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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.

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.

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.