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2012-09-20 10:27:43

ECRI Institute's October 17th web conference provides guidance on computed tomography (CT) scanners PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, presents "Cost vs. Reality - What CT Scanner Should I Choose?," a live web conference on October 17, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO )...

multiplacophoran reconstruction
2012-09-20 10:30:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using computer animation, CT scanning and 3-D printing technology, a team led by University of Texas at Austin paleontologist Jakob Vinther has reconstructed an ancient mollusk that inhabited the waters around modern day Ohio about 390 million years ago. Until now, only a few partial fossils of the creature, known as a multiplacophoran, existed and the new model allows paleontologists to study the physiology of the specimen in greater...

2012-09-04 02:29:29

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the release of the NanoZoomer-XR, the newest addition to the NanoZoomer product line for whole-slide scanning. The new NanoZoomer-XR minimizes workload and slide scanning time by automatically and continuously scanning up to 320 slides over two times faster than the NanoZoomer HT and RS scanners. It converts a 15 mm x 15 mm area on a glass slide into a 1.1-gigapixel color image in as little as 30 seconds....

2012-08-29 06:56:58

Results of study from 16 hospitals in 8 countries to be presented at international meeting An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need — or don't need — an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood flow to the heart, according to an international study. Results of the study, which involved 381 patients at 16 hospitals in eight countries, are scheduled to be...

2012-08-24 14:20:27

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedQIA has developed a software toolkit of image analysis routines that forms the basis of an Imaging Biomarker Information System (IBIS). It employs a model-based engine to segment the lung, lobes, segments, and airways. IBIS provides computer-assisted diagnosis of the lung from CT for early diagnosis, treatment planning and outcome assessment. MedQIA applies cutting-edge biomarkers based on lung texture analysis; these include...

2012-08-23 14:22:20

ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- West Physics Consulting, the leading national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services, announced today that it has begun offering CT dose reduction, fluoroscopy dose reduction and related services to medical imaging facilities throughout the United States. Recent radiation dose incidents, newly published scientific studies, and growing public and media attention have made minimizing unnecessary radiation dose to patients a...

2012-08-13 02:25:25

BALTIMORE, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Radiology Services (ARS), a division of RadNet, Inc., a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 237 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announced it will offer Amyvid(TM), a radioactive tracer used in positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. Amyvid is the first test that can effectively rule out Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients...

2012-08-08 14:23:59

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Appropriate use of testing is a hot topic in medicine as physicians and hospitals look for ways to improve quality while containing cost to achieve high-value care. This is especially true in the field of cardiology where the potential consequences of incorrect diagnosis have led to overuse of cardiovascular imaging with CT scanners, called coronary CT angiography. A landmark study, led by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac...

2012-08-08 14:23:45

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medical imaging is a highly advanced technology segment in the already-advanced medical diagnostics market, encompassing everything from MRI to CT, from X-Ray to Ultrasound equipment. As the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) continue their march toward modernization, the market for such advanced equipment will continue to grow. As these economies - and the rest of the world - emerge from recession into a new period of...

2012-08-08 02:27:33

NYACK, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Valley Radiology Associates (HVRA), a division of RadNet, Inc., a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 237 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announced it will offer Amyvid(TM), a radioactive tracer used in positron emission tomography - computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging, at its Nyack location. Amyvid is the first test that can...