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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.

Newswise — (SALT LAKE CITY)— University of Utah Health Sciences has named Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and University of Utah Health Care.

Fairfield, Va., Oct. 2, 2014 — The Radiology Business Management Association is proud to announce that it will offer a free broadcast of Extreme Radiology and the Interventions in Modern Warfare with Ron Boucher, MD — one of its most anticipated Fall Educational Conference presentations — via streaming media.

TORONTO--(Business Wire)--MedCurrent Corporation, a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, today announced that Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LADHS), the 2nd largest municipal health system in the U.S., has chosen MedCurrent’s OrderRight™ Radiology Decision Support system to ensure appropriate ordering of advanced medical imaging.

ST. LOUIS (September 22, 2014) – Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) today announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSyncTM data management system as a new technology in its Global Medical Imaging segment. The OptiSync system is designed to help healthcare professionals efficiently collect and analyze radiology data from when a patient undergoes a contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging procedure.

Agfa HealthCare announced today that William Corsten has been named the company's new regional President in North America.  A seasoned healthcare IT executive, Mr. Corsten will be responsible for leading Agfa HealthCare in the United States and Canada, reporting to Luc Thijs, President of Agfa HealthCare N.V.

Englewood, Colo., Sept. 18, 2014—The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), today released a candidate profile summary for applicants interested in the position of MGMA president and CEO.

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SOMATOM Scope, a new 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner. The SOMATOM Scope delivers the image quality, dose reduction and workflow-enhancing benefits long associated with the SOMATOM family of CT scanners at a price point that enables facilities to extend routine diagnostic imaging services to more patients and in more specialty settings. The SOMATOM Scope also includes eCockpit technology that extends the scanner’s operational lifetime by minimizing wear and tear on its most vital components. Designed for private radiology practices, community hospitals, critical access hospitals, specialty practices such as orthopedics and urology, and veterinary medicine, the SOMATOM Scope is available in two configurations – Scope and Scope Power – and enables healthcare providers to comply with the NEMA XR-29 Smart Dose Standard, ensuring a safer imaging experience for patients.

September 18, 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Specialty Teleradiology LLC, a provider of teleradiology services based in Westlake, OH, announces that they have achieved Meaningful Use and increased operational efficiency since implementing PowerServer, a Complete Certified Ambulatory EHR-certified system developed by RamSoft.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESSWIRE)--PenRad Technologies, Inc, the market leader in Mammography Information Systems (MIS), today announced its partnership with Clinithink to refine the process of clinical documentation for radiologists in real-time. PenRad is embedding Clinithink's CNLP (Clinical Natural Language Processing) platform into its MIS solution to increase productivity, accuracy and efficiency of the mammography reporting workflow for its existing install base.

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) continues to expand its customer base with more than 60 healthcare provider organizations adopting ACR Select for use within their electronic health record (EHR) order entry workflow.

Reston, Va. (Sept. 10, 2014) — The fifth edition of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®) Atlas is now available in a convenient electronic format. The digital (e-book) version can be downloaded to a tablet, laptop or desktop, and accessed on up to five devices.

TOKYO--To further the potential of Big Data to predict and prevent illness, Toshiba Group has established the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. The Center’s principal project is a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to study treatment pathways and outcomes in head and neck and lung cancer patients.

Phillipsburg, NJ – September 4, 2014– INFINITT North America, an award-winning provider of image and information management solutions for healthcare, announced today that the INFINITT G3 RIS version has been tested and certified as meeting the 2014 Modular Ambulatory EHR requirements, in accordance with ONC-ACB certification criteria. The INFINITT RIS was certified through InfoGard, one of the ONC-authorized certification bodies (ONC-ACBs), on August 21, 2014. The certification number issued to INFINITT is #IG-2384-14-0055.

WAUWATOSA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) today announced the FDA approval of SenoClaire*, GE’s new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology that uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.