Mitral Valve, cardiovascular ultrasound, GE E95

A view of the mitral valve with the new GE Vivid E95 ultrasound system. The E95 uses technology to process much more image data than previous ultrasound machines, enabling clear images than available on previous generation systems.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 12, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell
There were some big innovation trends in cardiac ultrasound in 2015. These included the launch of the first premium all...
ultrasound-activated microbubbles, heart attack, pig model, NIBIB, human clinical trials

An ultrasound-stimulated microbubble burrows through a fibrin clot (green) allowing penetration of the surrounding fluid into the clot (yellow). Image courtesy of Christopher Acconci and David Goertz, University of Toronto.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) used...
Philips, FDA 510k clearance, Expression MR400, MRI patient monitor
Technology | Patient Monitors | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Royal Philips announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Expression...

Image courtesy of Boston Scientific

Feature | Business | February 10, 2016 | Dave Fornell
After five years of almost constant lobbying efforts and numerous attempts by the U.S. House to push through a repeal...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
St. Jude Medical, Optis Mobile Sytem, Europe and Japan launch, OCT and angiography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the company’s Optis Mobile System in Japan and Europe...
medical imaging, low-dose radiation, cancer, LNT model study
News | Radiation Dose Management | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other...
Stereotaxis, Philips, collaboration, Niobe ES remote magnetic navigation system, Allura Xper FD10 cardiovascular X-ray

Niobe ES image courtesy of Stereotaxis Inc.

Technology | Cath Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing Development and...
Allegheny General Hospital, MRI, patients with implantable cardiac devices, safety and effectiveness
News | EP Lab | February 01, 2016
February 1, 2016 — The findings of a major study led by cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General...
Alpha Source, data study, ultrasound equipment, total cost of ownership
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 01, 2016
February 1, 2016 — Alpha Source, a Milwaukee-based provider of healthcare technology management solutions, announced...
critical limb ischemia, amputations, MRI-based mapping, CLI, British Heart Foundation
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016 — A new imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with...
AMA, investigational CPT code, myocardial strain imaging, cardio-oncology
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 — Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)...
UltraSPECT, 450th U.S. installation, Firelands Regional Medical Center, nuclear medicine, radiation safety
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. has marked the 450th U.S. installation of its low-dose image processing technology...
Image Wisely, annual pledge process, medical imaging, radiation safety
News | Radiation Dose Management | January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 — Image Wisely participants must now make yearly commitments, as opposed to a one-time pledge,...
Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

Toshiba recently introduced a new line of combined CT and angiography systems, allowing true CT imaging on demand in the interventional lab.

Feature | Angiography | January 27, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends,...
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