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First Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening Test Cleared by US FDA

Early detection of lung cancer using low radiation-dose Computed Tomography (CT) screening is effective in reducing mortality rates in high-risk patients that have a history of smoking. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the US. To address this, the US National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)... Read more


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Image: BIOTRONIK ProMRI Full-Body Scanning, now for CRT-Ds (Photo courtesy of BIOTRONIK).

Full-Body MRI Scanning for CRT-D Patients Gains CE Approval

A leading manufacturer of Magnetic Resonance (MR) conditional cardiac devices announced that it has received the CE (Conformité Européenne) approval for the use of its latest Cardiac Resynchronization... Read more


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Image: Proposed new Ultrasound Computed Tomography (UCT) Breast Screening System (Photo courtesy of Designworks).

Safer, More Accurate, Comfortable, and Less Expensive Breast Screening Technique Developed

A team of researchers developing a clinical prototype of a new Ultrasound Computed Tomography (UCT) breast screening technique are now ready to work with commercial partners to translate the system into... Read more

Nuclear medicine

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Image: The whole body of a rat can be imaged for blood clots with one PET scan, overlaid here on an MRI image, using the FBP8 probe. The arrow points to a blood clot (Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society).

Single PET Scan Could Replace Multiple Modalities in Detecting Blood Clots

Researchers have presented an experimental technique that could be used to discover blood clots using a single, fast, whole-body scan, at the 250th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

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Leading Vendor to Implement and Install Enterprise Imaging Platform for UK NHS

An agreement has been announced by a leading imaging platform provider for the implementation of the first Enterprise Imaging platform, part of a long-term agreement for the management of imaging data, for the UK City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. The agreement covers the capture, storage, and exchange of... Read more

Imaging IT

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Imaging IT Vendor Announces Multiyear VNA Contract with University Hospitals of Cleveland

An international medical imaging IT company has entered into a multiyear contract with the Cleveland University Hospitals system in the US to handle their entire patient imaging data. The contract is for the implementation of the company’s Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) in Cleveland University Hospital’s 16 hospitals and... Read more

Industry News

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Portable X-Ray and CT Systems’ Sector to Surge at a CAGR of 7.5% to 2020

Researchers in a new study investigating the global market for portable X-Ray systems, and Computed Tomography scanners predict a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.5% between the years 2013 and to 2020. The Asia Pacific market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% in the same period. Growth will be driven by... Read more
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