Simple, standardised workflows: the foundation for AI in radiology
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by Katherine Powell
3d ago
The digital age has resulted in significant advances in radiology, most notably in the form of artificial intelligence. As patient volumes increase due to an ageing population and a desire for faster diagnoses, departments face an urgent need for workflow standardisation, efficiency, and safety. Radiology departments worldwide are dealing with an increasing number of patients. This increase is due to factors like population growth, ageing, improved living conditions, more efficient healthcare, and earlier detection of cancer. Furthermore, a lack of manpower around the world causes radiology de ..read more
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Bristol charity raises £1.5 million to increase breast MRI capacity
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by Katherine Powell
4d ago
A £1.5 million MRI scanner donated by Bristol-based charity BUST (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust) was officially opened in January, by Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol Peaches Golding OBE. Housed at Cossham Hospital, part of North Bristol NHS Trust, the Siemens Healthineers Magnetom Vida 3.0T MRI system will increase capacity for scanning outpatients, prioritising those with breast cancer, prostate cancer and gynaecological cancer. Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital is one of the largest in the southwest, and the number of MRI scans performed each year has incr ..read more
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Latest Fairford Medical mobile MRI system set to halve MRI appointment times and boost patient throughput at a major NHS trust
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by Katherine Powell
4d ago
Fairford Medical has delivered one of the first Magnetom Viato.Mobile MRI systems from Siemens Healthineers in the UK to a large NHS Teaching Hospital. The system is set to cut appointment times in half, doubling the number of patients receiving MRI scans. The mobile setup provides greater flexibility in deploying MRI imaging and allows patients to receive planned diagnostics without the need to attend acute hospital sites. The Fairford Medical owned Magnetom Viato.Mobile is expanding oncology, neurology, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic services across a large part of the UK. The trust is am ..read more
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The International Cancer Imaging Society announces its 2024 programme of events
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by Katherine Powell
5d ago
The International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) is delighted to announce its 2024 programme of events; visit icimagingsociety.org.uk for full details! Since its foundation in 1998, the society has grown to include more than 80 elected fellows, an international membership representing over 50 countries globally, and expanded to deliver both in-person and online courses covering the specialist and ever-expanding topic of oncological imaging, which is integral in the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of cancer patients. Forthcoming webinars – register for ‘Interesting cases from The Roya ..read more
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Responsible data monetisation can provide insights into disease patterns and patient demographics
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by Katherine Powell
5d ago
Healthcare organisations collect and store a wealth of information, including patient records, medical images and treatment outcomes. Monetising this data involves analysing, packaging and selling insights derived from it. Enlitic can help enable an organisation’s data monetisation strategy. One avenue is through collaborations with pharmaceutical companies, research institutions or technology firms. By anonymising and aggregating patient data, healthcare organisations can provide insights into disease patterns, treatment effectiveness and patient demographics. Pharmaceutical companies may pur ..read more
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Profit from OpenRad’s next-gen imaging platform for distributed workflow
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by Katherine Powell
1w ago
OpenRad’s next-generation imaging platform is a cloud-native and cross-tech integrated SaaS (software as a service) solution for distributed imaging workflow. It works across multiple sites, legal entities and system boundaries. The platform offers its users a cloud-collaborative environment and an intelligent orchestration engine for a fully digital teleradiology workflow. It also covers AI/neural network-enabled image processing, 360° viewing, structured reporting, a ubiquitous data lake and much more. The platform enables the presentation of imaging data and metadata in a normalised and opt ..read more
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Siemens Healthineers maps out plans to expand use of photon-counting technology
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by Katherine Powell
1w ago
Siemens Healthineers aims to scan one billion patients with photon-counting-based CT systems within the next decade, bringing this imaging within reach of more communities. More than 500,000 patients have been scanned with the system so far across a large installed base, in settings ranging from privately owned practices to large university hospitals. Naeotom Alpha was launched in 2021 and is still the only commercially available system with photon-counting technology cleared for clinical use, says Siemens. The company is investing over £65 million to expand photon-counting CT manufacturing in ..read more
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Agfa shares technologies that help radiologists achieve diagnostic quality image first time
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by Katherine Powell
1w ago
Agfa will be sharing its products to enable fewer retakes resulting in lower radiation exposure for patients and a smoother workflow for radiographers. These are designed to help radiologists get the quality images they need more quickly, so they can help more patients get fast, accurate diagnoses Musica: gold standard image processing Musica image processing automatically analyses the characteristics of each raw image and optimises the processing parameters, independent of body part or dose deviation. “It enhances noise suppression, offers brightness control, reduces veiling glare and plays a ..read more
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Vieworks showcases detectors and software for clearer vision
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by Katherine Powell
1w ago
Digital x-ray solution provider Vieworks will showcase the completion of its DR flat panel detectors and software solution at ECR 2024 (#324) from February 28 – March 2. Vivix detectors provide a selection of x-ray solutions for diverse applications and detectors sizes. Vivix-S V and F series are the highlights of Vieworks’ static detectors for general radiography and are offered in three sizes: 25 x 30cm, 36 x 43cm and 43 x 43cm. Vivix-S F series offers a premium experience for users in terms of its image quality with a pixel pitch of 99μm, unbreakable glass-free TFT and a lighter weight, lon ..read more
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The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is a double winner
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by Katherine Powell
1w ago
The radiography team at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, has won two categories at the Radiology Awards 2023: the Radiology Fellowship of the Year and the Best NHS Trust for Delivering Radiology Services. Hosted by JCA Medical Seminars, the annual awards recognise excellence and achievement in radiography worldwide. Head of imaging at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Sandra Millward commented: “The team is so thrilled to be recognised in the Radiology Awards 2023. As a department we work as hard as we can for our patients and it’s wonderful for this hard work to be recognised internat ..read more
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