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Philips announces state-of-the-art interventional system

Virtual reality was trumpeted as the next step in entertainment in 2016, so it’s no surprise that it’s making its way into medicine as well. Royal Philips announced a next-generation hybrid operating room system, combining 3D x-ray with optical imaging for spine, cranial and trauma surgery.

Caltech scientists develop way to visualize gene expression using MRI

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a method to visualize gene expression in cells using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Wireless ultrasound scanner receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a wireless ultrasound scanner, a device that can help physicians complete high-quality scans quickly when they have limited access to traditional machines.

RSNA 2016: What’s up with the new Joint Commission regulations?

A Tuesday, Nov. 29, presentation at RSNA 2016 featured Joint Commission member and practicing medical physicist Tyler S. Fisher, MD, discussing compliance in an imaging department, including the commission’s two new focuses: justification and dose optimization.

RSNA 2016: The combined advantages of PET/MR hybrid imaging

A Nov. 29 presentation at RSNA 2016 in Chicago outlined the challenges and benefits to using hybrid PET/MR imagining to provide the clearest images possible in “Emerging Technology PET/MRI Opportunities and Challenges."

Creating a ‘culture of security’ in radiology

Radiologists are becoming a little less in “denial” about the need for imaging security, according to J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, professor and associate chair of informatics in the radiology department at the University of California Davis Health System, Sac­ramento. But he still sees plenty of room for improvement.

MRI being applied to diffuse salt in Iberian ham

The salt content of ham delivers texture, flavor and is what allows the ham itself to mature, as it wouldn’t be able to do so without it, unless a team of researchers are able to diffuse salt non-destructively using MRI.

Will 3T machines be able to detect what is seen on 7Ts?

Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University are teaming up to do further research on epilepsy and test a new MRI approach.

Evena Medical launches DeepVu Ultrasound 4.0

Evena Medical, based in Los Altos, California, has launched DeepVu Ultrasound 4.0, an advanced mobile ultrasound medical imaging system.

Telemis to launch updated imaging software at RSNA

Belgium-based Telemis, a medical imaging, archiving and transmission company, has completed work on the next generation of its PACS.

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