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Real-time radiation plans, X-core MRI

Significant advances in medical physics

To target ionised radiation as precisely as possible, imaging a tumour is vital in radiotherapy planning. ‘Today, imaging is used increasingly during the therapy itself,’ explained Professor Mark Ladd, Head of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiology at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, and President of the German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP), during…

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Imaging equipment

CE Mark for Faxitron Path+ Specimen Radiography System

Hologic, Inc. has announced it has CE Mark for the Faxitron Path+ Specimen Radiography System, the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of digital specimen radiography solutions. The Faxitron Path+ system features a superior, high-resolution imaging detector which enables pathologists to image a wide range of specimens of varying sizes, including bone, foetal remains and breast…

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Multiple sensors to capture high-res images

A new detector for long-length digital radiography

Carestream Health has introduced a new digital radiography detector in the United States and Canada, enabling hospitals and imaging centers that specialize in long-length imaging to increase productivity while decreasing both patient discomfort and dose. With a single exposure, the Carestream DRX-L Detector captures long-length images by providing a large field of view and high resolution for…

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Goodbye to grayscale

Dual Energy CT – seeing x-rays with colors

Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most important imaging options for the diagnostics of patients. For a long time, in clinical routine CT technology mostly showed the Hounsfield Units (HU) that are indicated in the grayscale. However, the Dual Energy CT (DECT) enables colored X-ray images, therefore significantly improving examination methods. “We can also do material separation and get a…

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Testing Devices

Quart – didoNEO R Diagnostic X-Ray Dosemeter

HighlightsThe Quart didoNEO introduces a new approach to diagnostic x-ray meters: it features the most compact base unit and most compact detector in the x-ray meter industry. The didoNEO R is used for QA and service in Radiography, (Pulsed) Fluoroscopy, DSA, Dental, 3D (CBCT).• Compact multi-functional state-of-the-art solid state detector• Enables measurements in spots with limited…

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Accessories / Complementary Systems

I.A.E. – C31-RTM 72

Size: 0.6 / 1.2Power: 30 kW / 75 kWCapacity: 300 kHU (Anode heat capacity), 500 W (Anode heat dissipation)Highlights• Rotating anode X-ray tube unit for mobile x-ray equipment with film and digital detectors• Lead lined aluminium body• H.T. cable sockets: type MINI75 4 pin• Storage and shipment temperature range –10°C / +80° C• Optional mounting plate…

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Accessories / Complementary Systems

Examion – X-Emergency

HighlightsCustomized container for digital X-ray.• U-Arm or Z-Arm design. Z-Arm allows lateral exposures on lying patients• Low maintenance effort• Excellent image quality• Patient administration• Mini-PACS or connection to central archives• Radiological viewer• Power: 50 kW• System concept: Wireless or Wired• Detector size: 14 x 17“ / 17 x…

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Flatpanel Fluoro

Siemens Healthineers – Multitom Rax

Power: 65 / 80 kWDetector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 148 µmHighlights• The world’s first Twin Robotic X-ray scanner• Streamlined clinical pathways while improving diagnostic insights and treatment• Offers a multitude of X-rays – in just one room• Let the robots move – not your patients• Defines standards easily – and multiplies your…

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Flatpanel Fluoro

Canon – Ultimax-i

Power: 80 kWDetector type: CsIPixel size: 148 μmHighlights• The Ultimax-i system provides a multipurpose digital X-ray system with a tilting C-arm table for multipurpose diagnostic applications and interventional radiology.• An additional ceiling mounted X-ray tube can be combined.This system can be used for a wide variety of clinical applications.• Detector size: 43 × 43…

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Flatpanel Fluoro

Canon – Xantara

Power: 80 kWDetector type: CsIPixel size: 148 μmHighlights• The Xantara system was designed to provide maximum flexibility for all types of exam rooms and for all types of exams.• From the clean, sleek lines of the design, to the simplified all-in-one control console, to the mechanical ergonomics and elegance, the Xantara is the remote controlled table solution like you’ve…

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Mobile DR

Visaris – Vision M

Power: 2.4 / 3.2 kWWidth: 66 cmWeigth: 45 kgHighlights• The first portable X-ray cart designed around digital imaging • Automatic APR setting of the X-ray head • Control generator settings from laptop• Modern, ergonomic design • Protective, fixed laptop mount • Secure DR panel storage bin • Advanced anatomy driven image…

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Mobile DR

Villa Sistemi Medicali – Visitor T30 R-DR

Power: 32 kWWidth: 69.5 cmWeight: 250 kgHighlights• Mobile DR unit• ± 90° rotating arm for flexible positioning of the unit• High performance X-ray generator, tube-head with double focal spot (0.8 / 1.3 mm)• 19" touch screen user interface• Complete with post-processing tools and DICOM functions• Detector size: Up to 43 × 43 cm

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Mobile DR

Villa Sistemi Medicali – Visitor T30 C-DR

Power: 32 kWWidth: 61.8 cmWeight: 170 kgHighlights• Compact and lightweight mobile DR unit• High performance X-ray generator, tubeheadwith double focal spot (0.8 / 1.3 mm)• 19" touch screen user interface• Complete with post-processing tools andDICOM functions• Detector size: Up to 43 × 43 cm

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Mobile DR

Technix – TMB 400 / TMB 400 DR

Power: 40 kWWidth: 57.6 cmWeight: 435 kgHighlights• Battery-motorized unit for easy maneuvering and bedside positioning • Freeview technology thanks to telescopic column • Battery powered X-ray exposures • Two different versions: analogue and digital • X-ray Housing • Compact design • Telescopic arm • Swiveling…

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Mobile DR

Stephanix – Movix DReamy

Power: 20 / 32 / 40 / 50 kWWidth: 54 cmWeight: 520 kgHighlights• New ultra-compact and streamlined design • Motorized up to 5.5 km/h • Telescopic column and arm, offering wide range of movements for easy positioning • X-ray tube with rotating anode Up to 150 kV, up to 500 mAs Independent from mains, only for batteries loading • Colour LCD touch screen…

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Mobile DR

Siemens Healthineers – Mobilett Elara Max

Power: 35 kWFootprint: 127.8 cm (l) × 59.8 cm (w)Weight: Approx. 380 kgHighlights• High-end, fully digital mobile X-ray system• Compact system design, easy maneuverability, flexible positioning with the MAXreach arm and consistently high-quality images• Unique antimicrobial coating and easy-to-clean design• Intuitive and fully digital syngo FLC workflow,…

