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What’s New in MRI Breast Imaging?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

For decades, mammography has been the go-to for spotting breast cancer. The down side is, of course,  X-ray radiation. And while MRI imaging has no radiation and higher resolution images,

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI

A New CT Scanner Captures 3D Color-X-Rays

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

 A research team in New Zealand has designed a new CT scanner that can capture 3D color X-ray of the human body, according to an article in Radiology Today. The scanner uses a microchip that records incoming photons from

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, CT Scanner

GE Healthcare Division Paperwork Filed

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 2, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

GE has submitted paperwork for an initial public offering of the soon-to-be standalone company GE Healthcare. The filing will take place this spring, with the news, causing a significant jump in the parent company’s stock price.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

GE Healthcare Millennium Recall

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

Due to a risk of its detector detaching and falling, the Millennium Nuclear Medicine System devices have been recalled by manufacturer GE Healthcare. While no patient injuries have been reported, there was an incident

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Equipment

$1.5B GE Capital Healthcare Equipment Financing Portfolio Acquired By TIAA

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

TIAA Bank has expanded its commercial banking business by acquiring a $1.5 billion portfolio of healthcare equipment leases and loans from GE Capital’s Healthcare Equipment

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

Philips Launches MRI System for Helium-Free Operation

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 17:09 PM

First came Philips’ breakthrough Blueseal technology, a fully-sealed magnet that reduces the amount of liquid helium needed to

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI

Updated Medical Imaging Room Designs Spurred by New Technology

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Medical technology is changing by the minute. And that means a lot of other things have to change, as well.  Take medical imaging equipment. Now a CT scanner can provide cranial imagery in less than 10 minutes instead of 30.

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Topics: Imaging Industry Meetings, Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Service

GE Reshapes Company, Spin Off Healthcare Business

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

It’s news that rocked the health care industry. Last week GE’s new CEO John L. Flattery announced that the company would spin off its health care business and sell its interests in Baker Hughes, a major oil producer.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

New FDA Report Brings Good News for Medical Device Service

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

It’s no surprise when a business or industry wants to protect its piece of the proverbial pie.  Case in point, recently medical equipment manufacturers made a case before Congress for legislation to control Independent Service Organizations (ISO) to supposedly ensure safety and quality.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

What Does McDonald’s Have to Do With MRI History?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

What on earth does a world famous hamburger franchise have to do with the history of medical imaging equipment? Quite a bit, actually. Let’s step back in time to 1983, when 36-year-old pathologist Bob Kagan fell in love with MRI at a medical conference in Colorado Springs.  Presented as an imaging technique by physicists Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, with grainy indistinct images. But Kagan could see potential.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI