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Siemens Healthcare to introduce new angiography system at RSNA 2013

Siemens Healthcare to introduce new angiography system at RSNA 2013

At the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, December 1-6 in Chicago, Siemens Healthcare (booth #1934, South Building/Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, Hall A) will introduce a new angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization. [More]
Toshiba's Dose Tracking System optimizes dose management to improve patient safety

Toshiba's Dose Tracking System optimizes dose management to improve patient safety

For the first time ever, clinicians have the flexibility to track X-ray skin dose exposure in real time during interventional procedures with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Dose Tracking System. FDA cleared on Toshiba's InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray systems for use in pediatric and adult cardiac and abdominal procedures, the new technology is Toshiba's latest advancement in optimizing dose management to improve patient safety. [More]
Findings could potentially save millions of people from having unnecessary cardiac catheterization

Findings could potentially save millions of people from having unnecessary cardiac catheterization

An ultrafast, 320-detector computed tomography scanner that shows both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood flow can accurately sort out which people need - or don't need - an invasive procedure to identify coronary blockages, according to an international study. The researchers say their findings could potentially save millions of people worldwide from having an unnecessary cardiac catheterization. [More]
Medical image exchange: an interview with Willie Tillery, CEO of Accelarad

Medical image exchange: an interview with Willie Tillery, CEO of Accelarad

Accelarad’s team first recognized the need for the virtualization of radiology more than 10 years ago. Over the past six years, the industry has readily adopted cloud-based medical image exchanges, as evidenced by the thousands of physicians who share nearly half a billion images via Accelarad each year. [More]
ESBC joins with Athena Breast Health Network to advance personalized breast cancer risk assessment

ESBC joins with Athena Breast Health Network to advance personalized breast cancer risk assessment

Edith Sanford Breast Cancer (ESBC), part of the Sanford Health system based in Sioux Falls, SD, today announced it is partnering with the Athena Breast Health Network, a University of California program, to advance the use of a personalized breast cancer risk assessment. [More]

Agfa HealthCare to launch next-generation MUSICA image processing software at 2013 RSNA meeting

Agfa HealthCare announces today that it is launching the next generation of its gold-standard MUSICA (Multi-Scale Image Contrast Amplification) image processing software with new technology improvements that enhance both image quality and workflow for radiographers and radiologists at the upcoming 2013 RSNA meeting, in Chicago, USA. [More]
Study finds links between breast cancer radiation and long-term cardiovascular-related deaths

Study finds links between breast cancer radiation and long-term cardiovascular-related deaths

Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were more directly irradiated with radiation treatments on the left side in a facing-up position had higher risk of heart disease, according to research letter by David J. Brenner, Ph.D, D.Sc, of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues. [More]
Just 13 days in space may cause changes in eye structure, gene expression

Just 13 days in space may cause changes in eye structure, gene expression

Just 13 days in space may be enough to cause profound changes in eye structure and gene expression, report researchers from Houston Methodist, NASA Johnson Space Center, and two other institutions in the October 2013 issue of Gravitational and Space Research. [More]

GVI uses Toshiba’s Spot Fluoroscopy to reduce radiation exposure to patients and physicians

Gates Vascular Institute is now able to conduct safer exams using Spot Fluoroscopy, a cardiovascular X-ray dose management technology from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. GVI utilizes Spot Fluoroscopy with its Infinix-i bi-plane to reduce radiation exposure to both patients and physicians. [More]
DIM compound derived from cruciferous vegetable protects rodents from radiation doses

DIM compound derived from cruciferous vegetable protects rodents from radiation doses

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation. [More]
Experts develop way to reduce radiation exposure in children who require repeated brain CT scans

Experts develop way to reduce radiation exposure in children who require repeated brain CT scans

A team of pediatric neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center has developed a way to minimize dangerous radiation exposure in children with a condition that requires repeat CT scans of the brain. [More]
Soligenix awarded $6.4M contract to advance preclinical development of OrbeShield for GI ARS

Soligenix awarded $6.4M contract to advance preclinical development of OrbeShield for GI ARS

Soligenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense medical countermeasures where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $6.4 million by the US Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health (specifically funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or NIAID). [More]
UH Seidman Cancer Center to become one of elite group of cancer centers to offer proton therapy

UH Seidman Cancer Center to become one of elite group of cancer centers to offer proton therapy

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is breaking ground today on a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. There are currently only 11 operational proton therapy centers in the nation and the UH Seidman Cancer Center site will be the first in Ohio. [More]

Orbeshield Earns Soligenix Up To $26.3M From BARDA

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BARDA Exercises $6M Option For Aeolus' Acute Radiation Syndrome Drug

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FDA grants orphan drug designation to Soligenix’s SGX94 for treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome

FDA grants orphan drug designation to Soligenix’s SGX94 for treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome

Soligenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense countermeasures where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that the Office of Orphan Products Development of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the active ingredient SGX94 for the treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS). [More]
Study: 4% of head-trauma scans in children have unexpected results that may need follow up

Study: 4% of head-trauma scans in children have unexpected results that may need follow up

The largest study of computed tomographic scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of "incidental findings" - results that were not expected from the injury - and categorizes them by urgency. [More]
MRI: A valuable tool for assessing risk of heart attack, stroke in diabetic patients

MRI: A valuable tool for assessing risk of heart attack, stroke in diabetic patients

Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Researchers find new form of imaging technology to diagnose different types of cancer

Researchers find new form of imaging technology to diagnose different types of cancer

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center have published findings that a new form of imaging -- PET/MRI -- is promising for several types of cancer. [More]

Researchers outline recommendations to lower costs and lead to better care for patients

Medical organizations are participating in a campaign to help clinicians and patients avoid wasteful and sometimes harmful medical interventions. Recently, experts in pediatric and adult health from diverse geographic locations of the United States and from a mix of academic and non- academic settings shared their experiences, consulted their colleagues, and analyzed numerous studies in the medical literature to determine the top recommendations for improving healthcare value. [More]