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Konica Minolta Updates DR Equipment Monitoring Platform

At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, which took place last week in Chicago, Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. showcased upgrades to its AeroRemote platform. With AeroRemote Insights, managers can evaluate system performance by reviewing digital radiography panel impact events, among other activities.

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Konica Minolta to Acquire Ambry Genetics for $1 Billion

Tokyo-based Konica Minolta Inc. and Ambry Genetics Corporation, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., have signed a definitive agreement for a subsidiary of Konica Minolta to acquire Ambry. Konica Minolta views the addition of Ambry as the first stepping-stone to create a new medical platform aimed at fulfilling the potential of precision medicine.

Bone Densitometer Devices Market to Grow at 3.5% CAGR

A recent study from Future Market Insights predicts the global bone densitometer devices market to witness a hike in revenues at a passive compound annual growth rate of 3.5% over the next decade. The company forecasts that the market for bone densitometer devices will be valued at $390.6 million, up from its current value of $277 million, by the end of 2026.

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ECRI Raises Concerns About Consumer-Use Baby Monitors

It sounds simple and harmless—an electronic sensor attached to a baby’s sock that monitors vital signs and alerts parents on their smart phones if, for instance, an infant’s oxygen saturation level drops. But pediatric experts and ECRI Institute personnel argue that such devices may cause undue alarm to parents. Here’s what HTM professionals need to know.

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Indiana Hospital Installs Carestream X-Ray Technology

As part of an expansion that saw the doubling of its emergency department, Ind.-based Columbus Regional Health has installed a Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus system. The new imaging system has a wall stand on a rail with a fixed detector while a wireless DRX Plus 3543 detector is used in the table and for tabletop exams.

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Ontario Facility Installs Carestream Mobile X-ray

Oshawa, Ontario-based Lakeridge Health recently installed three Carestream DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray systems. These systems will enable staff to capture digital radiography (DR) exams in inpatient settings, in addition to the emergency department and in intensive care. Images of the chest, abdomen, and extremities can be captured using these platforms.

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Agfa to Introduce New X-ray Room at RSNA

Agfa HealthCare will introduce its new DR 800 x-ray room with Dynamic Musica at the Radiological Society of North America’s 102nd scientific assembly and annual meeting in Chicago next week. The multi-purpose digital radiography suite is designed to enable radiology departments to meet the growing demand for fluoroscopy, without requiring multiple investments.

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Carestream to Showcase Mobile X-ray System at RSNA

Carestream will exhibit its DRX-Revolution mobile x-ray system at this month’s RSNA conference. While currently not available for commercial sale, this integrated digital radiography portable imaging system provides a compact design, in addition to an articulating arm and rotation column. With its small footprint, this system also offers carbon nanotube technology that significantly reduces its weight.

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FDA Clears Varian X-Ray System

Varian Medical Systems has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Nexus DR, a high-resolution x-ray system utilizing a digital radiography detector. A single common imaging platform for general radiographic procedures (excluding fluoroscopy, angiography, and mammography), the Nexus DR can replace conventional film techniques or existing digital systems in multipurpose or dedicated applications.

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Global Medical X-ray Generator Market to Reach $2.07B

The global medical x-ray generator market is slated to reach $2.07 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The unprecedented shift in lifestyle-associated habits, coupled with the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, is responsible for the rise in demand for accurate diagnostic tools, which is presumed to bolster the market growth.

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Indiana Hospital Procures Caresteam X-ray Technologies

Franciscan Health Rensselaer, located in Rensselaer, Ind., has purchased a new Carestream DRX-Excel Plus radiography fluoroscopy system and a Carestream DRW-Evolution Plus to enable the delivery of high-quality x-ray images. Such a move will improve physician access and patient care at the critical-access hospital, Carestream executives say.

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How the Internet Is Changing Diagnosis

Diagnosis is the primary and most critical step toward a successful treatment—however, diagnostic errors can take a huge toll at both an individual and system level. In this article, HealthClues founder Sandeep Pandey shares what HTM professionals need to know about physician errors—and ways to combat them.

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X-Ray Detectors Market Worth $2.89 Billion by 2021

According to a new report, the global market for x-ray detectors is projected to reach $2.89 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%. Market research firm MarketsandMarkets reports that growth is mainly driven by factors such as technological advancements, rising geriatric population, government and venture capital funding, rising incidences of orthopedic and cardiovascular procedures, and reimbursement cuts for analog systems.

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