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3-D bioprinting, 3-D printing, printed organs, 3D bioprinting

3-D printed vessel made from living cells implanted in an animal to test feasibility of using such structures clinically. Blood vessels are a stepping stone to the creation of more complex 3-D printed organs made from biomaterials. Image from the South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication.


Feature | 3-D Printing | October 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its rules concerning custom medical devices Oct. 12, adding new...

Transesophageal Echo, TEE. Interventional echocardiography, interventional echo, Philips, CX50

Transesophageal echo (TEE) has become an essential part of the new transcatheter structrual heart therapies, giving rise to a new sub-speciality of interventional echocardiography.  

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | September 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The rapid growth of transcatheter structural heart procedures and the need for increased use of echocardiography as...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016

An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital,...

ASE 2016, echo, echocardiography, cardiac ultrasound, annual meeting, ASE.16, American Society of Echocardiography
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 01, 2016

Below is a round up of news and videos about new cardiac ultrasound technology discussed in sessions and on the expo...

Vital Images, Vitrea 7 advanced visualization software, SCCT 2016
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 — Vital Images Inc. recently launched version 7 of its Vitrea...

HeartFlow, FFR-CT Analysis, next-generation platform, second FDA clearance
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that it is launching its next generation of the HeartFlow FFR-CT Analysis....

DEFUSE-2 study, MRI, brain bleeding risk, post-stroke treatment, NIH

This image combines pre- and post-treatment scans from the same patient. Analysis of the two scans revealed that the area and size of post-treatment bleeding corresponded to blood-brain barrier disruption (shown in green, yellow and red) prior to therapy. Image courtesy of Richard Leigh, NINDS.

News | Stroke | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through...

UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jianyi Jay Zhang, custom-engineered heart tissue
News | Stem Cell Therapies | June 28, 2016

June 24, 2016 — The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announced the launch of new research by Jianyi “Jay”...

3-D printing, aortic valve model, aortic stenosis, Cleveland Clinic, ASE 2016

Image courtesy of Henry Ford Hospital.

News | 3-D Printing | June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 – While 3-D printing...

TeleHealthRobotics, Tele-Robotic Ultrasound, TRUDI, robotic ultrasound

The Tele-Robotic Ultrasound for Distance Imaging (TRUDI) system uses a robotic arm so a remote sonographer can control the echo probe without the need for them to be in the same room or even be in the hospital during an exam or procedure. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 09, 2016

June 9, 2016 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will host Echovation Challenge 2016, a competition for...

Artec 3D, Artec Studio 11, 3-D printing
Technology | 3-D Printing | June 02, 2016

June 2, 2016 — Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3-D hardware and software, announced the...

HeartFlow, FFR-CT, ruptured coronary plaques, EMERALD study, EuroPCR 2016
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 — First-in-human data presented at EuroPCR 2016 demonstrate that hemodynamic data from HeartFlow Inc....

3-D bioprinting, 3-D printing, printed organs

A 3-D printed vessel-like lumen made from living cells as part of the research at The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication.

Feature | 3-D Printing | May 17, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (...

Johns Hopkins, virtual heart modeling tool, VARP, arrhythmias, implanted defibrillator

Examples of how the computer model would classify one patient at high risk for heart arrhythmia and another at low risk. Image courtesy of Royc Faddis/Johns Hopkins University.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 — An interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins University team has developed a...

FFR-CT, heartflow
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 15, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis

Fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) is still in the early stages of clinical implementation in the...

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