CMS, Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, national distribution, quailty of care
News | Business | July 26, 2016
July 25, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it expects to launch its new...
Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheters, recall
News | Angiographic Catheter | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions) is recalling Angiodynamics Soft...
UltraSPECT, Xpress3.Cardiac, nuclear imaging, RWJPE, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise
News | SPECT Imaging | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. announced recently that Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE), a multi-...
mitral valve surgery outcomes, twisting of the heart, echocardiography, NICSMR, JACC Basic to Translational Science
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — A novel study has found a simple pre-operative...
ASE, SCCT, SCMR, guideline, multimodality imaging, transposition of the great arteries, TGA
News | Congenital Heart | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — At the end of June, experts from three different medical societies released a new guideline to help...
Siemens Healthineers, Enterprise Services, ES, U.S. launch
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 — Siemens Healthineers recently introduced an expanded Services portfolio, known as Enterprise Services (...
ASNC, SNMMI, PET standard, Pet cardiac imaging, PET nuclear imaging, perfusion imaging

An example of a cardiac PET-CT imaging, should a color coded image of the left ventricle to help assess myocardial perfusion to detect ischemia using a Siemens scanner.

News | Nuclear Imaging | July 19, 2016
  July 19, 2016 - An updated joint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) imaging guidelines and Society of...
3-D OCT

A 3-D OCT rendering of a stented vessel segment created on St. Jude Medical's Ilumien Optis OCT system. 

Feature | Angiography | July 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
While angiographic X-ray fluoroscopy systems are the workhorse for transcatheter cardiovascular interventional...
CT, computed tomography, radiation safety, best practices, pediatric patients
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016 — Alternative imaging procedures, radiation safety and parent education should be the top priorities when...
Toshiba, Infinix, 4DCT, CT-Angio

Toshiba’s Infinix 4DCT combines an Infinix Elite angiography system an Aquilion One Vision edition CT system. It allows clinicians to plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. The CT system is capable of capturing an entire organ in one rotation with 640 slices and 16 cm of anatomical coverage. 

Feature | Angiography | July 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the...
gadolinium, ACR Manual on Contrast Media, update, FDA safety concerns
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 — The updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Manual on Contrast Media contains a statement...
ContextVision, US PLUSView ultrasound enhancement software, iOS
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 — ContextVision has signed a contract to bring its US PLUSView...
Csound, GE ultrasound, cSound, Mitral valve, cardiac ultrasound

An example of improved cardiac ultrasound image processing using the GE cSound technology, which can create CT-like quality 3-D renderings of the anatomy.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 11, 2016 | Jon Brubaker, MBA, RCVT and Sabrina Newell MS, RCS
There were several overall key trends evident at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography in June....
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, director of South Florida Imaging Cardiovascular Institute, Holy...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 08, 2016
Interview with Patricia Dickson, LRT (CT), assistant director, diagnostic and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology...
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