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Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima® Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2

2017 21 Jun

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced  that it has obtained FDA clearance to market the Aptima® Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 & 2 molecular assay on the fully automated Panther® system. The test will be commercially available in the 50 United States, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Swedish Healthcare Provider Selects Sectra’s Digital Pathology Solution for Primary Diagnostics

2017 21 Jun

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that Västernorrland County Council, in Sweden, orders Sectra’s solution for storing and reviewing digital pathology images. A digital pathology solution contributes to improving cancer care by providing shorter lead times. The solution will be used for primary... Read more

IT Management

Philips Speeds Up Research and Biomarker Discovery with Major Upgrade

2017 19 Jun

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced the launch of its Xplorei web-based informatics platform for drug research and biomarker discovery. Part of Philips’ computational pathology portfolio, the new release marks a major upgrade for both pharma and academic researchers, as it will provide them with... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hologic Receives Expanded FDA 510(k) Clearance to Market Cynosure's SculpSure®

2017 16 Jun

SculpSure Now Cleared to Treat Five Areas of the BodyHologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an expanded clearance for Cynosure's non-invasive body contouring product, SculpSure, to treat the back and inner and outer thighs. The SculpSure treatment is already FDA-cleared for treatment of... Read more

ICU Management

New Study Investigates the Clinical Utility of ORi™, Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index™

2017 14 Jun

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced the findings of an abstract presented at the recent International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In the study, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine evaluated the potential clinical utility of Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index™ (ORi™) as an early warning of arterial hemoglobin... Read more

ICU Management

Primex Pharmaceuticals at Euroanaesthesia 2017

2017 14 Jun

Swiss company Primex Pharmaceuticals AG presents ADV6209 at Euroanaesthesia 2017. With a growing number of surgical and diagnostic procedures being performed globally, children are subjected to increased levels of anxiety that may occur before anaesthesia or thereafter, leading to behavioural stress and frightened, phobic and non-cooperative children... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programmePoint-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient with a beating... Read more

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FDA Approves Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam

2017 08 Jun

--Genius exam improves cancer detection and reduces recall rates for women of all ages and breast types, including the nearly 50 percent of women of breast cancer screening age who have dense breasts----Separate, recently published data analysis strongly supports starting breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis beginning at age 40--Hologic, Inc.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Inauguration of the first Infinix-i 4D CT in Europe

2017 07 Jun

– The most innovative interventional radiology room for the treatment of liver tumors at the Saint Eloi University Hospital Montpellier, France – The Montpellier University Hospital has inaugurated an avant-garde interventional radiology intervention room in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the St-Eloi Hospital. The Infinix-i 4D CT room... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces Limited Market Release of Rad-67™ rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximeter®

2017 06 Jun

Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) has announced, in conjunction with its CE marking, the limited market release of the Spot-Check Rad-67™ Handheld Pulse CO-Oximeter®. Rad-67 offers Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ SET® pulse oximetry and upgradeable rainbow® noninvasive monitoring technology in a compact, portable spot-check device. With the universal reusable... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-care ultrasound transforms sports and exercise medicine in Jersey

2017 04 Jun

A FUJIFILM SonoSite Edge ultrasound system has revolutionised Dr Adam Garnett’s sport and exercise medicine practice.Sportsmen and women on the Channel Island of Jersey are benefitting from the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, explained: “My interest... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo & Mdoloris Announce Masimo Open Connect™ Partnership

2017 01 Jun

Analgesia Nociception Index (ANI®) Module for Root to be Previewed at the European Society of Anaesthesiology in Geneva, SwitzerlandJune 3 – 5, 2017Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Mdoloris Medical Systems has announced a Masimo Open Connect™ (MOC) partnership for the Root® Open Architecture Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Hub, in which Mdoloris is developing... Read more

ICU Management

Accelerate Diagnostics Announces Sizeable Release of Data at ASM Microbe 2017

2017 30 May

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. has announced that new data from 11 healthcare institutions covering more than 1,200 samples will be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology – ASM Microbe in New Orleans, LA.The data comes from external studies that evaluated the potential clinical and workflow benefits of the Accelerate... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of O3™ Regional Oximetry for Pediatric Patients

2017 30 May

 Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) announced today FDA 510(k) clearance for the pediatric indication for O3™ regional oximetry with the O3 pediatric sensor. Regional oximetry, also referred to as tissue or cerebral oximetry, may help clinicians monitor cerebral oxygenation in situations in which peripheral pulse oximetry alone may not be fully indicative of the... Read more

IMAGING Management

BIR Statement : Thank you to Radiology Departments During NHS Cyber Attack

2017 24 May

The BIR applauds radiology and oncology teams who were faced with unprecedented challenges during the recent ransomware attack on NHS trusts across the UK. PACS teams, radiologists, radiographers, registrars and I.T. teams worked through the nights and weekend to begin isolating damage, restoring systems and ensuring the safety of patients was not compromised. Alexander... Read more

Executive Health Management

Information integration and artificial intelligence for better diagnosis and therapy decisions

2017 24 May

Research alliance between Siemens Healthineers and Fraunhofer MEVIS develops decision support systems for physicians based on deep machine learningWith their joint research alliance, Siemens Healthineers and the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS will support physicians in finding the right course of therapy for their patients. Both... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces the Full Market Release of Early Warning Score (EWS)

2017 19 May

Masimo Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Hub with Early Warning Score (EWS)Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced the full market release of Early Warning Score (EWS) on the Root® patient monitoring and connectivity hub. EWS aggregates information from multiple vital signs and clinical observations to generate a score that represents the potential... Read more

IMAGING Management

All Sectra customers live following recent ransomware attack

2017 19 May

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) reports that all customers in the UK are again operational with Sectra’s IT solutions. No customers outside the UK were affected by the recent ransomware attack. “I am proud to say that the close partnership we have with all our customers in combination with clear crisis... Read more

IMAGING Management

FUJIFILM Sonosite Keeps the Wheels in Motion

2017 18 May

Dr Bausili at the Titan Race The medical team, Cardiosos, attending the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin endurance mountain bike race this year had point-of-care ultrasound close at hand to help them deal with injuries and medical emergencies. The race saw over 463 top-level mountain bikers cover 612 kilometres of sand dunes in Morocco over the course of... Read more

IMAGING Management

When 2D Imaging Is Insufficient in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease Cases

2017 18 May

Cardiology has the distinction of being one of the earliest specializations in which patient-specific 3D anatomical models were implemented as part of treatment procedures. And although Medical 3D Printing has been used in the field for quite a few years already, much debate remains regarding which case should involve a 3D patient-specific model. It's... Read more