Editorial

Many healthcare facilities are committing a not inconsiderable amount of human, technical and financial resources, to the installation and implementation of mobile imaging informatics, providing remote access to exam reports, patient files and images that can be used to speed up reporting, queries and second opinions on diagnoses, as well as to improve access to research and teaching files....

Association News

Management Issues Crucial to Radiology Author Prof. Iain McCall: Opening Address More and more, radiologists are realising through gatherings like the recent ‘Management in Radiology’ congress (Budapest, Hungary, October 5 – 7 2006), that they risk the erosion of their profession as an entity if they fail to recognise the importance of good management practices...

There are four new integration profiles in trial implementation in the radiology domain in 2006: 1. Nuclear Medicine Image Integration Profile (NMI) with Cardiac Option is a change to the NM Image Profile, improving functionality for nuclear medicine cardiac image viewing. 2. Image Fusion (FUS) Integration Profile specifies communications between systems, creating and registering image...

The EuroPACS conference is one of the largest gatherings of specialists in medical imaging and digital systems for eHealth. This year’s edition, which took place in Trondheim, Norway, offered information on the latest and most significant developments in clinical practice, research and education within digital radiology. Physicians, radiologists, scientists and healthcare professionals from more...

ECRI-AIMS has announced a new system for managing all aspects of technologybased assets found in European and international healthcare institutions. It is a web-browser application, enabling data stored centrally by the hospital to be accessed via a web browser connected to the hospital intranet. There is no client software to install and ECRI-AIMS therefore can be used by personnel at all levels...

Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) have announced that the 21st International Congress and Exhibition will be held in Berlin, Germany, on the 27 – 30 June 2007.   The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 10, 2007. Topics will include the following: • Medical Imaging • Computer Assisted Cardiovascular Imaging • Image Processing and D...

EU News

Key Role of the COR Author I lze R aath E ditor E uropean A ffairs EUROPE @ EMCEUROPE . COM   The Committee of the Regions (COR) was created by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and provides a forum for local and regional authorities on issues affecting them. It is an advisory body that ensures public authorities are consulted on EU...

Industry News

A new-generation, highly advanced combination PET/CT scanning device improves diagnosis and treatment of cancers, while being more comfortable for patients than older equipment, research has shown.   The device merges two non-invasive imaging technologies in one ‘open’ machine. While both PET and CT scans are routinely used in evaluating cancer, the fusion of the two types of scans offers...

At the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, Agfa HealthCare made the European debut of the Heartlab Congenital reporting and analysis tool for congenital echocardiography reporting.   Heart defects are among the most common birth defects and are the leading cause of birth-defect related deaths, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Advances in diagnosis and surgical...

Alliance Medical, a European provider of managed imaging services, has become the first company in the UK to install Konica Minolta’s Drypro 793 Laser Imager.   Launched recently, this system is integrated into Alliance Medical’s existing PACS system. The Drypro laser imager has a minimal pixel size of 25 um. It is also equipped with a web maintenance function that allows the user a PC...

Sectra was announced the winner in the category “ISV/Packaged Software Solutions” at Microsoft’s fifth Microsoft .NET Awards. The competition acknowledges and rewards Microsoft partners that have developed the most innovative IT solutions based on the .NET platform. The jury’s motivation was: “Sectra has developed a high-performance system for workstations and servers using streaming technology that...

Matrox Imaging is announcing a new module for its Matrox Imaging Library (MIL). “Adding a metrology tool was the next logical step for MIL”, explains Pierantonio Boriero, Product Line Manager, Matrox Imaging.   As part of Processing Pack 3, the latest update to the current MIL 8.0 release, the Metrology module tool measures and constructs geometric features. Users may measure finite fe...

GE Healthcare announced that pursuant to its public offer it has received acceptances equivalent to approximately 98 percent of the total number of shares outstanding in Biacore. All of the conditions to the offer have been fulfilled and GE Healthcare is proceeding with the closing of the offer.

Hologic have inaugurated their new European Headquarters,   Service and Parts Depot, and Training Centre in Brussels. The new facility doubles the size of the Hologic European headquarters. This is the second major investment for Hologic in Europe in the past six months. In May, Hologic announced the 21 million EUR acquisition of AEG Elektrofotografie, a privately-held company headquartered in...

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich and Siemens Medical Solutions have developed a method of electronically transferring clinical data gathered at the point of care for use in prospective clinical trials. Through this process, clinical trial research results can be documented more efficiently. This solution offers a scalable, automatic transfer of data between an electronic medical...

