A 28-year-old man with a heart disorder and severe chest pain was sent home and died two days later after a doctor viewed a previous digital CT image by mistake.
Category: Patient Safety
Fujifilm SonoSite announced its entry into the medical informatics space with the launch of a new point-of-care workflow technology, SonoSite Synchronicity. A new venture for the company, SonoSite Synchronicity software is designed specifically for point-of-care ultrasound to streamline and standardize clinical workflow.Read More
The hospital is the first in the world to install the TRIUX neo system from MEGIN, which detects and localizes neural events in critical areas of the brain, such as those responsible for sight, speech, and movement, and enables physicians to confirm a diagnosis when findings from other imaging modalities are inconclusive.Read More
Results from the two largest-ever studies evaluating stereotactic body radiation therapy in patients with localized prostate cancer reinforce the use of the system for the effective management of the disease with minimal damage to surrounding tissue, researchers say.Read More
The company’s innovative medical imaging solution combines equipment and services for osteoarticular pathologies and orthopedics which will enable physicians to obtain full-body, weight-bearing images of pediatric patients.Read More
The New York Times reports that engineers at Drexel University have developed a battery-operated, wireless, handheld machine that records variations in breast elasticity, enabling clinicians to perform painless, radiation-free breast exams anywhere in just 5 minutes.Read More