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US Helium Shortage Drives Recycling Efforts

General Electric is building a new helium recycling plant, which is used for cooling the superconducting magnets in magnetic resonance imaging machines.   More...
06 Oct 2014

Global Partnership Provides Treatment Planning Support for Modulated Arc Radiotherapy

Varian Medical Systems Eclipse treatment planning software can now be used to plan modulated arc radiotherapy treatments at sites using Siemens Healthcare medical linear accelerators.  More...
22 Sep 2014

USD 12 Billion Out of Total Spent on Medical Imaging Squandered in the US

The United States wastes close to USD 12 billion on unnecessary medical imaging yearly, according to a new survey of 196 hospital leaders.   More...
15 Sep 2014

Brazil’s Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Sector Starting to Mature

Although several medical device industry groups exist in Brazil, none are focused on the specialized needs of the medical imaging and radiation therapy industry. Members from a US medical imaging and technology alliance have been establishing and growing their presence in Brazil in recent years, reflecting trends indicating Brazil’s maturing market for diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy equipment.  More...
07 Sep 2014

Acquisition Includes Radiation Simulation Software for Radiotherapy Applications

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. has acquired certain assets of Transpire, Inc. including the Acuros dose calculation software, which has been incorporated into Varian’s BrachyVision and Eclipse treatment planning software systems. More...
12 Aug 2014

Cerner Shakes Up IT Sector by Acquiring Siemens’ Health Information Services

Cerner Corporation and Siemens AG have entered into a definitive agreement for Cerner to acquire Siemens' Health Information Technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for USD 1.3 billion in cash.   More...
07 Aug 2014

Enterprise-Wide Imaging and Archiving Technology Optimizes Disaster Recovery and Operational Workflow

A new collaboration will enable a US hospital to streamline flow of data to meet meaningful use 2 requirements for the exchange of images, support health information exchange, as well as enhance the patient experience.  More...
05 Aug 2014


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