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MR Solutions has received an order for a high-powered 7T, cryogen-free, preclinical PET-MRI multi-modality imaging system from the newly formed pre-clinical imaging resource at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 20 — OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, Ill.) and two of its affiliated ambulatory care centers have installed four CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution systems, two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems and five CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits to help ensure rapid access to high-quality diagnostic images.

Stamford, CT, September 20, 2016 (Booth #8000) – The TeraMedica Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, recently announced a significant business milestone in serving cancer center customers. The company’s Synapse VNA, an enterprise-wide medical information and image management solution, is now installed at more than 300 oncology facilities worldwide for the management of cancer treatment data.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 14 — Carestream will demonstrate its CARESTREAM Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE Ultrasound Systems at the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) 2016 conference that begins Sept. 29. These systems currently are available in the United States and a Health Canada license is under review.

Siemens Healthineers has launched its new cloud-based network, encouraging connectivity, comparison and collaboration across imaging departments in the UK. 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--Ramesh Raskar, founder of the Camera Culture research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, is the recipient of the 2016 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including Femto-photography, an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world, and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover. Raskar seeks to catalyze change on a massive scale by launching platforms that empower inventors to create solutions to improve lives globally.

The global dental imaging equipment market is estimated at US$ 2,088.2 Mn in 2015 and will expand at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2024. 

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 8 — The CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System that uses cone beam CT (CBCT) technology to capture weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams has received FDA 510(k) clearance and is available for order in the United States.

WAUKESHA, WI – September 7, 2016 – Today, GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) is proud to announce that MAGiC (MAGnetic resonance image Compilation), the industry’s first multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) technique, is now 510(k) cleared by the U.S. FDA*. MAGiC, the result of a collaboration with SyntheticMR AB, gives clinicians more data than conventional scanning in a fraction of the time.

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 – To show the benefits of the recent FDA approval of ultrasound contrast for characterizing liver lesions in adults and pediatrics, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AplioTM 500 Platinum ultrasound system, with its comprehensive contrast imaging package, will be used during a live case following the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) Bubbles Conference, September 8–9, 2016, in Chicago.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 31 — Carestream is shipping its new DRX Core family of DRX detectors designed to make reliable, high-quality DR imaging affordable for imaging centers, small to mid-size hospitals, urgent care facilities, specialty clinics and providers that perform mobile imaging exams.

Siemens Healthineers has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SOMATOM Drive computed tomography (CT) system. This new dual source scanner is designed to drive precision in diagnostic imaging across a wide range of clinical disciplines – from pediatrics and emergency medicine to cardiology and oncology – as well as deliver a new level of quality in patient with the potential to reduce examination time, preparation, and follow-up care.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 23 — Franciscan Health Rensselaer (Rensselaer, Ind.) purchased a new CARESTREAM DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) system and a CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus to deliver rapid access to high-quality X-ray images that help physicians assess and treat patients at this critical access hospital.

WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwired - August 01, 2016) - Konica Minolta announced today that Shimadzu Medical Systems has selected the AeroDR as the exclusive flat panel detector for the newly designed MobileDaRt MX7i portable DR imaging system. Working collaboratively with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Shimadzu has developed this brand new system as the flagship Mobile Radiology solution, integrating Konica Minolta's AeroDR panels into Shimadzu's leading X-ray portable system and proprietary software to deliver optimized workflow and ease-of-use in all portable imaging environments including the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), Operating Room (OR) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Siemens Healthineers has expanded its imaging offering within the operating theatre, launching a range of minimally invasive interventional systems to the UK market. The new Cios family of mobile C-arms includes the Cios Fusion, Cios Connect, Cios Select, and the premium Cios Alpha system. The systems have been designed with a range of specialities in mind including orthopaedics, traumatology and vascular surgery, contributing excellent precision in the operating theatre.

NASHUA, N.H., July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.

Leesburg, VA, Aug. 1, 2016 — study released in the July 2016 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology found that biphenotypic primary liver carcinoma (also called hepatocholangiocarcinoma) may be misclassified as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) if interpretation is based on major imaging features alone.

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, part of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, has recently upgraded its range of breast boards to improve patient comfort and optimise clinical efficiency. 

Wayne, NJ, August 1, 2016 – Konica Minolta announced today that Shimadzu Medical Systems has selected the AeroDR as the exclusive flat panel detector for the newly designed MobileDaRt MX7i portable DR imaging system. Working collaboratively with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Shimadzu has developed this brand new system as the flagship Mobile Radiology solution, integrating Konica Minolta’s AeroDR panels into Shimadzu’s leading X-ray portable system and proprietary software to deliver optimized workflow and ease-of-use in all portable imaging environments including the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), Operating Room (OR) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Mobile X-ray systems are used in hospitals to image patients at bedside when the patient cannot be transported to the radiology department. Shimadzu became a pioneer of Mobile Digital Radiography (DR) in 2005 when they added digital X-ray capability to their acclaimed MobileArt system, a portable system that used only film and or CR technology.  

“The new MobileDaRt MX7i showcases the value of both the Shimadzu DR200 Software advances and the innovative design of AeroDR detectors to provide what will surely be the next award-winning solution for Mobile X-ray imaging,” said Dan Baskel, Senior National Account Executive at Konica Minolta Medical Imaging.   

Because the new system is an integrated all-in-one DR system, both the Radiology Technologist (RT) and patient benefit from the X-ray generator controlling the imaging media, ensuring that they work as one system. All components work in unison to optimize image quality. This new integrated system also increases productivity with optimal power management to maximize battery life by detecting when the system is idle, conserving power and increasing the time the system can be used before recharging. 

Shimadzu selected the Konica Minolta AeroDR Flat Panel Detector to integrate into the portable system for the unique advantages it brings. The 14” x 17” panels are light weight, water resistant and rugged with grip strips for easier holding and fit most operating room tables. The 10” x 12” panel is well suited for extremities as well as small patients, such as those in the NICU.

“The partnership between Konica Minolta Medical Imaging and Shimadzu Medical Systems is built on a collective vision and commitment to provide our customers with solutions that will improve workflow and patient outcomes,” said Eric Sumner, Executive Vice President, The Americas at Konica Minolta Medical Imaging.  “The new MobileDaRt MX7i portable system with the Konica Minolta AeroDR detector is a testament to that commitment.”  

Additional design enhancements of the MX7i include: 

  • Maximized battery life and ability to charge the detectors at the portable unit 
  • 17 inch LCD monitor to give users a large field of view  
  • Ergonomic design with additional storage space for added convenience 

“There is an unmet need for higher performance systems in the mobile imaging market that the new MobileDaRt MX7i fulfills,” said Frank Serrao, Marketing Manager for Shimadzu Medical Systems USA. “As a detector-diagnostic X-ray supplier, we are a discerning customer as well, and have tested and evaluated the AeroDR and believe it’s the superior option on the market.” 

The MX7i is available for sale immediately for new users and current users looking to upgrade. For more information, visit www.shimadzu.com.  

About Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a world class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic primary imaging. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is globally recognized as a leader providing cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive support aimed at providing real solutions to meet customer's needs. Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE: 4902).  For more information on Konica Minolta Primary Imaging Solutions, please visit www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 20 — Carestream will feature its award-winning portfolio of innovative medical imaging and healthcare IT systems at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) conference that begins July 31. Earlier this year Carestream earned the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership.

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