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Mobile DR

Primax International – Raybow XE

Power: 20/ 32/ 40/ 50 kWWidth: 54 cmWeight: 520 kgHighlights• Raybow XE redefines the concept of pointof-care imaging • Design centered on User and Patient needs, delivering great improvements in power, reliability, image quality and ergonomics • Effortless maneuverability and energy autonomy thanks to its exclusive patented Easy Moving System with Energy Recovery…

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Mobile DR

Konica Minolta – AeroDR X10

Power: 26 – 32 kWWidth: 61,8 cmWeight: 170 kgHighlights• Fully integrated digital mobile X-ray system• The AeroDR detector can easily be stored and at the same time auto­matically charged in the bin• 100 % wireless communication for effortless usage at patient’s bedside• Detector sharing with X-ray rooms

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Mobile DR

Konica Minolta – AeroDR X30

Power: 20 / 32 / 40 / 50 kWWidth: 67 cmWeight: 530 kgHighlights• Fully integrated digital mobile X-ray system• Completely motorized and very easy to manoeuvre: can be ­controlled with one hand• The AeroDR detector can easily be stored and at the same time automatically charged in the bin, even during driving• 100 % wireless communication for effortless usage at…

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Mobile DR

Examion – X-DRS Mobile Pro 320

Power: 32 kWWidth: 57.6 cmWeight: 397 kgHighlightsThe X-DR Mobile Pro 320 is a battery powered and motorized X-ray system with detector that meets all the needs of the hospital. • Comfortable motorized movement • Swiveling column • Telescopic arm optional • DICOM connectivity + WLAN • kV Range: 40 – 133 kV • Pixel size: 150 μm/…

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DR Detectors

Villa Sistemi Medicali – VDX 3543PW

Size: 35 × 43 cmDetector type: aSi / CsIPixel size: 100 μmHighlights• Complete cordless ­positioning freedom, typical of a conventional cassette• Outstanding pixel size of ­­100 μm,for the highest image quality• Auto-triggering mode: the detector automatically synchronizes the acquisition once the X-ray source starts the emission• System equipped with…

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DR Detectors

Stephanix – Nomad DReam

Size: 14 × 17“ / 17 × 17“Detector type: Various types & brandsPixel size: 125 μm / 148 μmHighlights• To get easily the digital benefits in analogue x-ray rooms and mobile units• No modification or Generator connection• Several panel brands and sizes are available• Advanced functions: APR, post-processings• DICOM connectivity•…

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DR Detectors

Protec – RAPIXX WiFi detectors

Size: 43 × 36 cm / 43 × 43 cmDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139/ 150 μmHighlights• Complete set of wireless detector incl. two batteries, Conaxx 2 DR-software (X-ray generator connection as option) • Detector size: 43×36 cm/ 43×43 cm • Detectors are ISO 4090 compliant, existing Bucky can be used for DR Retrofit • Just one…

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DR Retrofit

Protec – RAPIXX tethered / Mobile detectors

Size: 43 × 36 cm / 43 × 43 cmDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139/ 150 μmHighlights• Detector size: 43×36 cm/ 43×43 cm • 16 bit dynamic range • Cable connection, lightweight: 3.7 kg • Predestined for simple Retrofitting of existing X-ray units due to dimensions equal to conventional X-ray cassette (ISO 4090 compliant) • High…

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DR Detectors

medigration – DR Retrofit-Kit DX | Vision

Size: 35 × 43 cmDetector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 148 μmHighlightsWireless, portable detector with WLAN and Battery• Easy integration into an existing X-ray system• 100 % touch-capable user interface• Cordless and lightweight wireless flat panel detector• For the use with mobile X-ray systems• Auto-trigger mode (AED function) – No need to…

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DR Detectors

Konica Minolta – AeroDR HD

Size: 14 × 17“Detector type: CsIPixel size: 100 μmHighlights• Portable Digital X-ray Detector• Pixel size: 100 μm – High Definition• Able to display micro structures• Better visibility of bone trabecular• No “pixel shape” when zooming in• Lightweight for easy handling: 2.6 kg• Load resistance of 400 kg• 130 kg…

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DR Detectors

Konica Minolta – AeroDR 2S

Size: 14 × 17“ / 35 × 43 cmDetector type: CsIPixel size: 175 μmHighlights• Portable Digital X-ray Detector• Konica Minolta’s lightest 14 × 17” detector on the market at just 2.5 kg• Robust, IPX6 waterproof, carbon monocoque housing• Full image acquisition within four seconds only• Charging time of only 13 minutes• AeroSync

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DR Retrofit

Konica Minolta – AeroDR Premium

Size: 14 × 17“ / 35 × 43 cmDetector type: CsIPixel size: 175 μmHighlights• Portable Digital X-ray Detector• Lightweight, only 2.6 kg• Improved cycle time for increased throughput• Robust: surface load of 300 kg• AED – Hybrid detection technology• Waterproof IPX6, this makes the detector suitable for more extreme environments•…

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DR Detectors

Examion – X-DR

Size: 14 × 17“ / 17 x 17“ Detector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 100 - 175 μmHighlightsCustomized Retrofit solutions for stationary, mobile and portable X-ray equipment. The right detector for any application.• Detector: 14 ×17“/17×17“ • Excellent image quality • Perfectly matched hardware and software components •…

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DR Detectors

DRgem – AcquiDR

Size: 43 × 36 cm / 43 × 43 cmDetector type: GOS / CsIPixel size: –Highlights• System concept: DR retrofit solution • Radmax acquisition workstation • Turns any analog X-Ray system into a fully digital radiography system • Easy to apply to any X-Ray generator (AED function included) • DICOM 3.0 compatible • Simple…

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R/F digital - DR Detectors

Canon – Canon DR-Upgrade-within-2-minutes

Size: 43 x 42 / 35 x 43 / 27.4 x 35 cmDetector type: CslPixel size: 125 µmHighlightsEasy upgrade solution for any X-ray system in two minutes using just two components • No connections or modifications to your existing X-ray system is necessary • Easily add DR to any X-ray system using just two lightweight components • Simply pick up and move to any X-ray…

