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TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new TomTec-Arena software solution.

GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., has signed a business transfer agreement with Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Healthcare) under...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...

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Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the launch of the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound device. The...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization at the...

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HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite, Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory Support System, which is designed to treat less sick, ambulatory, chronic ...

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Over the past decade, medical imaging has gone from being one of the fastest growing categories of Medicare...

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Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listing in Australia for its flexible 4 French multi-electrode Symplicity Spyral ...

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results...

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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced that Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., has been appointed clinical chief for pediatrics.

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The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn...

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Four cardiovascular professional societies released an overview of transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation. Intended to “help frame subsequent discussions” among the field’s various...

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Claron Technology, Inc. debuts version 3.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF), an advanced platform that accelerates development of medical image visualization applications, at the 2013 Radiological...

An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease (CAD) and similar...

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With the benefits of conventional strategies for therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest being called in to question following the publication of two new studies, brain...

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Topera Inc. shared the results of an independent evaluation of its diagnostic system’s ability to improve atrial...

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Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Promus Premier Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's durable...

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 A new study reports that individuals who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight three months after...

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On Oct. 1, Bayshore Community Hospital received approval from the Department of Health as a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) hospital to provide emergency angioplasty procedures on...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced Somatom Force, the company’s next-generation Dual Source computed tomography (CT) system...

Using a stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper...

Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented at the the ...

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The significant increase in radiation exposure and uncertainty regarding the risk of cancer have raised concerns leading to a recent change of direction within medical imaging. Several initiatives...

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Researchers say they have achieved enough coherence of the magnetic moment inherent in the defects of miniscule diamond fragments to harness their potential for precise quantum sensors in a...

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Ziehm Imaging, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of mobile C-arms, will showcase the first motorized mobile C-arm...

Siemens Healthcare will introduce version VA30 of its routine 3-D and advanced reading software syngo.via at the ...

After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and use of resources.

Combining genetic data with clinical information to determine the initial dosage of the blood thinner warfarin, used to prevent blood clots in the circulatory system, was no more effective in...

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Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. recently signed agreements with three major healthcare purchasing organizations, namely Premier and Health Trust PG, to offer the SafeCT to thousands of their...

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Barco, a supplier of diagnostic and visualization systems, will demonstrate a wide array of imaging technologies focused on providing an integrated approach to patient care. Barco will present its...

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Vital Images Inc. will participate in the Image Sharing Demonstration (North Building, Hall B, booth 8140) at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Dec. 1-5 in...

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Etiam Corp. will present the Etiam-Connect along with its Nexus 4.2 update, which features a smoother client interface, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (...

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ContextVision will debut four real-time ultrasound image enhancement packages as part of its US PlusView...

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Barco, a supplier of diagnostic systems, presented its MDSC line of network-ready surgical displays.

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Millar Inc. and CD Leycom announced the appointment of Millar as the exclusive U.S. distributor of CD Leycom’s clinical Inca in pressure-volume (PV) loop system and disposable clinical PV loop...

GE Healthcare announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension,...

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A 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner that shows both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (...

Exponential growth in vendor neutral archive (VNA) study volumes is forecast to drive strong demand for VNA...

Data from a national registry developed to track patient safety and real-world outcomes finds that the initial use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treatment of aortic stenosis...

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AliveCor Inc. launched a mobile heart health service, offering expert reviews of electrocardiograms (ECGs) recorded...

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One of the biggest complaints patients have with MR imaging is the loud acoustic noise. The sound produced by the powerful gradients makes patients uncomfortable. This discomfort results in longer...

RSNA 2013

The RSNA FastPass is produced by Imaging Technology News (ITN) as a guide to what vendors are highlighting. It helps attendees better navigate the vast technical exhibit floor to find...

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As modern multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) becomes a primary imaging modality across all specialties, there has been increased focus on lowering the radiation dose required to create...

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Cephasonics introduced the small, 2-pound cQuest Dragonfly family of modular 32- or 64-channel, high-performance ...

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Eizo Inc. announced the release of the RadiForce RX650, a 30-inch color LCD monitor ideal for multi-...

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A multidisciplinary team of experts in heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia and neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City are testing nerve stimulation in the neck as a therapy for heart...

The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises awareness of the potential dangers associated with the use of medical devices and helps healthcare providers minimize the risk of technology-...

Video game technology is being applied to imaging by German researchers, who will be presenting their findings at RSNA 2013. Xbox in the operating room and the use of video game controllers...

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Neovasc Inc. reported the results from its COSIRA (coronary sinus reducer for treatment of refractory angina) trial...

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Esaote will showcase Prevention Suite, a unique package of ultrasound imaging modalities for both...

renal stenting

The use of renal stenting in combination with medication-based therapy to treat hypertension showed no improvement in patient outcomes over the use of medications alone in treating hypertension....

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AtriCure Inc., a developer of solutions to treat atrial fibrillation, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval to begin enrollment in a clinical study of AtriCure’s...

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Five global MRI manufacturers—in the United States, Europe and Asia—have selected ContextVision’s GOPView MRI2Plus to upgrade their MRI equipment. Today’s healthcare industry...

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard in determining the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions, but its use remains low. Two new technologies may help increase its...

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A German court ordered Nov. 14 the discontinuation of a prior court ruling that prohibited Medtronic from commercially marketing or selling the CoreValve transcatheter aortic ...

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GE Healthcare will introduce new software to help humanize ...

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The first two commercial implants of the Boston Scientific Lotus Valve System have taken place in a...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the Medtronic’s recently initiated voluntary recall of certain interventional ...

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In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a clinical practice guideline to help primary care clinicians better identify adults who may be at high...

Resverlogix Corp. announced two additional results from the ongoing analysis of its Phase 2b ASSURE clinical trial...

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study conducted in Ireland found that aspirin does not adequately protect 20 percent of patients with...

PACS, Archive, Image repository, CVIS, Cardiac PACS

Many healthcare systems are finding their general PACS and cardiology PACS are both aging and their image storage is reaching capacity. How do the diagnostic imaging departments address the needs...

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The tiny device, about the size of the head of a pen, can be delivered via a delivery catheter through the venous system and placed directly into the myocardium of the right ventricle. 

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Neovasc Inc. announced that the first patent covering the company's innovative Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology has been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The...

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As health IT leaders make their way to New York for the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)...

Professional cardiovascular societies and many working cardiologists question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent recommendation that patients undergo genetic testing before...

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AngioScore, Inc., a developer of novel angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular disease...

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Clear Image Devices LLC (CiD) announced the release of its step platform to be used for standing patient ...