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November 13, 2018
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Dynamic Digital X-ray: see radiology like Never before

There’s a new modality in radiology, one that takes advantage of digital radiography (DR) and reflects the tenets of value-based medicine — low cost, high information and low radiation dose to patients.

The FDA has not cleared this modality, but it has shown promise managing patients suffering from lung dysfunction as well as injury to musculoskeletal tissues.

Categories: Technology X-Ray
November 6, 2018
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FDA expands marketing of 23andMe to include medication metabolism

The FDA expanded the marketing of the 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test to provide information about 33 genetic variants that may be linked with a patient’s ability to metabolize some medications to help inform discussions with a health care provider, according to an agency press release.

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November 6, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence to be Game Changer in Radiology: Sushant Kinra

Radiology is transforming as a discipline. Artificial Intelligence is gaining a lot of attention and will be a key enabler for this sector. Digital technologies are transforming the way healthcare can be delivered. At Carestream, imaging innovation is an ongoing process, not a goal, says Sushant Kinra, Managing Director, Carestream Health India Private Limited, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).

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November 6, 2018
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Konica Minolta Launches Dedicated Precision Medicine Business in Japan

On October 1, 2018, Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) started the operations of Konica Minolta Precision Medicine Japan, Inc. (KMPMJ). KMPMJ is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta with responsibility for marketing high-end precision medicine tools and diagnostic services in Japan. Precision medicine is medical care that uses genetic and molecular profiling to optimise treatment for specific groups of patients.

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September 17, 2018
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Konica Minolta Healthcare Unveils the UGPro Solution

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., a leader in MSK Ultrasound, announces UGPro Solution, a new initiative that provides complete solutions for ultrasound guided procedures (UGP) and therapies. By acquiring complimentary products and developing distribution agreements, Konica Minolta Healthcare is expanding its product and service portfolio vertically in the MSK specialty.

Categories: Trending Technology
September 10, 2018
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2018 US Open Takes High-Definition X-Ray Straight to the Courtside

For the first time in US tennis history, athletes at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships were given direct access to digital X-rays courtside to assist in the diagnosis of bone and musculoskeletal injuries during competition.

For the first time in US tennis history, athletes at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships were given direct access to digital X-rays courtside to assist in the diagnosis of bone and musculoskeletal injuries during competition. This innovative move was provided in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and Konica Minolta Healthcare, which provided a portable X-ray system outfitted with the highest definition X-ray technology in the market.

Categories: X-Ray Technology
August 28, 2018
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When Claims Reimbursement Doesn’t Cover Healthcare Innovation

Providers face several years between investing in care-enhancing healthcare innovations and getting claims reimbursement for using the services, but Nemours is making the business case for these services.

Categories: OP-ED Technology
Joe Cisna
August 28, 2018
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The Future Of Artificial Intelligence & Analytics In Healthcare

As a company invested in the future of work, but also committed to healthcare, we pose this question: What does the future of healthcare look like?  This question likely has many divergent, interesting and potentially controversial answers, especially depending upon who is asked. Konica Minolta, through close collaboration with our Business Innovation Center’s Healthcare Advisory Council, has attempted to answer this question by introducing our Value Based Care Platform to deliver better care at lower costs. 

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August 28, 2018
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Diagnostic potential of ultrasound not yet fully realized

Since its first recorded description in the literature, musculoskeletal ultrasonography has been shown to be beneficial for diagnosis and treatment in orthopedics by providing focused, real-time assessment of soft-tissue vascularity through a non-contrast Doppler scan and in less time than MRI. Its portability, low cost, and use to guide injections and as an educational tool were highlighted by sources for this Cover Story as some advantages of ultrasonography.

Categories: Technology
July 20, 2018
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