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Sumitomo Heavy Industries develops superconducting cyclotron with 1000 nA proton beam

Highest intensity level of any proton therapy system in the world

Third of NHS trusts in England using scanners over 10 years old

27.1% using at least one CT scanner that is 10 years old or more

Copyright ruling may pave way for greater access to medical device service manuals

Unpacking the latest moves from the U.S.Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress

RaySearch, Mevion explore new approach for delivering FLASH proton therapy

Will test approach on Mevion's S250i Proton Therapy System with HYPERSCAN

Changing cancer care delivery reduces racial treatment disparities: ASTRO

Black patients experience highest death rates, shortest survival rates from cancer

Fujifilm debuts first FDA-cleared dual channel endoscope for upper, lower GI applications

Has dual channel diameters of 3.7 mm and 3.2 mm

Cleveland Clinic scammed out of $1.8 million for faulty masks

Distributed over 50,000 masks before discovering they were fake

Tumors resistant to systemic therapy may respond to SBRT: ASTRO

SBRT targets tumors directly, spares healthy tissue

Polish scientists create first three-photon PET scan

May determine degree of malignancy without need for biopsies

Ascension and AdventHealth announce end to Amita Health partnership

Largest healthcare system in Chicago area in size

The Jacobus Report

The Supreme Court and public confidence

June 27, 2012

All eyes are on Washington.

DOTmed attends the grand opening of Siemens' new refurb facility

June 20, 2012

Impressions from my visit to the 29,190 square-foot factory.

My thoughts on SNM 2012

June 13, 2012

What you missed at SNM 2012.

CARE bill is on the Hill again

June 08, 2012

Radiologic technologists might see some changes.

Spring show season in full swing: SIIM & SNM previews

June 06, 2012

Two big shows are happening this week.

AAMI 2012: View from the show floor

June 04, 2012

Biomedical engineering appears to be recession-proof.

Are people waiting for the presidential election before they buy new equipment?

June 01, 2012

Is uncertainty about health reform slowing down sales?

Going to AAMI this weekend

May 30, 2012

If you're in Charlotte this weekend, say hello.

Bill Masters Is Optimistic About the Future

May 23, 2012

Is the growth of the equipment repair industry a sign of a bad economy?

Robert (Les) Cottingham dies at 69

May 16, 2012

Les was a cowboy in all senses of the word.

My predictions about the second quarter

May 09, 2012

If DOTmed is any barometer, business is better.

My Attendance at the IAMERS Annual Meeting

May 02, 2012

Phil's thoughts on IAMERS' 19th Annual Meeting.

Medical trailers still on the go

April 26, 2012

My conversation with Bob Bachman sets the story straight.

I win my bet with Bill King

April 16, 2012

Bill King is living the good life in Sparks, Nevada.

Some thoughts on Amyvid

April 11, 2012

We need to move closer to a cure.

What is the future for mobile MRI & CT?

April 04, 2012

Thoughts on the changing market for mobile MRI and CT.

Phil weighs in on the Supreme Court hearings

March 28, 2012

Playing politics?

Phil lunches with Theodor Basch

March 23, 2012

Basch visits DOTmed's offices on his U.S. trip.

Phil speaks with Bastian Berkel about the European market

March 21, 2012

Phil visits with Tomovation sales manager Bastian Berkel.

Laser Concept's Dan Herbert on the laser business in a bad economy

March 16, 2012

Even though the economy is bad, people still find money when it comes to their appearance.

Josh Glas of Adam Imaging Parts stops by the office

March 14, 2012

Josh Glas visits DOTmed.

Dell, IAMERS reception and closing thoughts on ECR

March 07, 2012

Varian, Dell, AllParts and more from Phil's closing impressions of ECR.

My ECR 2012 impressions

March 02, 2012

Catching up on old times in Vienna.

Phil visits HIMSS 2012

February 29, 2012

What happens in Vegas...

Arkadi Stolpner's new project, and why it's important

February 23, 2012

Those in health care have much to be proud of.

Amber Diagnostics CEO Bobby Serros talks about doing business in India

February 20, 2012

Only those with service teams will survive.

A lesson from Tom Freund of Oxford Instruments

February 15, 2012

Phil talks with Tom Freund, general manager of OI's service group.

Phil speaks with BC Technical COO Bill Biddle

February 13, 2012

Training, training, training.

