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Video consultation on the rise

“A patient’s home has to become a mobile diagnostic centre”

There are many reasons why for some patients a visit to the doctor’s office is difficult or well-nigh impossible – limited mobility after surgery, old age, or a handicap. For others, particularly in rural areas, the doctor is often far away and/or difficult to reach due to poor public transport. In times of corona, another important issue emerged: infection protection. In such cases, video…

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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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Joint study shows

Endoprothetic risk: Metals from implants can accumulate in bone tissue

Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from joint implants and accumulate in the surrounding bone tissue. Findings showed a steady release of metals from various implant components. In contrast to previous assumptions, this was not related to the degree of…

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Authority to Operate completed

Imaging software passes strict cybersecurity requirements

Carestream Health’s ImageView software has received the Risk Management Framework Authority to Operate from the Department of Defense (DoD), paving the way for streamlined installations for defense customers. Defense Health Agency (DHA) Cybersecurity Logistics (CyberLog), part of DHA’s Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Directorate, is widely considered to have extremely rigorous cybersecurity…

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Radiology and COVID-19

Out of adversity comes opportunity

The critical role of radiographers in the coronavirus epidemic was highlighted in the final episode of the ESR Connect series of webcasts, ‘Radiology fighting COVID-19’. Three European speakers in the session ‘Radiologists & Radiographers: Lessons learned from the pandemic’ (chaired by Helmut Prosch, Professor of Radiology at the Medical University Vienna), discussed their coronavirus…

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Paediatric health risks

Children in the COVID-19 pandemic: Between fear and care

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children with direct impacts of the infection as well as on them leading normal lives. Schooling, play and vaccinations are among issues that can affect children’s health. Delay in taking paediatric patients to the emergency room (ER) has also had a negative impact, for example late treatment of acute appendicitis. Two experts from Spain tackled these topics…

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Coronavirus countermeasures

Learning from China – the role of radiology in combatting COVID-19

As the first country to be hit by COVID-19, China learned a number of early lessons into how to combat the highly-infectious disease. With radiology teams playing an important role and utilising CT chest scans as a diagnostic tool against coronavirus, Chinese practitioners have found themselves well-placed to offer a valuable insight on how to combat and contain COVID-19. In a special webcast –…

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Coronavirus structured reporting

Radiology and COVID-19: How to establish safe workflows

Radiology experts from Norway and Germany highlighted the role of structured reporting in communicating clear results to the rest of the team, to improve patient and staff safety during the pandemic. They also related Germany’s experience of the crisis and what lies ahead in an online conference organized by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) last week.

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Improving coronavirus diagnosis

COVID-19 detection tool launched

The world’s only online image-based COVID-19 diagnosis improvement tool for healthcare workers is launched by University of Sydney spinoff DetectED-X, drawing on its global experience and outcomes in breast cancer detection and patient cases from the coronavirus pandemic. The cloud-based technology will help doctors and radiologists diagnose cases faster and more accurately. Computed tomography…

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Imaging basics

3 steps to creating better X-ray images

Like most technologies, X-ray imaging software is evolving, delivering more automation and improved image quality. However, the fundamental imaging basics for radiologic technologists remain unchanged. In this article, manufacturer Carestream provides a helpful review of the imaging basics for rad techs. In today’s digital world, basic functions once performed by the operator are now…

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Testing Devices

VacuTec – VacuDAP Bluetooth

Highlights• VacuDAP chamber is now available with Bluetooth technology. • Perfect suitable for DR upgrades and mobile X-ray units. • The battery ensures simplest installation ever. Technical specs: • Resolution DAP: 0.01 µGym2 • Active area: 123×123 mm/ 147×147 mm • Battery operation time: about 24 h

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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

Canon Electron Tubes & Devices – XRR-3332 X

Highlights• 3 inch ROTANODE X-ray tube assembly for Mobile systems• 20 % smaller size / 22 % lighter weight housing than previous model• High power input: 46 kW/20 kW (0.1 s)• XRR-3332X is useful for designing smaller and excellent mobile system.• Adopt large capacity anode target to support multipurpose diagnostic application.• Size: 1.2 / 0.6• Power: 46 kW /…

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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 – TMS 320 R / TMS 320 RDR

