GE customers track XR dose remotely

July 17, 2009

Other headlinesAgfa strikes cardiac allianceVarian RapidArc goes to ChinaTeraRecon taps new engineering VP

GE customers track XR dose remotely
Users of Innova interventional X-ray systems from GE Healthcare can leverage the company’s remote InSite technology to collect information on procedure utilization, views, dose per procedure, and dose utilization trends. Monthly reports are available as part of GE’s newly introduced Innova Dose Reports, which uses technology initially designed to help service engineers troubleshoot problems with installed equipment. Comprehensive monthly reports are complemented by specific notifications if and when total dose exceeds their prescribed threshold.

Agfa strikes cardiac alliance
IT/PACs provider Agfa HealthCare has forged a link between its IMPAX Cardiovascular and Cedaron Medical’s CardiacCare software to allow the collection of cardiology outcomes data and national database reporting. The combination allows clinical users to collect procedural information and automatically import the required data to the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry, the Society for Thoracic Surgeons National Database, and other state and provincial registries and databases. The advanced capability is offered as part of Agfa HealthCare's physician reporting solution.

Varian RapidArc goes to China
Beijing Cancer Hospital has mainland China’s first installation of RapidArc radiotherapy technology. The system from Varian Medical Systems was unveiled July 10 in Beijing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries. Doctors at the Chinese hospital intend to use RapidArc primarily for cancer treatments of the lung, esophagus, rectum, and head and neck.

TeraRecon taps new engineering VP
TieCheng Zhao, Ph.D., is the new vice president of engineering at TeraRecon. Zhao joined the company in 2001 when TeraRecon acquired the real-time visualization business unit of Mitsubishi Electric, where he was co-creator and architect of VolumeProNET. This network-based volume rendering server was the predecessor to TeraRecon’s AquariusNET Server, formed through the combination of Zhao’s thin-client, server-based volume rendering architecture and TeraRecon’s end-user applications.