No-shows at radiology can cost a hospital $1 million a year, study says

People who fail to show up for radiology appointments cost hospitals about $1 million per year on average, according to a new study. That’s as much as the cost of a new 3T MR scanner. Most of the no-shows at academic medical centers were for mammography appointments, according to the study, published in Current Problems

Medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018

From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in

Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017

From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows

MR Solutions’ 3T MRI preclinical imaging system aids oncology research at Luxembourg

The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, an international research center which is part of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), has installed MR Solution’s—MRS 3017—3T cryogen-free MRI preclinical scanner to further cancer research with a particular focus on malignant brain tumours. Not only does this 17 cm bore scanner provide state of the art images but its

Rat brain atlas provides MR images for stereotaxic surgery

Boris Odintsov, senior research scientist at the Biomedical Imaging Center at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and Thomas Brozoski, research professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, have created a comprehensive, interactive rat brain atlas. Brain atlases can be used to

Imaging with new biomarker tracks tumor progression, response to brain cancer treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically-mutated brain cancer. The study showed that 2HG is an excellent biomarker for tracking certain gliomas with IDH mutations and also can provide a diagnosis when neurological risk from surgery is too high,

Wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners enable real-time imaging for emergency medical services

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare startup, will demonstrate its ultra-portable ultrasound scanners at the Emergency Medical Services World Expo in New Orleans this week. Clarius Mobile Health’s user-friendly wireless scanners pair with iOS and Android devices for point-of-care assessments to help diagnose critically ill patients before they reach the hospital. “One of the biggest

MR Solutions to supply cryogen-free 7T simultaneous PET-MR preclinical imaging system for the study of Alzheimer’s and stroke

MR Solutions has received an order for a high-powered 7T, cryogen-free, preclinical PET-MRI multi-modality imaging system from the newly formed pre-clinical imaging resource at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The simultaneous acquisition of PET and MR images marries the exquisite sensitivity of

MR Solutions accelerates sales of its preclinical multi-modality, high field, cryogen free scanners

MR Solutions continues to grow sales of its cryogen free, pre-clinical range of scanners including its PET-MR and high field MR systems. MR Solutions will be displaying their latest combined PET-MRI multi-modality imaging systems for preclinical research at the ninth annual 2016 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in New York, from 7 to 10 September, 2016.

TT collaboration speeds Elekta to radiotherapy patient care breakthroughs

Human-care company Elekta needed to test their latest technological innovation in high resolution beam shaping. The world’s fastest multi-leaf collimator (MLC) had already been developed, successfully defeating many challenges engineers had otherwise believed insurmountable along the way. But, re-defining benchmarks of patient care in radiotherapy doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. The next challenge was a rigorous testing

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils. Wosik, a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, said

LED Medical Diagnostics launches new TUXEDO Intraoral Sensor

LED Medical Diagnostics has announced that its subsidiary, LED Dental, has officially launched the TUXEDO Intraoral Sensor, a new HD digital radiography system with a five-year, deductible-free warranty program. As the latest dental imaging product from LED Dental, the TUXEDO Intraoral Sensor not only delivers clear digital intraoral radiographs, but it also breaks away from the