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2011-03-10 11:09:00

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) is proud to announce the opening of a new GE Discovery ST PET/CT system at its Laurel imaging facility in Hillcrest. With the opening of this new scanner, IHS now offers state-of-art PET/CT imaging at two locations, in Hillcrest and in Encinitas. This system integrates a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner with a multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and is capable of 2D and 3D imaging with a...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

LEEDS, England, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A 67-year-old female patient with lung cancer presented physicians with a difficult challenge: her tumor was small and it rode up and down with her breathing. During her treatment set up, all doctors saw on their therapy system's imaging equipment was a blur of motion. Fortunately, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was able to utilize its Symmetry(TM) motion management software; new imaging technology from Elekta that enables clear visualization of...

2010-10-14 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced that the first CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System in Czech Republic is now treating cancer patients at the University Hospital of Ostrava (UHO) Clinic of Oncology. The renowned academic center has created a state-of-the-art oncology department with the addition of the CyberKnife System, which is housed in a new dedicated building. With this...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SightLine Health has expanded its breast cancer treatment services at its West Houston facility to include the Naviscan PEM scanner. PEM (Positron Emission Mammography) scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view allows physicians to make the optimal cancer care decision by providing an unprecedented ability to...

2010-07-22 12:24:21

A new approach to processing X-ray data could lower by a factor of ten or more the amount of radiation patients receive during cone beam CT scans, report researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Cone beam CT plays an essential role in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), a state-of-the-art cancer treatment. IGRT uses repeated scans during a course of radiation therapy to precisely target tumors and minimize radiation damage in surrounding tissue. Though IGRT has improved...

2010-07-15 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2010 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, July 18 - 20 in Philadelphia, Elekta (booth #101) will showcase its broad array of intelligent solutions for radiation therapy planning, oncology information management and Image Guided Radiation Therapy. "At Elekta, intelligent solutions originate from collaboration with medical professionals, resulting in systems that truly meet our customers' needs," says Jay Hoey,...

2010-06-22 05:00:00

BEIJING, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will add two new centers to its extensive network by furthering its partnership with the PLA Navy General Hospital ("Navy General Hospital" or "the hospital"), located in Beijing. Concord Medical will add two new centers to the...

2010-04-08 11:00:00

ATLANTA, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has introduced an advanced solution for treating lung tumors that enables doctors to visually confirm the tumor's position during the breathing cycle. This new technology treats the lesion with a continuous radiation beam, increasing therapy accuracy while using less imaging radiation during treatment delivery. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/elekta/43380/ (Photo:...

2010-03-25 11:40:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PreXion, Inc., (www.prexion.com ) the leader in high quality 3D Cone Beam Imaging systems for dentistry, today announced that it has launched and started shipping new PreXion3D Volumetric Imaging Software for its 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography system for dentistry. This new product incorporates a range of advanced features including tools for implant planning and placement and an enhanced version of its PrexViewer software. PreXion's Director...

2010-02-16 10:11:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay, Inc., a privately held medical device company, has earned a NorTech Innovation Award for its advancements in radiation therapy technology for the treatment of cancer. ViewRay was honored for its unique combination of medical imaging and radiotherapy, which is designed to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Radiation therapy is used to treat nearly two-thirds of today's cancer patients. While radiation has proven critical in the fight...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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