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 - RSNA 2014

There’s a very important tradition that takes place in Chicago at the end of every November, and it doesn’t involve turkey or football—it’s the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly.

 - SIIM14

In May, informaticists, radiologists and other imaging IT stakeholders flocked to Long Beach, Calif., for the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). 

 - partnership

This year’s theme “The Power of Partnership” underscores how essential coordination will be for radiology’s continued success.

 - Imaging 3.0: Patient-Centric Imaging Awards

Health Imaging seeks to recognize and reward five practices that exemplify patient engagement via its Imaging 3.0: Patient-Centric Imaging Awards.

The Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire, two 1.5T MR scanners from GE Healthcare, have received 510(k) clearance.

 - football helmet

A tablet-based testing system may soon be able to listen to a voice of an individual—a football player, for instance—and by analyzing speech patterns, determine whether the person has suffered a concussion, according to researchers at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Fujifilm Medical Systems' latest CR reader, the FCR Prima-T2, is available.

Amerinet, a St. Louis-based organization that collaborates with providers to improve performance, has signed a three-year agreement to offer Carestream’s CR and DR digital imaging systems to its 60,000-plus members nationwide.

Alaska Family Sonograms in Anchorage has installed three Aplio 500 ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems.

 - Capitol

Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced H.R. 1148, the “Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2013.”