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New Noninvasive Test for Diseased Coronary Arteries Implemented

A new noninvasive Computed Tomography (CT) test that can be used to quantify blood flow through diseased coronary arteries has been implemented in a major US medical center. Normally a patient with plaque in coronary arteries undergoes an invasive catherization and angiogram test. The new technology called Fractional... Read more


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Image: T1-weighted brain MR imaging showing significantly greater gray matter volume in female healthy control subjects than in women with substance dependence (photo courtesy of RSNA).

MRI Study Shows Evidence for Long-Term Effects on Brain Volume in Women Following Stimulant Drug Abuse

A study show excessive use of stimulant drugs has long-term effects on the volume of brain tissue in women. The researchers intended to determine how the brains of men and women, previously dependent... 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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Clinical Study Shows Added Value of Amyloid PET Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

Early-onset dementia patients could benefit from a new PET imaging agent developed by a major medical imaging vendor. The results of a clinical study showing the effectiveness of the amyloid PET imaging agent were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2015) in Washington DC (USA).... 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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IBM’s Watson Health Unit Announces Planned Acquisition of Merge Healthcare for USD 1 Billion

Leading medical image handling, processing, interoperability, and clinical systems leader Merge Healthcare will be acquired by IBM’s Watson Health unit in late 2015, pending Merge shareholder approval, regulatory review, and other standard closing conditions. This is IBM’s third and largest major health-related acquisition... Read more
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