Using Medical Radiation Detectors

09. February 2022 Custom Article, News 0
By 2030, the global medical radiation detection market is projected to reach $2,558.1 million; in 2020, the market was valued at $1,173 million, according to a new report from Researchandmarkets.com. A variety of fatal illnesses can result when people are exposed to radiation for an extended period. Radiation detectors are medical equipment solutions that can ...

Novel AI Might Predict Heart Attacks

27. January 2022 News 0
New research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows how physicians can use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict heart attacks. The study included 293 participants with coronary artery disease; 22 people experienced a myocardial event during the 53-month follow-up period. When used in combination with F-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) and quantitative coronary plaque analysis (via ...

Henry Ford Health System Implants Novel Therapy for Brain Tumors

12. January 2022 News 0
Surgeons at Michigan’s Henry Ford Health System successfully treated a patient who suffers from a recurrent brain tumor by delivering a dose of radiation therapy directly on the tumor. This new approach could revolutionize treatment by delaying or preventing future tumor cells from regrowing. Called GammaTile Therapy, the surgically targeted radiation therapy was the first ...

Augmented Reality (AR) Becoming an Aspect of Surgery

21. December 2021 News 0
ClariffEye, an industry-first solution that combines 2D and 3D visualizations, uses a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) system to enable surgeons to define and navigate through real-time. Royal Phillips announced the first patients had been successfully treated using ClariffEye at Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona Children’s Hospital in Spain along with the Armed Forces Hospital, Oman. ...

Fewer Imaging Exams Scheduled During Virtual Visits

09. December 2021 News 0
New research published in the JAMA Network Open suggests primary care visits that take place via video or phone result in fewer imaging scan orders. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled telehealth as a primary way for physicians to offer patient care. As patients stay home to limit exposure to the virus, physician follow-up care can ...

GE Plans to Form Three Public Companies

24. November 2021 Custom Article 0
GE will form three industry-leading public companies concentrated on three sectors: aviation, energy, and healthcare. GE will retain 19.9 percent of shares in the new healthcare company, a spin-off of GE Healthcare, which will be fully functional by early 2023. As for renewable energy, GE plans to merge GE Renewable Energy, GE Power, and GE ...

Owners Can Now Repair Imaging Devices

10. November 2021 News 0
A final rule was recently granted by the federal government that allows medical imaging equipment owners to repair their machines without intervention from the maker. This new rule shatters a copyright barrier that was previously in place. An exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows servicers to work around medical device security controls ...

Samsung Introduces Novel V8: High-End Ultrasound System

28. October 2021 News 0
Samsung, specifically NeuroLogica Corp., its United States healthcare subsidiary, recently introduced the V8: a high-end ultrasound system with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The machine boasts improved image quality, usability, and enhanced accessibility for ultrasound technicians.  The United States Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the V8 for commercial use. Two new AI functions include “NerveTrack,” ...

FDA Clears First Photon-Counting CT System

13. October 2021 News 0
On September 30, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the world’s first photon-counting Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. Dubbed the Siemens Naeotom Alpha, the machine is a revolution in technology and represents the biggest shift in radiology in years. Laurel Burk, Ph. D., assistant director of the Diagnostic X-ray Systems Team in the ...

MRI Machine Falls, Kills Worker

29. September 2021 News 0
At the University of Utah Health, a contracted worker was moving an MRI when the machine fell and killed him. The accident occurred at a loading dock as the machine was being moved outside of the building from the fourth floor to the first floor. The injured man was sent to the Emergency Department at ...