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DR Retrofit

Agfa HealthCare – DR 10s detector

Size: 10 × 12"Detector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 148 μmHighlights• Lightweight, high resolution Automatic Exposure Detection (AED)• Offers optimal convenience & portability• Easy cleaning & disinfection• Compact detector fits into incubator bucky tray• Seamless use with virtually all X-ray systems and maximizing the use of the existing X-ray…

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Portable DR

SIUI – SR-1000 Touch

Size: 65 x 50 x 35.5 cmDetector type: a-SiPixel size: 150 μmHighlights• SR-1000 Touch is the portable DR system integrated with the X-ray generator, flat panel detector and the workstation • Eco-friendly & Safe:The generator caters to the clinical demands with lower power and low radiation intensity • Battery power supply system: A full charge enables over 200…

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Portable DR

Examion – X-DR Portable

Size: 14 × 17“Detector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 150 μmHighlightsPortable case solutions for emergency X-ray. All functions for acquisition, diagnosis and archiving on a single mobile PC.• Wireless Digital X-Ray• Excellent image quality• Patient administration with mini-PACS• Radiological viewer• Synchronization with stationary image…

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DR

Visaris – Vision VET

Power: 2.4/ 3.2/ 32 kWDetector type: CslPixel size: 139- 150 µmHighlights• New digital advanced DR system designed for use in veterinary practices • Available in two versions: Vision Vet standard and Vision Vet high performance • Vet stand with floating tabletop and integrated flat panel detector and X-ray source • Imaging console with simplest user…

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DR

Visaris – Vision U

Power: 50/ 65/ 80 kWDetector type: CslPixel size: 100- 150 µmHighlights• Universal DR system for a wide range of general and specialist diagnostic imaging applications• Programmable auto-positioning of the X-ray tube and digital flat panel detector in all directions enables efficient and flexible imaging of all anatomies • A single system console seamlessly controls all…

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DR

Siemens Healthineers – Multitom Rax

Power: 65 / 80 kWDetector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 148 µmHighlights• The worlds first twin robotic X-ray scanner • Set new standards in advanced musculoskeletal and trauma imaging • Precise insights through unique automation • Efficient workflows around your patients • Comprehensive diagnoses with multiple procedures • Detector…

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DR

Protec – PRS 500 X (Touch option)

Power: 50/ 80 kWDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139/ 150 μmHighlights• Easy system handling and positioning due to its optimum weight counterbalance concept • Detector size: max. 43×43cm • Maximum flexibility and workflow efficiency • Fully digital X-ray generator connection by Conaxx image acquisition software • Outstanding variability…

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DR

Protec – PRS 500 F (Touch option)

Power: 50/ 80 kWDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139/150 μmHighlights• Integrated state-ofthe-art touch concept • Detector size: max. 43×43cm • Radiographic positioning aid directly at the system • Patient selection, job selection and generator control at integrated touch-screen • First preview at the system immediately after the…

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DR

Protec – PRS 500 B

Power: 50 / 80 kWDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139 / 150 μmHighlights• Motorized X-ray system with auto-tracking function • Detector size: max. 43×43cm • Trend-setter for radiological centers, clinics and hospitals • Integrated sophisticated autotracking functions –the system enables the user a comfortable, fast and efficient daily…

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DR

GMM Group – Kalos - DR system

Power: 65 – 80 kWDetector type: a-SiPixel size: 125 – 148 µmHighlights• Advanced elevating table with detector floating in the longitudinal and lateral directions • Automatic alignment of the detector with the X-ray beam • Useful radiographic area > 2 m including lateral projections • Auto positioning features driven by anatomical…

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DR

Examion – X-DR Static Z-Arm or U-Arm

                                       Power: 50 kWDetector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 100 – 139 μm                                                …

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DR

Examion – X-DRS Ceiling Standard

                                       Power: 50 kWDetector type: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 100 – 150 μm                                                …

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DR

DRgem – Diamond (U-arm Type)

                                       Power: 52 / 68 / 82 kWDetector type: GOS / CsIPixel size: –                                            Highlights• System…

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R/F Digital

Del Medical – Straight Arm

Power: 32/ 40/ 50/ 65/ 80 kWDetector type: CslPixel size: 148/ 160 µmHighlights• Economical and space-efficient X-ray system perfect for Ambulatory Clinics, Imaging Centers or Urgent Care facilities • Efficient isocentered design keeping the detector and x-ray beam in constant alignment • Flexible movement with extensive range of arm and image receptor…

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Accessories / Complementary Systems

Protec – Bucky series

                                                   Highlights• Outstanding compatibility with X-ray tables, wall stands and U-arm of various brands • High cost effectiveness due to continuation of use of existing grids and AEC chambers • All…

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Bucky

Examion – X-R Static Z / U-Arm

                                         Power: 50 kWTable: Mobile table on requestTable height: 59.5 – 86.5 cm                                            HighlightsThe…

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Bi-Plane

Canon – Alphenix Dual Plane

Power: 100 kWDetector: a-Si / CsIPixel size: 194 μmHighlights• A single room X-ray solution with two C-Arms both with dedicated imaging chains for interventional cardiac and angiography procedures that share a common generator, table, monitors and digital acquisition system.Designed for both diagnostic and interventional examinations.• Space, time and dose saving technology are…

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2 to 16 Slices

SternMed – Cytom 16

Power: 60 kWGantry bore: 70 cmScan range: 160 cmHighlights• Ultra-fast, Non-contact PowerLink gantry technology • Slices per rotation: 16 • Slice thickness: 0.625, 1.25, 2.5, 5.0, 10 mm • Lower dose, lower consumption • Ultra-fast rare earth ceramic detector • 24 rows detector, one-disc rotation collects 16 slices images • 21,504…

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20 to 64 Slices

Siemens Healthineers – Somatom go.Now

Power: 32 kWGantry bore: 70 cmScan range: Up to 160 cmHighlights• myExam Companion as unique approach in CT operation powered by AI, designed to optimize the exam to the individual patient • Well-conceived workflow solution with unique Mobile Workflow and GO Technologies • Tin Filter technology enables ultra‐ low dose‐optimized scanning at the levels of conventional…

