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Did You Know? Let's test your Toshiba/Canon CT knowledge

This key data might save you money and reduce downtime when it comes to CT maintenance

Avoid This Common Mistake When Servicing Toshiba CT

Increase uptime in unexpected ways from this real-world-proven, quick tutorial. Read more for best practices when backing up calibration data on Aquilion 32/64 systems.

Are you putting your patients at risk?

Studies have shown that manual transcription of vitals data produces a 6.5% rate of error on average. Assuming you see 20 patients a day, that's 8 errors each day just acquiring vitals. Midmark can help.

Troubleshooting: Going Beyond the Error Codes

Sometimes CT maintenance is simple; the scanner isn't working, error codes point you to the issue, you replace a failed part, and the scanner works once again. But other times, more expertise is required. See an example here

Training. Your money saving alternative to service contracts.

Training your engineers on your Siemens Medical Imaging equipment saves time and money every day thereafter. Specialized training courses from Technical Prospects meet the needs of your facility and your engineers at every stage.

Here to Help: A Tip to Save Time on CT System Reboots

When a CT scanner locks up, it can be a long process to reboot. Learn how to avoid the inconvenience and downtime - Click here for the little-known shortcut

Knowledge + Confidence = Repair Capability on Your Siemens Medical Imaging Equipment

Course offerings include Siemens Sensation CTs, Multix X-Ray systems, Luminos, Uroskop, and Iconos fluoroscopy systems, and AXIOM Artis cardiac catheterization labs. New to 2016 is our online Intro to X-Ray course!

Ovarian cancer screening may soon be possible: study

New screening technique may save 28 percent more lives

French 'mummy hearts' had cardiovascular disease 400 years ago

Researchers used MR and CT to see various structures

Three health care apps that could change everything

The winners of MEDICA's annual app contest

The next step in wearable technology at MEDICA 2015

Enjoy your moment smartwatches, it may be briefer than you think

UK researchers use PET technology to cut radiation dose by 30 percent

Faster acquisition may allow for 100 more scans annually

University of Manchester gets £5.3m for PET/MR, dementia research

Funding will more than triple the number of PET/MR systems in UK

Elekta launches new radiation therapy training center in South Africa

Only 190 linear accelerators available in Africa

New research underway after British woman found able to smell Parkinson's

Her ability to sniff out the disease is "astounding"

Meet the innovators in MEDICA's annual health app competition

Ten apps poised to revolutionize telehealth and access to care

Using hyperpolarized diamonds, researchers "light up" early cancers on MR

How quantum physics research can tackle real-world problems

Could this super tiny linac revolutionize radiation therapy?

100x smaller than industry standard and 10x greater accelerating gradient

Using MR to steer cancer-killing viruses toward deep tissue tumors

U.K. scientists find therapeutic use for MR

Pantheon acquires IBSL, expands into biomedical service segment

Will significantly increase footprint in Italian market

GE’s Vizamyl improves diagnostic confidence for early-onset dementia

More than a third of patients’ care plans changed after PET imaging

Treating chronic wounds with ultrasound may save U.K. £3.1 billion annually

Researchers confirm anecdotal reports of healing properties

Study investigates supplemental MRI screening for dense breasts

"The time to act is now," say researchers

Announcing a light fixture that continuously kills bacteria

The future for hospital bacteria not looking so bright

Study finds that certain gadolinium-based contrast agents cause MR abnormalities

Researchers predict linear GBCAs will fall out of favor

IBA inked for three single-room proton therapy systems in UK

All three ProteusONE systems will be in private clinics

MESA acquires French diagnostic imaging service provider, Sigil

First local, vendor-neutral radiology and biomed equipment service solution in France

Smartphone alerts can double cardiac arrest survival rates: study

'Ping! - Someone needs CPR two blocks away'

Eating nuts could lower mortality rates for many diseases: study

Including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Researchers in U.K. say they can detect antibiotic resistance in 30 minutes

Unrelated research points to azithromycin for killing resistant bacteria

Elekta's Gamma Knife Icon gets CE Mark

Distinguished from Perfexion largely by frameless capabilities

Siemens launches 7T MRI system designed for clinical use

Expert predicts 7T will be standard in next five years

GE increases Hungarian footprint with an eye on big data

Planned investment will double the number of software engineers at its IT Centre of Excellence in Szeged

JAMA publishes global, big picture cancer statistics

Overall percentage of deaths globally attributed to cancer has risen three percent in 20 years

Magnetic stimulation (nTMS) gives German brain surgeons new insight

Pre-operative brain mapping may reduce brain surgery damage

GE Healthcare launches Vscan Access portable ultrasound for developing regions

Aims to reduce pregnancy related deaths worldwide

Announcing the 'Rosetta Stone' of advanced prostate cancer

Researchers say prostate cancer not a "single disease" but 90 percent of cases yield actionable mutations

Surgical robotic device market to grow over 600 percent by 2021

Will jump from $3.2 billion to $20 billion

UK experts urge $2 billion for development of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistant microbes could kill 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050

Germany's FlexRAY Medical ApS enters European pre-owned market

They are setting up global partnerships for servicing

An early glimpse at MEDICA 2015

Even from six months away, you can see the world's biggest health care trade show on the horizon

AGITO sells GME business to FAMECO

Will concentrate exclusively on medical imaging business