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    Clarius Mobile Health has unveiled the first ultrasound system capable of detecting body anatomy whilst a patient is scanned, through the power of AI and machine learning. The capability is known as Auto Preset AI and is a feature in the new update to its Clarius Ultrasound app. Clinicians simply go into the app and select the option, which enables them to examine the abdomen, heart, lungs, bladder, and other superficial structures on 10 high-definition wireless ultrasound scanners and without additional interaction through the app.
    Philips unveiled today its latest innovation in precision diagnostics, it's spectral detector-based Spectral CT 7500. The intelligent system is designed to produce high-quality spectral images for every patient on every scan to help improve disease characterization and reduce rescans and follow-ups and does so at the same dose levels as conventional scans. The result is shorter scan time, more confident diagnoses and patients prescribed effective and more personalized treatment plans, according to Kees Wesdorp, chief business leader of precision diagnosis at Philips.
    Siemens Healthineers has introduced its fastest, single-source CT scanner, the Somatom X.ceed. The high-speed and high-resolution system, which is FDA 510(k) pending, is designed to simplify procedures in the most challenging clinical areas, where time and precision are critical, including cardiac and emergency imaging and CT-guided interventions.
    From the May 2021 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine Hospitals relied heavily on patient monitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent product releases in this sector have responded to the needs brought to light over the course of 2020 and focus closely on the flexible deployment of monitoring equipment, seamless data transfer, and telehealth capabilities.
    Once an isolated subspecialty of radiology, imaging informatics has transformed in the last few years into an enterprise asset that encompasses pathology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, critical care, and more. This evolution calls for new forms of coordination and new strategies to succeed.
    Aetna has become the first national payor to reimburse providers who perform MR-guided focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor that is resistant to medication. Essential tremor is a movement disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking and is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. While available, medications are unable to help many. Focused ultrasound performed in a single, outpatient procedure, however, can, with many patients showing immediate improvement in the tremor of their hand. The procedure is associated with minimal complications, according to Dr. Jeffrey Elias.
    Medical device reprocessing instructions for use (IFUs) has historically been a point of confusion for the healthcare industry due to variability in how they are written. The root of this problem was a lack of standardization. The FDA did provide information on what should be included in an IFU, such as cleaning and sterilizing instructions, but there was no rigor around how to format it. As a result, similar medical devices from different companies often came with very different IFUs.
    Justification for an imaging exam, and the radiation exposure that comes with it, is a fundamental principle behind every patient scan. And yet, by some estimates, anywhere between 20% to 50% of radiology exams are likely to be inappropriate and provide little to no clinical benefit. Researchers from the European Society of Radiology discussed the challenges of justification in a paper.
    Amazon will soon offer its healthcare services to other private employers through the launch of its Amazon Care telemedicine program. The company currently offers the app to its employees in Washington State to allow them to connect with doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners virtually over the phone, 24 hours a day. It plans, for the first time, to expand the program to employers in Washington interested in the service for their employees and by the summer to all Amazon workers and private employers across the country, reports the Associated Press.
    Canon Medical Systems USA will distribute its Aquilion Large Bore CT and Celestion PET/CT solutions through RaySearch Laboratories’ U.S. sales force. The agreement builds on a partnership between the two, focused on offering U.S. providers an integrated radiation oncology portfolio that creates more efficient workflows for finding optimal cancer treatment plans.