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LOS ANGELES (May 26, 2015) – Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai have invented a tiny drug-delivery system that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through “virtual biopsies” and then attack the molecular structure of the disease.

Reston, Va. — Carl R. Bogardus, Jr., MD, FACR, Professor, Clinical Director and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Oklahoma University Medical Center, has been awarded the American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Medal for outstanding achievement.

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 18, 2015 – Visage Imaging Inc. (“Visage”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX:  PME), has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the use of Visage Ease ProTM for mobile diagnostic interpretation of all imaging modalities except mammography.

Leesburg, VA, May 1, 2015—Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, was elected the 115th president of ARRS at its 2015 Annual Meeting last month in Toronto. He succeeds Dr. Melissa Rosado de Christenson, who served as ARRS president from 2014 to 2015.

Outpatient Imaging Affiliates (“OIA”) announced today that world renown radiologist, David Levin, M.D., has agreed to formally join the OIA Board of Directors.

Stamford, CT and Milwaukee, WI – May 13, 2015 – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Teramedica, Inc., a global healthcare informatics company and a leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise solutions. The acquisition will allow Fujifilm to offer the market a leading Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA) technology.

QualiTest, the world’s second largest independent pure play software testing and quality assurance company, is pleased to announce their inauguration into the DICOM Standards Committee.

RALEIGH (APRIL 15, 2015) – Dr. Robert Schaaf, who served as president and managing partner of Wake Radiology for 27 years, was presented with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a special event on Monday, April 13, on behalf of the Governor of North Carolina.

Boulder, Colorado May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD) received a joint award with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for commercializing the temperature-controlled spherical magnetic resonance imaging phantom, branded as the HPD Diffusion Phantom Model 128.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--()--Rivanna Medical, a commercial-stage medical device company that has developed a platform of technologies based on medical ultrasound, announced today that it has appointed John A. Williams as President and CEO.

XIFIN, Inc. announced the acquisition of VisualShare, a Salt Lake City-based medical informatics company specializing in diagnostic image management. 

Viztek announced the availability of the Basic U-Arm, a new U-arm digital x-ray system.

In response to the proposed mammography guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Strategic Radiology® (SR®) recommends regular screening mammography for women beginning at age 40 in order to reduce breast cancer mortality.

Reston, Va. (April 23, 2015) — The ACR-AAPM Radiation Safety Officer Resources is now available for physicians and medical physicists serving as radiation safety officers at medical facilities.

Washington, DC (April 21, 2015) — The American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly supports the Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act (S. 1020), recently introduced by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to repeal the 25 percent Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR).
 

DEER PARK, N.Y. -- Recognizing that both women and their doctors are often confused after a mammogram reveals the woman has dense breasts, a nonprofit organization has launched a major new educational website.

ATLANTA, April 09, 2015 — McKesson announces Conserus™, a suite of flexible, vendor-neutral solutions for healthcare IT enterprise and diagnostic imaging. The Conserus suite includes flexible quality and communication Workflows, Enterprise Worklists driven by clinical and business logic, an Enterprise Image Repository and a Clinical Data Exchange.

April 16, 2015 - A new four-year research study, with an estimated budget of $100 million, was announced April 16 by the Alzheimer's Association and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study will determine the clinical usefulness and value in diagnosing Alzheimer's and other dementias in certain situations of a brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan that detects a core feature of Alzheimer's disease.

Sectra (STO: SECT B) is launching a solution for storing, viewing and sharing digital pathology images. The solution enables more efficient cancer care by enhancing collaboration and sharing of images between pathologists and radiologists.

Intrinsic Imaging, an FDA audited, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified, GAMP® 5 compliant, imaging core lab, announced today that it has been awarded an international Phase II clinical trial to assess a new treatment for patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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