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Siemens Healthineers announces FDA clearance of 3T MRI System

Siemens Healthineers announced Thursday that the FDA has cleared the company’s MAGNETOM Vida 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. The scanner features Siemens’ new BioMatrix technology, which “addresses inherent anatomical and physiological differences among patients,” and a user interface designed to simplify positioning the patient table.

Ultrasound shows fetuses’ interest piqued by face-like lights

Using fetal ultrasound to observe prenatal perception and attention, U.K. researchers have found that third-trimester humans respond to patterns of light mimicking a face.

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.

Carestream, CurveBeam to spread word about weight-bearing CT

CurveBeam and Carestream Health signaled their commitment to weight-bearing computed tomography (CT) by announcing a collaborative effort to support education and research of the burgeoning modality.

Intelerad launches all-in-one VNA software

Intelerad Medical Systems launched its latest comprehensive enterprise imaging system—called CosmosOne—in a bid to centralize patient information and provide an VNA companion to its workflow and enterprise viewing software.

Neiman Institute helps practices develop breast bundles with online tool

The Neiman Health Policy Institute is at it again, adding yet another online tool to help imaging practices make the right clinical and economic decisions. The institute released the Breast Screening Bundle Tool after a presentation at the American College of Radiology Annual Meeting.

Imaging practices need to sort out CDS before January

Imaging practices are running out of time to integrate appropriate use criteria (AUC) into clinical workflows before the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires it in 2018. However, the American College of Radiology (ACR)’s R-SCAN network both can prepare providers for the coming federal mandate while improving AUC for the specialty as a whole.

Could 'Google Brain' create technology to aid radiologists?

Google researchers, who have put their machine-learning expertise to work with consumer products like Translate and Images, are now stepping into the realm of healthcare.

How deep learning, image recognition are assisting Chinese radiologists

According to Forbes, lung cancer is the leading cause of death in China. With thousands of people being affected, it is increasingly difficult for radiologists to examine hundreds of images each day with complete accuracy.

LI-RADS reporting can reduce costs of liver cancer treatment

The implementation of standardized reporting for suspected hepatocellular carcinoma improved consistency and clarity, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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