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FDA OKs MRI system for use in neonatal ICU

In a June 20 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had cleared the first MRI device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging in intensive care units.

3D imaging provides deeper look into blood clots

Researchers have developed a new method of studying blood clots in 3D through optical microscopy. Such understanding of the internal architecture of clots can help cardiologists identify and diagnose clots that may put patients at risk for stroke or heart attack.

Q&A: Esteban Rubens on machine learning, reliability and the growing importance of flash storage in medical imaging

Pure Storage is a data storage company based out of Mountain View, Calif., that specializes in cloud-based, analytics-focused solutions such as FlashBlade, which offers companies petabytes of capacity with no caching or tiering.

Canon DR software, RadPro mobile x-ray system receive US military cybersecurity certification

Canon USA announced July 11 the RadPRO Soltus 100M Mobile Digital X-ray System from Virtual Imaging has received cybersecurity certification.

Expert panel praises Mo-99 manufacturers, says supply is ‘secure, reliable’

Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) supplies are “secure and reliable,” according to a panel at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SMNNI) 2017 annual meeting in Denver. Mo-99 is a precursor isotope to technetium-99m, which helps clinicians perform millions of procedures annually in the U.S. alone. In the past, Mo-99 shortages have caused significant delays in patient care.

Baton Rouge hospital's new mammography bus provides DBT on the go

Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., celebrated Independence Day by announcing it has added a second “mammography coach” to its fleet of care-delivering vehicles. This new bus offers digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, to women throughout the area.

Riding the blue bird: 4 ways to unleash the power of Twitter at radiology meetings

Many radiology groups and departments already use social media on a regular basis, but popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can also be used to help individuals advertise their own personal brand and make a name for themselves.

2 U.S. airports using CT technology to scan carry-on luggage

Medical imaging professionals might see some familiar equipment this summer as they head to the airport for family vacations. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that CT scanning equipment is being used to scan carry-on luggage at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Logan International Airport in Boston.

Link between MRI, clinical exams missing in some MS patients

Recent research shows physical disability and brain lesion volume may not be directly linked in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found a significant minority showed a dissociation between MRI findings and clinical examinations.

Mount Sinai Health System develops Imaging Research Warehouse for studying healthcare data

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has developed the Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), a “massive image database” developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII).