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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.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has opened a new lung nodule clinic to provide early diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pulmonary nodules. Pulmonary nodules are a round or oval-shaped growth in the lung, sometimes referred to as a coin lesion or “spot” on the lung.

Like a pair of dancers sheathed in blue, two chromosomes take the cell’s center stage in this scene from the elegant—and usually perfectly performed—process of mitosis.

At the 2013 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) meeting April 18-20 in New Orleans, Nucletron, an Elekta company, (booth #300), will introduce its newly redesigned Flexitron® remote afterloading platform.

Innovative online medical education company, SonoSim, Inc. introduced the SonoSim® Personal Solution at the recent AIUM conference held in NYC in April 2013.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) has purchased two Elekta Versa HD™ linear accelerators.

HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust), one of the largest health care supply contracting companies in the United States, has awarded IRadimed Corporation a contract for its MRidium™ MRI Infusion Pump Systems.

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, one of the nation’s leading health care socioeconomic research organizations, today announced the awarding of six research grants to support studies of the role of diagnostic imaging in today’s changing health care payment and delivery structures.

Planmed Oy, the Finnish manufacturer of the Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner, signed an exclusive U.S. nationwide distribution agreement with Merry X-Ray Corporation, the largest independent distributor of CR, DR, PACS and radiographic equipment in the U.S.

(Knoxville, TN, UNITED STATES) April 11, 2013– ABT Molecular Imaging, Inc., in Knoxville, TN, has successfully achieved the installation and clinical use of its next-generation Biomarker Generator by the Sveta Marina University Hospital in Bulgaria. ABT’s next-generation product integrates a compact accelerator and micro-chemistry with integrated quality control, for single-dose biomarker production.

Agfa HealthCare announces that it has implemented a complete IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communication System/Radiology Information System (PACS/RIS) and Clinical Application solution at the new National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA) hospital in Al Madinah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The comprehensive solution also includes IMPAX Business Intelligence plus two DX-D 600 Direct Radiography (DR) units.

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced it has acquired two investigational positron emission tomography (PET) tracers from Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. The tracers are intended to image tau (or neurofibrillary) tangles in the brain, one of two known hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Based on studies of samples obtained at autopsy, the amount and location of tau tangles in an Alzheimer's disease patient's brain is thought to correlate with the severity of the disease. There are currently no approved diagnostics to detect tau tangles in living patients, creating challenges for scientists working to understand the progression of the disease and how therapies may impact it.

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use x-rays to track devices used in "minimally invasive" surgical procedures while also limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays.

A prostate cancer patient has become the first person in the world to be treated using the latest version of Varian's Vitesse™ real time planning solution for planning and performing advanced high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments. The treatment took place at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Physicians at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, Mass.) are enthusiastic about gaining instant access to patient imaging studies via the Web on devices such as the iPad using the CARESTREAM Vue Motion viewer.

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s interventional radiology department has recently invested in two SonoSite EDGE® hand-carried ultrasound systems to assist diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

As many GE Healthcare IT customers converge on the nation’s capital for the company’s largest user group meeting of the year, the Company is announcing several new initiatives intended to continue the focus on customers, year-round.

Claron Technology has appointed Reuven Soraya Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.  In his new position, Soraya will be responsible for developing global channels for Claron’s complete product line, including the comprehensive Nil family of medical imaging viewers.