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Image: A normal chest x-ray (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia).

Release of X-Ray Database to Boost AI Research

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently made available a massive database of chest X-rays, marking a huge step toward integrating artificial intelligence (AI) mechanisms into clinical practice. More...
16 Oct 2017
Image: The Vscan portable ultrasound scanner (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).

Handheld Scanners Market to Reach USD 725 Million by 2027

The global handheld ultrasound scanners market is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of 8.8% from around USD 311 million in 2017 to about USD 725 million by 2027 end, driven mainly by the increasing use of handheld ultrasound scanners among non-radiologists and modernization in healthcare, coupled with high investment in research and development (R&D). More...
16 Oct 2017
Image: Researchers at UCSF are utilizing IBM Watson and AI to help determine patients in need of MRI contrast for scans (Photo courtesy of IBM).

IBM Watson Uses AI to Determine Patients Who Need Contrast

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered that IBM Watson can help optimize the process of determining which patients need contrast for musculoskeletal MRI scans. More...
10 Oct 2017
Image: (L) Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO of Canon, and (R), Toshio Takiguchi, Toshiba Medical President and CEO (Photo courtesy of Canon / Toshiba).

Toshiba to Change Name to Canon in January

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation will change its company name to Canon Medical Systems Corporation on January 4, 2018. The decision by Toshiba Medical to change the company’s name comes after it officially became a subsidiary of Canon Inc. in December 2016. More...
10 Oct 2017
Image: Invicro has acquired Imanova and will establish the world’s largest provider of translational imaging services and analytics from pre-clinical development through to late-phase clinical trials (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Invicro Acquires Imanova to Expand Global Imaging Capabilities

Invicro, LLC, a provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development, has acquired Imanova, a translational research company that specializes in applying positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning techniques to improve productivity in early drug development and to help improve disease understanding. Invicro and Imanova will merge all activities to establish the world’s largest provider of translational imaging services and analytics from pre-clinical development through to late-phase clinical trials. More...
19 Sep 2017
Image: New AI technology may help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier than current methods and to help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies (Photo courtesy of Deposit Photos).

AI Could Help Identify Early Skin Cancer

Newly developed technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier than current methods and to help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. The AI-based method employs machine-learning software to analyze images of skin lesions and to provide doctors with objective data on telltale biomarkers of melanoma. More...
05 Sep 2017
Image: Agfa plans to organize its HealthCare IT activities into a stand-alone structure within the Agfa-Gevaert Group (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Agfa Plans to Separate Healthcare IT Business

Agfa-Gevaert NV’s board of directors has asked the management to study how the HealthCare IT activities can be organized into a stand-alone legal entity structure and organization within the Agfa-Gevaert Group. More...
28 Aug 2017


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