Letters to the Editor

In follow-up to your news piece from Prof. David Norris (Volume 6, Issue 3), this is the position in the UK at present. In 2004, following an extensive review of the science and after carrying out a wide consultation, the NRPB (now the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency, HPA) recommended adoption in the UK of the 1998 guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing...

Cover Story:Mobile Informatics in Radiology

New Ways to Manage and Access Information Author Dr   Jarmo   Reponen Chief Radiologist Dept. of Radiology Raahe Hospital Raahe, Finland JARMO . REPONEN @ OULU . FI The development of wireless networks and terminals has made mobile connections to image archive and communication systems (PACS) a reality. This access is now poss

Our Experience Integrating Mobile Technology Author D R H ENRIK G REGERSEN Chairman Musculoskeletal Radiology Section Department of Radiology Aalborg Hospital Aalborg, Denmark AAS . IGP [email protected] NJA . DK The healthcare environment is constantly changing. From paper reports and films, which facilitated patient conta

Ensuring True Mobility in Imaging Author L iz B eckmann M anaging D irector Lanmark M edical B eaconsfeild , UK LIZBECKMANN @ LANMARKMEDICAL . CO . UK   Mobile imaging is not new; for over ten years, it has been used in several areas, including the transmission of trauma CT scans for on-call reporting by radio...

Our Experiences with Mobile Technology Author P rof . N evra E lm Professor of   R adiology D epartment of Radiology E ge U niversity M edical F aculty I zmir , T urkey NEVRAELMAS @ GMAIL . COM Workflow dynamics within modern radiology departments have transformed with the growing

Overview of Emerging Trends Authors D r D avid B andon D igital I maging U nit H ead P rof . O sman R atib H ead of Nuclear Medicine D r A ntoine R osset R adiologict D epartment of Radiology And Medical Informatics U niversity Hospitals of G eneva...

Features

The Evolving Ultrasound Market Author D r J im R. B rown S enior D irector of   C linical and T echnical M arketing P hilips M edical S ystems , U ltrasound Beyond the heart, researchers are exploring applications for 3D or “volumetric” ultrasound technology to help improve the...

Practical Guidelines for a Successful 3D Imaging Service Authors G ordon J. H arris D irector , 3D I maging S ervice M assachusetts G eneral H ospital A ssociate P rofessor of R adiology H arvard M edical S chool B oston , MA USA GJHARRIS @ PARTNERS...

Ensuring a Viable Service Authors Dr   Hanna   Pohgnen Rosalieco Oy Espoo, Finland HANNA . POHJONEN @ ROSALIECO . FI Prof. Hans Blickman Chairman Dept. of Radiology Umc St. Radboud N IJMEGEN , The Netherlands J . BLICKMAN @ RAD . UMCN . NL Today, the possibilities offered by

ECRI Healthcare Product Comparison Chart

Contact ECRI E urope W eltech C entre R idgeway , W elwyn G arden C ity , H erts AL7 2AA, U nited K ingdom INFO @ ECRI . ORG . UK WWW . ECRI . ORG . UK ECRI is a totally independent non profit research agency designated as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO). Such...

Country Focus:Germany

Largest Single Imaging Market in Europe Author D r H ans -P eter B ursig M anaging D irector ZVEI D ivison M edical E ngineering F rankfurt Am M ain , G ermany BURSIG @ ZVEI . ORG Germany is probably unique in that it maintains two separate systems for providing medical imaging services....

Profile of the Deutsche Roentgengesellschaft (DRG) Author P rof . M aximilien R eiser P resident G erman S ociety of   R adiology (DRG) B erlin , Germany OFFICE @ DRG . DE On May 2, 2005, the Deutsche Roentgengesellschaft (DRG) celebrated its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1905 in Berlin, its illustrious...

Information Technology in a University Radiology Department Author D r P eter M ildenberger S enior Radiologist D epartment of R adiology J ohannes G utenberg U niversity Hospital M ainz , G ermany MILDEN @ RADIOLOGIE . KLINIK . UNI - MAINZ . DE The Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital is...

The Experience in Germany Author P rof . D r   B erthold B. W ein A ssociate P rofessor of the D epartment of R adiology M edical Centre of the T echnical U niversity of A achen and P rivate P ractice R adiologist ,...

My Opinion

Interviewee P rof . E ric P oiseau IT M anager I ntegrating the H ealthcare E nterprise (IHE) E urope U niversity of   R ennes R ennes , F rance What is IHE Europe and What are its Aims? _ IHE is a non-profit organisation sponsored by professional bodies and healthcare suppliers that...


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