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GE Healthcare ramps up medical imaging production in Wisconsin
Will invest $50 million to increase product development and manufacturing in its West Milwaukee facility
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Siemens and CEA-Leti partner on photon counting CT detector module
Increases spatial resolution while reducing exposure and image artifacts
Philips debuts next-generation Azurion image-guided therapy platform
Offers new 3D technology and optimizes clinical and operational lab performance
Radiologists make more errors when interpreting CT studies at night
Indicates some form of impairment, even if radiologist is well-rested for night shift
Medicare reimbursement for radiologists could drop over 10% in 2021
The proposed rule contains more than 40 new or revised codes that affect radiology
NIH to leverage AI and medical imaging for open-source COVID-19 database
ACR, RSNA and AAPM will annotate thousands of images
AI technique may speed up diagnosis of COVID-19 in CT images
Could reduce burden of radiologists that have to examine each image
Advanced imaging increases in pediatric ED, ultrasound and MR drive the trend
Move away from CT illustrates growing awareness of long-term radiation risks
Scanning the CT tube technology and service marketplace
Like all X-ray equipment, your CT scanner is useless without the right tube
FDA approves Siemens' new SOMATOM mobile head CT
Bringing CT to the ICU may help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through hospitals
CT X-ray cutting technique retains image quality at reduced dose
Method utilizes a mask with tiny slits that is placed over an X-ray beam
More than a quarter of CT scanners in Ireland have exceeded end-of-life
Legacy systems may increase chance for breakdowns, extend wait times for patients
Emory Healthcare shares lessons for keeping CT exam schedules on time
Improving start times from 11% on-time to over 80%
Private radiologists struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19
Seeing 40% – 90% decreases in examination volumes
US imaging volumes plummet 55% amid COVID-19 pandemic
New study confirms imaging volume losses of 50% – 70% at healthcare facilities
New mobile bus to bring lung cancer screenings to east Tennessee, north Georgia
The new vehicle will replace a prototype launched two years ago
As cancer imaging ramps up in academic settings, local US communities lack access
First analysis to use national claims database to quantify oncologic diagnostic imaging examinations

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