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Any breast cancer surgeon who regularly performs lumpectomies confronts the question “Did I get it all?” Thirty to 60 percent of the time in the U.S., the answer is “no,” requiring the patient to undergo a second surgery to remove the remaining tumor. Surgeons at UC Irvine Medical Center are the first in the country to use a device that reduces by half the need to reoperate and cut out breast cancer cells missed during an initial lumpectomy.

Recent advancements in cancer research have come at break-neck speed, yielding data that has provided new hope for cancer patients. Each advancement comes with an accompanying manuscript and oncologists are presented, each day, with dozens of newly published peer-reviewed, cancer-related articles in order to keep up to date on the latest advances. To aid physicians and researchers, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced an exclusive sponsorship of MDLinx, a web property of M3 USA, for a searchable mobile application that provides reviews of the latest oncology-specific journal articles.

Medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a contract to deliver its Sectra Visualization Table to Université Claude Bernard in Lyon.  This makes Claude Bernard the first French university to improve its medical education using Sectra’s visualization table.

RamSoft, a leader in RIS, PACS, Teleradiology, Routing and Viewing solutions, announces its partnership with DatumMedics to distribute its complete line of fully-customizable radiology workflow solutions in Finland, Sweden and Estonia.

Residents and fellows can now apply for one of up to five  scholarships to attend the American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) Annual Event, July 25–28, 2013, at the Kellogg School of Management on  Northwestern University’s Evanston, IL, campus.

Meeting the demands of changing patient needs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will be showcasing the AplioTM 500, Aplio 300 and ViamoTM ultrasound systems at this year’s Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), May 30 to June 1, 2013, in San Francisco (Booth #717).

UltraSPECT, a leading provider of nuclear medicine (NM) image reconstruction technology that reduces radiopharmaceutical dose and acquisition time, announces today the installation of its proprietary Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR™) software at nearly ten healthcare facilities.

Barco, a global leader in healthcare imaging technology, is supplying Swedish Covenant with several Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP display systems to enable the facility to offer 3D mammography to patients. As the first hospital in downtown Chicago with this capability, Swedish Covenant is making this service available to a socioeconomically diverse population of women who need or desire a higher-level breast screening exam.

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the launch of its newest report of the radiation detection market.  The report titled “Markets for Radiation Detection Equipment” predicts that the radiation detector is projected to grow from $25 billion (USD) in 2013 to $33 billion in 2020.  Despite the gloomy forecasts for the world’s economic engines, most of the markets that employ radiation detection equipment are experiencing and will experience growth above that projected in the macro forecasts.

California-based Madera Community Hospital selected Novarad Diagnostic Suite solutions for its Diagnostic Imaging Department. The solutions the hospital installed include: NovaPACS, NovaRIS, NovaDose, NovaMG, NovaMotion and NovaOrtho. The Diagnostic Suite includes more than one dozen products. Facilities are able to customize the right combination of integrated solutions for their needs.

Carestream Health has dramatically reduced air emissions and energy consumption as part of an ongoing proactive effort to trim its environmental footprint.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced today that the Computed Tomography (CT) Nomenclature Working Group, led by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Director’s Special Citation Award for developing CT imaging radiation safety instructional materials through a collaboration of end-users, CT manufacturers and the FDA. The award is MITA’s second recognition from the FDA.

Continuing its focus on meeting customer needs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. named Beverly Plost director, MR Business Unit. Plost will be responsible for implementing strategic marketing plans to drive growth and profitability of Toshiba’s MR product line. Plost will also interface with Toshiba’s global business unit at Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) in Japan to communicate the needs and requirements of the U.S. market.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced that Andrew Northup has joined the organization as International Director. In this role, he will oversee international activities and the Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Sections of MITA.

Agfa HealthCare announces today it has been awarded a new contract to provide a full spectrum of radiology, cardiology and enterprise imaging solutions to Novation, a leading healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting services company.

Unfors RaySafe (formerly Unfors Instruments), the leading international supplier of measurement solutions for quality assurance of X-ray equipment, has launched its new RaySafe X2 measuring device, which combines accurate readings with the intuitive operation of a touchscreen.

The IT and medical technology company Sectra reported order bookings of SEK 350.0 million (188.2) for the fourth quarter of the 2012/2013 fiscal year. This corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 86%. Sectra has a sound financial position and, accordingly, the Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that SEK4.50 per share be paid to shareholders through a share redemption program.

The ASRT Foundation has announced the recipients of its entry-level and professional scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Nephosity, a digital health startup that was a member of Rock Health’s second class, has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their MobileCT Viewer, a software application for diagnostic image viewing on the iPad.

Visage Imaging Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), announced today that they have released Visage Easesm version 1.3.0, available on the Apple App Store*. When used in tandem with the Visage® 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, Visage Ease provides authorized healthcare providers simple mobile access to imaging results using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch iOS devices.