes…


How big data can help the health industry unlock ‘the art of the possible’

How big data can help the health industry unlock ‘the art of the possible’

June 5, 2012 12:24 pm by | 0 Comments

Among the biggest challenges to the widespread adoption of “big data” tools in healthcare is that many in the industry simply don’t know what valuable secrets the data could hold….



iPad works well for emergency MRI and CT reads, study finds

iPad works well for emergency MRI and CT reads, study finds

June 4, 2012 3:51 pm by | 2 Comments

iPads are just as effective as traditional workstations for radiologists reading MRI and CT scans in emergency situations, according to new research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Researchers…


6 niche markets for telemedicine

6 niche markets for telemedicine

May 23, 2012 7:28 pm by | 2 Comments

Pennsylvania’s move this week to expand its telemedicine program to include more specialties reflects a broader trend of states using this tactic to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. Some…


No, it’s not ‘unsettling’ to see medical imaging volume declining

No, it’s not ‘unsettling’ to see medical imaging volume declining

May 23, 2012 11:33 am by | 3 Comments

The medical imaging industry, or at least its leading trade group, would have us believe it’s “unsettling” that pricey medical imaging procedures like CT scans and MRIs are on the…


Advanced imaging company gets CE Mark for next-generation system

Advanced imaging company gets CE Mark for next-generation system

March 26, 2012 2:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Advanced imaging company Imalux has received European regulatory approval for the next-generation of its product. The company has begun worldwide shipments of its new Niris 1300e imaging system. Cleveland-based Imalux…


Cleveland Clinic adding image-archiving capabilities to EMR system

Cleveland Clinic adding image-archiving capabilities to EMR system

March 5, 2012 9:31 am by | 0 Comments

Cleveland Clinic is in the midst of a project that aims to add massive medical image-archiving capabilities to its electronic medical records systems. The project started several years ago with…


Latest Mobile MIM radiology app gets Canadian regulatory approval

Latest Mobile MIM radiology app gets Canadian regulatory approval

January 19, 2012 1:39 pm by | 0 Comments

Health IT firm MIM Software has obtained Canadian regulatory approval to begin marketing version 3.0 of its Mobile MIM radiology app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app…


Riverain gets FDA clearance for lung X-ray comparison software

Riverain gets FDA clearance for lung X-ray comparison software

January 11, 2012 1:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Medical technology firm Riverain Technologies has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a software program that compares current and prior chest X-ray images. Comparing differences between current and…


Spiral CT scans save the world! Or maybe not

Spiral CT scans save the world! Or maybe not

January 1, 2012 10:56 am by | 7 Comments

A hundred bucks doesn’t buy much these days. A crisp Ben Franklin can be exchanged for: 50 Big Macs A Broadway show ticket A night in a New York City…