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20 to 64 Slices

Siemens Healthineers – Somatom go.Up

Power: 32 kWGantry bore: 70 cmScan range: Up to 200 cmHighlights• myExam Companion as unique approach in CT operation powered by AI, designed to optimize the exam to the individual patient • Well-conceived workflow solution with unique Mobile Workflow, GO Technologies and FAST 3D Camera • Tin Filter technology enables ultra‐ low dose‐optimized scanning at the levels…

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MD Buyline reports

Top rating for DR imaging solutions

Carestream Health earned the highest position in TractManager’s MD Buyline User Satisfaction Ratings across three categories—portables, X-ray detectors and room-based digital radiography systems—during 2019 survey periods. Carestream’s DRX-Evolution Plus and DRX-Ascend systems scored high marks for performance, reliability, installation and service. The DRX-Plus 3543 detector remains the…

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DR 100s at RSNA 2019

Agfa launches a new force in mobile DR

Agfa announces that it will launch the DR 100s high-productivity, ergonomic, mobile DR imaging solution, at RSNA 2019. With a customer-driven design that meets the needs of today’s healthcare environments, the DR 100s delivers a new force in mobile imaging. It combines agility, excellent DR image quality, fast image preview and a broad range of applications, including Chest, Abdomen, Skeletal…

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Workflow automation

Loop-X: Imaging robot for spinal surgery

Brainlab recently unveiled its flagship Loop-X mobile intraoperative imaging robot that is specifically designed for spinal surgical procedures. Developed by medPhoton, an Austrian company, the device is now the core of Brainlab’s imaging offerings. The Loop-X robotic architecture introduces a new standard in flexibility, adding additional degrees of freedom to any surgical procedure: By…

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100th birthday of Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield

The legacy of the man who pioneered computed tomography

On the centenary of his birth, Mark Nicholls reflects on the life and legacy of Nobel laureate Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, the man who pioneered computed tomography. It was a discovery that came from a moment of inspiration during a country walking holiday; the idea that one could determine what was inside a box by taking X-ray readings at all angles around the object. From that, Sir Godfrey…

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Medical components

New CT tubes deliver excellent performance and support patient throughput

Dunlee, a leading provider of CT, X-ray, MR, and 3D-printed tungsten products for the OEM market and CT tubes for the replacement market, continues to add to its wide CT tube portfolio with the introduction of the CT5000 mid-level CT tube and the CTR1600 series entry-level CT tubes. These tubes are manufactured to Dunlee’s exacting standards and boast excellent performance in their market…

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New products

Dunlee expands MR portfolio with Invivo MR coils

Dunlee, a leading provider of CT, X-ray, MR and 3D-printed tungsten products for the OEM market, is expanding its portfolio of MR products with Invivo MR coils for breast, lungs, neuro, cardiac and orthopedic applications. The Invivo coil family includes coils designed for a range of anatomies, element counts, field strengths and imaging applications. Outstanding design boosts image quality while…

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Angiography configuration

Canon debuts Alphenix 4D CT at ECR 2019

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. introduces a new angiography configuration featuring its Alphenix Sky+ C-arm and Hybrid Catheterization Tilt/Cradle Table for interventional procedures with its Aquilion One Genesis CT system. The new pairing, called the Alphenix 4D CT, allows clinicians to efficiently plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. “The all new Alphenix 4D CT was designed…

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User experience and the optimisation of daily workflow

At the heart of our developments

The professionals we all rely on to keep us healthy, they rely on X-Ray imaging systems empowered by flat panel detectors and software solutions provided by Thales. Our solutions offer superior accuracy and advanced image processing to help image interpretation while decreasing radiation exposure. They also include a variety of innovative features that simplify the daily workflow of healthcare…

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Digital mammography

From technology into innovation, from innovation into care

Fujifilm is a pioneer in digital radiography technology since the early 1980s: since then we have continuously been developing innovative technologies, creating products that deliver greater benefits and improved care to both customers and patients. In the breast screening segment, Fujifilm's strong commitment to continuous technology evolution and a clear commitment in providing innovative…

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Digital radiography

Carestream’s DR systems earn highest rating

Carestream Health earned the top rating in MD Buyline’s User Satisfaction Ratings for its portable and room-based digital radiography (DR) systems and detectors in the second quarter of 2018. Carestream’s DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System and its DRX-Evolution Plus and DRX-Ascend systems scored high marks from healthcare providers for performance, reliability, installation and service.

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Nanoscale visualization

Laser light shows X-ray holographic images of viruses

Holography, like photography, is a way to record the world around us. Both use light to make recordings, but instead of two-dimensional photos, holograms reproduce three-dimensional shapes. The shape is inferred from the patterns that form after light ricochets off an object and interferes with another light wave that serves as a reference. When created with X-ray light, holography can be an…

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Components

Varex Imaging – Your partner for success

As a trusted imaging components leader, Varex has a laser focus on providing customers with high-quality and cost-effective products. Excellence in imaging is a top priority. Varex delivers best-in-class components that help equipment manufacturers to quickly develop and launch their next-generation systems powered by our components.

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Innovation

Thales presents world’s first portable detector with embedded patient ID

With the growing need for hospitals to raise their competitiveness in the context of budgetary constraints, doctors and healthcare professionals are under ever increasing pressures to maximize their time and ensure each individual patient is treated as fast as possible without compromising quality of care. This is an environment where medical technology can excel.

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Introducing

Samsung unveils new innovative mobile CT OmniTom at RSNA

Samsung Electronics, a leader in medical imaging technology, will debut its OmniTom mobile 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago. OmniTom received 510(k) FDA clearance for the U.S. market on August 18 of this year, and attendees will get to see it for the first time at RSNA booth #2543 (South…

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Motorised system

Protec brings movement into X-ray

A motorised PRS 500 B X-ray system, added to the portfolio of Protec, specialist in traditional analogue X-ray film processing machines, ‘combines efficiency, high work precision and optimum operating comfort,’ the manufacturer reports. ‘In addition to the user-friendly touch display, it also offers an automatic retraction of the tubular column, which adapts to the position of the bucky in…

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Innovation

Novel Nano-CT magnifies tiny velvet worm legs

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of…

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Digitalization

Carestream introduces upgrade to DR

Carestream Health makes converting to DR easy and affordable with the launch of its Carestream DRX-Transportable System/Lite. The system equips facilities to convert room-based or mobile imaging systems to digital radiology through use of a wireless tablet PC that gives users complete control of the X-ray system and displays diagnostic images as they are acquired.

