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Recent European News Entries:

The global proton therapy market will hit $1 billion by 2019

Clinical evidence and compact proton therapy systems fuel growth

Ultrasound with contrast for pediatrics with abdominal trauma superior to CT

British study results indicate new lower radiation dose protocol for kids

High radiotherapy dose boosts prospects for children with brain cancer

A pair of new studies presented at the 3rd European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology in Barcelona, Spain, have revealed that upping radiotherapy doses for children with an intracranial ependymoma can improve survival

New technique reduces the effect of tumor motion during proton therapy

But challenges stand in the way of bringing it to the clinical setting

More premies driving neonatal market in Europe: report

Despite being "saturated" the European infant care solutions market is growing due to a rise in preterm births

Users of mobile health apps in UK expect higher quality of life — doctors not so sure

U.K. study compares health app expectations from medical professionals and users

Mergers, acquisitions rise in European medical device sector: report

European medical device sector investments are on the rise, according to a new survey

Medtronic’s Micra Transcatheter Pacing System scores CE Mark

Company claims it’s the world’s smallest pacemaker

Norwegian imaging study yields 'important insights' into hand osteoarthritis progress

Imaging has yielded 'important insights" into the progress of hand osteoarthritis

Bonn Call-for-Action sets international radiation goals: FDA responds

Checking in on radiation safety over two years after the international conference

'The Emperor Of All Maladies': Cancer's long road to prime time

Ken Burns' latest documentary represents a milestone in how society looks at the disease

Baxter gets CE nod for home-use APD system

Brings simple interface to patients conducting peritoneal dialysis at home

Clinicians in Sweden aren’t deploying good hand hygiene in operating rooms: study

90 percent of opportunities to use hand rubs or aseptic techniques were missed

LIGHT proton therapy system coming to East China

First commercial sale of a LIGHT system by manufacturer, Advanced Oncotherapy

U.K. cancer survival rates 'lag far behind' rest of EU: analysis

United Kingdom is far behind other European nations in its battle with cancer, at or near the survival rates in the late 1990s

Better accuracy combining Brainlab positioning with Elekta radiosurgery in Germany

Brainlab's ExacTrac and Versa HD combine to improve accuracy in SRS and SBRT at Ludwig-Maximilian University Hospital

Europe had 360,000 cases of tuberculosis in 2013: study

The rate is declining but not fast enough

U.K. health care IT is undergoing restructuring: study

The focus is on higher integration and pilot project commercialization

Varian to equip, run two new proton therapy centers in England

Two new national proton therapy centers in England will be equipped with the Varian ProBeam proton therapy system

ECR 2015 - my private and subjective report

My one day in Vienna — 14.260 Steps / 10.69 km — 10 scheduled meetings (of which 3 did not happen, because we could not find each other), and many informal, unscheduled ones — enclosed, my impressions of the 2015 show

Obesity health toll, costs lead WHO to urge dramatic cut in sugar intake

A new WHO guideline urges adults and children to cut daily intake of free sugars by roughly half

2015 European Congress of Radiology Annual Conference update: March 6

Submissions to the ESR journal European Radiology were up 16 percent for a total of 2,100, of which 20 percent are selected for publication, according to ESR reports

European Congress of Radiology meeting 2015: Talking with Nikola Tesla honorary lecturer Dr. Anne Osborn

Dr. Anne Osborn, the Nikola Tesla honorary lecturer at the European Society of Radiology Annual Congress, spoke with DOTmed about the latest in radiogenomics

2015 European Congress of Radiology Annual Conference update: March 4

The 2015 European Congress of Radiology Annual Conference began March 4, with more than 20,000 attending.

Different initiatives, common goals: Varian and GE set sights on Africa's cancer problem

Less than half of the countries in Africa offer access to radiotherapy

Young child is first fatality in Germany's measles outbreak

Berlin has recorded more than 570 measles diagnoses since October

Comparing options for stereotactic radiosurgery

Comparing options for stereotactic radiosurgery

GE MR FDA recall over disabled Magnet Rundown Units

Some service personnel or equipment users had been found to have modified the systems, says FDA

Five questions with ESR President, Professor Lorenzo Bonomo

Professor Bonomo talks about the upcoming ECR show and conference

Agfa to launch MUSICA for neonatal patients at ECR 2015

Patented algorithm adds definition to images with less radiation

Pre-procedure education key to anxiety reduction for MR patients: study

Watching a DVD before the procedure can help improve patient experience – and MR results

Alliance Medical led consortium wins PET/CT contract from NHS England

Will invest £87 million over 10 years to install new scanners

Discussing 7 Tesla MR with Siegfried Trattnig

From 1.5, to 3, to 7... the draw to more powerful MR magnets

Growing global CT market forecast due in part to dose reduction initiatives

CT market projected to grow 5.5 percent to $5.1 billion by 2018

European EHR market to grow by $1 billion by 2020

The market earned $2.74 billion in 2014, expected to be $3.69 by 2020

Refurbished imaging equipment market growing in Europe

Driven by demand for affordable technology.

ISO partners with Germany's largest radiology management company

MESA will service German radiology market.

Siemens to split off health care division

Analysts speculate on an eventual sale.

Worldwide nuclear medicine market expected to grow

Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals are the main driver.

Global diagnostic imaging market expected to grow

May reach $27.1 billion by 2018.

Global radiopharmaceutical supply expected to double

Several factors are driving the upsurge.

Digital mammography led to lower false positives, study

The transition phase of a screening modality was factored in.

ECR attendance gets a boost with live video streaming

Otherwise, attendance stayed the same as 2013.