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On Augist 3, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Siemens Healthineers issued an advisory that four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Carestream announced Tuesday that its manufacturing plant in Windsor has won a Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency award from the Colorado Energy Office. Energy consumption at the plant has decreased by 5.4 percent in the last two years, and Carestream says it is hoping to reduce consumption by another 5 percent by 2020.

A collaborative effort between IBM and the University of Alberta in Canada has produced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms were able to examine MRI and predict schizophrenia with 74 percent accuracy.

Agfa Healthcare announced Thursday that the XERO Xtend functionalities of its Enterprise Imaging zero-footprint viewer have received FDA 510(k) clearance. These new features provide the company’s XERO Universal Viewer with 3D processing capabilities and “advanced clinical applications.”

Radiologists are in need of accurate methods for assessing a patient’s percent breast density (PBD) from a 2D mammogram. Are today’s volumetric breast density software programs up to the challenge?

 

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Siemens, Homeland Security issue advisory for diagnostic imaging systems

On Augist 3, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Siemens Healthineers issued an advisory that four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Fujifilm releases Synapse 5 in U.S.

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Thursday that it has officially released Synapse 5, the latest version of its Synapse PACS solution, in the United States. The company says Synapse 5 “sets new standards for enterprise imaging” and it is available now.

Carestream plant in Colorado recognized for energy efficiency

Carestream announced Tuesday that its manufacturing plant in Windsor has won a Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency award from the Colorado Energy Office. Energy consumption at the plant has decreased by 5.4 percent in the last two years, and Carestream says it is hoping to reduce consumption by another 5 percent by 2020.

Accuray announces FDA clearance of iDMS Data Management System

Accuray, a Sunnyvale, California-based radiation oncology company, announced Monday that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its iDMS Data Management System, a database that shares data between different Accuray delivery systems. The company views this new database as an upgrade to its entire TomoTherapy platform.

MRI offers less invasive peek at potential liver donors

Transplantation is the most effective method of combatting end-stage liver disease. But the success has increased demand and limited supplies for cadaveric organs. In a study, published online July 27 in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers examined how MRI can improve evaluation procedures of living liver donors.

AI ‘learns’ to predict schizophrenia from brain MRI

A collaborative effort between IBM and the University of Alberta in Canada has produced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms were able to examine MRI and predict schizophrenia with 74 percent accuracy.

Agfa Healthcare receives FDA clearance of new XERO Universal Viewer applications

Agfa Healthcare announced Thursday that the XERO Xtend functionalities of its Enterprise Imaging zero-footprint viewer have received FDA 510(k) clearance. These new features provide the company’s XERO Universal Viewer with 3D processing capabilities and “advanced clinical applications.”

How accurate are volumetric software programs when compared to breast MRI?

Radiologists are in need of accurate methods for assessing a patient’s percent breast density (PBD) from a 2D mammogram. Are today’s volumetric breast density software programs up to the challenge?

MRI shows 'residual echo' from Neanderthals in human brain

Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health have used MRI to suggest the brain’s ability to use tools and locate objects can be connected to Neanderthal-derived gene variants.

Health IT specialists: The unsung heroes of value-based care

Radiology’s shift to value-based care has caused providers to focus on patient experience more than ever before. What makes patients happy? What makes them comfortable? How do you get them more involved in their own care? Asking these questions is the easy part, of course—it’s answering them and then making those answers a reality that can be a significant challenge.

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