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EUSOBI 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting breast imaging session

‘The best way to screen’

The European Society of Breast Imaging (ESOBI) promotes high quality breast imaging across Europe by developing education and training, encouraging research and promoting guidelines and standards. This year’s meeting (23-24 September) was held in collaboration with the French Society La Société d’Imagerie de la Femme (SIFEM) and drew around 600 radiologists. The event included a two-day…

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X-Ray

Wireless Digital X-ray Technology for Football Players at NFL Combine

In addition to demonstrating their speed, agility and strength at the 2017 National Football League Scouting Combine, top college football players also undergo comprehensive physical examinations that include X-ray exams. This year a CARESTREAM DRX Plus 3543 (see video link) detector was used with the existing X-ray system at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Ind.) to produce high-quality…

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Surgery

MobileDaRt Evolution MX7 series

Digital mobile X-ray systems equipped with a Flat Panel Detector (FPD) are used to examine patients during hospital rounds and for urgent cases in A&E and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Leading medical equipment manufacturer Shimadzu (www.shimadzu-medical.eu) reports that its new MobileDaRt Evolution MX7 digital mobile X-ray systems provide ultra-modern and extensive mobile digital…

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Detectors

Mobile X-ray around the globe

Since launching meX+ DR solutions in 2009 the imaging and X-ray solutions producer medical ECONET has installed the range internationally. Physicians in diverse areas and fields of expertise, medical crews on ships and oil-rigs, paramedics in military ambulances, as well as disaster relief forces in conflict areas, report satisfaction regarding the lightweight and flexible meX+ X-ray devices in…

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low radiation

High resolution detectors to create safer X-ray diagnosis

A European health consortium is developing a set of low radiation, low cost, flat panel X-ray detectors that use novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital and dental staff, generating some of the highest resolution images ever seen in rapid moving body functions, such as malicious growths or the beating heart of a baby.

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Flatpanel

Clinica Mobile’s DRX-1 delivers high-speed care

Exuding the aroma of hi-octane fuel, the glamour of multi-coloured racing leathers, flashy sponsored brands and the glitz of the circuits, motorcycle racing can be an irresistible fast-action sport. Amid the roar of engines, the world’s leading motorcycle aces, such as Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi or Jonathan Rea, hit around 300kmh on tracks across the globe. High-speed duels thrill the…

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Intervention

Hybrid ORs: not equally beneficial for all facilities

The hybrid operating room is one of the most innovative developments in the surgical sector. The combination of interventional and minimally invasive surgical procedures is exciting for many clinical disciplines. The room design, intraoperative imaging techniques as well as interdisciplinary collaboration play a pivotal role in this.

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Breast cancer

Device allows 3D imaging with less radiation

Preliminary tests have demonstrated that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of tumors in the breast, while maintaining the same or better image quality and halving the radiation dose to patients. The advance is made possible by a new device developed for 3D imaging of the breast by researchers at the Department of Energy's Thomas…

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Breakthrough

How Dual Source technology is revolutionizing CT

Since launching Somatom Definition in 2005, Siemens has continued to develop Dual Source technology in order to overcome the remaining challenges in computed tomography. This significant development has made it possible to produce diagnostic images of a patient’s beating heart and coronary vessels without having to artificially lower their heart rate, for example. Scanning speeds that were…

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Robotic

The Swiss Army knife of radiology

Not all innovations marketed as ‘world premieres’ actually make a significant impact on the world. However, the new robotic X-ray system ‘Multitom Rax’ (Robotic Advanced X-ray) introduced by Siemens Healthcare and the University Hospital Erlangen is one innovation in the world of medicine technology that deserves this label, the manufacturer reports. ‘With the combination of robotic and…

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Trust matters

Next generation O-arm – Surgical Imaging System

The O-arm Surgical Imaging System, has successfully established as the #1 multi-dimensional intraoperative imaging devise in spine ­surgery. Surgeons all over the world consider the O-arm their system of choice, convinced by image quality, ease of handling and ­reliability. Recently the next generation of O-arm was introduced to the market. Continuous development and innovation will allow the…

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Update on X-Ray

Leading hospital installs new generation devices

The radiology department at the German hospital Asklepios-Klinik Lindau recently received the high-performance R/F table Sonialvision G4, a new generation of X-ray and fluoroscopy systems, which complements examination and therapy options, particularly in internal medicine, as well as general surgery and for spinal disorders, the manufacturer Shimadzu reports.

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Digital

Convincing overall package

The joint practice of Drs. Ulrike and Dieter von der Burg in Münster, Germany, decided on the GU60 digital X-ray system by Samsung Health Medical Equipment (HME) and is very pleased with the image quality and workflow. The strong Samsung support and comprehensive expanded training program which allows the exploitation of the full potential was also a factor in choosing Samsung HME.

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Linac Coherent Light Source

A glimpse into live bacteria

A group of scientists in Sweden has taken an important step towards the goal of peering inside a working cell. They are among researchers around the globe who are seeking a method that enables the observation of proteins, lipids and DNA inside individual cells, as well as gaining a better understanding of how this intricate and interconnected system changes with time.

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Modality

Delivering lower dose through detailed diagnostic imaging

At Agfa HealthCare, we have long recognized the need for a balance between high image quality and the management of dose. With the cesium phosphor technology enhanced and empowered by the gold standard MUSICA image processing software, renowned for delivering diagnostic value images and making it easy to see details, radiologists are potentially able to provide a dose reduction of 50% to 60%*.…

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Siemens Computed Tomography

40 Years at the cutting edge of technological development

40 years after the launch of its first series model, Siretom, Siemens Healthcare is looking back on the successful development of its computed tomography division. With innovations such as Spiral, Multislice, and most recently Dual Source technology, Siemens has been driving the CT market and clinical diagnostics for decades. Today, three patients are scanned with a Siemens CT system every…

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RADspeed Pro EDGE

New digital radiography system with extended functionality

Shimadzu, worldwide leading manufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment, has released the new digital radiography system RADspeed Pro EDGE in 2015 – the year of Shimadzu’s 140th anniversary. The system provides a wide range of functionalities: from tomosynthesis via dual-energy subtraction to modern auto-stitching to support diagnostics in clinical applications.

