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CMS warns hospitals they must disclose prices of care to consumers

Around two-thirds of the largest U.S. providers have not complied with the hospital price transparency final rule

Walmart to acquire telehealth provider MeMD

Will offer customers nationwide access to virtual urgent, behavioral and primary care

Three unrecommended preventive services cost Medicare $325 million annually

Researchers examine seven patient-specific services graded D by USPSTF

National Imaging Solutions acquires DynaRad

Obtains range of portable X-ray systems, including Micro-X Rover with nanotube tech

FTC report finds scant evidence to support manufacturer justification for repair restrictions

A look inside the report and its key findings as they relate to medical devices

Seven ways to rethink and reboot healthcare in the UK

LSE-Lancet commission proposes solutions to strengthen NHS and UK healthcare

Siemens unveils its fastest, single-source CT scanner, Somatom X.ceed

Somatom X.ceed is designed to simplify procedures in challenging clinical areas

Dignity Health agrees to $10 million settlement over False Claims allegations

Accused of improperly billing Medicare for surgical procedures

AAMI Product Showcase

Just some of the products and services that will be on display during the virtual 2021 AAMI Exchange

Can mobile apps help us reach ‘supply Nirvana’?

Lack of inventory management training is one of the major sources of supply chain inefficiency

European News

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

February 21, 2019

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

Avoid This Common Mistake When Servicing Toshiba CT

February 08, 2018

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?

May 11, 2017

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

February 23, 2017

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.

June 30, 2016

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

May 26, 2016

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

May 07, 2016

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

December 18, 2015

New screening technique may save 28 percent more lives

French 'mummy hearts' had cardiovascular disease 400 years ago

December 04, 2015

Researchers used MR and CT to see various structures

Google Glass used to treat blocked coronary artery for first time

November 23, 2015

A more economical option

Three health care apps that could change everything

November 18, 2015

The winners of MEDICA's annual app contest

The next step in wearable technology at MEDICA 2015

November 16, 2015

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

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

November 06, 2015

Faster acquisition may allow for 100 more scans annually

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

November 04, 2015

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

Elekta launches new radiation therapy training center in South Africa

October 26, 2015

Only 190 linear accelerators available in Africa

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

October 26, 2015

Her ability to sniff out the disease is "astounding"

Meet the innovators in MEDICA's annual health app competition

October 22, 2015

Ten apps poised to revolutionize telehealth and access to care

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

October 19, 2015

How quantum physics research can tackle real-world problems

Could this super tiny linac revolutionize radiation therapy?

October 07, 2015

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

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

August 18, 2015

U.K. scientists find therapeutic use for MR

Pantheon acquires IBSL, expands into biomedical service segment

July 29, 2015

Will significantly increase footprint in Italian market

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

July 22, 2015

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

July 15, 2015

Researchers confirm anecdotal reports of healing properties

Study investigates supplemental MRI screening for dense breasts

July 14, 2015

"The time to act is now," say researchers

First liver cancer patients in Europe treated using Varian’s tumor tracking technology

July 14, 2015

May be used for proton therapy in the future

In-depth review states mammography screening benefits are overestimated

July 08, 2015

This has major implications for policymakers

French scientists eradicate tumors with diabetes drug

June 29, 2015

Clinical trials forthcoming

Announcing a light fixture that continuously kills bacteria

June 26, 2015

The future for hospital bacteria not looking so bright

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

June 26, 2015

Researchers predict linear GBCAs will fall out of favor

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

June 25, 2015

All three ProteusONE systems will be in private clinics

MESA acquires French diagnostic imaging service provider, Sigil

June 23, 2015

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

Smartphone alerts can double cardiac arrest survival rates: study

June 18, 2015

'Ping! - Someone needs CPR two blocks away'

Eating nuts could lower mortality rates for many diseases: study

June 15, 2015

Including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

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

June 12, 2015

Unrelated research points to azithromycin for killing resistant bacteria

Elekta's Gamma Knife Icon gets CE Mark

June 09, 2015

Distinguished from Perfexion largely by frameless capabilities

Siemens launches 7T MRI system designed for clinical use

June 03, 2015

Expert predicts 7T will be standard in next five years

GE increases Hungarian footprint with an eye on big data

June 03, 2015

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

JAMA publishes global, big picture cancer statistics

May 29, 2015

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

Magnetic stimulation (nTMS) gives German brain surgeons new insight

May 27, 2015

Pre-operative brain mapping may reduce brain surgery damage

GE Healthcare launches Vscan Access portable ultrasound for developing regions

May 26, 2015

Aims to reduce pregnancy related deaths worldwide

Announcing the 'Rosetta Stone' of advanced prostate cancer

May 22, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

Will jump from $3.2 billion to $20 billion

UK experts urge $2 billion for development of antibiotics

May 20, 2015

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

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

May 13, 2015

They are setting up global partnerships for servicing

An early glimpse at MEDICA 2015

May 13, 2015

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

Swedish researchers develop ion pump to treat patients with severe nerve pain

May 11, 2015

Takes advantage of body’s own pain relievers

AGITO sells GME business to FAMECO

May 06, 2015

Will concentrate exclusively on medical imaging business