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Butterfly Network to merge with Longview Acquisition in $1.5 billion deal
Deal is expected to increase adoption of Butterfly handheld ultrasounds
Vieworks to Showcase its Latest "VIVIX-S V series" at RSNA Virtual Exhibition 2020

Vieworks, a global leader in x-ray imaging solution, will display its latest x-ray detectors and software at RSNA 2020 Virtual Exhibition from November 29th to December 5th.

Handheld ultrasound training goes a long way in a short time
A four-hour geriatric imaging workshop at Penn Medicine dramatically improved confidence
Gates Foundation funds Caption Health's AI-guided ultrasound system
Aims to help non-specialists assess lung abnormalities
Discounted deals on medical imaging not the safest bet, says new study
Groupons do not include information on risks associated with scans
St. Luke’s University Health Network taps GE for $11 million ultrasound purchase
Will install 76 ultrasound systems at St. Lukes in 2020, but deal continues over four years
MR approach shows fetal heart for the first time in 4D
Could help in diagnosing wide array of congenital heart disease pathologies
Philips partners with LeQuest for online, interactive ultrasound training
Will allow for remote training without equipment in European and Latin American countries
Butterfly Network unveils latest Android / iOS ultrasound system
New system offers improved imaging capabilities and battery life at same price point
GE Healthcare unveils AI-enhanced ultrasound system for women's health
Voluson SWIFT is designed to reduce physician burnout with auto recognition capabilities
Clarius launches first ultrahigh frequency handheld ultrasound
Clarius L20 HD operates via apps for iOS and Android
German researchers develop world's smallest ultrasound detector
Can better distinguish features in imaged tissue or materials
FDA clears Fujifilm Sonosite POCUS technology for detection of COVID-19 indications
Uses lung and cardiac imaging to detect disease symptoms
Over 11% of second-opinion radiology reports go unread: study
Sonography had the highest rate of unread second-opinion reports at 62.5%
Medicare reimbursement for radiologists could drop over 10% in 2021
The proposed rule contains more than 40 new or revised codes that affect radiology
Advanced imaging increases in pediatric ED, ultrasound and MR drive the trend
Move away from CT illustrates growing awareness of long-term radiation risks
Lung ultrasound as good or better than chest CT for treating patients with COVID-19: study
Research highlights benefits for identifying B-lines, pulmonary consolidation, and a thickened pleural line
Private radiologists struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19
Seeing 40% – 90% decreases in examination volumes
Fujifilm Sonosite launches latest POCUS system, Sonosite PX
Offers advanced image clarity and an adaptable work surface for greater access to bedside

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Breast imaging products help with coronavirus backlog

With a screening bottleneck on the horizon, manufacturers are introducing new tools to make exams faster and more comfortable than ever before

Restarting non-urgent imaging in a post-pandemic world

Tips from the ACR for radiology providers trying to reopen as safely and efficiently as possible

Rethinking OB/GYN ultrasound amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 keeps most patients at home, antenatal care providers have had to change the way they work

What do women really know about breast density?

Karen Schifferdecker, and her colleagues at the Dartmouth Institute, find out what patients know (and don’t know) about the role of density in breast health