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Cooperation

Strategic alliance between Agfa HealthCare and Hitachi Medical Systems

Agfa HealthCare announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (Hitachi) whereby Hitachi will promote Agfa HealthCare's complete portfolio of Direct Radiography (DR) and Computed Radiography (CR) solutions to its large and growing community of MRI and CT customers in the United States, including hospitals, imaging centers and…

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Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus, called Mimivirus, is in a curious class of “giant viruses” discovered just over a decade ago.

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Celebration

Japanese firm celebrates 140 successful years

The son of a craftsman making Buddhist altars, he was driven to create instruments for physics and chemistry. Attending the Physics and Chemistry Research Institute he gained experience with a variety of technologies and fields of expertise. He was convinced that Japan, as a should work towards becoming a leader in science. At the dawn of the industrial revolution and scientific age in 1875 he…

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Shimadzu

Seeking the best systems

When the Medical Radiological Institute (MRI) at the private Bethanien Hospital in Zurich and the local hospital in Ærø, Denmark, needed new fluoroscopy and radiography equipment, they investigated quality, functionality, service quality and cost. Among systems examined was Shimadzu’s Sonialvision G4, which has been completely revised, with innovations in all areas, including dose reduction…

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Passion for details

Discover new clinical values in X-ray imaging

Premieres in Europe: The new RADspeed fit (DR ready) with its best-in-class features for general radiography as well as the new MobileDaRt Evolution EFX for mobile X-ray applications are the most recent developments provided by Shimadzu. Together with angiographic, R/F and C-arm systems, they make the main attractions on Shimadzu’s stand at ECR 2015 in Vienna, Austria – 4-8 March, Expo C,…

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Digital Radiography

Fast Forward to DR

Agfa HealthCare accelerates the shift to digital x-ray by enabling any radiology clinic to convert at its own speed and budget with innovative and market-leading solutions.

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Dual energy brings more to meet the eye

How does spectral – or dual energy – imaging work? Very similar to red and green light used in black-and-white photography. A black-and-white camera provides information on the colours of the photographed objects: an object that is black under red light is actually green.

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CT developments far excel those for MRI

For the sixth time, Alain Blum MD has invited the French CT community to Nancy to attend a symposium on multi-detector CT. The last invitations, two years back, drew several hundred radiologists and every CT manufacturer to Nancy for two days of debate, discussion and demonstrations.

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Philips gives spectral CT an IQ with detector-based approach

For Pablo Ros, MD, the decision to use the new IQon Spectral CT system from Philips Healthcare is a no-brainer. The head of the radiology department at the prestigious University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and the co-director of Case Center for Imaging Research, introduced the new technology on the first day at the congress of the Radiological Society of North America…

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The first wireless ultrasound transducer

This spring, when Siemens Healthcare launched the world’s first wireless ultrasound transducer, the Erlangen-based company ushered in a development that might make mobile scanning in, say, 20 years’ time, as commonly used as mobile phones are today.

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40 years of CT scanning

Forty years ago an article was published that would change medical practice. In the British Journal of Radiology, English electrical engineer Godfrey N Hounsfield described how he had made a patient’s brain visible non-invasively by evaluating a large number of X-ray images of the skull taken from different directions.

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Carestream’s X-Factor

Carestream Health brought fresh innovations to ECR 2012, among them the DRX-Revolution that shares the same DRX-1/DRX-1C wireless detectors as others in the firm’s DRX family. In our recent European Hospital discussion, Ulf Andersson, Director of marketing and development at Carestream Health in Europe, explained why he considers this mobile X-ray device and the firm’s DRX series to be so…

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Carestream shows latest imaging innovations

At ECR 2012 Carestream Health will showcase a raft of new products and services designed to help radiology professionals improve patient care. These include new healthcare IT offerings, advanced features for its medical and dental/ENT imaging systems and a mobile X-ray imaging system.

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Iterative reconstruction

About two years ago iterative image reconstruction was officially introduced for CT imaging. Since then, no other technological innovation has raised more hope that the dose of X-ray based, cross sectional imaging can be significantly lowered. The possibilities of this procedure have not yet been exhausted.

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Mathematical wizardry

Having previously presented the CT D’OR (CT with Double Optimal Reading) and ‘Oped’ (Orthogonal Polynomial Expansion on the Disc), a detector mask and a reconstruction algorithm that improve image quality whilst simultaneously lowering the radiation dose, Professor Christoph Hoeschen, at the Department of Medical Radiation Physics and Diagnostics (AMSD) at the Helmholtz Centre Munich, is…

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The BRANSIST alexa

The multipurpose BRANSIST alexa, which aims to provide total support for advanced catheterisation procedures, features a 12 x 12-inch flat panel detector (FPD) – an ideal size, the manufacturer Shimadzu points out, for covering interventions from head-to-toe, from brain blood vessels, cardiac and abdomen to peripheral blood vessels in the upper and lower extremities.

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Carestream Shows Latest Innovative Medical Imaging Technologies

Carestream Health provides innovative digital radiography systems that satisfy these goals while simultaneously helping to reduce expenses for healthcare providers worldwide. It also markets powerful systems that efficiently manage radiology workflow—from the scheduling of patient x-ray exams to reading of those imaging studies by radiologists, and ultimately the delivery of radiology reports…

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Agfa launches DX-D 600 at RSNA 2011

Agfa HealthCare announces that it will launch its automated DX-D 600 direct radiography (DR) system, which has received 510k clearance by the U.S. FDA, into the U.S. market at RSNA 2011. Combining user-friendly design with excellent image quality in a high-productivity direct digital X-ray room, the fully automatic system also offers the latest in state-of-the-art auto-positioning technology.

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OrthoMIT

More than 30 clinicians, researchers and industry partners (including Siemens, Aesculap and SurgiTAIX, an RWTH spin-off) are working on OrthoMIT, Germany’s largest collaborative orthopaedic research project that aims to develop future strategies for knees, hip and spinal surgery. Anja Behringer reports

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From CR to DR

Breathtaking though the rate of improvement in medical imaging systems may be, many hospitals remain locked into their various evolutionary stages – depending on their needs and capabilities. With its versatile portfolio, Carestream Health, provides choices to meet their diverse circumstances.

