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RSNA News: CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

Former NFL players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at higher risk of aneurysms, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which took place from November 26 to December 1 in Chicago. 24x7 Magazine was lucky to attend the annual conference and see the cutting-edge research first-hand.

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UC Davis to License Novel CT Scanning Technology

The primary advantage of the scanner is that it provides true 3D and highly detailed images of the human breast, offering a less obstructed view of potential lesions than provided by current 2D mammograms.

Toshiba to Showcase CT Reconstruction Technology

Taking model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) beyond the research setting, Toshiba Medical demonstrated its forward projected model-based iterative reconstruction solution (FIRST) for cardiac exams at this year’s American College of Cardiology 2017 annual meeting, held March 17–19 in Washington, D.C.

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Carestream to Showcase Cone Beam CT System

Carestream will demonstrate its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System, which uses cone beam CT technology to capture high-quality, low-dose 3D extremity exams, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting and exhibit being held March 14-18.

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Orlando Cancer Center Invests in CT-Based Proton Therapy

Mevion Medical Systems and Fla.-based UF Health Cancer Center-Orlando Health announced the first patient treatment on a Mevion S250 proton therapy system in conjunction with Airo, a mobile, diagnostic CT scanner. The advanced 3D CT-based localization integrates with the Verity Patient Positioning System and is based on high-precision stereotactic localization and tracking technology.

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Imaging Roundtable: CT

The CT systems market was valued at $4.9 billion last year, and there are no signs of it slowing down, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information. Contributing to the modality’s demand are an increasing number of clinical applications, an aging population, and the rising incidence of chronic disease. 24×7 reached out to a panel of experts to discuss key trends on their radar. Don’t miss out.

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CT Market Reaches $4.9 Billion

The global CT systems market was valued at $4.9 billion in 2016, according to a report from Kalorama Information. Growth factors included the growing number of clinical applications for CT, coupled with an aging population with significant diagnostic needs, along with a growing incidence of chronic disease.

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FDA Clears Siemens Healthineers’ CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Somatom Confidence RT Pro CT scanner, which offers features dedicated to radiation therapy (RT) planning. Together with a new version of the company’s optional syngo.via RT Image Suite software, the Somatom Confidence RT Pro helps customers achieve personalized scans.

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Alabama Hospital Acquires Toshiba CT System

Community Hospital in Tallassee, Ala., recently acquired Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Aquilion Lightning CT system. This is the nation’s first healthcare provider to install the platform with a 50-kW generator. Toshiba’s CT also includes a wide bore and dose-reduction technology.

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Hitachi Launches CT All-Inclusive Pricing Plan

Hitachi Medical Systems America is now offering an all-inclusive CT pricing plan that provides new 64-/128-slice CT equipment and five years of total support. This represents the company’s support of risk-sharing with CT providers while establishing the value of its Scenaria CT platform.

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Innovations in CT Technology

In a report released earlier this year from Frost and Sullivan, the market research firm pointed to the reality that almost four out of five U.S. hospitals have not implemented an efficient paperless approach to radiation dose monitoring. Even so, dose reduction is but one of several key focuses for CT innovation in the year to come, 24×7 associate editor Elaine Sanchez Wilson explains in this informative article.

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Siemens Introduces CT Scanner for Radiation Therapy

Earlier this week, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its Somatom Confidence RT Pro dedicated CT scanner at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in Boston. Designed for radiation oncologists and physicists, the new Somatom Confidence Pro CT system is the first system of its kind to provide electron density images with a “single-energy” scan.

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Siemens CT System Receives FDA Nod

The FDA has cleared Siemens Healthineers’ Somatom Drive CT system, a new dual-source scanner that’s designed to deliver precision in diagnostic imaging in clinical disciplines such as pediatrics, emergency medicine, and oncology. The system also provides quality functions that help with reducing examination time, preparation, and follow-up care.

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RadNet Selects Medic Vision’s CT Solution Suite

Los Angeles-based RadNet, Inc. has selected Medic Vision’s SafeCT technologies—a move in line with the outpatient imaging provider’s goal of complying with Smart Dose regulations. Providing an enterprise-wide, low-dose scanning solution for organizations with many CT scanners, SafeCT Enterprise includes a cluster of SafeCT servers that work together to provide diagnostic quality to CT studies that were acquired using low-dose protocols.

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