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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.

Andover, MA – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today confirmed that all new and refurbished Philips computed tomography (CT) systems sold in the U.S. meet the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Smart Dose XR-29 standard. A longtime advocate and provider of low-dose solutions and services, Philips also announced that 100 percent of its installed CT systems, which are not end-of-life as of 2016, have an upgrade path to meet the Smart Dose XR-29 standard.
 

BREMEN, Germany & BURLINGTON, Mass. — Background: Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States, causing more deaths each year than breast, colon, pancreas and prostate cancers combined. The National Lung Screening Trial proved that CT lung cancer screening (LCS) can reduce deaths due to lung cancer by at least 20% in individuals at high-risk. The resulting endorsement of LCS by the United States Preventive Services Task Force means that millions of high-risk Americans will be granted insurance coverage for annual LCS beginning in 2015.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (October 21, 2014) vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the nation‟s largest telemedicine company and radiology practice with over 500 physicians, now offers clients the GPISM (Global Practice Information) Report, a one-stop, automated, monthly analytics solution providing a 24x7 look inside their radiology practice, including consolidated summary and facility-level onsite and teleradiology metrics for effective overall practice management.

Denver, Colorado and Montreal, Canada – October 8, 2014 – Intelerad Medical Systems™, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, today announced the launch of their Assignment Engine module, which automatically assigns pending cases from across the enterprise to the most suitable radiologist, and prioritizes the cases within the radiologist's own dynamic worklist.

MILFORD, CT (October 7, 2014) – Kubtec, the foremost developer of digital specimen radiography systems, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the announcement of U.S. FDA approval of MOZART® with TomoSpec®, the first and only breast specimen radiography system with tomosynthesis technology. In providing the most comprehensive analysis of excised breast tissue in a specimen radiography system, MOZART can help reduce re-excision and patient call back rates. 

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 1, 2014 — Integrated Medical Partners (IMP), a full-service provider of profit-improvement solutions for medical practices announced today the addition of Mr. Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE as Managing Director, Strategic Positioning and Consulting Services. Mr. Chew will also have the same title with Integrated Radiology Partners (IRP), the IMP solution for Radiology Practices.

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