Power: 32 kWWidth: 70 cmWeight: 240 kgHighlights• Light and maneuverable unit with small footprint• Efficient positioning at patient’s bed thanks to the rotating arm• Available in two versions: TMS320 RDR (digital) and TMS320 R (analogue)• Available also with fixed arm (TMS320 / TMS320 DR)• Upgradable to DR on the field• Multiple FPD and imaging software…

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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

SternMed – Xenox M100

                                           Power: 32 kWOperation: MainsMotorized: No                                                  Highlights•…

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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

Stephanix – Movix Series DReam

Power: 20 / 32 / 40 / 50 kWWidth: 67 cmWeight: 580 kgHighlights• Compact and light design • Motorized up to 5 km/ h • Independent from mains, only for batteries loading • Telescopic column and arm, offering wide range of movements for easy positioning • X-ray tube with rotating anode, thin dual focal spots and high heat capacity • Color LCD…

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Mobile DR

Solutions for tomorrow – !M1 – Powered by Canon DR

Power: 20 / 32 / 40 kWWidth: 58 cmWeight: 324 kgHighlightsSetting a new standard in mobile X-ray• Smallest and lightest• Battery operating time up to 9 hours• 10 min charging – 1 hour operation time• 8 years battery warranty• Easy to clean• Ready to use within 10 seconds• Height and reach adjustable drive handle• Remote diagnostic handle•…

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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

Shimadzu – MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 – Pediatric version

Power: 32 kWWidth: 56 cmWeight: 440 kgHighlights• High-sensitive wireless FPD type CXDI-810C (CsI, 14 × 11")• Handling benefit through easy placement, e.g. in standard incubators• X-ray images within two seconds• Easy and advanced operating functions• Energy saving collimator with a bright irradiation filed through LEDs• Fully DICOM compliant• WLAN…

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Mobile DR

Shimadzu – MobileDaRt Evolution MX8

Power: 32 kWWidth: 56 cmWeight: 440 kgHighlights• Motor-driven, compact system with collapsible column for easy positioning• Easy and advanced operating and safety functions• High-sensitive, light-weight, durable and water proof FPD generation• Imaging area: 17 × 17" (43 × 42 cm)17 × 14" (43 × 35 cm)14 × 11" (35 × 27…

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Mobile DR

Protec – Proslide 32 B

Power: 32 kWWidth: 57.6 cmWeight: 397 kgHighlights• High-end motorized mobile X-ray system• Powerful 32 kW generator for ­comprehensive application range• Telescopic arm enables perfect ­positioning even in difficult conditions• Front sensors to avoid collision• System autonomy of > 8000 mAs

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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

Fujifilm – FDR Nano

Power: 2.5 kWWidth: 55 cmWeight: 90 kgHighlights• Ground breaking compact and light weight cart. By utilizing the ultrahigh sensitive D-EVO II and Virtual Grid technology, resulting in a compact mobile X-ray cart only weighing 90 kg. • For improved operation and image viewing the FDR nano has an integrated Console Advance and X-ray controller in one unit. • By adopting…

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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

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 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

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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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

Protec – PRS 300 VET Touch

Power: 2.4 – 32 kWDetector type: CsI / GOSPixel size: 139 / 150 μmHighlights• Fully digital all-rounder for any veterinary • „Hybrid“ solution for mixed practices: mobile generator (up to 5 kW) can be easily removed for onsite examinations • Stationary X-ray solution for small animal practices and clinics, powerful 32 kW generator • Touch…

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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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DR

Canon – Easy DR

                                       Power: 50 / 65 / 80 kWDetector type: CsIPixel size: 125 μm                                            HighlightsVersatile solution for…

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Mobile X-Ray

SternMed – Xenox M90

                                           Power: 30 / 40 kWOperation: MainsMotorized: Yes                                               …

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Mobile X-Ray

Examion – X-R Mobile 320

                                      Power: 32 kWOperation: noMotorized: no                                                             …

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Mobile X-Ray

DRgem – Jade

                                           Power: 4 kWOperation: MainsMotorized: No                                                 Highlights•…

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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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Artificial Intelligence

