Carestream's developing 3D imaging system
Carestream Health is working with orthopedic and sports medicine experts to develop a new 3D imaging system with cone beam CT technology for imaging extremities, and diagnosing and treating knee injuries.
DePuy Synthes Companies and Radlink have signed an exclusive deal to combine Radlink's real-time image guidance system with DePuy Synthes' hip replacement systems. The software addresses key challenges associated with hip replacement, such as component positioning, sizing, leg length and offset restoration.
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA and Fujifilm SonoSite presented their latest imaging products to orthopaedic surgeons at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting, held March 24–28 in Las Vegas.
EOS 2D/3D imaging
EOS Imaging announced the second installation of its 2D/3D EOS orthopedic imaging system in Texas, serving pediatric and adult patients suffering from spinal deformities and degenerative spine, hip, and knee conditions. This is the second medical facility in Texas to adopt low dose 2D/3D imaging with the EOS system. EOS will also participate in the AAOS Meeting taking place March 24-28 in Las Vegas, where it will launch its new hipEOS surgical planning software.
The connected imaging equipment market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 17% through 2020, according to a new report from ABI Research. Increased connectivity and "Internet of Things" technologies are among factors driving global growth for MRI, CT, and x-ray equipment.
The Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Alert 54 examines how broader "socio-technical" factors such as workflow and communication issues can increase risk and contribute to health IT errors.
hospital bed
A new report from Persistence Market Research indicates the global hospital bed market is expected to reach $6,731.8 million by 2020, with the largest growth predicted in Europe and Asia.
Figure 1. The
Coulter Principle in
cell counting.
In this installment of ICC Prep, John Noblitt discusses how the principles of spectrophotometry can be used to perform cell counting by light transmittance.
Presided over by AAMI, the CBET is a 3-hour exam that consists of 165 multiple-choice questions in six different categories. The fall application deadline is September 26, 2015; the fall testing period will take place November 7–14, 2015.
John Noblitt recently launched HTM Solutions, a website to help biomeds study for the CBET exam, after 23 years teaching BMET preparation in academic and corporate settings.
New online and mobile resources are designed to help biomeds prepare for the CBET exam more effectively, smoothing the path toward certification.
What can HTM professionals do about preventing or mitigating use error in medical devices? To find some answers, 24x7 reached out to experts on the topic.
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Sonitor RTLS Technologies will showcase its new Quad-LT location transmitter series at the upcoming HIMSS conference. The RTLS transmitter can divide a room into four separate virtual zones for increased efficiency and reduced cost.
Tom Leonard - UHS CEO
Universal Hospital Services, a healthcare technology management solutions provider, has appointed Thomas J. Leonard as its chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective April 13, 2015.
With the aim of surfacing more useful and comprehensive data for hospitals, Stanley Healthcare has released a new “visual business intelligence platform,” called MobileView Analytics, for its AeroScout real-time location system solutions.
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Carestream recently unveiled its new Touch ultrasound system, which features a design influenced by user feedback and an all-touch control panel with the tactile feedback of traditional keys.
MR Solutions Ltd has announced that the company is offering a new maintenance and upgrade service for existing Agilent MRI preclinical imaging equipment.
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Samsung Electronics America will demonstrate how the HM70A portable ultrasound system can detect heart disease and stroke as part of a 14-city bicycle tour for the Heart Across America campaign.
The SignosRT bladder scanner from Australia-based Signostics Limited is designed to non-invasively image the bladder, giving automatic measurements that help prevent unnecessary catheterization.
A recent study in JAMA Oncology suggests the existence of a regional-level propensity for inappropriate imaging utilization, which may need to be considered by policymakers seeking to improve quality of care and reduce healthcare spending in high-utilization areas.
Photo of the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood at night
The annual symposium of the Washington State Biomedical Association (WSBA), previously to be held at North Seattle College, has changed venues. The March 28 event will now take place at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Wash.