OEM Updates

Varian Medical Systems has announced a new Calypso 17G soft tissue Beacon transponder that is 50 percent smaller than the pre- vious version. The 17G device
can help enhance the precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for cancer by providing real-time, continuous tumor position information, based on the implanted transponders, and has received FDA 510(k) clearance and CE mark.

Nihon Kohden has commercially launched Live View Panel, a virtual care system that allows for the simultaneous management of remote neuromonitored patients in real time from a centralized location. Using Live View Panel, clinicians can for the first time personally customize multiple electroencephalography (EEG) or polysomnogaphy (PSG) acquisition systems to gather data most critical for each monitored patient.

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three brand-new system models – Cios Fusion, Cios Connect, and Cios Select – in the company’s Cios family of mobile C-arms. These new systems join a newly upgraded version of Siemens’ established, ultra-premium Cios Alpha mobile C-arm that cements Siemens’ leadership in flat-panel detector technology.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Crawfordsville in Indiana has installed two new room-based X-ray imaging systems and upgraded an existing portable system in an attempt to enhance the quality and productivity of its radiology services. The Indiana hospital is a member of Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest.

Accurate and precise anatomical information is crucial to successful TAVR procedures, and the advanced technologies of Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Aquilion ONE Family of CT systems deliver the visualization needed during planning. The system gives clinicians the image detail and system flexibility required for planning and performing these procedures. Toshiba showcased these abilities in […]

Original equipment manufacturer’s single-use devices (SUDs) may have higher defect rates than comparable reprocessed devices, a study in Journal of Medical Devices suggests. The independent study led by Banner Health was designed to increase the data available on defect rates of reprocessed SUDs. OEMs have historically claimed new devices have lower defect rates when compared […]

Royal Philips has announced that the Expression MR400, a new technology that monitors patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patients at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology’s new cancer care center are receiving a better imaging experience and more accurate PET/CT scans

The United States’ largest distributor of endoscopes and related equipment will pay $623.2 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors and hospitals

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for the sale and distribution of its most recent innovation in PACS technology, Synapse 5.

Varian Medical Systems has announced a new Calypso 17G soft tissue Beacon transponder that is 50 percent smaller than the pre- vious version. The 17G device
can help enhance the precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for cancer by providing real-time, continuous tumor position information, based on the implanted transponders, and has received FDA 510(k) clearance and CE mark.

Nihon Kohden has commercially launched Live View Panel, a virtual care system that allows for the simultaneous management of remote neuromonitored patients in real time from a centralized location. Using Live View Panel, clinicians can for the first time personally customize multiple electroencephalography (EEG) or polysomnogaphy (PSG) acquisition systems to gather data most critical for each monitored patient.

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three brand-new system models – Cios Fusion, Cios Connect, and Cios Select – in the company’s Cios family of mobile C-arms. These new systems join a newly upgraded version of Siemens’ established, ultra-premium Cios Alpha mobile C-arm that cements Siemens’ leadership in flat-panel detector technology.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Crawfordsville in Indiana has installed two new room-based X-ray imaging systems and upgraded an existing portable system in an attempt to enhance the quality and productivity of its radiology services. The Indiana hospital is a member of Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest.

Accurate and precise anatomical information is crucial to successful TAVR procedures, and the advanced technologies of Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Aquilion ONE Family of CT systems deliver the visualization needed during planning. The system gives clinicians the image detail and system flexibility required for planning and performing these procedures. Toshiba showcased these abilities in […]

Original equipment manufacturer’s single-use devices (SUDs) may have higher defect rates than comparable reprocessed devices, a study in Journal of Medical Devices suggests. The independent study led by Banner Health was designed to increase the data available on defect rates of reprocessed SUDs. OEMs have historically claimed new devices have lower defect rates when compared […]

Royal Philips has announced that the Expression MR400, a new technology that monitors patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patients at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology’s new cancer care center are receiving a better imaging experience and more accurate PET/CT scans

The United States’ largest distributor of endoscopes and related equipment will pay $623.2 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors and hospitals

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for the sale and distribution of its most recent innovation in PACS technology, Synapse 5.