Fujifilm · Lunit nano

Highlights• Ground breaking compact and lightweight cart. By utilizing the ultrahigh sensitive D-EVO II and virtual grid technology, resulting in a compact mobile X-ray cart only weighing 90 kg • Integrated AI CAD software Lunit insight CXR-MCA provides abnormality score by heatmap • Major chest abnormalities including nodule, consolidation, pneumothorax, atelectasis,…

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Accessories / Complementary Systems

I.A.E. – C30-RTM 70

HighlightsRotating anode X-Ray tube unit designed for mobile c-arm equipmentLead lined single piece aluminium body, internal pump for oil circulation, to improve thermal exchangeChoice of HT cable socket: Parker or Claymount miniOptional remote water-air heat exchanger increases heat dissipation to 500W continuous for demanding interventional applicationsWater cooling can be mounted or upgraded…

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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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Smart devices and more

New GE imaging tech and intelligent apps unveiled at RSNA

At RSNA 2019, GE Healthcare launches more than 30 new, imaging intelligent applications and smart devices designed to drive efficiency in radiology departments, aiming to double productivity and cost savings for systems by 2025. For healthcare executives, the new offerings help systems to save costs, improve technology utilization, and increase patient volumes. Clinicians also will benefit from…

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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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Research & development

Fujifilm presents R&D advancements in AI for Digital Radiography

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will present research and development advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for digital radiography at McCormick Place in Chicago during the 105th scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from December 1 – 6, 2019. "AI has the potential to bring a wealth of advancements to the medical imaging…

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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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Digitalization

Healthcare: confidence in cloud computing grows

Consider the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities resulting from access to pertinent data from thousands of anonymized patient medical scans. What new patterns, options, or evidence for actionable insights could be derived from all this information? Cloud-based data is easily accessible via computer, smartphone, or tablet and is a valuable complement to the insights from the millions of…

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Heart and bones

Osteoarthritis linked to cardiovascular disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population. Using population registers, the researchers studied approximately 469 000 people living in Skåne, Sweden, who in 2003…

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AI in imaging

Radiologists must control their own destiny

Radiologists have not ended talk about artificial intelligence and machine learning but, rather than fear for the future of their profession, they themselves must decide how that should be, an eminent expert Dr Woojin Kim warned ECR delegates in Vienna in March. Two years in discussion and the hype around artificial intelligence (AI) is far from fading. Interest has never been higher, and the…

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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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Disruptive technologies

No way to stop the waves of change, but radiologists can learn to surf

Technological change is a major part of change management in radiology and it is inevitable. Artificial intelligence (AI) has slipped into every area of life including the hospital, and is already making decisions in radiology systems. The good news is that radiologists could win on two fronts, provided they play their cards well, a leading USA radiologist told delegates at a recent congress in…

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Endoprosthetics

Joint efforts: New guidelines for arthroplasty

According to the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register, knee arthroplasty – with a revision rate of five percent after ten years – is one of the most successful surgical interventions of the post-World War II decades. The most frequent reasons for revision are loosening or infections, whereas patient dissatisfaction is often caused by mobility impairment and pain. Since many adverse events are…

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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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Exhibition

Progress in medicine presented at Bulmedica/Buldental 2018

New products and technologies in medical practice expect the specialists of the leading international exhibition Bulmedica/Buldental from 16 to 18 May at Inter Expo Center. This year, the medical profile of the exhibition will focus on the progress in imaging, physiotherapy, aesthetic medicine. Once again Bulmedica/Buldental will be a platform to keep an eye on the tendencies, a meeting point of…

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MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Digital Mobile X-Ray System

Superior functionality and drivability

‘With Your Stories – lifetime healthcare support’: this future-driven approach combines the best of two worlds, using Shimadzu’s insights and expertise in medical imaging systems and laboratory instrumentation to benefit patients through ever improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

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World-class technologies

New cutting-edge products and clinical applications

“With Your Stories – lifetime healthcare support” is the ­future-driven approach combining the best of two worlds by using our insight and expertise in medical imaging systems and laboratory instrumentation to benefit patients through even better prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up and thus help them in the pursuit of a healthy life.

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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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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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Increase confidence in the operating theatre

Adapting to image guided surgery

In more than 21% of complex anatomical osteosynthesis procedures, an intraoperative improvement of the implant position or a revision of reduction has to be performed (Recum von, J. et al., Unfallchirurg 2012, 115:196-201, Die intraoperative 3D-C-Bogen-Anwendung. State of the art).

