radiology

Intelerad Acquires Insignia Medical Systems, UK-Based Enterprise Imaging Provider

What You Should Know: Today, Intelerad Medical Systems, a provider of medical image management solutions, announced its acquisition of Insignia Medical Systems, a leading UK-based enterprise imaging provider. The deal signals an important step in expanding next-generation imaging solutions and resources to help modernize hospital trusts across the UK and marks the company’s fifth acquisition …

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Accenture Invests in Virtual Diagnostic Testing Platform ixlayer

What You Should Know: – Accenture Ventures announced a strategic investment in ixlayer, a leader in healthcare IT-focused on providing technology-based solutions for diagnostic testing. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. – Aimed at making lab testing more efficient, the company’s platform lies at the nexus of doctors, researchers, patients and medical facilities, providing healthcare providers, …

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Nanox Acquires Medical Imaging Platform Zebra Medical Vision for $200M

What You Should Know: –   Nanox, the innovative medical imaging company, today announced the acquisition of Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company. – In a deal valued at up to $200M, the medical imaging pioneers will leverage Zebra-Med’s industry-leading team, cutting-edge AI technology, and cloud capabilities, and unprecedented regulatory framework to form …

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GE Healthcare Unveils AI-Enabled, Cloud Imaging Solution

What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare unveils its next-generation, cloud-based Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) designed to address the acute shortage of radiologists and growing demand for imaging scans has put radiology departments under increased strain. Edison True PACS is a transformative system, offering AI-enabled decision support to help radiologists adapt to higher …

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Rad AI Startup Sirona Medical Emerges from Stealth with $22.5M, Partnerships

What You Should Know: – Sirona Medical, a San Francisco, CA-based company founded on a deep understanding of both the practice and business of radiology, today announced partnerships with radiology practices across the country to develop and bring to market its novel radiology operating system (RadOS). – Sirona’s collaboration with five leading national practices including …

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Israeli Startup Aidoc Raises $65M for AI-Powered Medical Imaging Platform

What You Should Know: –  Aidoc, a Tel Aviv-based provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, announced it has raised $65M in Series C funding led by General Catalyst, bringing its total funding to $140M. – This Series C round comes on the heels of a surge in demand for Aidoc’s AI-driven solutions, …

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Zebra-Med Becomes First Company to Receive AI CPT Code for Radiology

What You Should Know: – Zebra Medical Vision announces it has received the first-ever AI CPT code for radiology, for its VCF detection from CT scans for Population Health, setting a new standard for CPT codes in imaging AI, as the company has successfully done with FDA clearances for its algorithms.  – The new CPT …

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XFIN Acquires Radiology Revenue Cycle Provider CMS – Health M&A

What You Should Know: – Health IT company XIFIN announced the acquisition of Computerized Management Services (CMS), a provider of comprehensive revenue management services for hospital-based radiology groups and imaging centers. CMS provides a comprehensive suite of outsourced financial services focused on maximizing radiology client revenue and cash flow streams. Its services leverage strong technology systems and analytics, including revenue cycle, strategic consulting, credentialing and coding.  – This …

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As India battles COVID, Qure.ai deploys AI diagnostic for hard-pressed doctors

Indian digital health company Qure.ai is making an artificial intelligence-driven diagnostic app available to doctors scrambling to cope with escalating COVID-19 cases and deaths. With the help of health-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) PATH, Qure is providing its AI bot for interpreting chest X-rays to physicians across India on the Telegram messaging app. India is already …

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Novartis expands in radio-oncology again with $1.3bn Artios alliance

In its second licensing deal in the radio-oncology area in consecutive weeks, Novartis has agreed a $1.3 billion-plus alliance with UK biotech Artios Pharma to develop precision medicines for cancer. The collaboration will focus on combining Artios’ DNA damage response (DDR) drug candidates with Novartis’ radioligand therapies, which consist of tumour-targeting molecules carrying radioactive isotopes …

