medical imaging

  • Alibaba’s healthcare unit invests $35M in a medical imaging company

    Alibaba’s healthcare unit invests $35M in a medical imaging company

    If you live outside of China, it can be easy to forget that Alibaba’s business aspirations go far beyond e-commerce and into many aspects of daily life. This week, the company took another step toward building its health business by making an investment worth RMB 225 million (about $35 million) in a medical imaging company called Wanliyun Medical Information Technology. Read More

  • MedXT’s Platform Brings Medical Imaging In Line With Today’s Cloud Technology

    MedXT’s Platform Brings Medical Imaging In Line With Today’s Cloud Technology

    Today MedXT launches its cloud platform for medical imaging, which brings the workflows of radiologists and technicians in line with the rest of us by bridging imaging equipment already installed at hospital and clinics with our electronic health records. Read More

  • New MRI technique works at near-cellular-level resolution


    Oh, those crazy biologists! Their MRI techniques are unstoppable. The MRI is often cited in popular media as being this magical cure-all or way to see “the exact location of love” or some such nonsense, when it is actually a limited tool with very specific applications and limitations — for example, interference from water and tissue makes it a slightly imprecise affair. Read More

  • Hospital software allows docs to view complex medical data anywhere


    Say you get in a car accident and they need to do an MRI to determine if there’s damage to this or that in your brain. That MRI generates a ton of data, and until recently the only way you could view that data was on a specialized workstation meant just for that purpose. FiatLux, a Microsoft offshoot with modest funding, has created a way to take advantage of the extremely powerful GPUs… Read More

  • 1 Trillion Pixels In A Picture

    Just when you thought that 10-megapixel point-and-shoot you got was the hot stuff, in comes Aperio and its 1 trillion-pixel image. Aperio normally works with medical imaging, which requires extreme detail and precision in pictures to detect ailments in the body. The 4GB size limit on the TIFF file-format was too small for these gents, so they went ahead and created BigTIFF and cast it into… Read More