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European Commission gives nod for Siemens to acquire Varian
The deal marks Siemens' direct reentry into the radiotherapy market after 10 years
What are the biggest challenges for connected healthcare projects?

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First Versius surgical robotic system installed in Germany
The country is one of the largest European markets for surgical robotics
Mobile stroke units improve survival rate for German hospital
The vehicles reduced chances of death and long-term disability
Five big European radiology stories from 2020
A look back at some of the biggest imaging stories from Europe
Siemens inks $170 million partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in UK
Aimed at integrating and improving care in Greater Manchester over 15 years
Breaking down the challenges of justification for medical imaging exams
ESR sheds light on factors that may contribute to unnecessary scans
Brexit agreement begins now: Are you ready?
Ten key considerations for medical equipment stakeholders
Unprotected servers leave more than 45 million medical images accessible online
The images contain sensitive information of patients in 67 countries
British patient in overcrowded ED dies due to wrong CT scan being read
Error was due to slow computer system and overcrowded emergency department
Philips begins a major, 10-year strategic partnership in Germany
Marienhospital Stuttgart hospital to implement state-of-the-art technology across multiple departments
Philips partners with LeQuest for online, interactive ultrasound training
Will allow for remote training without equipment in European and Latin American countries
Fallout from hospital cybersecurity attack leads to patient death in Germany
With IT systems down, patient data unavailable for providing care for life-threatening condition
CERN in talks to develop FLASH radiotherapy facility for clinical use in Switzerland
Will utilize components designed for CERN's Compact Linear Collider
MEDICA trade show pivots to virtual format for 2020 meeting in November
In future years, the show will follow a hybrid virtual and in-person format
New method may enable splitting ventilators between two patients
Could be used beyond COVID-19 for acute disaster surge capacity or on a battlefield
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
UK cancer experts say worst fears about patient backlog becoming reality
Experts call for emergency response to prevent another full-blown health crisis
Finnish researchers designing mobile MR unit that could fit in a van
Will not require specially trained healthcare personnel to operate it