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Elm Grove, WI – Imaging Biometrics, LLC (IB), a biotechnology company specializing in the development of software solutions for advanced visualization and analytics, today announced that it has been issued a US patent covering a unique technology for magnetic resonance (MR) image data acquisition and post-processing. The patented technology has the potential to improve radiological workflows, reduce costs, and benefit stroke and brain tumor patients.

Reston, Va. (Aug. 25, 2014) — Radiology professionals who want to grow and develop as leaders in today’s dynamic health care environment will embark on a unique, three-day leadership challenge at the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) Expedition Feb. 13­–15, 2015, at the OMNI Dallas Hotel. The RLI Expedition will provide a radiology-specific, scenario-based learning experience that will enable attendees to put new leadership skills immediately into practice. The RLI was awarded a grant to support the Expedition by The Physicians Foundation, a national nonprofit that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of health care to patients.

BURLINGTON, Mass., – August 25, 2014 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced it has achieved an industry-first milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the Nuance PowerShare™ Network. This reflects steady growth of approximately 30 percent each year as the technology gains more widespread adoption in hospitals and facilities securely sharing patient medical images using the cloud.

July 30, 2014 – Raleigh, NC (AHRA Booth: #109) - Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will showcase its new Ultra DR software at the upcoming Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., August 10 – 13. The new software is compatible with Viztek’s complete DR product line and sold with the company’s exclusive passive trigger technology.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 4 — Carestream has added a Motor Assist feature to its fully automated CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors. This capability is now shipping as a standard feature with all new orders for fully automated DRX-Evolution systems worldwide.

LAS VEGAS, August 1, 2014 –Current economic factors have created many challenges for hospitals and medical providers, yet one radiology practice is defying the odds.  As Nevada’s largest provider of leading-edge diagnostic and interventional imaging, Las Vegas-based Desert Radiologists has emerged as one of the country’s largest and most successful private radiology practices.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will showcase its new Exa EHR at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., August 10 - 13. The cost-effective solution from Viztek enables the seamless exchange of information for radiologists and technologists, while enhancing end user workflow via its user-friendly design and synchronization of EHR with PACS.

(AHRA 2014, Booth #501) Agfa HealthCare announced today the North American launch of its DX-D Mobile Retrofit solution that will allow hospitals an easy and affordable way to upgrade existing GE AMX 4 and 4 plus mobile X-Ray systems to direct radiography (DR).

Stamford, C.T., August 11, 2014 (Booth # 710) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, will highlight its growing digital radiography and women’s healthcare portfolio at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting held August 11 – 13 at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC.

Burlington, VT – July 29, 2014 – Mach7 Technologies, an award-winning provider of medical image management solutions, announced today the release of an enhanced version of its Physician & Patient Portal, version 11.5.

TUSTIN, Calif., August 12, 2014 – Providing hospitals with resources and support to develop and improve patient care programs, AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management announces the seventh year of its Putting Patients First Program. Putting Patients First grants enable healthcare facilities to fund programs, training or seminars aimed at improving patient care and safety and customizing treatment in CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and Vascular imaging. The grants are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Aug. 7, 2014 –Toshiba is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a new way to diagnose disease faster and non-invasively.

Waukesha, WI — August 4, 2014 — Today GE Healthcare announced that the first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole body SIGNA PET/MR* is 510(k) pending at the FDA. Powered by simultaneous image acquisition from GE’s latest 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance (MR) technology and innovative positron emission tomography (PET) technology, the SIGNA PET/MR represents a new chapter in helping clinicians achieve improved scan efficiency that may lead to more effective treatment paths for clinicians to offer their patients, particularly for oncology, neurology, and cardiology.

PAWTUCKET, RI – Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk on October 19th at Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  Free to Breathe is a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.  Proceeds from this event will help fund lung cancer research, as well as develop tools for lung cancer patients to help navigate their disease and treatment options.

 Outpatient diagnostic imaging services are coming to northeast Las Vegas residents for the first time with the opening of the new Desert Radiologists office on Monday, July 28. The $2.5 million, 8,000-square-foot facility is located at 31 N. Nellis Blvd. in the Charleston Commons Shopping Center. It will be the only imaging center east of I-15 and U.S. 95.

Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), today welcomed Kevin J. Cosgriff as NEMA’s next president and chief executive officer.


Progressive Radiology, the largest radiologist owned and operated medical imaging practice in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area today announced its strategic acquisition of five Illinois MRI centers from MIDI, LLC. Progressive Radiology’s acquisition of the Chicago, Crystal Lake, Round Lake, Skokie and Tinley Park centers will benefit Chicago metropolitan area patients as well as referring medical providers, hospitals, universities and professional sports teams.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (July 14, 2014) – Zotec Partners, LLC (Zotec), a leading provider of billing and practice management services to hospital-based physicians, is pleased to announce that it has hired esteemed industry veteran Mark Scruggs, as a partner of corporate strategy.

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RadNet Inc.
(Nasdaq:RDNT), a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services through a network of 250 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers, announced it has joined a research study, the Imaging and Genetic Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (ImaGene) study. The study is supported in part by GE Healthcare and sponsored by the Jim Easton Consortium for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery and Biomarkers, and, the National Institute of Aging.

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) — In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a significantly better chance to survive the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States and current data shows that most lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage.