Siemens 15channel knee coil.

General
Transmit/receive 15-channel knee coil
15 element coil with 15 integrated preamplifiers, elements arranged in 3 rings by 5 elements
iPAT compatible
Upper coil part removable
Holder allows off-center positioning to ensure a comfortable position for the patient
Cushions for patient comfort and stabilization
of the anatomy
No coil tuning
Applications
Examinations of joints in the area of the lower extremities
High resolution knee or elbow imaging
Technical Data
Weight: 6.6 kg
Dimensions: 256 mm × 360 mm × 310 mm (L×W×H)
Minimum inner diameter: 154 mm

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EHR future of medicine, stimulates healthcare.

An electronic health record (EHR) (also electronic patient record (EPR) or computerised patient record) is an evolving concept defined as a systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations.[1] It is a record in digital format that is capable of being shared across different health care settings, by being embedded in network-connected enterprise-wide information systems. Such records may include a whole range of data in comprehensive or summary form, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal stats like age and weight, and billing information.

Its purpose can be understood as a complete record of patient encounters that allows the automation and streamlining of the workflow in health care settings and increases safety through evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.[2]

Focused on EHR technologies, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes over $60B, designed to stimulate health care IT (HIT) adoption by the medical community over the next few years. On July 13, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs under Medicare and Medicaid. According to the Act, Physicians are eligible to receive up to $44,000 in total incentives per physician from Medicare for “meaningful use” of a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) starting in 2011. Eligible Professionals reimbursed by Medicaid can receive up to $63,750 starting in 2011 based on state-defined guidelines. Find out how AdvancedMD certified EHR can help you obtain maximum stimulus dollars.

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EHRs are the next step in the continued progress of healthcare that can strengthen the relationship between patients and clinicians. The data, and the timeliness and availability of it, will enable providers to make better decisions and provide better care.

For example, the EHR can improve patient care by:

Reducing the incidence of medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records.
Making the health information available, reducing duplication of tests, reducing delays in treatment, and patients well informed to take better decisions.
Reducing medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records.
For information about the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, please see the link in the “Related Links Inside CMS” section below.

For industry resources on EHR, please see the links in the “Related Links Outside CMS” section below.

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Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive
https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/
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Related Links Outside CMS
HHS/Office of National Coordinator
http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/community/healthit_hhs_gov__home/1204
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Sony’s S1 and S2 tablet

Sony’s hosting a press event in Tokyo today where it just made the first announcement: a pair of Android 3.0 tablets — yes, the very two Honeycomb slabs we told you about exclusively back in February. The first is the Qriocity-focused 9.4-inch S1 media tablet with both front- and rear-facing cameras and a curved wrap design that resembles a folded magazine. The S1 features a Tegra 2 SoC and customized “Quick and Smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser. It can also be used as a remote control for Sony gear thanks to integrated infrared.

The second tablet is the dual-screen S2 clamshell with its pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays, Tegra 2 SoC, and camera. While it sounds bulky, Kunimasa Suzuki just pulled the hinged tablet from his jacket pocket on stage. Sony takes advantage of the two screens with a custom book-style UI layout for its e-reader app, split keyboard and messaging displays for email, and split display and game controllers for PS One gaming. Both the S1 and S2 are PlayStation Certified, support DLNA, and are WiFi and 3G/4G “compatible” according to Sony. See the Sony tablets codenamed “S1” and “S2” in action after the break on their way to a global release in the fall — possibly sooner in the US.

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P.S. While the company isn’t ready to talk prices yet, our sources told us back in February that Sony was considering a $599 MSRP on the S1 while the S2 would likely come in at $699. Still no word on the Windows 7 slider but with the other two leaks official, it’s now only a matter of time.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Folks in NYC may have been able to get their hands on one a bit early (not to mention those that attended Google I/O), but everyone else will finally be able to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 starting tomorrow. As expected, the WiFi-only Honeycomb tablet will run $499 for the 16GB model and $599 for 32GB at your choice of retailers, and Samsung says it will be available through Sprint in “mid-summer” as well (still just WiFi-only). What’s more, Samsung’s also promising to deliver a number of new features in a “future software upgrade,” including the TouchWiz UX that was originally intended to be included on the tablet, and Samsung’s Media Hub, which promises “easier downloads of rented or purchased content” and additional capabilities when the tablet’s connected to a TV via a dock or adapter. Head on past the break for the complete press release and a new promo video that offers a glimpse of some of those upcoming features, and don’t forgot to check out our full review if you’re still undecided.

Siemens 3T Skyra advanced imaging and throughput

Magnet Technology
Ultra-short superconducting 3T magnet (173 cm cover to cover)
Ultra-light magnet easy to site (5768 kg)
Easy siting
Min. total space requirement < 31 sqm (for magnet, electronics and console room)
Fits in conventional 1.5T installations area
Zero Helium boil-off
Green cooling Package (optional) to decrease energy consumption by up to 50%.
TimTX TrueForm™ Magnet and Gradient Design offers enhanded image quality

MAGNETOM Skyra: The Mannheim Perspective
Published date: 2011-05-04 | Henrik J. Michaely; Stefan O. Schoenberg
MAGNETOM Skyra 3T
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MAGNETOM Skyra 3T
The world’s first 70 cm Tim+Dot system
Transforming 3T productivity.

MAGNETOM® Skyra delivers true day-changing performance. Through the groundbreaking integration of Tim 4G and Dot, MAGNETOM Skyra sets a new standard of efficiency and care which will help you harness a new level of productivity.
Tim 4G gives you all the power you need for superb image quality. And Dot helps to take away all the complexity inherent in MR scanning that can slow you down. MAGNETOM Skyra. The world’s first 70 cm Tim+Dot system.

Take a Guided Tour of the MAGNETOM Skyra 3T
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Greater patient access and comfort with 70 cm Open Bore design
Ultra-light and short 3T system – easy to site and reduced cost of ownership
DirectRF™ – for higher signal purity and improved stability
50 x 50 x 45 cm FOV with TrueForm® Design
Tim Dockable Table option – Mobility done right
Illumination MoodLight providing comfortable environment
Further information

MAGNETOM Skyra
Clinical Image Gallery Brochure ebook
PDF[4.33 MB]
http://www.medical.siemens.com/siemens/en_INT/gg_mr_FBAs/files/brochures/skyra_brochures/Brochure_Image_Gallery_Skyra.pdf

Tim+Dot
Together, they redefine productivity.

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Who will make the best medical app for the Blackberry Playbook

I have always loved my blackberry when I had one. The features were tailored for business or medical professionals. I can’t wait to get my hands on this device. I have an IPhone, and I like it, but for powers apps I think this blackberry will shine over an IPad.

Here in the US and Canada, we’re already worrying about things like recalls, while the rest of world is still waiting for its crack at the original BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM today announced that its enterprise-friendly tablet will be hitting 16 more markets over the next 30 days — though some of the locations, like the UK, have already been announced (you guys will be getting the thing in a mere six days). Recipients include Hong Kong, India, and Australia — check out the full list in the form of a press release after the break. And when you’re done let’s start talking next-generation specs.
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BlackBerry PlayBook Launching In 16 Additional Markets Over Next 30 Days

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Developers interested in creating apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook can get more information at: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/.

GE and Mayo Clinic create MRI for Brain scans only

Getting an MRI scan in the typical whole-body machine can be an uncomfortable and inconvenient experience. You’re maneuvered on a table into a small cave-like chamber, and because the equipment itself weighs a lot and takes up so much space, often only larger hospitals and imaging facilities have the space and funds to house full sized MRI machines.

But scientists and clinicians are taking another step towards developing smaller, more mobile machines. Building and testing a prototype for a streamlined machine for brain scanning is the objective of a new collaboration between GE Global Research engineers and Mayo Clinicresearchers, announced today, thanks to a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In addition to being lighter, the planned prototype device is expected to be one-third the size of comparable whole-body MRI scanners, and GE and Mayo researchers also plan to add state-of-the-art image analysis tools, which will make the job easier for clinicians and doctors who make vital diagnoses based on brain scans.

“The development of a head only MRI system can address 25-30% of all MR imaging procedures today,” said Jim Davis, General Manager of GE Healthcare’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging business. “Research in this area brings benefits of lower total costs, better image quality, greater patient comfort, and makes this a very attractive opportunity for collaboration.”

A dedicated MRI brain scanners could be used for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, traumatic brain disorder (TBI), depression, and autism.

The project is one part of GE’s Healthymagination initiative to reduce costs, improve quality and expand access to healthcare worldwide.

* Read about the guy who helped invent MRI tech, the first inductee into the GE Reports Genius Hall of Fame.
* Read about a collaboration to make ultrasound tech smarter, between GE and MIT