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 - partnership

Ion Beam Applications (IBA) announced today that the company will be teaming up with Philips Healthcare to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic research and technology, including proton therapy systems.

 - Partnership, alliance, deal

Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) announced today that it has acquired GE Healthcare’s FDG-PET radiopharmaceutical division in Italy.

 - CMS to Mount End-to-end ICD-10 Testing for Some Providers

The American College of Radiology and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance are prompting all participants of the bone-imaging portion of the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) to sign new agreements by Sept. 22.

 - blood test, diabetes, C-reactive protein

A blood test that predicts a patient’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease has been the target of a multi-center National Institutes of Health study and was recently publicized by the Alzheimer’s Association. Aliso Viego, Calif., based NanoSomiX announced today that it would begin providing the assay to researchers and pharmaceutical companies studying Alzheimer’s treatments this fall.

 - SPECT Myocardial Perfusion

A novel reconstruction method of cardiac SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) could potentially reduce scan times by 50 percent and cut 75 percent of the time it takes to reconstruct images, according to research announced by the University of Eastern Finland yesterday.