Blogs

Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions covered the latest research and technology in electrophysiology (EP). Here are a few trends and innovative new technologies I wanted to...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as a way to significantly reduce bleeding rates and access site complications....
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013 editorial...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
In a recent LinkedIn Medical Device Group posting, it was noted that DuVal & Associates, P.A. filed a Citizen Petition and Petition for Stay of Action with the FDA, on behalf of the Minnesota...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Two key news items in September made me think about the future direction of hemodynamic support, and that intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) will increasingly face a more serious challenge from small ...
Wayne Webster
In a recent article, “The AMA Backs Bills to Stop Medicare Imaging Pay Cuts,”  the American Medical Association (AMA) once again is fighting to maintain the status quo. They’ve picked a battle that...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid watching the ensuing carnage after two individuals who underwent positron emission...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiography and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging each offer advantages and disadvantages, and frequently at least two of...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Each year, I find it interesting that some “new” technology being introduced by a vendor is actually an old, recycled idea.   A Siemens information technology executive showed me a video from the...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
It has been interesting to monitor news outlets and social media since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional. Extremists on both sides excluded, it appears...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
  Most advances in medicine are small and incremental, but once in a while there is a rapid leap forward that draws excitement and  provides a breath of spring air in an otherwise stagnant...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As an editor for DAIC and Imaging Technology News, I am a third-party observer in the cardiac and radiology markets. I also am a  patient who recently received medical imaging. With both these sets...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor With increasing concern about radiation dose levels in radiology, I wanted to share my personal opinion on the subject based on my observations in the industry and first-...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Being a child of the late 1970s and 1980s, I was a big Star Wars fan. Somewhere in my basement I still have the action figure of the multi-armed surgical robot that repaired Luke Skywalker’s severed...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial Advisory Board, we created the following list of predictions of what will be hot trends...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices....
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Vendors showcase the latest medical imaging technological advances each year during the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago, always held the week following...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Holy Grail sought for more than two decades by interventional cardiology has been proof that minimally invasive, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures can perform as well or...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I repeatedly hear two competing, contradictory themes discussed at every symposia – the need to lower healthcare costs and that costs to bring new technology to market are rapidly increasing. The U...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment devices, Volcano Corp. recently announced a supply agreement with ev3, a...
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