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Planar Systems makes sale of subsidiary for $5 Million to NDS Surgical Imaging

Chela Capital Partners, the advisory firm of Planar Systems, Inc. has been advising Planar Systems on the sale of their not so successful venture medical business unit to NDS Surgical Imaging, a leader in the surgical imaging space for various hospitals in the country for thirty five million dollars in cash.



The sale is structured in a way that all the outstanding capital stock of is transferred to Dome Imaging Systems Inc, which is a direct subsidiary of Planar Systems. Dome Imaging… Continue

Added by Ana on August 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Computed Tomography (CTCA) assessment of coronary stenoses might not correlate very well with measurements of FFR ischemia.

A recent study suggests that Computed Tomography (CTCA) assessment of coronary stenoses might not correlate very well with measurements of FFR ischemia.



MedWire in a recent article has reported that anatomical assessments of coronary stenoses especially its severity using CTCA (Computed Tomography) or even the conventional coronary angiography (CCA) does not correlate very well with measurements of ischemia by intracoronary fractional flow reserve (FFR), According to a study which… Continue

Added by Ana on August 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Wow, the last? single slice CT scanner finally updated in the United States!

Meyersdale Medical Center, a technological firm based in USA recently got a big technology breakthrough as they started using a sixteen slice scanner from the already existing single slice CT scanner.



Mark Meekins, Director at the medical center said that technology of this sort in a small town meant great opportunity for their rural facility as from now on they will be able to offer high level of care and quality to their patients.

Today, this scanner is not only running for… Continue

Added by Ana on August 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Perhaps Lidocaine can help with compression from the mammo pad?! Good news to all women.

A research recently completed by St. Luke’s Mountain State Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho, has found out that the discomfort and pain felt during the times of mammograms can be eased by a gel known as lidocaine gel.



Mammography is a proven procedure till date, which helps to screen women suffering for breast cancer. This technique helps in early detection and hence the treatment of the disease becomes possible. Its necessity is clearly apparent as of today breast cancer affects more… Continue

Added by Ana on August 27, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A new study indicates that radiotherapy targeted may eradicate cancer disease in patients with less than 5 distant metastases.

A new study indicates that radiotherapy targeted may eradicate cancer disease in patients with less than 5 distant metastases. The report indicates that correctly targeted radiation therapy has great chances of eradicating almost all evidence of disease in those patients with cancer which has spread to only a selected number of sites.



A recent study on this is expected to be published in the August issue of the “Journal Clinical Cancer Research”. This study involved twenty nine… Continue

Added by Ana on August 26, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Patients who have suffered with fluctuating stroke symptoms have great chances of benefitting from treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

Research has indicated that patients who have suffered with fluctuating stroke symptoms have great chances of benefitting from treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

A report says that individuals who have suffered from fluctuating stroke symptoms can benefit from tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment. This study was published in the “Archives of Neurology”.



Ozcan Ozdemir and his colleagues looked at around one hundred and twenty seven stroke patients who were… Continue

Added by Ana on August 25, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Henry Ford Radiology Wins Gold in Imaging Technology: Teleradiology for the Olympic Atheletes!!

The Beijing Olympics amidst the grandiose opening and days of exciting games, presented much scope for technological applications. The latest comes in medical technology whereby it is not only possible to witness live ultrasound of an athlete via the internet, but also carry out prognosis for athletes’ susceptibility towards injuries.



The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has undertaken a research program being funded by General Electric to improve the health of athletes on the field.… Continue

Added by Ana on August 24, 2008 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Breast cancer recurrence more common in some women

A recent Study on woman breast cancer has suggested that women with certain kind of breast cancer might have higher recurrence risk. The article reports that early breast cancer patients the positive-hormone status might help in forecasting if there is a need for extended treatment for the patients to prevent late recurrence.



The study was published in the online “Journal of the National Cancer Institute”, U.S.A. Researchers had analyzed data of two thousand eight hundred and thirty… Continue

Added by Ana on August 24, 2008 at 5:08pm — No Comments

NBC Airs Segment about Radiation Exposure!

NBC's head medical correspondent airs segment about radiation exposure. Educates public about self-referral, importance of ACR (American College of Radiology) facility accreditation, and more. Please follow this link to see the actual video on NBC about radiation exposure.

Added by Ana on August 22, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is CT useful in the Emergency Room? Of course!

Everyday new imaging practices emerge and hence, the computed tomography (CT) remains an important tool in the evaluation of patients who show critical symptoms of chest pain and trauma in the emergency department (ED), reported a recent review.



Researchers from various Centres in U.S. for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA) have just completed studying the demographics and current imaging practices of radiologists who have been with EDs. This research was an… Continue

Added by Ana on August 9, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Nuance performing well in the NY market!

Today nearly three hundred New York Hospitals, Radiology Imaging Centres and Physician Offices enhance their patient care, streamline their workflow and are continuously reducing costs by using “Speech Recognition” solutions.



Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of Speech Solution, highlighted its healthcare division’s achievement in the above mentioned “Speech Recognition” service in the New York metropolitan area. As of now, the services of Nuance solutions are being… Continue

Added by Ana on August 6, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Canon debuts newest digital radiography system - Portable Flat Panel Detector @ the AHRA

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in imaging technologies, put its newest digital radiography system technically christened as Canon CXDI-60G Portable Flat Panel Detector on display, at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition, which was at the Colorado Convention Center.



The Canon CXDI-60G Portable Flat Panel Detector follows its successful predecessor the popular CXDI-31, also famous as world's first portable cassette-type Portable… Continue

Added by Ana on August 5, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

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