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Deep learning

Samsung: AI develops beyond the breast

Access, accuracy and efficiency are at the core of Samsung’s healthcare strategy, explained Insuk Song, Vice President of Product Planning, Healthcare and Medical Equipment at Samsung Electronics, during our exclusive European Hospital interview. Samsung, the Korean giant, is now proceding with its artificial intelligence (AI) deployment, notably with the S-Detect software to help ultrasound…

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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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Infection Prevention

Trusted cable systems

Ever more imaging devices are characterised by very extensive movement sequences while simultaneously being compact. Both device manufacturers and suppliers must consider mounting dynamic requirements when developing their products and ensure their long-term system integrity.

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Emergency Imaging

Forensics identify victims and terrorists

‘I am sorry, the electricity will be cut off because we’re going to simulate an attack, or emergency exercise, this morning,’ explained Dr Wim Develter, when he suddenly delayed his interview with Mélisande Rouger of European Hospital. They were about to discuss computed tomography, and its role not only in advanced healthcare and other more unexpected areas, such as the arts and…

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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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Diagnostic radiology solution

Going fully digital in a single key stroke

Installing a complete diagnostic radiology solution to network six sites of a hospital group, to process, manage and archive image data acquired across all modalities, is a ‘challenge’, acknowledged by Professor Dr Peter Landwehr, Medical Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of Diakovere Henriettenstift, Hanover, Germany. In 2010, he and his team overcame that…

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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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Patient care

Robots will never replace human beings

As the number of patients and people requiring care increases, exacerbating the shortage of care staff for in- and out-patients, care robots might solve the problem. For menial tasks, many devices can contribute well; however, at the complex interactive human level of care, the idea that advancing technologies could replace human caregivers to alleviate staff shortages is clearly simplistic.

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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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Hybrid OR

Thumbs up for new C-arm system

3D imaging is continuously improving, with devices simultaneously becoming more manageable and mobile. The new C-arm system Ziehm Vision RFD 3D is opening up a new dimension. The device was tested by Dr Jan-Sven Jarvers, orthopaedic and trauma surgery specialist at the University Hospital Leipzig, and was introduced last September during the Eurospine Congress in Copenhagen. ‘In the future,…

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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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Bacteria

3D images of megaenzymes may improve antibiotics

Taking clear pictures of megaenzymes isn’t easy. But it’s definitely worth it. These proteins play an active role in creating many common antibiotics. They are in constant motion, with sections that flip around acrobatically to carry out necessary tasks. Now, for the first time, McGill researchers have been able to take a series of 3D images of a large section from one of these…

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In Andalucía

Europe’s largest PACS project

Investment in health has been paralysed in the peninsula for the past few years, but Spain will soon have the largest picture archiving and communications system (PACS) in Europe. Accenture and Carestream are currently implementing a joint project in Andalucia, framed within the bilateral cooperation agreement between the Andalucian Health Service and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism,…

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Evolution

On the cusp of Medicine 4.0

In the world of technology, the term Industry 4.0 is already well known. Univ-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Wolf has reveals a comparable development in medicine. Smart systems and personalisation have enormous potential, the Professor for Medical Electronics at the Technical University of Munich is convinced.

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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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Easing ultrasound operation

Touch system customises to user needs

Carestream Health, the medical imaging and healthcare IT specialist, presented its latest innovation, the Touch Ultrasound System at this year’s ECR. This system offers a configurable all-touch control panel, a powerful processor, plus other innovative tools. European Hospital interviewed Andrew J Hartmann, the firm’s General Manager of the Global X-ray & Ultrasound Solutions division, to…

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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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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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Radiology around the world

In a 'travelogue' of clinical practices, Carestream turns up some unique solutions to shared challenges. Responsible on a global scale for sales and marketing development with Carestream, Todd Minnigh does a good bit of travelling around the world. Report: John Brosky

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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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Diagnostic imaging service extended

Medical Equipment Solutions and Applications (MESA) and Euromedic International have agreed to extend their current diagnostic imaging service and maintenance partnership covering Euromedic’s Tier 1 (MRI, CT, PET-CT, Gamma Camera and Angio) and Tier 2 (mammography, ultrasound and other general X-ray) systems.

