How much does IR improve low-dose CT imaging quality? It depends on the scanner

Iterative reconstruction (IR) makes it possible to reduce radiation dosage without a reduction in imaging quality in low-contrast CT examinations, but its effectiveness varies with different doses and vendors, according to study results published online May 19 in the journal Radiology.

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GE Healthcare: We’re leaving the hospital EMR business

GE Healthcare confirmed at HIMSS 2015 that it is getting out of the hospital electronic medical records business.  The company acknowledged on Tuesday that three years ago it decided to phase out its Centricity Enterprise product It’s now helping customers with a “graceful transition over a number of years,” said Jon Zimmerman, general manager of clinical business solutions at GE Healthcare.

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FDA Targets GE, Siemens MRIs in Class II Recalls

The FDA issued a pair of Class II recalls on MR imaging systems. The unrelated announcements affect some devices made by GE Healthcare and Siemens.

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PwC Report Examines ACA’s Impact Five Years In

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now five years old and the PwC Health Research Institute marked the occasion with a report on trends spurred by the law and how those trends will continue to impact healthcare over the next five years.

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Post-ACA, more hospitals explore shared decision-making

More providers are open to shared decision-making after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which provides incentives for the practice, according to Kaiser Health News.

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Medical Devices in India – An Emerging Market with Paradoxes

India stands on a plethora of multiple paradoxical situations as far as the medical devices demand and supply imbalance is pictured. With a large population of 1.3 billion people and with almost 18% of the total population of the world living in India it is no rocket science to assume how much the potential of the demand for medical devices in our own country can be.

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Preclinical Imaging Market to Grow 6%

February 23, 2015 — The global preclinical imaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% from 2014 to 2019, according to a new market research report from Life Science Industry Research.

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Global Medical Imaging Market to Hit $35B

February 24, 2015 — The global market for medical imaging devices is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of $35 billion.

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Siemens plans 7,000+ layoffs after disappointing healthcare performance

Following a 13% reduction in profit at Siemens Healthcare during the previous quarter, the conglomerate is reportedly planning to cut 7,400 jobs companywide in a bid to achieve cost savings of €1 billion ($1.14 billion).


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Healthcare hiring boom will bypass hospitals

The healthcare sector of the U.S. economy will be hiring at a faster pace in 2015 as a healthier economy and shrinking uninsured population fuel an uptick in demand for routine and discretionary services. The era of hiring restraint—fueled by the recession and the steady rise in high-deductible plans—appears to be ending.

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