Top 10 HealthCare Business News stories of 2019

Top 10 HealthCare Business News stories of 2019

por Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | January 01, 2020
Business Affairs

5. First scan in US performed with uEXPLORER Total-Body PET/CT

United Imaging has installed the first of its uEXPLORER Total-Body PET/CT System in the U.S. at the University of California, Davis, with clinicians there already using it for scanning.

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The first of these scans was performed on 49-year-old Magdalena Gonzalez, a mother of seven, to better stage her lymphoma, with the total-body capability of the scanner enabling it to visualize cancer that has spread beyond a single tumor site in a single scan.

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4. GE Healthcare launched more than 30 new AI applications at RSNA

GE Healthcare launched more than 30 new AI applications at RSNA, as well as a new CT solution and the first contrast-enhanced mammography solution for biopsy.

The healthcare tech giant showcased algorithms designed for modalities across its entire equipment portfolio, including the new Revolution Maxima, a CT scanner that can automatically align patients to the isocenter of the bore and determine the location of landmarks for different CT exams.

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3. Whistleblower reveals secret Google-Ascension healthcare data deal

Project Nightingale, a “secret scheme” to transfer 50 million American health records from healthcare provider Ascension to Google has been revealed by the Wall Street Journal.

The data move included names and medical histories of the patients that could be accessed by Google staffers, according to a follow-up story by The Guardian.

The whistleblower also posted a video detailing the project on social media platform Daily Motion that begins with the words, “I must speak out about the things that are going on behind the scenes.”

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