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IDS today announced updates to Voice2Dox, its speech recognition application and clinical reporting workflow solution. The update incorporates new features for routine management, user personalization and mobility.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center has selected Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) solution to manage its rapidly growing archive of clinical images.

Blekinge County Council has signed a nine-year contract with medical imaging IT company, Sectra (STO: SECT B). The contract includes development, maintenance and support of the comprehensive county council IT solutions for the management of medical images and patient information, Sectra RIS and PACS.

Agfa HealthCare announces today that it will highlight its comprehensive IMPAX Cardiovascular suite of products at the EuroPCR congress, the official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), from May 21-24, in Paris, France.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has announced the 2012-2013 winners of the Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award and the Harold Silverman Distinguished Author Award, honoring the best peer-reviewed articles published in ASRT’s scientific journals.

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the finalists for the 7th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Award (YIA).  Sponsored by an educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., the YIA program supports the professional and clinical development of top radiology residents and cardiology fellows within five years of completing a training program.

Accusoft, the leading provider of document, content and imaging solutions, today announces Prizm Cloud, a service that enables online content creators – such as web developers, bloggers, and social media authors – to easily display documents from within their content in a convenient, attractive document viewer.

As part of its plan to convert nine of its facilities to a digital imaging workflow, Springfield Clinic (Springfield, Ill.) has purchased four CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Rooms, a CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System, and has retrofitted two fluoroscopy rooms and a portable imaging system with DRX-1 detectors.

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has received the Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., Award for Excellence in Health Policy Research for Physicians.

On March 22, 2013, El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) was notified that x-rays ECRMC had provided to a trusted vendor for digitization and destruction were missing from a storage warehouse and may not have been properly destroyed.

Argenteuil, outside Paris in France, a prominent public hospital is now initiating a pilot project offering women to combine their mammography examination with osteoporosis screening in a single examination. The combined assessment of bone health is made possible by Sectra’s patented online service, Sectra OneScreen.

Following an extensive and lengthy procurement process, Carestream has been awarded the contract to supply CARESTREAM Vue RIS and Vue PACS to Helse Sør-Øst (HSØ), www.helse-sorost.no, the largest of the four Regional Health Authorities in Norway.  The contract spans eight years and the first phase of installations will extend to five Trusts.

As healthcare moves from a volume to a value proposition, building better, more efficient patient care is increasingly important. Radiologists will learn skills to help navigate this transition, become better leaders, and thrive under new delivery and payment systems, at the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) RLI Annual Event, to be held July 25–28, 2013, at the Kellogg School of Management on Northwestern University’s Evanston, IL, campus.

Elekta (NSE: EKTAb) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, Canada) will join their growing consortium to validate the clinical potential of MRI-guided radiation therapy.

Texas Children's Hospital announced today that it is the first children's hospital in the United States to begin using a PET/MRI (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, a state-of-the-art technology that will help in early and accurate diagnosis of various cancers, heart diseases and degenerative neurological disorders. Texas Children's is also the only hospital in the Texas Medical Center to have this machine.

J.M. Winston Radiology Associates, Inc.,  a 6-physician radiology practice based in Reading, Pa., has partnered with McKesson Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) to help improve cash flow and bolster regulatory compliance.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that OnQ Research Pty Ltd, a South African based full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO), has selected Merge's eClinical OS™ solution for electronic data capture (EDC) to expand their in-house data management service offering.

Providing clinicians real time data to optimize radiation dose management during cardiac procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces the FDA-cleared Dose Tracking System for InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray.

Agfa HealthCare announces today it has renewed its commitment to support the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation and its bright researchers with a $500,000 commitment to be awarded over five years.

GE Healthcare continues to be a leader in dose-reduction features with the announcement that all of its new CT products meet the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) smart dose standard that raises the bar for CT dose management.

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