Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

S-ICD, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, MRI safe ICD, Emblem
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | August 09, 2016
August 9, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market approval for the Emblem MRI Subcutaneous...
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...
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 (...
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...
MRI scanners, helium gas field discovery, Africa, future supply
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 01, 2016
July 1, 2016 — Helium is essential for many modern technologies, including...
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...
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...
BHF, Reflections of Research image competition, U.K., 4-D MRI, heart blood flow

This image shows blood flow within the main pumping chambers – the ventricles – on both sides of the heart and the vessels leaving the heart. The blue flow is blood that needs oxygen and is travelling to the lungs. The red flow is blood that has been through the lungs and received oxygen. Victoria Stoll of the University of Oxford is using this type of imaging to look at the blood flow within the hearts of people with heart failure, whose hearts are not pumping effectively.

News | Cardiac Imaging | June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 — The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced the winners of its annual ‘Reflections of Research’...
Biotronik, CardioStim 2016 Innovation Award, MRI AutoDetect, Ilivia ICDs
News | EP Lab | June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016 — Biotronik announced it was the winner of the Cardiostim Innovation Award in the category “Best Practice...
heart failure, muscle bleeding, British Cardiovascular Conference, MRI
News | Heart Failure | June 08, 2016
June 8, 2016 — The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future...
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently announced its launch of the IAC QI Self-...
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...
Imricor, Vision-MR ablation catheter, clinical study, MRI guidance
News | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 — Imricor Medical Systems announced enrollment of the first patients in a...
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