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Merry X-ray Acquires Consensys Imaging Service, Expands CT and MR Business

San Diego-based Merry X-Ray Corp. has announced the purchase of Consensys Imaging Service Inc., an FDA-compliant national service provider for diagnostic imaging equipment. This acquisition comes on the heels of Merry X-Ray’s recent acquisition of Universal Medical Systems, a provider of CT and MRI scanners.

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Arkansas Cancer Center Installs Toshiba 4D CT

Carti Cancer Center in Little Rock, Ark, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Infinix 4D CT system, making it the first healthcare facility in the United States to do so. The Infinix 4D, which amalgamates Toshiba’s Infinix-i angiography system with its Aquilion One Vision Edition CT system, helps clinicians improve visualization and workflow.

MITA Commends Aetna CT Colonography Decision

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) recently commended Aetna for its decision to cover CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., despite having a 90% cure rate when detected early.

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Carestream to Demonstrate CBCT Technology

Carestream Health will demonstrate its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D extremity system at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives annual meeting being held April 22-25. The OnSight 3D Extremity System performs high-quality, low-dose 3D extremity exams using cone beam CT (CBCT) technology.

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FDA Greenlights Siemens CT Platform

The FDA has cleared the SOMATOM go. CT platform from Siemens Healthineers. Created with extensive customer feedback, the new platform includes the SOMATOM go.Now and SOMATOM go.Up CT scanners, which offer automated, standardized workflows designed to help users achieve more consistent clinical results.

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Toshiba Releases 160-Slice CT System

Toshiba has launched its latest Aquilion Lightning 80 CT system, an 80-detector row system designed for full body imaging and routine volumetric scanning. The system delivers fast reconstruction speeds of up to 50 images per second at full resolution.

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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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