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Philips is expanding its products range in radiology

Recently Philips announced three new products and services related to radiology which includes 3D printed models, a new CT Scanner and extension of partnership with Banner Health.

Philips announced agreements with industry leaders 3D Systems and Stratasys. It enables the radiologists to quickly produce 3D printed models to understand patient anatomy more accurately. Intellispace Portal 10 is the first advanced visualization platform to feature 3D modeling application which helps to creating and exporting 3D models into the clinical workflow.

Cloud Based Image Sharing Improves Efficiency   

Researchers in the American College of Radiology  found high efficacy of cloud - based image sharing in a mammography department. Radiologists should invest in cloud - based image sharing software for departmental workflow purposes. Early days, images are obtained by faxing request to other institutions and waiting for mail, which can delay report. Recently cloud - based image technology open more efficient options for examination transfer between institutions.

Outsourcing Teleradiology Reporting Services to India

India has achieved a high rank on grounds of progression in various economic sectors and has always been looked upon as an attractive destination for commercial ventures. With the advancement in broadband communications and the Internet, providing professional services through that medium  has become a value route for India to move up in the economic value chain. The scenario has influenced  the growth of offshore back office services like Radiology Outsourcing.

How Clinics/Hospitals/Imaging Centers Can Benefit from Teleradiology

Hospitals, Clinics, Imaging centers are having distinguished benefits from the use of teleradiology reporting services. These benefits are applicable even if the centers are having a low volume of radiology studies. Some of the key benefits are listed below. 

  1. Teleradiology services offer provision of sub-specialty opinion and support which may be beyond the skills of an existing team. 

  2. Provision of after hour services which relieve radiologists from the burden of being on-calls at night.

Better Survival Rate Possible with Early Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancer in women. The chance of a woman getting this disease in her lifetime is 1:8. Being able to detect breast cancer before it starts showing any kind of symptoms is very important in its treatment. Many kinds of screening tests are available. Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease in people who don’t have any symptoms. If every woman and health care professional utilises these screening procedures then thousands of lives could be saved every year.

Latest Breast Cancer Screening Technology - 3D Mammography in Combination with C View

3D mammography is a new technology in breast cancer detection. According to a research published in the Journal of American Medical Association, this technology has improved the detection of invasive cancers by 40 percent and reduced the rates of false positive results by 15 percent. It is also known by the name Breast Tomosynthesis. Though the  traditional 2D mammography also aids in early cancer detection, it has diagnostic limitations in case of overlapping tissues , especially in dense breasts.