Advice from industry legend Ed Sloan

February 10, 2012

Phil learns a customer service lesson from ReMedPar founder Ed Sloan.

Phil speaks with Jim Monro about new developments at RSTI

February 08, 2012

RSTI has something big in the works.

Phil visits with Debra Murphy, AHRA's publications director

February 06, 2012

Phil has lunch with the editor of Radiology Management.

IAMERS legal counsel Rob Kerwin on contracts

February 03, 2012

Always, always get it in writing.

Phil visits with Ryan O'Connor, VP of AMGA

February 01, 2012

Phil visits AMGA headquarters and chats with VP of membership Ryan O'Connor.

Is the sky falling?

January 30, 2012

Phil Jacobus visits with Don Bogutski.

Bob Howard, MRI engineer, dies at 54

January 27, 2012

Bob Howard, well known MRI engineer, died on Monday, Jan. 23 in Chino Hills, Calif.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Is imaging's future in the clouds?

January 25, 2012

Last week, Mr. Bruce Frank called DOTmed on the telephone to ask for advice about how to use our site. The call was routed to me and I answered his question...brilliantly, I might add.

Grace under fire

January 23, 2012

One day I was working with Fran Ambrose, who is the president of Ambrose Rigging.

Lessons from Egypt

January 20, 2012

This week, my friend Akram Abdelaal, president of Express Systems and Parts Network, came to visit me in New York City.

Akram was on his way to Arab Health in Dubai and from there to the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association conference in Hyderabad.

Show some respect

January 18, 2012

Recently I had the good fortune of having lunch with John Vartanian, president at Medical Imaging Resources. I have known John a long time and I have watched his business grow to be one of the most successful in the industry.

We were in a fancy Wall Street restaurant and we noticed a couple of young brokers at a nearby table giving a waiter a hard time.

Rick Stockton and Carmen Arata tie the knot

January 16, 2012

If you have been involved in diagnostic imaging for the last 30 years, you probably know Rick Stockton.

I have a little contest going with him to see if DOTmed can attend a trade show he is not already participating in. I am not sure who is winning but it is always a pleasure to run into him.

The benefits of an open office

January 12, 2012

Recently I visited my friend, Robert Manetta, the president of Nationwide Imaging Services. Just like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, my friend Robert sits in the middle of a room surrounded by his staff. He hears everything being said and everyone can hear him. I was impressed with the three-dimensional conversation taking place in the office.

As Robert and I walked down the street to a hearty lunch at a local deli, I asked him if being in the middle of all that buzz drove him a little crazy.

My name is Philip F. Jacobus, and I'm the CEO and founder of, Inc., and the publisher of HealthCare Business News.

Generally, I spend between 5 to 6 hours a day visiting with people on the telephone, in person, or over video chat. These are their stories and the lessons that I have learned from them.

Philip Jacobus launched in 1998. He has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in over 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, AAMI, HFMA and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.


Key considerations for entering the US medtech market

Insights from Elke Rehbock, partner at Dentons US LLP and co-chair for the manufacturing sector

How analytics can accelerate the path to value

Insight from Sheila Talton, president and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics

Proton therapy: Further evolution of the most advanced radiotherapy for patients

Insighta from Frederic Genin, president of IBA Proton Therapy North America

Smarter imaging equipment purchases: Six overlooked components of the total cost of ownership

Insights from Rich Fabian, president and COO of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.

Behind the scenes at MemorialCare

Q&A with Helen Macfie, chief transformation officer at MemorialCare

Are you ready for the ASTRO annual meeting?

Q&A with ASTRO president Dr. Laura Dawson

Lessons from the pandemic: How embracing AI can revolutionize healthcare

Insights from Dr. Charley Taylor, co-founder and chief technology officer at HeartFlow Inc.

Creating value from healthcare big data requires investing in essential human capital, not just machines and technology

Switching the narrative from 'artificial intelligence' to 'decision intelligence' is critical for directing healthcare’s digital transformation, writes Dr. Moira Schieke, founder and CEO of Cubismi

Managing the data: The key to implementing a successful cardiac remote monitoring clinic

Insights from Dr. Maninder Bedi, founder and chief medical officer of Optimize EP

Telehealth improves healthcare access and outcomes for rural, medically underserved populations

Insights from Michael Gorton, MS, JD, CEO and founder of Recuro Health, and founding CEO and chairman of Teladoc