Esaote lands big China DR deal
July 31, 2020 -- Italian ultrasound vendor Esaote fulfilled an agreement with WDM, a large medical device manufacturer in China, to install over 50 digital radiography (DR) systems in the country.
NHS gives greenlight to messaging service Bleepa
July 31, 2020 -- Specialist medical imaging technology company Feedback announced its flagship imaging-based messaging platform, Bleepa, has been awarded a place on the National Health Service's (NHS) NHSx National Clinical Communication Tool Framework.
Report: Many CT scanners in Ireland are out of date
July 28, 2020 -- At least 25% of the CT scanners in Irish hospitals are out of date, and one is even seven years past its end-of-life date, according to a 26 July report in the Irish Sun.
Cancer screenings drop precipitously due to COVID-19
July 28, 2020 -- The number of screening exams for colorectal and breast cancer performed at the COVID and Cancer Research Network dropped by nearly 90% in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published online on 27 July in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.
Can scratch cards boost participation in breast screening?
July 28, 2020 -- In a novel initiative, the authorities in Taipei are planning to use prize scratch cards to encourage women to take part in breast and cervical cancer screening from the start of August, according to a report posted by the Taipei Times.
RSNA wins grant to develop learning center in Africa
July 28, 2020 -- The RSNA said that it received a three-year, $750,000 (639,000 euro) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to develop a new Global Learning Center in sub-Saharan Africa.
Report on COVID-19 surges demands action on infection control
July 28, 2020 -- A six-page document from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in the U.K. is calling on healthcare providers to take urgent action on infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prepare for COVID-19 surges in winter 2020.
Virtual reality shows promise for IR training
July 27, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology could be an effective training tool for interventional radiology (IR), according to a letter to the editor published on 22 July in Academic Radiology.
Breast cancer on the rise in younger and older women
July 27, 2020 -- Breast cancer rates are rising for women around the world, according to research published in the August edition of the Lancet Global Health. What's more, women in less developed nations are far more likely to die of the disease.
Ziehm acquires Therenva
July 27, 2020 -- C-arm developer Ziehm Imaging has purchased imaging software developer Therenva.