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Novartis builds radio-oncology pipeline with iTheranostics deal

Novartis has added to its pipeline of radiopharmaceuticals pipeline once again, licensing a series of agents from iTheranostics that can be used to show where tumours are located in the body.  The diagnostic imaging agents all target fibroblast activation protein (FAP), a molecule that is only expressed at low levels on healthy cells but is …

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Disney characters will lend a hand to kids during MRI scans

Radiologists in Europe could soon have help keeping children calm as they have MRI scans from Disney favourites like Micky Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and the Little Mermaid. Healthcare tech company Philips has teamed up with Walt Disney Corp to develop custom ambient animations – featuring some of the most-lived characters from Disney, Marvel and …

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Data-Driven Future: Impact of Machine Learning on Diabetes Management

Athar Siddiqui:  Global Strategy Lead, Digital Connected Solutions –  Ascensia Diabetes Care “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other” – Bill Gates wrote this in 1999 and, nowadays, the same can certainly be said about information technology and healthcare.  …

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Mayo Clinic, Google eyeing ‘AI factory’ as collaboration moves forward

The health system and tech giant are more than a year into their 10-year collaboration. As their partnership evolves, the organizations are looking to create an “AI factory” — an assembly line of AI solutions that are developed at scale and incorporated into clinical workflows.

1896 – The Birth of Radiology

By SAURABH JHA and JEANNE ELKIN Mr. Smith’s pneumonia was clinically shy. He didn’t have a fever. His white blood cells hadn’t increased. The only sign of an infection, other than his cough, was that his lung wasn’t as dark as it should be on the radiograph. The radiologist, taught to see, noticed that the …

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From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care

Dr. Nandor Pinter, Director of Neuroimaging Research, DENT Institute Dr. Murray Gillies, General Manager of Digital Cognitive Dx Venture, Philips The field of neurology is at an inflection point. With a growing aging population, neurologists are facing an increasing number of patients needing care, and the pent-up demand for services due to COVID-19 only exacerbates …

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Augmedix Launches National Roll-Out of Tech-Enabled Virtual Scribes to Assist Busy ED Clinicians

What You Should Know: – Augmedix, a provider of remote medical documentation and live clinical support launches the national rollout of a transformative tech-enabled medical documentation service powered by virtual scribes and created specifically for busy Emergency Department (ED) environments. – Augmedix trains remotely-located scribes in emergency medicine documentation to alleviate the administrative burden for …

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QGenda Acquires Automated Provider Scheduling Platform Shift Admin – M&A

What You Should Know: – QGenda has acquired Shift Admin, an industry-recognized leader for shift-based specialties including emergency medicine, urgent care, and hospital medicine. With the industry-leading scheduling technology for all specialties across the healthcare delivery system, QGenda’s technology will ensure care is available for patients when and where it is needed. QGenda, the leading …

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Why Hospitals Should Act Now to Create Clinical AI Departments

John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Jvion A century ago, X-rays transformed medicine forever. For the first time, doctors could see inside the human body, without invasive surgeries. The technology was so revolutionary that in the last 100 years, radiology departments have become a staple of modern hospitals, routinely used across medical …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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AI Algorithms Can Predict Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients with Mild Symptoms in ER

What You Should Know: – Artificial intelligence algorithms can predict outcomes of COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms in emergency rooms, according to recent research findings published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence journal. – Researchers trained the algorithm from data on 338 positive COVID-19 patients between the ages of 21 and 50 by using diverse patient data …

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Docs are ROCs: a simple fix for a “methodologically indefensible” practice in medical AI studies

By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER Anyone who has read my blog or tweets before has probably seen that I have issues with some of the common methods used to analyse the performance of medical machine learning models. In particular, the most commonly reported metrics we use (sensitivity, specificity, F1, accuracy and so on) all systematically underestimate human performance in …

