A new ANSI/AAMI standard published on February 26, EQ89:2015, “Guidance for the use of medical equipment maintenance strategies and procedures," offers advice on the best approaches to optimizing medical equipment maintenance.
Toshiba America Medical Systems announced on February 23 that it has named Guy Poloni as director of its MR business unit and Bill Newsom as director of its x-ray vascular business unit.
NeuroLogica CereTom CT scanner
Cleveland stroke patients are benefitting from a mobile stroke treatment unit with a CT scanner and medical personnel aboard.
Carestream DRX-1
The NFL uses the Carestream DRX-1 system to quickly produce high-quality diagnostic digital x-ray images onsite at its drafting event to aid in screening player prospects.
Olive Medical
DePuy Synthes has announced that it recently acquired medical device manufacturing company Olive Medical Corporation.
UroNav from Invivo
The Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, has found that MRI-guided biopsy is a more effective method for detecting and diagnosing high risk and aggressive prostate cancers.
Photo of Emanate Wireless RTLS tag attached to medical device
Startup company Emanate Wireless will introduce a new type of tag for use with real time location systems at the HIMSS conference in April. For use with AC-powered devices, the rechargeable inline tags provide enhanced information about device utilization.
On February 18, the FDA published a Class 1 recall of GE Healthcare MRI systems with superconducting magnets.
The Internet of Things: Verizon Report
A Verizon Enterprises report on the Internet of Things (IoT) predicts that the number of interconnected devices will grow rapidly from 1.2 billion in 2014 to 5.4 billion in 2020. Evidence suggests, however, that growth in the healthcare sector is slower than other industry sectors so far.
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has welcomed TeleTracking Technologies as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, which was established to align stakeholders from across healthcare in a unifying mission.
ECRI announced that proceedings are available from the first meeting of the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, which focused on forming workgroups to develop best practices.
Firewall Security Diagram
In this installment of Networking, author Jeff Kabachinski explores what are known as next-generation firewalls and explains the key role they play in healthcare IT cybersecurity and network protection.
To help hospitals ensure timely compliance with new preventive maintenance requirements, authors Stephen Grimes and Jillyan Morano offer 10 recommended steps for implementation and a case study from one New England healthcare system.
The quality and reliability of modern infusion pumps are so high that maintenance is not a critical issue. A bigger challenge for the typical facility nowadays is efficiently tracking and managing its fleet of pumps.
Fujitsu Nodule Alignment Technology
Fujitsu, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, announced the development of technology that accurately aligns nodules in a patient's CT images, even when taken at different times.
According to a February 2015 market research report from Bio-Tech Systems Inc, advances in neurological and cardiac imaging are predicted to fuel United States growth for SPECT and PET radiopharmaceutical markets in the second half of the decade.
Photo of NEC MD210c3 LCD display
NEC Display Solutions of America received FDA 510(K) market clearance of its MultiSync MD210C3 LCD display with LED backlighting for diagnostic applications in healthcare organizations.
Nevro Senza SCS
Nevro Corporation has earned the CE Mark for expanded MR-conditional labeling, permitting its Senza spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system to be marketed in Europe and Australia.
Photo of universal digital imager in use
Meridian Medical Systems recently announced that its new Meridian ultra high definition (UHD) universal digital imager (UDI) with wireless detector and automatic exposure detection (AED) has received FDA approval.
Although they remain a minority in most HTM departments, the field offers women in biomedical engineering growing opportunities for fulfilling careers.