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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.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Council elected Albert L. Blumberg, M.D., FACR, of Baltimore, president of the American College of Radiology (ACR) during the recent ACR 90th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in central Oklahoma following tornadoes there May 19 and 20. The donation is on behalf of the ASRT’s 151,000 members.

Led by the successful launch of the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. saw a 28 percent U.S. ultrasound business growth in 2012, far exceeding the industry’s 3 percent, according to Klein Biomedical Consultants, Inc.’s industry report published in April.

West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) wanted to acquire new technology to improve workflow and patient care in its busy radiology department. Using the AquilionTM ONE ViSION Edition from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., WVUH has expanded its existing imaging programs for a wide range of patient cases, including brain perfusion, cardiac and orthopedic.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Joseph's Imaging of Syracuse, NY has selected Merge's Outpatient Radiology Suite consisting of Merge's radiology information system, picture achieving communication solution, document management, referring physician engagement and medical image sharing solution.

The newest diagnostic medical imaging monitors for radiology – Sony’s LMD-DM series -- are now available from Monitors Inc.  Covering every modality including CR/DR, CT, MRI, PACS, US NM, and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) studies, the displays are 510(k) cleared for diagnostic use and come with a 5-year “Hot Swap” warranty.

Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that its superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB™) system, the first technology of its kind, is included in the new American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines to aid in diagnosing and managing lung cancer.  The evidence-based clinical practice guidelines were released by the ACCP earlier this month.

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that CX50 xMATRIX, the world’s first portable ultrasound with Philips’ industry leading Live 3D TEE, now offers 2-D Intracardiac Echo (ICE) capability. The CX50 xMATRIX with available Live 3D TEE and ICE will be shown in Paris at the EuroPCR, official meeting for the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Inventions (EAPCI), May 21-24.

Joined by leaders from Florence and across South Carolina, GE Healthcare today broke ground on a $17 million helium liquefaction facility that will help create 50 jobs for the region. The new, 5,000-square-foot facility, adjacent to GE Healthcare’s existing MR production plant, will use proprietary techniques to capture pure helium gas and compress it into stunningly cold liquid form – which is necessary for MR magnets to function accurately when imaging patients.

Combining outstanding image quality with ergonomics and flexibility for improved clinical use and patient care, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will feature the AplioTM 500, Aplio 300 and ViamoTM ultrasound systems at the Leading Edge in Diagnostic Ultrasound annual conference, May 21 – 23, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (Booth #202).

The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) today said that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s scoring of President Obama’s FY14 budget confirmed that the use of prior authorization schemes for imaging within the Medicare program would produce no savings and impede Medicare beneficiaries’ access to life-saving imaging services.

Given Imaging Ltd, (Nasdaq:GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced several studies confirming an expanded role for SmartPill in diagnosing gastrointestinal motility disorders. All data were presented at Digestive Disease Week(R) (DDW) taking place May 18 - 21, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL where Given Imaging is exhibiting at booth #1059 throughout the conference.

Health care in the U.S. is changing, and radiologists, at all career levels, need to obtain the leadership skills necessary to adapt to these changes and keep radiology as central to the delivery of high quality medical care. In response to this growing need, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation recently launched a national fundraising campaign called Leading Radiology Into the Future. All proceeds of this new initiative will be used to further develop and strengthen the Radiology Leadership Institute™ (RLI) — radiology’s first professional development and leadership academy.

Lisa Bartenhagen, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(ARRT), and Barbara J. Smith, M.S., R.T.(R)(QM)(ARRT), FASRT, FAEIRS, have been appointed to four-year terms on the ARRT Board of Trustees, beginning August 1, 2013.

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that the Company’s ultrasound endoscopes will now be powered by the ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor.

Serving a region of 650,000 inhabitants in southern, central and western Puerto Rico, Caribbean Imaging and Radiation Therapy (CIRT, Ponce, PR) Center has improved its radiation therapy capabilities with the acquisition of an Elekta Versa HD™ system, the first in Puerto Rico.

Using eRAD's Radiology Information System (RIS), River Ranch Radiology and affiliate Sendero Imaging and Treatment Center (RRR), a full-service imaging practice with sites across Central and South Texas, has successfully completed attestation for federal Stage 1 Meaningful Use.

Radcal is happy to announce the official launch of our new Family of Radcal Survey Meters. The RSM is a pressurized ion chamber meter which can be used for a variety of medical and health physics applications.