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GE Healthcare’s AI tool helps clinicians intubate patients accurately and safely

An artificial intelligence tool developed by GE Healthcare twinned with a mobile X-ray device can help the placement of endotracheal tubes (ETTs), a necessary step for COVID-19 patients who require ventilation. The new tool – part of GE’s Critical Care Suite 2.0 – helps bedside staff and radiologists assess patients before intubation and make sure …

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GE Healthcare Unveils First X-Ray AI Algorithm to Assess ETT Placement for COVID-19 Patients

What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill COVID-19 patients. – The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.0, an industry-first collection of AI algorithms …

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Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. and one of the country’s largest health systems, Providence, announced a strategic collaboration, supported by Microsoft, dedicated to creating better patient experiences and ease clinician burden. – The collaboration centers around Providence harnessing Nuance’s AI-powered solutions to securely and automatically capture patient-clinician conversations. – As part of …

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Mobile Point-of-Care Ultrasound Is Now A Frontline Warrior in Pandemic

Diku Mandavia, M.D., SVP, Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM Sonosite Health authorities need to prioritize delivery and the repurposing of mobile point-of-care ultrasound machines which have proven to be reliable, affordable, and effective in saving the lives of coronavirus patients.   Most Americans are familiar with ultrasound technology from the scans done to check on the …

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Will Nanox Disrupt The X-ray Systems Market?

With its share price falling from more than $66 to less than $24, September was a tumultuous month for Nanox. On August 25th, the medical imaging start-up closed its initial public offering, having raised $190m from the sale of 10,555,556 ordinary shares at a price of $18 each. Money poured in as investors were sold …

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Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed

Fred Lizza, CEO at Statum Systems Clinicians in healthcare settings typically have information coming at them from all directions, at all times, and often with little distinction as to the level of urgency. It makes for inefficiency and confusion for today’s busy doctor. In today’s hospital setting, that disjointed communication creates dissonance and distraction. Even …

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Thriving in a Value-Based Care Environment: Impacting Outcome-to-Cost Ratio

Jerry Carlson, Product Support Manager, BG DI BU IC Sales, Dunlee As the COVID-19 pandemic creates surges in acute care, many imaging departments are experiencing a decrease in volume, due to patients deferring or canceling non-urgent appointments and surgeries. The impact of this makes it painfully obvious that — because imaging departments rely on a …

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AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by Shandong Wu, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh …

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CancerIQ Raises $5M to Expand Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment Platform

What You Should Know: – CancerIQ raises $5M in Series A funding led by HealthXVentures to accelerate the growth of its genetic cancer risk assessment platform to identify and manage patients at high risk of cancer. – CancerIQ’s technology enables hospitals to use genomics to personalize the prevention and early detection of cancer. – Two …

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Sophia Genetics launches AI tool to find COVID-19 ‘unknowns’

Swiss medical data specialist Sophia Genetics has launched a platform that will sift through data generated at more than 1,000 hospitals around the world to try to work out how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve in the coming months and years. The data mining tool will be used to try to unearth some of the …

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M&A Analysis: 3 Benefits of Siemens Healthineers’ $16.4B Acquisition of Varian Medical

What You Should Know: – Siemens Healthineers and Varian Medical announce a $16.4B deal in an all-cash transaction on 2nd August 2020. – Deal expected to close in 1H 2021. – Varian Medical will maintain its brand name and operate “independently” – Siemens AG will drop holding in Siemens Healthineers from 85% to 72% as …

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Caption Health AI Awarded FDA Clearance for Point-of-Care Ejection Fraction Evaluation

What You Should Know: – Caption Health AI is awarded FDA 510(k) clearance for its innovative point-of-care ejection fraction evaluation. – Latest AI ultrasound tool makes it even easier to automatically assess ejection fraction, a key indicator of cardiac function, at the bedside–including on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caption Health, a Brisbane, …

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Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and Power BI, creating a more seamless and highly productive user …

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