Diagnostic Imaging

Radiologists use diagnostic imaging to non-invasively look inside the body to help determine the causes of an injury or an illness, and confirm a diagnosis. Providers use many imaging modalities to do so, including CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, PET and more.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The Nanox ARC cold-cathode, tomosynthesis 3D X-ray system is currently pending FDA clearance. If cleared, it would be the first device of its kind to offer cold-cathode X-ray tube technology and the ability to slice through the anatomy in images similar to CT scans to aid diagnosis. The new type of tube also could greatly reduce the size and weight of X-ray systems. The vendor sees this system as key to its larger plan to address health disparities and access to imaging world-wide. #Nanox

Can cold-cathode X-ray combined with teleradiology and AI eliminate health disparities?

The Israeli vendor Nanox says it has a vision for the future of healthcare. It seeks to address health disparities and access challenges with a new business model and innovative package of technologies. Hurdles loom, but opportunities abound. 

November 17, 2022
James Udelson, MD, from Tufts and an investiogator in the PRECISE trial, explains how FFR-CT combined with coronary CT outperformed the standard of care in patients with stable chest pain, or low-risk patients with suspected coronary involvement.

VIDEO: PRECISE trial shows cardiac CT with FFR-CT significantly improves patient outcomes

James Udelson, MD, an investigator involved with the PRECISE trial, explained how patient outcomes were improved by 70% from the current standard of care.

November 8, 2022
A spectral CT image of the heart showing ischemia in the myocardium by mapping the iodine density in the tissues as a surrogate for bloodflow. Example is from Philips Healthcare, displayed at the 2022 ACC meeting. Example of cardiac perfusion imaging. #SCCT

VIDEO: The many benefits of spectral CT for cardiovascular imaging

Suhny Abbara, MD, editor of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging and chief of cardiothoracic imaging for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses how spectral computed tomography (CT) can help both cardiac and general CT imaging.

November 8, 2022

Chest X-rays alone ineffective in COVID triage

New research indicates that there is significant reader variability in COVID classifications among different specialties when chest X-rays alone are the diagnostic tool of choice.

November 7, 2022
The University of Southern California was among the first imaging centers in the U.S. to install a 7T MRI. This high-end part of the MRI market is small and is mainly made up of academic research centers. The main MRI market is made of of 1.5T systems, but there is rising demand for 3T, which Signify research may eventually become the standard for MRI.

Top MRI trends include helium-free systems, compressed sensing and AI

Signify Research outlines several key technologies and trends in MRI to look for at the Radiological Society of North America 2022 meeting.

November 3, 2022

New DL model detects effects of long COVID using only x-rays

The model could be beneficial for long COVID patients in areas where CT scans are not readily available, researchers concluded.

November 2, 2022
A GE Revolution CT system on display at the 2022 Society of cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) meeting is an example of the types of the systems being sought in the U.S. and Western Europe replacement CT market. It features AI enhanced features to automate protocol and help reduce dose, 160 mm of anatomical coverage per rotation and offers spectral imaging using fast kV switching between different energies during one scan.

Trends and new technology in computed tomography systems

Leading up to the 2022 RSNA meeting, Signify Research shares the trends and new innovations in CT scanner technology it has seen in recent years.

November 1, 2022
Advances in computed tomography scanner (CT) technology include photon-counting (Siemens image left) and faster, higher slice CT systems with integrated AI. Right image is GE Healthcare's Revolution on display at SCCT 2022. Trends in CT imaging by Signify Research.

VIDEO: CT imaging market trends and advances overview by Signify Research

Bhvita Jani, research manager, Signify Research, explains key trends and technology advances in the computed tomography (CT) market. 

November 1, 2022
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