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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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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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Mobility IT

Medical notepads will soon be a thing of the past in doctors' offices and hospitals. More and more medical applications for smartphones and tablet PCs are coming onto the market, and many of them are introduced at Düsseldorf's MEDICA

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The ‘sepsis team’

‘We are all aware of the importance of early diagnosis and rapid appropriate treatment of patients with severe sepsis. Yet, many patients still do not receive satisfactory early management and the application of recent guidelines for sepsis management is still inadequate,’ writes Jean-Louis Vincent MD PhD, from the Intensive Care Department, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles,…

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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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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…

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…

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RSNA 2010

A double-edged sword would be a good analogy for diagnostic imaging in 2010. New ways to utilise imaging technologies are being developed, imaging equipment is doing more, faster than ever, and image processing software is increasingly innovative. Today's radiology exams are ‘slicing’ through the body to reveal anatomy with increasing clarity for better diagnoses and therapeutic treatment…

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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Hybrid operating theatres

Basically, a hybrid operating theatre (OT) is a combined operating room containing large imaging equipment, such as MRT and CT, which enables intra-operative diagnostics. If provided for in the hygiene and theatre concept, the hybrid OT can also be used purely as a diagnostics room, or as a classic operating room.

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…

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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.

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Large capacity intensive care ambulances

In March 2008 over 200 cars were involved in a mass traffic accident caused by fog between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Six passengers were killed; hundreds were injured. Similar road traffic accidents, airplane crashes on the most frequented hub in the region and fires in factories and skyscrapers are among the mass casualty events that the Dubai Centre of Ambulance Services face on a daily basis.

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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…

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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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Breast screening in the Netherlands

The Dutch screening programme, which began in 1990, invites women aged 50-75 years for mammography screening every two years. Today, the national programme is undergoing considerable regional re-organisation. As one of a team of 12 radiologists at the Alkmaar Medical Centre, Dr Shirley Go is responsible for Mammography and Screening in a large Dutch region. Daniela Zimmermann, asked Dr Go about…

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Real time EPRs go mobile

Medical professionals have immediate access to patients' clinical records. They are able to check results and to ask for internal consultations: This is possible thanks to the Florence Mobile which was presented at the Microsoft Iberia Meeting in Budapest.

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C-Arm technology in daily use

Last year, orthopaedics and sports medicine specialist Dr Rainer Burgkart (left), who is also a musculoskeletal researcher, selected a new C-Arm for use at the Technical University of Munich (Klinikum rechts der Isar). Recently, we asked him for the reasons behind this choice and his subsequent experience with this device.

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Image processing

dicomPACS, developed by the German manufacturer OR Technology in partnership with medical specialists, is now installed in 5,000 workstations globally, because, `It is set apart by a very clear and user friendly structure,´ OR points out.

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Where Are Our Inpatients Now? — A $23,000,000 Opportunity for Cost-Savings

Martin Bledsoe described a dilemma at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. As Chief Administrator for the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, overseeing a staff of 1,000 FTEs, he does not know precisely where any of the 900 in-patients his department may need to image on any given day may be. He is not alone in his dilemma. With the exception of 0700 when patients are…

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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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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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Paediatric radiology

Children are not small adults. As well as special technical requirements, their treatment needs particular handling by the radiology team.

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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…

Childhood leukaemia

UK - A large number international and renowned experts are set to converge on London's Westminster Hall to examine environmental and other factors affecting the incidence of leukaemia and other childhood cancers, as well as their mechanisms of action and interaction across a range of scientific disciplines.

Ploughing vigorously forward

The UK - In the 1990s, the nationally co-ordinated NHS Breast Screening Programme was already saving lives - a 21% fall in breast cancer mortality over the last decade and, with the cervical screening programme, this was viewed as among the best cancer screening programmes in the world. However, in that period, the country's cancer services, as a whole did not match up to those of other European…

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Robot-assisted total knee replacement

Total knee replacement (TKR) is a common procedure for treatment of severe gonarthrosis, but the outcome may be unsatisfactory due to primary malalignment of the prosthetic components. To improve precision and accuracy of this surgical procedure, CASPAR, a commercial robotic surgical system, has been adapted to assist the surgeon in preoperative planning and intraoperative execution of TKR