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Single shot spectral mammography

No imaging modality is infallible -- not even mammography, the golden standard for early detection of breast cancer. Particularly in women with dense breast tissue, the diagnostic quality of conventional mammography frequently suffers in terms of sensitivity and specificity. However, the evolution of digital systems has produced technologies that optimise sensitivity as well as specificity and…

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Siemens presents its latest mobile X-ray system with a wireless detector

2011 Siemens launches Mobilett Mira, its first mobile digital X-ray system with a wireless detector. The detector sends image data via W-LAN to an integrated imaging unit and particularly facilitates examinations of patients that are critically ill and have only limited mobility. Moreover, a new, rotating swivel arm increases ease of use for the clinical staff. Mobilett Mira will be introduced…

Lower Dose Without Compromising Image Quality

As the use of interventional procedures to diagnose and treat diseases increase worldwide, and the procedures grow in complexity and length, exposure to radiation is a growing concern for both clinicians and patients. GE’s Innova imaging systems help clinicians reduce radiation exposure without compromising the image quality they need to help them make confident decisions during interventional…

ContextVision introduces new mammography and interventional radiology solutions at ECR 2011

ContextVision, the software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, today introduced two innovative solutions at the 2011 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). A mammography solution addresses current limitations of x-ray image diagnosis for the detection of breast cancer, while the interventional radiology solution helps achieve superior, real-time images…

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New healthcare products for the environmental portfolio

Siemens has incorporated three further healthcare products into its environmental portfolio: The Somatom Definition Flash computer tomograph, the Axiom Luminos dRF fluoroscopy system and the Ysio X-ray system have successfully completed both internal evaluation and an external audit. Backing up their clinical performance and energy efficiency, the devices present a convincing case thanks to their…

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New driver of innovation and efficiency in radiology

Philips is ushering in a new era in radiology science with Imaging 2.0, a concept fueled by integration of technology, clinician and patient. Showcasing its commitment to pioneering innovative, cost-effective solutions, Philips is highlighting technologies that focus specifically on the patient, in addition to advanced networking tools that facilitate greater collaboration between radiologists…

DRX Family at RSNA 2010

Carestream Health showcased its award-winning family of detectors and systems based on the wireless, cassette-size CARESTREAM DRX-1 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Carestream Health is the only company that can offer a full family of options from CR to wireless, cassette-size detectors for existing x-ray rooms and mobile x-ray systems as well as fully automated…

Agfa at RSNA 2010

Agfa HealthCare is focused on providing excellent imaging solutions to support clinical confidence and improve delivery of health outcomes. At RSNA 2010, the company will demonstrate its engineered solutions that optimize the radiology workflow all along the imaging chain. By bringing the power of IT to radiology, we deliver tools that promote strong collaboration between healthcare providers and…

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Ethianum in Heidelberg with future proof infrastructure

The Ethianum in Heidelberg is one of the first clinics in Germany to align itself consistently according to sustainability criteria, thus making it a hospital in keeping with the spirit of Siemens' Green+ Hospital Program. Working in partnership with the Ethianum, Siemens has developed and implemented comprehensive solutions: These include energy management, patient care, and the communications…

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Carestream Health “Medical is Imaging Company of the Year”

Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Carestream Health, Inc., with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. By implementing successful product and business strategies across the two pillars of its medical imaging business - digital/computed radiography (DR/CR) and imaging informatics - Carestream Health has…

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Launch of Optima CT660 at German Congress of Radiology

GE Healthcare has now announced the sales launch of the Optima CT660*. The new system is a modular, all-round computer tomography (CT) product for all applications that uses extremely low doses of radiation, is economical with electricity and is extremely cost-effective. It is especially suitable for use in clinics and general hospitals. GE Healthcare is unveiling the groundbreaking 64-slice CT…

Carestream Health now taking orders for DRX-Mobile retrofit kit

Carestream Health announced it is taking orders for its CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kit that will allow healthcare providers to upgrade selected mobile x-ray systems to wireless DRX-1 technology. This wireless DR system can help increase on-site productivity and deliver immediate access to images for improved patient care, especially for critically ill patients in emergency rooms, operating…

New approach to reduce dose

GE Healthcare is highlighting advanced solutions that drive the efficiency of diagnostic imaging at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), 2010. Complementing the company’s ‘healthymagination’ initiative of reducing healthcare costs through timely care, GE Healthcare is highlighting a range of Computed Tomography (CT) imaging solutions including Adaptive Statistical Iterative…

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Molecular imaging in clinical practice

Over the past decades new imaging technologies have substantially broadened the range of imaging applications in clinical medicine. For years anatomical imaging modalities, such as X-ray and CT, reveal high-resolution information of organs and tissues over extended imaging ranges. Lately, however, the idea of functional imaging e.g. the visualisation of physiology in vivo gains importance.

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Philips' Imaging Highlights at ECR 2010

At ECR 2010, Philips launches the GEMINI LXL, the newest PET/CT scanner, offering many of the features available on premium systems for those working in the clinical areas of both radiology and oncology. Also making its European debut is DoseAware, a new dose-saving solution for interventional procedures. Furthermore, Philips presents its new Sonalleve MR-HIFU Fibroid Therapy system, which offers…

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Landwind

Combining a dedicated R&D team and with acquisitions of key companies, Landwind Medical is aiming to provide products and services for direct patient care. Managing Vice President Wang Guozhong shares a passion for medical imaging with the company’s founder and confirms that ultrasound and radiology will remain a core focus as the firm continues to expand internationally.

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Carestream's latest innovations

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) annual meeting in Vienna, Carestream Health will demonstrate its latest digital imaging and IT solutions. These include its new RIS/PACS & SuperPACS Architecture. The new PACS has an embedded reporting module and a convenient graphic display for “at a glance” viewing of available patient records and data, Carestream reports.

