Technology | February 24, 2011
February 24, 2011 – A percutaneous microwave tissue ablation (pMTA) system will be unveiled at the European Congress...
Technology | February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011 – More than 29 IHE Integration profiles were successfully certified at the IHE North American...
Technology | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – A cardiac computed tomography (CT) report engine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Arizona is the first hospital in the southwestern...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – Two drug-eluting coronary stent systems have been launched in India. Boston Scientific’s Promus...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – The first patient has been enrolled the DESSOLVE II study to support CE mark for a coronary stent...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an endoprosthesis device for use on a lower...

Advancements in the design of prohealing surfaces have led to stents that can reduce the required duration of dual antiplatelet therapy by decreasing the time required for stent endothelialization.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | David Smith, M.D.
In the world of endovascular devices, the rule is no longer one size fits all. The recent increase in the variety of...

The Philips StressVue system offers a wireless patient module for patient comfort and software that gives a clear indication of ST anomalies and morphology changes.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Recent advances in electrocardiogram (ECG) stress testing systems include better waveform analysis algorithms, improved...

Left: standard-dose image at 396 mAs, 140 kVp. Right: SafeCT reconstructed image from the same patient imaged at 198 mAs, 120 kVp. The software offers a similar image with 50 percent less dose.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Computed tomography (CT) offers a very important, noninvasive diagnostic tool, but the price of high image quality...
Technology | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – A zero-footprint mobile application that enables remote access to imaging tools from hand-held...
Technology | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared an ultrasound software tool to measure the...
News | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – An independent study in the journal Circulation confirmed the early and sustained clinical...

Point-of-care platelet aggregation testing systems, such as VerifyNow from Accumetrics, can quickly determine if a patient will respond to clopidogrel.

Feature | February 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Clopidogrel (Plavix) has been the standard antiplatelet therapy for a decade, but it is now facing challenges with...

Third-party cardio PACS vendors often partner with other vendors to increase interoperability. An example: Fujifilms Synapse Cardiovascular 4.0.5, which integrates with both GE Healthcares EchoPAC and Philips QLab cardiac ultrasound applications.

Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Healthcare IT vendors offer a variety of cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), picture archiving and...
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