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Hyundai Foundation to Roll Out S. Korea’s First CT Checkup Bus for COVID-19 Diagnosis

Hyundai Foundation to Roll Out S. Korea’s First CT Checkup Bus for COVID-19 Diagnosis

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In collaboration with the Korea University Medical Center (KUMC), the Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation will roll out the nation’s first computed tomography (CT) checkup bus for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The foundation held a ceremony for the signing of an agreement with the KUMC on Monday to develop [...]

Siemens fined 6.2 bln won for hurting ‘aftermarket’ competition

Siemens fined 6.2 bln won for hurting ‘aftermarket’ competition

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (K0rea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog slapped a 6.2 billion won (US$5.8 million) fine on German industrial giant Siemens’s Korean affiliates for abusing their dominance in the local aftermarket for medical equipment, such as CT and MRI. According to the Fair Trade Commission, Siemens affiliates changed contract terms for their software programs, used for the maintenance of their CT and MRI equipment, depending on whether [...]

One Check-up Equivalent of 11 Years of Radiation

One Check-up Equivalent of 11 Years of Radiation

SEOUL, Dec.21 (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that comprehensive health check-ups including computer tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans could expose the human body to dangerous levels of radiation. According to the research team of professor Kim Mu-young at the Seoul Medical Center, the ‘basic check-up’ procedures expose the human body to an [...]