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Ziosoft readies cardiac MR module


Carestream slates CR cassette debut

Ziosoft readies cardiac MR module
Software to assess cardiac function using MR data will soon be part of Ziosoft’s thin-client visualization system. The FDA has cleared the application to evaluate heart structures and function in patients suspected of or diagnosed with coronary disease patients. A unique capability, according to the company, is the extraction of left ventricle myocardial contours.  The application provides standard functional assessment calculations such as ejection fraction, peak filling rate and peak ejection rate, as well as automatically calculates myocardial mass. Different sequences are displayed in a single view, allowing clinicians to scroll among them and to different positions, an exclusive feature of the software, according to the company. As part of the Ziosoft thin client IT system, anyone with access to the network will be able to run the new application.

Carestream slates CR cassette debut
Carestream Health will show a computed radiology cassette with an embedded anti-scatter grid at next month’s American Healthcare Radiology Administrators meeting in Las Vegas. Embedding the grid promises to boost productivity by eliminating the need to remove an exterior grid prior to scanning and then replace the grid for the next exam. Because the grid can be used in situations where exterior grids impede patient positioning, Carestream’s new cassette may improve image quality when doing portable chest exams and trauma exams of the spine, hip or pelvis.  Also at the Carestream booth during AHRA 2009 will be a new version of software that expands the function and enhances ease of use of the company’s CR and digital radiography systems.

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