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Philips and Elekta partner to improve precision oncology interoperability
Builds on an already existing collaboration between the two companies
Akumin inks deal with Philips for MR and CT performance solution
Outpatient imaging provider to utilize Radiology Operations Command Center
Detecting cancer and heart disease in a single low-dose CT scan with AI
Expected to expedite the diagnosis process, accelerate treatment
Researchers fuse MR and CT images using deep learning technique
Combining multi-modal scans for higher quality images and better diagnoses
National Government Services to evaluate Medicare PET/CT reimbursement
Could help set appropriate payment rates for different types of procedures, increase access to PET
USPSTF recommends lowering colorectal screening age to 45
May moderately increase life-years gained, decrease colorectal cancer cases and deaths
Unnecessary imaging costs head and neck cancer patients $9,600 a year
U.S. spending on head and neck cancers exceeds $4 billion as a whole
Philips launches spectral detector-based CT scanner
Reduces time for diagnosis, repeat scans and follow-up scans, improves disease characterization
Nationwide cyberattack brings down Irish hospital IT and radiology systems
The attack has led the country to shut down its five radiology centers
Acquisitions driving up Medicare spending on hospital-based imaging: study
Sent spending up $40 million over a four-year period
Siemens unveils its fastest, single-source CT scanner, Somatom X.ceed
Somatom X.ceed is designed to simplify procedures in challenging clinical areas
Lean management decreases CT acquisition length, saves on exam time
Lean management is designed to improve quality and profitability of company production processes
Imaging bone fragments suggests higher cancer rate in medieval England than commonly thought
Researchers estimate 9% to 14% of adults in medieval England had cancer at the time of death
RaySearch to distribute Canon CT and PET/CT solutions in the U.S.
Will offer a combined medical imaging and radiation oncology portfolio
Nanox single-source digital X-ray gets FDA 510(k) clearance
Nanox.Arc poised to be less expensive than conventional X-ray systems
Lung CT and brain MR could help predict COVID-19-related neurological conditions in advance
Physicians may be able to predict severity of condition and prescribe treatment early on
USPSTF lowers age, expands access to lung cancer screening
Recommendation is expected to nearly double the number of people eligible for LCS
Pyrus to streamline distribution of RP Canon's medical imaging portfolio
Will manage the internal processes of CT, MR and ultrasound systems worldwide

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