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GE Healthcare today announced a research collaboration agreement with Eisai Inc. for use of the GE Healthcare investigational PET amyloid imaging agent, [18F]flutemetamol, to help select patients for a phase I clinical trial being conducted by Eisai.

Medwise imaging center in Prescott, Arizona and Assured Imaging in Tuscon have selected Novarad’s NovaPACS for their facilities.

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Articulating HD 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System.

The medical imaging IT company, Sectra, (STO: SECT B), is focusing on expansion in the UK and has been awarded a contract from the Whittington Health NHS Trust to supply medical imaging IT systems. The solution facilitates more efficient radiology services, thus enabling the hospital to improve patient care. The contract will run for ten years.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) applauded Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR, and Ranking Member, Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, for their bipartisan efforts to safeguard access to helium by yesterday introducing the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 to prevent the premature closure of the Federal Helium Reserve.

Carestream Health has shipped more than 6,000 DRX detectors since launching the CARESTREAM DRX-1, a revolutionary wireless X-ray detector used in surgical suites, ER/ICU and radiology departments—as well as clinics, imaging centers, nursing homes and field military hospitals.

The American College of Radiology’s Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) today announced a partnership with the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University to offer RLI participants an online executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists will award Life Member status to one member and bestow the status of Fellow on seven of its members during the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., June 14-16.

Aspect Imaging, the world leading developer of compact high-performance magnets, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company's M2™ compact MRI system for diagnostic imaging of the wrist.

Image-guided and robot-assisted surgeries have made successful inroads into the western European market. The significant cost and clinical benefits offered by such advanced surgical systems has been key to boosting their adoption rates.

Agfa HealthCare announces that it will establish a new subsidiary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Called Agfa HealthCare Saudi Arabia Company Ltd., this legal entity will be formally launched at a press conference to be held on May 13 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Visage Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), announced today that they have released version 7.1.3 of the Visage® 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform.

According to a new survey by ETIAM, hospitals see a significant need for an organized system to manage the sizable flow of medical images many receive from beyond the enterprise.  Hospitals also expressed concern about the security of the cloud, which increasingly plays a role in cross-enterprise access to this patient data.

Better outcomes can be achieved for prostate cancer patients using brachytherapy, a highly targeted form of radiotherapy, compared to surgery - this is the finding of a new study conducted by PANAXEA, The University of Twente, Netherlands.

Elekta (NSE: EKTAb) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has signed an agreement to join a research group to advance the development of ground-breaking image-guided treatment technology for cancer care.

Leading research institutions are making breakthroughs in advanced MR imaging with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Vantage Titan™ 3T MR system. Toshiba has partnered with Shands at the University of Florida and the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) for MR research in fMRI, as well as body and cardiac imaging.

More than 300 radiologic technologists from Michigan visited with lawmakers in Lansing on April 17 to ask them to support expanded professional standards for the state’s personnel who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

At the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s (ISMRM) 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today demonstrated a range of clinical functionalities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)*, raising the bar on clinical excellence through greater collaboration, integration and increased patient focus.

Agfa HealthCare announced that Hunt Regional Healthcare, Greenville, Texas, has upgraded its Agfa HealthCare PACS to IMPAX 6.5 and installed Agfa HealthCare's Cardiology PACS and XERO Viewer to deliver a consolidated view and centralized management of patient, image and information data.

KLAS study finds that the requirement to work through licensed service providers (LSPs) is causing incumbent PACS to be commonly perceived as inferior to newer entrants into the market. The report entitled UK PACS 2013: The View Is Changing looks at leading PACS suppliers and finds that incumbent PACS and newer PACS have closer performance scores than commonly perceived when not delivered through LSPs.