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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
All major technology advances in the world of radiology, including cardiac imaging, are unveiled or highlighted at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor of DAIC Magazine The key take away messages from the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium were bioresorable stents and...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As technology continues to advance for all diagnostic imaging modalities, it sometimes reminds me of a race between vendors to build a better mouse trap. The main issue between cardiac echo, computed...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting July 10-13 in San Diego covered the latest CT trends, technology and clinical trial data. The key takeaway message was that CT...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
A big fly in the ointment for widespread adoption of many new technologies is cost. In today’s cost-conscience environment of healthcare reform, there needs to be a clear, quantifiable return of...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There were several new cardiovascular ultrasound technology advances highlighted at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting June 20-24 in Portland, Ore. Among these was the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The key cardiology news coming out of the 2014 meeting for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in St. Louis, Mo., were two late-breaker cardiovascular imaging studies, and...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As an editor attending clinical symposiums and always on the lookout for new trends in technology, I sometimes find myself wondering if what I see is actually the reality on the ground for most...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell The biggest news item from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session was that a transcatheter aortic valve had 26 percent better survival in high-risk...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor Data from several cutting-edge device clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers at the American College of Cardiology 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo (...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology as the primary vehicle for change, there has been a massive increased interest in this area. Health IT software has...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor While the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) focuses on new technology for radiology, it is where vendors formally introduce all their imaging systems,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The largest medical imaging show in the world is the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), taking place Dec. 1-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago. This is...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  Stage 2 meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records (EMRs) suggest use of clinical decision support (CDS) software to help clinicians choose appropriate labs,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor It was just a couple years ago in a session at the American College of Cardiology on possible science-fiction-type cardiac technologies of the future that I first saw a...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 meeting brought many new insights about the latest cardiovascular...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s (CRF) Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 scientific symposium Oct. 27 – Nov. 1 in San Francisco is celebrating...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor   There are two main issues facing clinical practice today, including lower reimbursements and the need to see more patients, which combined calls for technology that can...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor Finding ways to lower patient radiation dose from both medical imaging and interventional cardiology has become a major trend. However, when vendors start talking dose,...
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