News & Events

Mobile ultrasounds take a step forward with image-sharing

A portable ultrasound device recently used in Africa is making its way to the U.S., giving clinicians the ability to conduct, store and share images at the point of care.

The device is a collaboration between Fujifilm SonoSite and Trice Imaging, whose Tricefy sharing, collaboration and routing software has been integrated with Fujifilm's iViz portable ultrasound unit.

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ISUOG International Symposia

ISUOG’s (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) International Symposia are designed to encourage the broader exchange of research and information worldwide. These meetings are specifically targeted to the needs of members in the host region.

12th International Symposium

17-20 February 2016
Miami, Florida (USA)

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Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail
21st to 24th July 2014 
Vail, CO, United States of America 

This symposium is an intensive and comprehensive review of state-of-the-art echo to a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders and will have an emphasis on introduction of new technologies. Special emphasis will be integration of Echo, CT, and MRI. 

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Your Smartphone Is a Portable ECG Machine
This new ECG machine app, called the AliveCor, costs about $200. It snaps onto the iPhone 4 and 4S and contains two electrode-type areas which can apparently take a 30-second single lead electrocardiogram. Then, it lets you transmit that data to your doctor if you’re having symptoms. 

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5th Cancer Targets & Therapeutics Conference
7th to 8th July 2014 
Boston, United States of America 

Contact person: Kristen Starkey 

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Siemens Healthcare gets FDA clearance for next-generation Dual Source CT system

Siemens Healthcare has obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Somatom Force, the company's next-generation Dual Source computed tomography (CT) system.

The Somatom Force's faster imaging and precise diagnostic capabilities allow low-dose CT for broader groups of patients.

The system extends CT imaging capabilities and dose-reduction features to some of the most challenging patients, such as those who are very young, suffering from renal insufficiency and those who are unable to hold their breath.

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Medtronic implants first patient with Evera MRI ICD system in US
Medtronic has reported the first US implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its investigational device exemption (IDE) application and pivotal clinical trial protocol.

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Some medical devices could get faster approval with new FDA rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an expedited approval for medical devices for devices aimed at the diagnosis or treatment of patients with serious conditions that would otherwise go untreated.

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Limited Hospital Budgets in Europe Builds Market for Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment
The Eurozone economic slowdown has made it difficult for hospitals, particularly in Southern Europe, to procure new imaging modalities. With streamlined budgets and escalating number of medical procedures, the need to spend less on technologies while gaining the maximum benefit from them has sustained demand for high-quality refurbished imaging equipment.