Carestream adds to patent haul in 2020
January 26, 2021 -- Carestream Health said it received 70 new patents for medical imaging technology in 2020, encompassing digital radiography, mobile x-ray, and other systems.
Diagnostic imaging propels Philips growth in Q4
January 25, 2021 -- Strong growth in the high single digits for its diagnostic imaging equipment helped propel fourth-quarter financial results in the healthcare business at Philips. Meanwhile, the company's Personal Health segment slipped on lower sales of oral healthcare products.
Radiography, nuclear medicine enrollment down in 2020
January 25, 2021 -- The number of students enrolled in radiography and nuclear medicine education programs declined in 2020, according to a survey of program directors conducted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
ISMRM 2021 meeting to take place online only
January 25, 2021 -- The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2021 annual meeting will take place online only.
Black women die more frequently from breast cancer
January 22, 2021 -- Black women have higher breast cancer mortality and recurrence rates than non-Hispanic white women, found research published on January 21 in JAMA Oncology.
CT spots patients with high-risk liver disease
January 22, 2021 -- The Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) index and multiple CT findings can identify patients with high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research published on January 21 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. However, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains undetectable on CT.
Study revises thinking on genes and breast cancer risk
January 22, 2021 -- Women who have mutations associated with breast cancer are not necessarily at higher risk as previously thought, according to a large review of epidemiology studies published January 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
MIDRC releases first set of COVID-19 images
January 22, 2021 -- The first set of images of patients with COVID-19 has gone live in the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), a collaboration of medical imaging organizations funded by the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Texas mammography center gets certificate reinstated
January 22, 2021 -- A hospital in Texas has resumed mammography screening services after having its accreditation revoked for failing to meet clinical standards for images.
Siemens gets FDA nod for Multix Impact C x-ray system
January 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Multix Impact C ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system from Siemens Healthineers. The FDA also cleared Multix Impact VA20, a new version of the company's existing floor-mounted DR system.