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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.

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.