Konica Minolta has acquired Sawae Technologica, an x-ray system equipment manufacturer based in Minas Gerais, Brazil, with the intention of expanding its digital imaging presence in the country.
ViewRay, makers of the MRIdian clinical MRI-guided radiation therapy system, announced that the company has secured financing from CRG , a healthcare investment firm, as part of its strategy to optimize its capital structure and drive its global expansion. The MRIdian system provides pretreatment images and continuous soft-tissue imaging during treatment so clinicians can see where radiation dose is being delivered and adapt to changes in the patient’s anatomy.
Toshiba America Medical Systems and Merge Healthcare are partnering on new cardiology and hemodynamic solutions. The companies will combine Merge’s cardiology PACS and hemodynamic monitoring solutions with the Toshiba portfolio of vascular x-ray systems.
Zonare, a California-based developer of next-generation ultrasound technology, has appointed ultrasound industry veteran Timothy Proulx as its vice president of engineering. Prior to joining Zonare, Proulx held similar positions at Sonitus Medical Systems and EarLens Corporation. He also holds five patents within the medical imaging and device field.
Alpinion launched the E-CUBE Series ultrasound system to improve user experience and patient care in women's health, general imaging, and shared service applications.
Spacelabs Healthcare has released its newest medical telemetry solution, XTR, which offers a simple workflow for managing patients, intelligent arrhythmia analysis, and advanced alarm management, according to the company.
Research and Markets has announced the availability of its latest report, which names the key players and drivers in the endoscopy devices market. According to the report, the global endoscopy devices market is expected to continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.53% between 2014 and 2019.
Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network have announced a multiyear, $500 million partnership that will provide WMCHealth with a range of Philip's clinical and business consulting services, as well as imaging systems, patient monitoring, telehealth, and clinical informatics solutions.
Olympus has become the first surgical product manufacturer to introduce guaranteed next-day replacements for surgical equipment at no additional charge. The Olympus Uptime Guarantee became available to customers with an Olympus full-service agreement earlier this year.
As a recent graduate, Clarice Balconi-Lamica discovered that launching her career as a biomedical engineer required her to draw on familiar skills, while pushing her to develop new ones. What defines her generation? According to Balconi-Lamica, her peers are driven by a reliance on technology, a desire for collaboration, and a passion for raising the profile of the profession they have chosen.
Conquest Imaging has announced the launch of a depot repair service for multivendor portable ultrasound systems. The service will offer repairs for most major makes and models of portable and laptop-based ultrasound systems, according to the company.
Photos from AAMI's annual Conference & Expo, held in Denver, June 5–8, are now available on the association's website. The images include stills from the opening reception, scenes from the exhibit hall, and photos of the annual award winners and featured speakers.
EOS Imaging has installed EOS imaging systems at two of the largest academic hospitals in Germany. The system, designed to provide full-body 2D and 3D stereo-radiographic images, has a new EOS Micro Dose option that reduces dose from pediatric spine follow-up exams to a level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation.
Philips has debuted the Lumify transducer, its first solution for the company's App-Based Ultrasound platform. Designed for emergency departments and urgent care centers, as well as other clinical settings, the Lumify integrates with a compatible smart device and subscription-based online portal to extend the reach of ultrasound with mobile technology.
Agfa Healthcare has received FDA clearance for the Full Fidelity View functionality on its Xero Viewer. The tool is designed to provide diagnostic quality when images are displayed, by retrieving original-quality renditions of stored CT, MRI, CR, and ultrasound images.
At the upcoming American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine conference July 9–12 in Orlando, Fla, Carestream Health and Quantum Medical Imaging will showcase new products, software, and technology designed to address the needs of orthopedic and sports medicine care providers. Among the items on display will be a cone beam CT system that captures patients' knees, legs, feet, arms, and hands.
BC Technical, a non-OEM medical imaging solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Atlas Medical Technologies, a provider of CT and MR refurbished and preowned systems, services, and projects. According to the company, the deal allows it to solidify its position as a nationwide, independent service, systems, and parts provider for CT, MR, NM, PET and PET/CT.
24x7 reached out to three presenters from the AAMI Conference & Expo for their account of their sessions. They were asked to share their thoughts and impressions, touch on what topics proved most interesting to attendees, and explore how their experience might reshape their approach for next year.
A new primer from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange outlines steps that healthcare delivery organizations can take to thwart would-be cyber attacks. The resource covers three key areas of cyber security, including the life cycle of cyber attacks and defense, the anatomy of an attack, and building a culture of prevention.
Reader responses to a report on a recent George Mills speech show that the biomed community remains skeptical that rules privileging manufacturer recommendations for preventive maintenance are justified.