Wireless DRX-1 Detector

The new CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution marries the flexibility of the industry’s first wireless, cassette-size detector with the productivity of a fully automated DR suite. Because the CARESTREAM DRX-1 detector offers virtually unlimited positioning and eliminates the need to move a patient around a fixed detector, healthcare facilities are able to improve efficiency and enhance patient care. The…

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The first whole-body MRI-PET system

The technological integration of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been the dream of molecular imaging experts and engineers for some time. Now, the German Science Council has agreed to provide 6.56 million funding to install a whole-body MRI-PET prototype in the centre of excellence for imaging procedures at the radiology clinic in Eberhard-Karls…

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40 years of MEDICA

When we organised the first Diagnostic Week in Karlsruhe, in 1969, no one could have known that this event would one day turn into the annual highlight in the world of medicine, reflected Dr Wolfgang Albath, laboratory medicine pioneer and one of the founding fathers of MEDICA the world`s largest medical trade show. Initially planned as a moving exhibition, the show has been based in…

Role of New Software and Technology

In the last fifteen years, myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging (MPI) has been performed most commonly by dual-head conventional scintillation cameras with parallel-hole collimators, configured in a 90ºdetector geometry and image reconstruction based on standard filtered back projection (FBP) algorithms. Such arrangement, although clinically well established suffers from important limitations…

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DR200M

The DR200M, a fully-integrated mobile digital radiography system developed by Landwind Medical (www.landwindmedical.com), is set to impress with its ergonomic design for easy-to-handle mobility, positioning at patient's bedsides and most of all speed and quality of imaging.

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New concepts for dose reduction in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease with CT

Professor Stefan Schönberg of the Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (IKRN), University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty of Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, invited colleagues from Mannheim and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BFS) in Neuherberg for a round-table discussion on: Non-invasive multidetector coronary CT angiography (CTA) has become an established…

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CT: Optimising dosage

AquilionONE is the first CT scanner capable of imaging whole organ regions up to a width of 16 cm in one rotation and within a split second. Based on the raw volume data, rapid dynamic processes within an entire organ (e. g. heart, pancreas, kidney or brain) may be diagnosed with a time interval of 50 ms, i.e. with a rate of 20 volumes per second.

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The Carestream DRX-1

This September, Carestream Health revealed the first wireless cassette-size DR Detector. The Carestream DRX-1 system, which incorporates a console and wireless 14x17 inch cassette-size digital radiography (DR) detector, provides a rapid, affordable conversion for users of radiographic film or computed radiography systems, Carestream explains.

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First wireless DR detector

Carestream Health's engineers created the first wireless DR detector which is not bigger than a standard cassette and can therefore withstand the challenging environment of a modern x-ray department. The rugged detector, case, and internal components are made to produce DR images of high quality under real-life x-ray department conditions.

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Exploring the nano-world

A new type of super-resolution X-ray microscope invented by researchers from Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) gives pin sharped insights into the composition of semiconductor devices and cellular structures.

21st Century lab automation

Laboratory automation of the 21st century demonstrates, every second, that in the 30 years since labs took their first tentative steps towards automation it has advanced by orders of magnitude - and moved far beyond the ambitions of its progenitors. Driven by the imperatives of greater efficiency, more precision and round-the-clock operation, ever more sophisticated forms of automation are now…

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Flexibility, Convenience, Productivity

At ECR 2008 Carestream Health will demonstrate powerful new digital imaging and IT solutions, which help healthcare providers improve quality and operational performance. Carestream Health is rapidly expanding its presence in European e-health by providing innovative solutions that combine ease of use with advanced functionality, enabling the full benefits of an all-digital workflow to be…

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Philips unveils iCT

The Philips flagship product at RSNA, the 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner, allows radiologists to produce high-quality images with exceptional acquisition speed, including complete coverage of the heart and brain. It is so powerful it can capture an image of the entire heart in just two beats, while incorporating Philips technology that has reduced radiation doses by up to 80 percent.

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Clinical process management

Agfa HealthCare will present leading healthcare IT and imaging solutions, focusing on clinical process management At MEDICA this year, Agfa HealthCare is demonstrating a …"balanced mix of information about market-leading solutions and innovations for healthcare IT and medical imaging and plenty of opportunity to exchange opinions about market developments".

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Selenium-Based Flat Panel X-ray Detector for Digital Fluoroscopy and Radiography

We have succeeded in developing the first selenium-based flat panel X-ray detector for digital fluoroscopy and radiography. This flat panel X-ray detector efficiently captures X-rays that have passed through the patient's body and converts them directly to digital dynamic and static images. It has been confirmed that images with high spatial resolution and contrast can be obtained. The detector…

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Tomorrow's imaging on today's horizon

"Tomosynthesis is a hot topic in all the companies involved in mammography", Professor Danielsson pointed out. "But whereas they are developing more or less the same thing, Sectra has a totally different concept - photon-counting - a unique technology that, for the first time, processes X-rays one by one."

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Slovakia

Slovakia was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire until 1918, when Czechs and Slovaks were brought together to form the Czechoslovak Republic. After World War II, and up to 1948, the country was still part of Europe, but then fell behind the 'Iron Curtain'. From 1989 it began 'knocking on the EU door' and entry was granted in 2003. Today Slovakia's population is around 5.38 million. To serve…

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Discovering Toshiba

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a global medical solutions company covering research and development, manufacture, sales and service for medical diagnostic X-ray systems, CT scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine systems, as well as healthcare IT systems and radiation therapy equipment. Daniela Zimmermann, of European Hospital, recently visited Toshiba's…

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The EOS digital x-ray unit

Traditionally, radiography systems have an X-ray tube at one end, film-screen cassette or detector at the other, a table between, and perhaps a mounted assembly on a U-arm or chest stand.

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Nuclear imaging

SPECT-CT versus PET-CT: The 'little sister'?

When it was suggested, during our interview with Dr Torsten Kuwert, Director and Professor of Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Clinic of Nuclear Medicine, at Friedrich-Alexander University Hospital, Erlangen, that SPECT-CT is the little sister of PET-CT, and that he might have preferred to install the ‘big brother’, Dr Kuwert pointed out the greater cost of PET, explaining: ‘The isotopes are more…

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The RSNA 2005

Late in November and into early December, as icy air streamed over the shores of Lake Michigan - affirming the nickname `windy city´ for Chicago - radiologists continued to immigrate here en masse for their biggest annual gathering. This year the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held its 91st annual meeting, parallel with the scientific congress and trade fair. The exhibition alone…

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4th International Multislice CT Symposium

Combining multislice CT equipment with procedures used in nuclear medicine such as PET-CT (positron emission tomography) and SPECT-CT (single photon emission computed tomography) offers fascinating perspectives of capturing morphological image and functional diagnostics.

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Dual-Source CT

X-ray computed tomography (CT) has shown an absolutely remarkable and impressive increase in its performance characteristics for many years - remarkable because the modality was declared dead in the 1980s, impressive because these developments seemed impossible to many, for technical and for physics reasons.