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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Philip Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R), FAEIRS, FASRT, has received the naming rights for the Philip W. Ballinger Museum Library as part of the ASRT Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration campaign, “Positioning for a Brighter Tomorrow.”
 

Washington, D.C.  (Dec. 8, 2014) – James A. Brink, M.D., FACR, has been named the chair of RADPAC® for the 2015-2016 election-cycle. Brink is radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. 

University Radiology Group, one of the largest private radiology practices in the US, announced today that it has hired Bill Ziemke, J.D., LL.M., CPA, MBA, to be its next Chief Executive Officer.

BLUFFTON, SC AND FRANKLIN, TN – December 4, 2014 – CareCore National, LLC ("CareCore") and MedSolutions, Inc. ("MedSolutions"), two leading providers of Specialty Benefits Management (SBM) services to managed care organizations and risk-bearing provider organizations, today announced the completion of a merger that will help advance the companies‘ collective commitment to containing healthcare costs and achieving quality medical outcomes.

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced a strategic partnership with Primordial Design, a leading provider of communication, workflow, quality management and analytics applications for radiology departments. Primordial will integrate its analytics suite, RadMetrix, with Merge PACS to provide real-time reporting and dashboards for radiology departments. This partnership will allow providers to adapt to increasing market consolidation and shifting payment models, while improving workflow and productivity.

NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 25, 2014 – iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, will feature advanced computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions for the early detection of breast and colon cancers during the 100th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in Chicago, Nov. 30 - Dec. 5. Symposia, posters, and workshops discuss the application of iCAD technologies and workflow solutions for enhanced cancer identification, breast density analysis, and tumor characterization. iCAD’s 2D mammography, tomosynthesis, and Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) CAD  and workflow technologies will be featured at booth #4135 in Hall A.

DALLAS, TX, November 25, 2013 – BRIT Systems introduces the Collaborative Radiology Pool (CRP), a novel concept in reading services that creates new opportunities for radiologists and radiology practices. CRP is the first joint offering between BRIT Systems and Imaging Advantage, LLC that brings together the clinical expertise of IA with the technological innovation of BRIT.  BRIT will highlight CRP at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in booth #2407, November 30 to December 4, in Chicago.

Duluth, Ga. USA – 24 November – Healthcare visualization expert Barco will share results of its research on color visualization of medical images, which indicate the need for a new calibration standard to ensure the color accuracy of medical displays. Tom Kimpe, PhD and vice president of technology and innovation for Barco Healthcare will present Barco’s findings in a paper entitled “Are Medical Displays Calibrated to GSDF or sRGB Sufficient for High Quality Visualization of Color Medical Images?” at RSNA 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on December 1.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (November 21, 2014) – Zotec Partners (Zotec), an industry-leading provider of radiology billing and practice management services, announces that it will exhibit and provide Comprehensive Zotec Analytics & Reporting (CZAR) demonstrations at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.

Stamford, C.T., November 24, 2014 (Booth # 2511, South Building) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will introduce a cutting-edge new image processing tool called Virtual Grid– the latest evolution of the company’s digital x-ray advances – at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill. The Virtual Grid intelligently adapts contrast to improve image quality for exams that are taken without a grid.

Stamford, C.T., November 24, 2014 (Booth # 2511, South Building) – At the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. has announced it has reached an important milestone in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) installations, having installed 4,000 Synapse PACS systems in healthcare facilities around the world. With this announcement, Fujifilm is now considered the most widely used medical informatics vendor and is the global leader among PACS.

 Reston, Va. (November 20, 2014) — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has released a new infographic showing how certain types of cancer can be treated using nuclear medicine therapy. Targeted Cancer Treatment with Nuclear Medicine Therapy is a visual guide to radioisotope therapy, a personalized treatment where a radioactive drug compound seeks and destroys cancer cells.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 18 — Building upon its global leadership in digital X-ray systems, Carestream will debut its CARESTREAM Touch Ultrasound System that offers a revolutionary combination of exceptional user experience and image quality to meet the needs of even the most demanding radiologists and sonographers

Ridgefield Park, NJ – November 17, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced the U.S. availability of the Samsung RS80A, a high-resolution, full-featured, premium ultrasound system designed to serve the Radiology segment. Incorporating Samsung’s latest technology, the RS80A offers sophisticated digital image processing and superb resolution to support accurate diagnosis.  With its intuitive user interface and design, the new system was developed to assist providers in enhancing workflows and support improved healthcare delivery and outcomes in today’s changing healthcare environment.

Montreal, Canada & Edinburgh, UK – November 12, 2014 – Intelerad Medical Systems™, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, today announced that its partnership with Blackford Analysis has resulted in the successful incorporation of Blackford’s image comparison acceleration technology into its InteleViewer™ diagnostic viewer.

Reston, Va. (Nov. 12, 2014) — American College of Radiology (ACR) resources can help radiology professionals safely and effectively provide, and receive payment for CT lung cancer screening. Demand for this care will grow quickly now that Medicare has proposed to cover high-risk seniors for these lifesaving exams.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 6 — Carestream will show enhancements to its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module including a slabbing tool, improved workflow capabilities and the display of DICOM-compliant 2D synthetic views (which are generated from the 3D dataset) at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The latest DBT module is currently available.

RALEIGH, NC - (RSNA Booth #7322) -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced commercial availability of the ViZion + Wireless DR panel, which will be shown for the first time at RSNA 2014. The easy-to-install 14x17 panel provides both high image quality and high durability. The ViZion + Wireless panel delivers a cost-effective option for all environments including hospitals, imaging centers and mobile imaging units, and further expands Viztek's extensive line-up of imaging systems across the spectrum.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Harvard scientists, in cooperation with physicians from Cottage Health System and DR Systems, will be conducting a live study at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. The objective of the study is to assess Image Shuffling, a progressive reading method, relative to traditional side-by-side image comparison.

Boston, MA and Edinburgh, UK – November 11, 2014 – Blackford Analysis, a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images, today announced that its software has been successfully integrated into a tool developed by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tumor Imaging Metrics Core for its Precision Imaging Metrics system that helps radiologists and oncologists coordinate to generate clinical trial imaging results with enhanced efficiency and quality.

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